Posts filed under: Faith and Silicon Valley

Nancy Ortberg was introduced as TBC’s new CEO and Jon Talbert as the organization’s COO at TBC’s gathering on Saturday, May 16. Transforming the Bay with Christ is a coalition of business leaders, venture capitalists, pastors, and non-profit leaders, focused on helping to develop a grass roots activity that will transform the Bay Area through social compassion......
The weekend of April 25 and 26 saw the mobilization of thousands of people delivering compassionate services in Santa Clara County. “Beautiful Day” is what the activity is called. It is a coalition of churches, government agencies, and community organizations serving needs in the community. Activities included building, cleaning, renovating, painting, and landscaping at schools, parks,......
In my April 3 post, I wrote about recent events that show how God is working in Silicon Valley. A PBS television show “Religion and Ethics Newsweekly” that aired the weekend of April 4th, highlights the contrast between the typical values of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and the new breed of Christian entrepreneurs that are rising up. I......
Frequent readers of this blog are aware that God is doing something special in Silicon Valley – traditionally one of the most secular areas in the country. Four events over a ten-day span in March add to the sense that God is up to something significant. The 2015 Silicon Valley Prayer Breakfast on March 13 drew a......
Central Peninsula Church (CPC) is making a difference in our community, specifically with its commitment to heal the brokenness in people’s lives. CPC houses three campuses in the mid-peninsula – Foster City, San Bruno, and Redwood City. I had heard much about CPC and its lead pastor, Dr. Mark Mitchell, but wanted to find out......
The twenty-first Silicon Valley Prayer Breakfast is on Friday, March 13 at the Hyatt Regency, 5101 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara. The theme of this year’s event is “Finding Your Calling.” Kirk Perry, Google president of Brand Solutions, is thekeynote speaker. Kirk came to Google from a top position at Proctor & Gamble when he sensed that God......
Ruth Hardin has a vision – to raise $1 million to provide sustainable water solutions for some of the one billion people around the world without safe drinking water. Hardin formed an event called ‘Silicon Valley Discipleship Walk for Water” that takes place on Saturday, March 21. The event started out as an activity for......
The San Francisco Bay Area has one of the lowest percentages of church going people in the U.S. According to a study in 2013 by the Barna Group, church attendance is 30% lower in the Bay Area than average attendance in the U.S. But that may be changing. God is working in the lives of......
Nestled against a rolling hillside in Redwood City, among mature redwood, pine, and cedar trees, sits Peninsula Covenant Church. Its pastoral setting, however, belies its fierce commitment to service. The Apostle Paul sums up one of God’s most important commands in Galatians 5:13 (ESV):  “For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom......
In September and October, there are three events in Silicon Valley which we recommend checking out.  The first two are breakfast gatherings that focus on integrating faith and business; the third is Q Commons, a simulcast national gathering with local speakers focused on advancing good in our current culture.  These are all great opportunities to......
On Saturday, July 26, the second annual Eleo Conference will take place.  The conference features Silicon Valley business leaders.  Some of the speakers have been featured on this website, including:  Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware; Kevin Compton, venture capitalist, and Victor Ho, founder and CEO of FiveStars. Other speakers include:  David Lane, partner, Diamond Ventures;......
If you are driving down Springer Road in Los Altos – Mountain View on a Sunday morning, you will notice tall green banners and people on the side of the street with smiles on their faces waving to you. They are there to welcome you to a new church called New Beginnings Community Church of......