Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


We’re located at 2350 Leigh Ave, San Jose, CA 95124. Our building is north of Curtner Ave. and south of Dry Creek Road. View the map and get directions

Covenant’s worship service is at 10:00 am and Sunday School is at 11:30 am.

During the summer months (June, July, and August) Sunday School is replaced by an extended fellowship time.

On the 1st and 3rd Sunday afternoon and evenings of each month Growth Groups (or small groups) meet at the church and in homes around the South Bay to discuss and apply the Sunday morning message.

We are a growing, family-oriented, gospel-driven community, Reformed in theology, and traditional in worship style. Our typical Sunday morning will find around 200 people attending, coming from all age groups and stages of life.

To become a member at Covenant, a person must make a credible profession of faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and be willing to submit to church leadership. Members are not required to agree with every theological position held by Covenant.

Yes, Covenant is part of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC), a Reformed and evangelical denomination of over 300 churches.

Worship Services

At Covenant we sing a combination of contemporary Christian worship songs and traditional hymns. Our singing is led by our worship team who play various instruments at a volume that supports the voices of the congregation.

Because of our strong belief that God speaks to us in the Bible, our preaching is unapologetically expository. Our pastors seek to faithfully and clearly explain God’s Word in an applicable way, so that together we might be transformed into the likeness of Jesus.

Generally, our morning service lasts approximately an hour and fifteen minutes.

At this time, a cry room is provided for parents to take care of their young children’s needs while still hearing the service. We encourage parents of children age 4 and above to include them in the worship service.

We celebrate the Lord’s Supper once a month on the second Sunday.

We believe that baptism is a sign and seal of God’s covenant with his people. Those who are baptized receive God’s promise that cleansing from sin comes through the blood of Christ and are part of the people of God. Since God’s promises extend to believers and their families, we believe their children should be baptized.

The translation used in our worship service is the English Standard Version.


Our church has Sunday School classes for all ages. The children participate in most of our fellowship activities; these include dinners, picnics, bowling, and movie nights, to name a few.

We consider our youth a vital part of our church. The Jr. High and Highschool aged youth meet every 2nd and 4th Sunday evenings at 6:00PM at Covenant. They also enjoy youth fellowship events, service projects, and mission trips held at various points in the year. 

During the Summer months (June, July, and August) regular youth group meetings are replaced by special fellowship activities.

Covenant has two central components in our adult ministries. Sunday morning we gather together for worship and also have Adult Sunday School classes that cover a variety of theological topics and books of the Bible. Sunday Growth Groups play an equally important role, providing an opportunity for members to encourage each other in the faith through Bible study, prayer and fellowship.


In saying we are “Reformed” we identify ourselves with the doctrines of the Protestant Reformation:

  • God authoritatively speaks to us only in the Bible.
  • Salvation comes only through Jesus Christ–salvation that is completely of God’s grace.
  • This salvation is received solely by faith.

The Westminster Confession of Faith is the classic doctrinal statement to which our denomination holds.

We believe that the Bible is God’s Word, completely authoritative and trustworthy in all it says.

  • It is sufficient: it contains all we need to know to be saved and live according to God’s will.
  • It is relevant: God speaks to us in our present situation through it, providing necessary direction for life.
  • It is powerful: as people hear God’s Word, the Holy Spirit uses it to transform people and change their lives.

We believe that men and women are equal: equally gifted, equally important to the church, and equally loved by God. However, the Bible teaches that God created human relationships with order, meaning that in marriage and the church, men are to be in the final position of authority under God (Genesis 1, Ephesians 5, 1 Cor 11, 1 Timothy 2:11-15). For this reason we believe that only men should be ordained for the positions of deacon, elder, and pastor.