Because we love and prioritize the presence of God above all else, the Ark intentionally gathers as a community to meet him through extravagant worship and the teaching of his Word. All we ask of the people who attend our services is this: come hungry to meet the Living God.
It is our greatest pleasure and privilege to encounter him face-to-face, and as he promises that the ones who hunger and thirst for him will be filled, we intend to come to him with anticipation every time.
Berkeley & SF: Wednesdays at 7:30 PM
The Ark meets weekly, rotating between small group and large group activities that empower young adults to thrive in their walks with God and lead in their spheres of influence. There is one San Francisco and many Berkeley communities; contact a leader using the link below to learn more.
Berkeley: Thursdays at 7:30 PM
Ark College Group's weekly meetings ignite students for a lifetime of intimacy with Jesus. In addition to receiving from God and one another, we take opportunities to give to our city and campus through seasonal events and outreaches. To join an upcoming College Group meeting, click on the link below.
Bay Area: Tuesdays at 7:30 PM
The Ark conducts local outreaches every Thursday night and organizes biannual international trips. We teach missions training seminars, partner with organizations overseas, and send out long-term missionaries. To join us on an outreach or learn more about our initiatives, click below.
The Bible is the God-inspired, infallible and authoritative word of God. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
There is one true God who lives forever in three persons: The Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19)
Jesus Christ is fully man and fully God. He was born of a virgin and led a sinless life. He was crucified and rose again in 3 days. (John 1:14-18; 1 Thessalonians 4:16)
The Holy Spirit is the third part of the Trinity. He testifies to Jesus Christ and enables believers to minister supernaturally. Upon salvation he dwells within us. The baptism of the Holy Spirit according to Acts 1:4-8 and 2:4 is poured out on believers that they might have power to be witnesses of Jesus Christ. (Acts 1:8, Luke 24:49, Acts 1:5)
Man is a created being, made in the image and likeness of God. Through Adam's transgression and fall, sin entered the world, resulting in the suffering in the world today. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came to earth to undo the work of the enemy by giving His life and shedding his blood to restore mankind to God. Anyone can be saved who repents, and trusts Jesus Christ to be their Lord and Savior. Salvation is by the grace of God. (John 3:16, Romans 5:12; Romans 3:12, Romans 3:9-10, 1 John 3:8, Galatians 3:13-14)
Baptism in water is a direct command of the Lord for those who choose to follow Jesus. The act is an outward and public expression of an inward work and decision to identify and follow Christ in His death, burial and resurrection. (Matthew 28:19, Romans 6:4, Colossians 2:12, Acts 8:36-39)
Believers are meant to take communion together. The bread symbolizes the Lord's broken body and the cup symbolizes the shed blood of Christ. It is not meant for unbelievers. (Luke 22:14-20, I Corinthians 11:25-29)
Healing is for the physical as well as emotional body. It is brought by the power of God through the prayer of faith. It is the privilege of every member of the Church today. (Mark 16:18, James 5:14-20, 1 Peter 2:24, Matthew 8:17, Isaiah 53:4-6, Isaiah 61).
With the laying on of hands, we can pray for the healing of the sick, commissioning or conferring of office, and the receiving of the Holy Spirit and His gifts. (Mark 10:13, Mark 5:22, Acts 8:16-17, 1 Timothy 4:14).