Santa Clara First Baptist Church

3111 Benton Street

Santa Clara, CA 95051

408-241-7635

 

Service Time

Sundays 10:30am

 

Spanish Translation Headsets Available

 

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Life Groups

The last command Jesus gave to the church before he ascended into heaven was the Great Commission: The call for Christians to "make disciples of all the nations." But many Christians have responded by making new "Christians" or adding as many new members to the church as possible – rather than making new "disciples." In this fall's Life Groups, we will learn how to do as Christ commanded us to do.

Fall Life Groups will focus on a church-wide effort to make disciples. We will study the book, The Great Omission: Reclaiming Jesus' Essential Teaching on Discipleship. Weekly Bible study and Life Group discussions, based on The Great Omission, begin on Sunday, September 2, and end on Saturday, November 17.

SHISHYA: HINDI BIBLE STUDY
Viney Khokhar
Shishya: Hindi Bible Study
Type: Mixed
Focus: Language/Bible Study
Day: Sunday 9:30am
Childcare: Yes
Location: SCFBC
Max Size: 15
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Shishya or Student or Disciple of Christ. This is a Bible study group for those who are comfortable in Hindi. Parmeshwar ki khoj karna hai (use dhudhna hai). Aapke jiwan ke liye parmeshwar ka kya uddesheya hai use samajhna hai. Aur parmeshwar dwara diye gaye aatmik vardano par prakash dalna hai. Taki aap apne jiwan ko parmeshwar ki sacchi bulahat aur sahi prayojan (uddesheya) me vyatit kar saken
DISCIPLESHIP 101
Pastor Dan Griffiths
Discipleship 101
Type: Mixed
Focus: Bible Study-Discipleship
Day: Sunday 9:15am
Childcare: Yes
Location: SCFBC
Max Size: 15
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We will study the book, "The Great Omission: Reclaiming Jesus's Essential Teachings on Discipleship" by Dallas Willard. Pastor Dan has pastored for 40 years, and has taught in a Bible college for the past seven years. He and his wife Karen have been married for 49 years, and they have four children and five grandchildren.
UN CUERPO: THE SPANISH GATHERING
Sam Tejera
Un Cuerpo: The Spanish Gathering
Type: Mixed
Focus: Bible Study-Discipleship
Day: Sunday 9:15am
Location: SCFBC
Max Size: 20
This group is on-going and
can be joined at any time
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We will study the book, "The Great Omission: Reclaiming Jesus's Essential Teachings on Discipleship" by Dallas Willard. As a retired member of the military, and employee of Hewlett-Packard, Sam is passionate about the call of the Lord to teach, preach, disciple, and share God's Word in our multilingual and multicultural environment. This gathering is for the Spanish-speaking population.
ADULT BIBLE STUDY
Jim Garvey
Adult Bible Study
Type: Mixed
Focus: Bible Study-Discipleship
Day: Sunday 9:15am
Childcare: Yes
Location: SCFBC
Max Size: 15
This group is on-going and
can be joined at any time
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We will study the book, "The Great Omission: Reclaiming Jesus's Essential Teachings on Discipleship" by Dallas Willard. Jim Garvey is an engineer, and a former Navy submariner. Currently, we are a middle-aged to elderly group with a lot of experience studying Scripture. We always welcome younger people who are eager to learn to join us.
MEN'S BIBLE STUDY AND FELLOWSHIP
Steve McLenegan and Ken Leisten
Men's Bible Study and Fellowship
Type: Men
Focus: Bible Study-Discipleship
Day: Sunday 9:15am
Childcare: Yes
Location: SCFBC
Max Size: 15
This group is on-going and
can be joined at any time
signup
We will study the book, "The Great Omission: Reclaiming Jesus's Essential Teachings on Discipleship" by Dallas Willard. Steve is a retired Stanford IT manager. Ken is a video technology specialist.
VOLLEYBALL
Jerry Cintas
Volleyball
Type: Mixed (13 & Up)
Focus: Activity
Day: Sunday 6:00pm
Childcare: No
Location: SCHS
Contact: 408-390-4696
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Co-Ed volleyball on Sunday nights at Santa Clara High School.  We will be competing against other churches in the area playing 2 to 3 games a night.  A team devotional follows each game.  Multiple teams and levels of play to choose from: recreational, intermediate, advanced.  A great opportunity to invite friends to play with you. Game start times depend on team level. Between 6pm and 9pm start times.
