Thank you for taking time to visit our website and learn about our church. Peninsula Christian Center is a growing church family in Pacific Grove, CA committed to helping individuals and families live better through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Our dress is casual, our services are contemporary, and our desire is for people to encounter God’s presence in powerful and personal ways. Our nursery and children’s ministries are staffed with caring individuals who will make your children feel safe and welcome, while having lots of fun growing in their relationship with God.
We look forward to meeting you soon!
Peninsula Christian Center is an Assembly of God Church in Pacific Grove, California and meets for services on Sundays at 10:30am and Wednesdays at 6:30pm.
Our church is located at 520 Pine Ave in Pacific Grove, California.
At PCC you can expect to find a warm welcome, a relaxed atmosphere, and a casual environment. What you’ll find here are people from different backgrounds, different cultures, and even different religious traditions discovering and pursuing a life in Jesus Christ.
Our services typically last 85-90 minutes. There is corporate worship in song, fellowship around snacks, and teaching and preaching from God’s Word. You’ll find some people wearing shorts, t-shirts, and flip-flops, and others wearing business casual.
Most importantly, you can expect a place that continually challenges you to grow in your relationship with Christ, connect in meaningful relationship with others, and to live on mission to reach others with the good news that Jesus saves!
Pacific Grove parking is an adventure! Our parking lot is located on 15th Street directly behind the church (a one-way street, going North towards the bay). It’s a little bit of a walk back up the hill to the church, so if you’ll sign up on our ‘Planning a Visit’ page, we will have someone prepared to valet park your car from our main entrance.
There is also limited parking available directly in front of the church on Pine Ave., as well as along Fountain Ave., on the west side of our building.
This “Statement of Fundamental Truths” contains the 16 doctrines of the Assemblies of God. These are non-negotiable tenets of faith that all Assemblies of God churches adhere to. Four of these, Salvation, the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, Divine Healing, and the Second Coming of Christ are considered Cardinal Doctrines which are essential to the church’s core mission of reaching the world for Christ.
1. The Scriptures Inspired
The Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are verbally inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct. 2 Timothy 3:15-17, 1 Thessalonians 2:13, 2 Peter 1:21
2. The One True God
The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent “I AM,” the Creator of heaven and earth and the Redeemer of mankind. He has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Deuteronomy 6:4, Isaiah 43:10,11, Matthew 28:19, Luke 3:22
3. The Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ
The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. John 1:1-5, Luke 1:30-35
4. The Fall of Man
Man was created good and upright; for God said, “Let us make man in our own image, after our likeness.” However, man by voluntary transgression fell and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God. Genesis 1:26,27, Genesis 2:17, Genesis 3:6, Romans 5:12-19
5. The Salvation of Man
Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God. John 3:16, Romans 10:9-15, Eph. 2:8,9
6. The Ordinances of the Church
(a) Baptism in Water: The ordinance of baptism by immersion is commanded by the Scriptures. All who repent and believe on Christ as Savior and Lord are to be baptized. Thus they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and that they also have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life. Matthew 28:19, Mark 16:16, Acts 10:47,48, Romans 6:4
(b) Holy Communion: The Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements –bread and the fruit of the vine– is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:4 [KJV/NIV]), a memorial of his suffering and death (1 Corinthians 11:26 [KJV/NIV]), and a prophecy of His second coming (1 Corinthians 11:26 [KJV/NIV]), and is enjoined on all believers “till He come!”
7. The Baptism in the Holy Spirit
All believers are entitled to and should ardently expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Spirit and fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian Church. With it comes the enduement of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry. Luke 24:49, Acts 1:4, Acts 1:8 , 1 Corinthians 12:1-31
8. The Initial Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit
The baptism of believers in the Holy Spirit is witnessed by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives them utterance. Acts 2:4
Sanctification is an act of separation from that which is evil, and of dedication unto God. Romans 12:1,2 1 Thessalonians 5:23 , Hebrews 13:12
10. The Church and its Mission
The Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. Ephesians 1:22,23, Ephesians 2:22, Hebrews 12:23
11. The Ministry
A divinely called and scripturally ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord for the fourfold purpose of leading the Church. Eph. 4:11-16
12. Divine Healing
Divine healing is an integral part of the gospel. Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement, and is the privilege of all believers. Isaiah 53:4,5, Matthew 8:16,17, James 5:14-16
13. The Blessed Hope
The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord is the imminent and blessed hope of the church. 1 Thessalonians 4:16,17, Romans 8:23, Titus 2:13, 1 Corinthians 15:51,52
14. The Millennial Reign of Christ
The second coming of Christ includes the rapture of the saints, which is our blessed hope, followed by the visible return of Christ with His saints to reign on earth for one thousand years. Zechariah 14:5, Matthew 24:27, Matthew 24:30, Revelation 1:7, Revelation 19:11-14, Revelation 20:1-6
15. The Final Judgment
There will be a final judgment in which the wicked dead will be raised and judged according to their works. Whosoever is not found written in the Book of Life, together with the devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, will be consigned to the everlasting punishment in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. Matthew 25:46, Mark 9:43-48, Revelation 19:20, Revelation 20:11-15, Revelation 21:8
16. The New Heavens and the New Earth
“We, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness.” 2 Peter 3:13, Revelation 21, Revelation 22
Peninsula Christian Center is an Assembly of God Church in Pacific Grove Californa and is affiliated with and accountable to the General Council of the Assemblies of God (www.ag.org).
Christ the Head
In the Assemblies of God Christ is recognized as the head of the Church. He is supreme; and His life is the pattern for all ministry and conduct of the church (Ephesians 5:23; Colossians 1:18).
The Pastor is elected by the local congregation. He leads through preaching and teaching of the Word as well as by example. The pastor is responsible for much of the public ministry and day-to-day operation of the local church. A board of deacons is elected to assist the pastor in spiritual matters and to help conduct the business operation of the church (Ephesians 4:11, 12; 1 Timothy 3:8-13).
District and General Council Functions
Each local church operates its ministries under both a district and national structure. Districts oversee the ministries in their areas, such as camps and outreaches, as well as provide ministry opportunities and avenues of fellowship for ministers and constituents. Districts also recommend ministers for national credentialing. They are authorized to lead, solving matters of leadership and direction for local assemblies. They operate as a type of regional leadership between the local church and the national Fellowship.
The national church is called “The General Council of the Assemblies of God.” In keeping with the original intention of the founding body, the Assemblies of God is considered a cooperative fellowship instead of a denomination. As a result the national headquarters operation exists primarily as a service organization – providing educational curriculum, organizing the missions programs, credentialing ministers, overseeing the church’s colleges and seminary, producing communication channels for the churched and non-churched publics, and providing leadership for many national programs and ministries of the Assemblies of God (Acts 16:4, 5; Hebrews 13:17).