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Who Are We?


About The Gathering 

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Encountering The Goodness of God

The Gathering is a network of simple churches currently located in Santa Cruz and Santa Clara Counties. We are passionately focused on the presence of God, obedience to His Word and blessing our local community, and beyond. 


We are also a community characterized by extraordinary hope because we have seen God do great things -- even miracles of healing, recovery, and redemption.  At The Gathering we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to His purpose.  

We invite you to get to know us more by browsing around this website.  Of course, we always invite visitors to our worship gatherings, and you can find more details HERE. Got a question?  We love questions and we invite anyone to contact James Jurado at

We hope you will come out and join us some time.  Until then, we pray God's richest blessings on you and your family!

Our Vision

The vision of the Santa Cruz Gathering is to catalyze personal, regional, and global Transformation through encountering the manifest Presence of God. 

Our Distinctives



We are all made to experience God personally…Encountering the presence of God satisfies the deepest longing of the human heart.




We passionately pursue community…We encounter MORE of God’s goodness, power , and love TOGETHER. 



God’s presence brings healing, purpose, and transformation. Transformed people transform the world.


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Anything Is Possible

God is a God of possibilities and miracles. With God, the impossible becomes possible.


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