GAP
Margareth Valui
GAP
Type: Young Adults/Professional
Focus: Bible Study/Activity
Day: Sunday 12:30pm
Location: SCFBC + Offsite
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Connect with other young adults who are 18 to 35 years young. Hang out and build friendships through a variety of activities. Get rooted. Grow together. We will meet every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. We are currently talking about Kenny Silva's "Launch Your Life."
MOMS' GROUP
Daena Yuksel
Moms' Group
Type: Mothers
Focus: Devotion
Day: Sunday 9:15am
Childcare: Yes
Location: SCFBC
Max Size: 15
This group is on-going and
can be joined at any time
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We are a group of moms striving to be Godly women while accomplishing the daily tasks of raising children, working, and home life.  We come together for support, fellowship, prayer and scripture that relate to our trials and joys. 
SERMON REHASH
Pastor Dan Griffiths
Sermon Rehash
Type: Mixed
Focus: Discussion/Bible Study
Day: Monday 10:30am
Location: SCFBC
Max Size: 20
This group is on-going and
can be joined at any time
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Ever have questions after hearing a sermon? This group gives you a chance to participate in an informal discussion of the previous day's sermon by Pastor Valui. Sermon points are examined in greater detail in a safe, comfortable setting where questions and comments are welcome!
ZUMBA DANCE FOR A CAUSE
Roberto Tam and Margareth Valui
Zumba Dance for a Cause
Type: Mixed
Focus: Activity
Day: Tuesday 7:15pm
Cost: $5 drop-in
Location: SCFBC
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We will start with a short devotion about Faith, Food and Fitness. Then we will have an hour of Zumba Dance taught by a certified instructor. All proceeds will go to a non-profit organization. In the past we gave our donation to Second Harvest Food Bank and Puerto Rico Relief.
BACK TO THE BIBLE (B2B)
Pastor Valui and Margareth Valui
Back to the Bible (B2B)
Type: Mixed
Focus: Bible Study-Discipleship
Day: Wednesday 6:45pm
Location: SCFBC
Max Size: 20
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We will study the book, "The Great Omission: Reclaiming Jesus's Essential Teachings on Discipleship" by Dallas Willard. As pastors and a Christian couple, the Valuis have led many people from different cultures and backgrounds to become followers of Jesus, and have then discipled those new followers on how to lead others to become disciples of Jesus.
SITE FOR FOUR I'S
Chuck Chicks
Site for Four I's
Type: Mixed
Focus: Bible Study
Day: Wednesday 7:30pm
Location: SCFBC
Max Size: 15
This group is on-going and
can be joined at any time
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Paul's letters to the church at Corinth deal with a number of problems and situations, many of which are similar to those faced by the modern church. Join us for Informal, Informative, In-depth and Inviting discussion of this book.
TEAM LIBRARY
Jerri Cooper
Team Library
Type: Mixed
Focus: Activity/Ministry
Day: Wednesday 9:30am
Location: SCFBC
This group is on-going and
can be joined at any time
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Please join us in the Library as we keep it organized, process new books, input data in the computer, choose books for the lobby and much more. We enjoy good fellowship as we work and would love to have you join us.
POWER UP
Steve McLenegan and Greg Robbins
Power Up
Type: Mixed
Focus: Prayer
Day: Thursday 9:00am
Location: SCFBC
This group is on-going and
can be joined at any time
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What happens when the church prays? Power! We pray for Breakthrough, Visitations of the Holy Spirit, Transformation, Revolution and for greater things yet to happen.
WOMEN OF THE WORD
MaryAnn Fairall and Karen Dong
Women of the Word
Type: Women
Focus: Bible Study-Discipleship
Day: Thursday 7:00pm
Location: SCFBC
Max Size: 20
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We will study the book, "The Great Omission: Reclaiming Jesus's Essential Teachings on Discipleship" by Dallas Willard. WOW is an inter-generational group of women. MaryAnn is a mom, grandma, and a retired professional leadership trainer/teacher. Karen grew up in a non-Christian home, and then decided to become a follower of Jesus as a young adult.