Backpack Drive, Baptism Classes, The White Balloons, & more!

We exist to awaken this generation to new life in Jesus Christ.

We’re so glad you’re here! If you’re new to Awakening, we would love to get to know you and for you to get to know us! The best way to do that is by filling out a Connection Card.

Local Impact

Thank you church for donating 101 backpacks in just 3 weeks! This Sunday will be our final day of collection. Please bring your filled backpack on Sundays and turn it in to the Connection Cart! If you are unable to bring it on Sunday and need a way to turn your backpack in during the week, please email [email protected].

Want to know more about Baptism?

This class is for any adult or child who has never been baptized, would like to learn more about baptism, or those who were baptized as a baby and would like to make a commitment now that they are an adult. Even if you previously walked away from faith for a time and would like to recommit your life to Christ – this class is for you!

Join us THIS Sunday, August 27th, in Room 29 for this one hour class. We will look through scripture, get your questions answered, and let you know what the next steps are to taking this big step in your walk of faith.
Kids Class: 9:30AM (parent must attend with their child!)
Adults Class: 11:15AM

Awakening will be doing baptisms in-service on our birthday, Sunday, September 10th!

Ministry Highlight | Connection & Café

The Connection Team ministry exists to facilitate genuine connection between Awakening and anyone who walks into our doors. There is nothing more welcoming than an inviting hello in the morning and a friendly face for new people to identify with. This team aims to create a comfortable space alongside the Café team! The Café Team creates a hospitable space at the cafe cart for people to connect over a cup of coffee and pastries. The heart is to create a space where people love to be and hate to leave. If you are drawn to welcoming those who are new click the button below for more information on getting involved!

Serve With Us

Interested in taking a next step in your leadership at Awakening? We are currently praying for and in search of some new midweek group leaders as we resume groups this fall. If you have been a part of an Awakening group in the past and would like to foster community and serve in this capacity, please click the button below for more information or email our Discipleship Pastor at [email protected]!

Behind the connection cart you will find a hub for people who are new to Awakening. This is a space we encourage you to point new people as well as your own guests to. At the white balloons there will be treats & gifts, staff members & connection team members excited to welcome and get to know those who are new to our community!

Wednesday, September 6th from 7-8:30pm

We will be having a Leadership advance on 9/6 in the Del Mar Theater! This is an opportunity for anyone who calls Awakening “home” to join us and hear from our Lead Pastor, Ryan Ingram, who will be just coming off of sabbatical.  Ryan will be sharing from his heart where God is leading Awakening this Fall, along with some key updates on how God has been moving throughout the summer. 

This will simply be a time to hear from Ryan with no food or team breakouts. We ask that all parents coordinate their own childcare to enable all kids leaders to attend (childcare will not be provided at this Leadership Advance).

Awakening turns 11

Join us for our 11th Birthday Celebration centered on the “House of Mercy” from John 5. For we have not only experienced God’s mercies, but are commissioned to be an extension of his mercies into a world so desperate for them. We gather and celebrate once again, reminding ourselves that Awakening is His house and not ours, with more building to do in His name.

Our birthday will be on September 10th with one service at 10am and a party in kids ministry (babies-5th grade). After service we will celebrate baptisms together, enjoy a meal, and engage in all the birthday fun! There will be fun kids activities during the party including bounce houses, face painting and more!

Click below to purchase your subsidized meal ticket before 9/8! This discounted rate is only available if you purchase your ticket(s) in advance. Food truck rates will apply on the day of the event.

Kids Coordinator

We’re hiring a part time Kids Coordinator who will work with and support the Family Pastor by helping to oversee and execute the weekend kids ministry. The Kids Coordinator will also assist with church events that involve kids and their families, and help in other areas of kids ministry as needed! 

Connect Track | Step 2 & 3 Hybrid

Awakening’s Connect Track is your pathway to community! Step 2: Our Intro classes are where we get to share more about our story and hear yours. This course gives you the opportunity to start serving with us by joining a ministry. Step 3: Start Up is the final step to get involved at Awakening and get plugged into a midweek group.

On September 17th & 24th at 1pm in the Teachers Lounge (to the right of the Library) we will be having a HYBRID of these 2 steps over the duration of a 2-week class. Early childcare will also be offered (birth – 5th grade)!
*Registration required for childcare.

Calling all College Students

We want to hang out with you! Here are some ways you can get plugged into our the College Ministry:

1. Donuts & Drive | As the SJSU semester begins, we will have rides from campus to Awakening and donuts to eat on the way! We will be there to meet you at the Olympic Statues at 10:45am.

2. College Kickback | Come hang out with us between services in the quad.

3. Join us every Sunday after church at 1pm to hang out and enjoy some Teaspoon in the Pruneyard!

4. Want to stay updated on all we have planned for college students? Join the Awakening College Groupme below!

Food Pantry | Every 1st & 3rd Thursday

As a church, we have a partnership with CityTeam and Del Mar High School to bring a mobile food pantry to our community in San Jose! This happens every 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month from 3pm-5pm. We encourage you to sign up today as we are always in need of more volunteers!

A Note from Dave

Awakening Family,

Prayer reveals we are helpless without God. We need this daily reminder.

For as Jesus said, “Your Father knows what you need before you ask him” (Matthew 6:8), it is a reminder that prayer isn’t for God to find out what we need, but disciplines a posture of growing dependence on our Creator.

I am so thankful for how our prayer team leads the way in demonstrating a powerful reliance on prayer. These frontline servants are not only shepherding us after services, but they are also fervently praying for the requests we give to them on a weekly basis.

As we all grow in the regular and intimate conversations with our Creator, know that there are spiritual brothers and sisters in our church family that are interceding in prayer on your behalf. They serve out of their love for our God and their love for you.

Church, you are deeply loved and prayed for!


Awakening Service Times:
9:30am & 11:15am at Del Mar High School

Awakening College & Young Adults Ministry:
Sunday Hang | in between services in the Quad & 1pm at Teaspoon in the Pruneyard

Awakening Youth Ministry:
Junior High | 11:15AM in the Library
High School | 11:15AM in Service (front right section)

Awakening Kids Ministry:
Newborn-5th Grade | Both services (9:30AM & 11:15AM)

Weekly Giving

Weekly Income
8/14/23 – 8/20/23
Budgeted | $45,548
Received | $22,089

7/1/23 – Fiscal YTD
Budgeted | $331,849
Received | $237,813

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