Thank you for taking your next steps at Joy Community Church! We invite you to join our mission as we build a bridge into our community and beyond so that all people can find hope, find love, and find God. Join a group of people who love to serve the City of Rochester. It is our desire to see each person glorify, grow, give and go in Christ.

Please take the time to look at the various ministries, outreaches and opportunities we offer to aid you in your walk with Christ. You are invited to take your next steps and experience the difference the love of Christ can make in YOUR life.

— Pastor James


We  invite you to join us every Sunday morning at 9:00 or 11:00 am! You will enjoy a relaxed atmosphere, contemporary music, and relevant messages that apply Jesus Christ to everyday life. Our ministry team is available after each service for personal care, prayer, and encouragement. Our goal is to assist you when you arrive, so please stop at our Guest Services booth and meet a greeter for information or directions. The care of your children is important to us, so we provide quality Nursery Care and Children’s Programs through 6th grade. Please stay after service for a warm cup of coffee and delicious snacks in our fellowship hall.

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We are a growing family–made of growing individuals! There are many ways to grow in your relationship with God at Joy Community Church.  We believe that people grow best in community with people just like them.  Our Life Groups gather weekly in homes or at Joy Community Church for a time of worship, prayer, Bible study, and enjoyable fellowship.   We know that people are eager to deepen their walk with the Lord, so we also offer regular Bible studies, classes, workshops, and mentoring.  There are also men’s, women’s, young adults and children’s ministry.  We encourage you to check Joy’s calendar or website for times and dates.

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Joy Community Church is a place where we love to serve others. We encourage all ages to serve the Lord and our community so that each person can find hope, find love, and find God. There ways you can jump in and share your time, treasure, and talent so that you make a difference and impact our community for God. Check out our Discovery Weekends. These weekends are designed to help you discover your spiritual gifts, your passion, and where you might fit as you serve the body of Christ. Get plugged in and start serving the Lord and His people!

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Joy Community Church has embraced our responsibility to Go and reach those in our community, city, state, and internationally for Christ. We purposely reach the Bay and Goodman Neighborhood and the International Community with the hope and love of the gospel message. At the heart of Joy is a desire to meet the spiritual and practical needs of people. Many have experienced the awesome touch of God through the Gerhardt Neighborhood Outreach Center. Following the Acts 1:8 model we believe in reaching those both far and near simultaneously. This also includes our International Missions Department.

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