Haven is not a building or a business, but broken people seeking to follow Jesus. We believe that we have a very simple call to love God, love one another and to help others do the same. This is the church.
Haven is setup as a network of smaller house communities that meet weekly and join together monthly for corporate worship, prayer and teaching.
On a functional level, the heart of Haven is in the house communities. And the heart of each house community is to provide a safe space for broken souls to see and connect with Jesus. It’s an opportunity to hear one another’s stories, share a meal and seek truth for life.
Each group is different because it is made up of different people who are completely unique, completely beautiful and completely flawed. Some have followed Jesus for quite some time and others are just learning about who he is. Regardless of where we’re at, we’re all a work in progress at the mercy of a loving God.
The house communities meet weekly in different homes. We eat together, because it’s a natural pathway for love and embrace. And Jesus also did a lot of eating with people. On most weeks, we spend time reading, discussing and trying our best to live the Bible. Our desire is that we would see the heart of God – his heart for us and his heart for the world – and grow in our understanding of what Jesus did on the cross. We also find time to hear one another’s stories and provide space for prayer.
We have house communities in San Jose, Milpitas and Santa Clara that meet throughout the week. Contact us at info[at]ihaven.org for more info.
We gather once a month for a corporate worship gathering – to worship Jesus together as a larger family and to receive encouragement, teaching and vision. It’s also a reminder when we see people from the other house communities that the world is bigger than us: our wants, needs and desires. And we can share in what God is doing on a grander scale.
Currently we are meeting every 3rd Sunday of each month at Le Petit Trianon theatre in downtown San Jose.
Le Petit Trianon Theatre – 2nd Floor
72 North Fifth St.
San Jose, CA 95112
Childcare is available for toddlers and we prepare and lead simple lessons for elementary aged children.
Zealot Groups are groups of 2 or 3 people who journey together to deepen their love for and obedience to Jesus and support one another through life. This is a critical way for us to live the way of Jesus more authentically. Zealot Groups can be formed on your own [download outline here] or you can contact us and we can help you form one.
Go here for the most recent updates on gatherings/events/projects or contact us at info[at]ihaven.org.