Our Story

Our story began in 1981 as a campus-focused church a block away from UC Berkeley. Our first wave of graduates decided to stay around, excited to build up the church and minister to college students as they themselves were ministered to. What started as a small gathering of Berkeley students eventually grew to include families, children, neighbors, and coworkers. Other ministries were started to reach out to the local community, but we’ve remained true to our roots and focus as a campus-oriented ministry.


 

Our Vision

An Acts 2 Church

In Every College Town

And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.
— Acts 2:42-47

Our Core Values

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Connecting with God

The Bible as God’s word and as our highest authority
Psalm 119:105, 2 Tim 3:16-17

Being faithful in spiritual disciplines
1 Tim 4:13-16, Psalm 1:2, 2 Tim 2:15

Personally experiencing and testifying to God’s saving grace
Eph 2:8-9, 1 John 1:2-3, Acts 26:29

Depending on God through prayer
1 Thess 5:16-18, Phil 4:6, Eph 6:18

Doing all that we do as acts of worship unto God
1 Cor 10:31, 1 Cor 15:58, Romans 12:1

Growing Up

Maturing in godly character
Matt 5:16, 1 Tim 4:7-8, Romans 13:14

Growing in love and service for others
Gal 5:13-14, Eph 5:1-2, 1 John 3:18

Embracing the role of spiritual leaders for discipleship
Eph 4:11-13, 2 Tim 2:2, Heb 13:7, Heb 13:17, Matt 28:18-20

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Getting Close

Doing life together in all its ups and downs
Romans 12:5, Gal 6:2, Heb 3:13

Having open homes and open lives
Acts 2:44-46, Acts 20:18, Romans 12:13

Relating to each other in love, covenantal commitment and honesty
Acts 20:20, 31, Romans 16:3-13, Eph 4:15, Heb 10:24-25

Training Up

Training Up

Knowing and studying the word of God
Ezra 7:10, 1 Tim 4:13, 2 Tim 4:2, 1 Peter 2:2

Training our minds to think from a Christian perspective in all areas of life
Romans 12:2, Col 1:16, Eph 4:17-18, 2 Cor 10:5

Being able to articulate our faith
1 Peter 3:15, Acts 26:25

Developing our gifts and skills
Exodus 35:10, Romans 12:6-8, 1 Cor 14:12, 1 Peter 4:10

Raising up leaders and ministers
Matt 28:19-20, Col 1:28-29, 2 Tim 2:2, Eph 4:11-13

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Living It Out

Living out scriptural values and mandates in all areas of life
James 2:17, 1 John 5:2-3, Luke 9:57-62, Luke 14:25-27, 1 Cor 10:31

Forming a biblical, countercultural community
Acts 2:46-47, Romans 12:2, Eph 5:8-11

Honoring and emulating exemplary Christians – historical and contemporary
Heb 12:1, 1 Peter 5:9, 1 Cor 11:1, Phil 2:29

Leaving a spiritual legacy for the next generation
Joshua 4:4-7, 2 Tim 1:13-14

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Reaching Out

Equipping and sending out church planting teams
Acts 11:20, Acts 13:2-3, 2 Tim 2:2

Sharing God’s heart for the lost
Ezekiel 34:16, Matt 9:36-38, Matt 18:14, Luke 19:10

Creative and effective evangelism here and abroad
Acts 1:8, 1 Cor 9:22-23

Compassionate service to the needy
Matt 18:5, Matt 25:40, James 1:27

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Giving It All

Living a passionate and sacrificial life
Matt 26:6-13, Romans 12:11, 2 Cor 11:23-29, 2 Tim 4:6-7

Generosity in giving time, money, talent and energy
Matt 6:19-20, 2 Cor 8:2-3, 2 Cor 9:6-7

Working hard and doing our best
Acts 20:34-35, Col 3:23-24


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