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Welcome to Gathering Place Church
Visiting a church for the first time can be an intimidating experience. We’ve all been there. We are a non-denominational, Spirit Filled Church in the San Diego area that meets Sundays at 10am at 9550 Carmel Mtn Road in Rancho Penasquitos. If you are looking for a church where you feel like you belong, a place to worship, learn the Bible and find great friendships, we welcome you to check out GPC this coming Sunday! When you walk through our doors you will find a friendly, welcoming atmosphere and any fear will quickly subside: this is the testimony countless people have shared who now call the Gathering Place their church home, and we are confident this will be your testimony as well. We love to come together to celebrate God’s radical love, power and presence and then take it to a hurting world. Read more
At Gathering Place Church we believe Jesus has the power to change lives, and we see it happening every week through our spirit-filled weekend services, our Connect Groups, Southern California School of the Supernatural, and our local and global outreaches.
Our vision: Changing Our World One Life at a Time by empowering people to live their lives doing three things:
1. Loving Jesus
2. Loving Others
3. Loving Our World
What Matters to Us
Love – Nothing else matters. God tells us to love people, all people. Not just the people who are in the church, but people all around the world no matter what their background or station in life. We can have the greatest church in the world, but if we don’t have love, the Bible says we are nothing. Therefore love is what we do, expressed in a thousand different ways. “By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:35
Your Family – Whether you are single, single again, married without children or married with children, grandchildren, and/or great-grandchildren, God has a plan to help you build your house on a rock! “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock, and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. Matthew 7:24, 25
– Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them, for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” Children are of the highest priority to us because they are of the highest priority to Jesus. Therefore we put a lot of energy into making sure children receive the highest quality of ministry at GPC. We are committed to partnering with you in raising up spiritual giants! Read more…
The Presence of God – We were created for God’s presence. His presence empowers us and changes us. He first created Adam and Eve in His presence for friendship and purpose. That is why life doesn’t make any sense apart from His presence. Genesis 3:8. God wants to infuse every area of our lives with His presence so we can know Him intimately and experience His favor in all we do.
The Holy Spirit – Christianity is not about willpower but Spirit power. It is about the Holy Spirit resting upon and filling up ordinary people enabling them to do extraordinary things. The Bible says, “The kingdom of God is not in word but in power.” 1 Corinthians 4:20 The Bible also says, “The Kingdom of God is righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.” Romans 14:17 We believe the church is assigned to do the works of Jesus until He comes back and this is accomplished through the power of the Holy Spirit. “And you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8
The Word of God – The Bible is God’s perfect Word to us. It is heaven speaking to earth and it is God speaking to our hearts. Through the Bible God guides us, inspires us, and reveals Himself to us. We value the Word of God above everything else. “Heaven and earth will pass away by My words will by no means pass away.” Matthew 24:35.