No matter who you are, where you’ve been, or what you’ve done —you can discover the life God created you to live. Let us welcome you to a place you can call home. Find community. Connect. Serve. That’s what Aspire Church is all about.
We’re a multi-generational church aspiring to love God and people. Because nobody is perfect, we value progress, not perfection. We prioritize people over programs. And we live for relationships more than rules, remembering that Jesus is at the center of it all.
We don’t measure success by our seating capacity, but by our sending capacity. Jesus didn’t call us to join a meeting, but a movement. So, we welcome you to join us on God’s great mission, whether that’s across the street or around the world.
Summer Camps 2023
Summer of Fun and Adventure!
Get ready for a summer of excitement with our summer camps! Whether you’re interested in exploring your faith, learning new skills, or just having fun, we have something for everyone. Choose from a variety of camps, including basketball camp, music camp, Centrikid Camp, and Fuge Camp, Vacation Bible School, and more! We have camps for all ages. Each camp has its own unique theme and activities to keep kids entertained, engaged, and learning all summer long. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to make memories and have fun!
Did you know there was a time in our history when the church met in the movie palace across the street? Eight decades later, we’re still located on the northeast corner of San Marco Square. Over the years, we have developed several amazing relationships. And though our steeple can be seen from miles away, what happens in our home community is essential.
Aspire Church has partnered with One More Child in many ways over the years– from building fences to packing lunches. One More Child provides Christ-centered help to hungry children, single moms, struggling families, and children who have suffered trafficking, neglect, and abuse. Some of our own families have served as foster parents and provided a safe place where a hurting child can experience the love of Christ.
Our faith-based partnership with Landon Prep began in 2010 and has served as a model for Duval County Schools. Many of our own students graduated from or are attending what has become one of the top middle schools across the county. Volunteers express the love of Christ to the Landon family through teacher appreciation events, mentorship, and scholarship opportunities.
Who is pushing back the darkness in the face of a thriving sex industry? Hadassah’s Hope provides gospel-centered outreach to women working in strip clubs in Jacksonville. Volunteers minister to women right where they are and point them toward Jesus, our only hope, through simple acts of kindness and love.
Aspire Church is a longtime member of SMMA. From special events on the Square to shared public parking and lots of cool stuff in between, we are fully committed to being the best neighbor we can be to San Marco.
As DA’s faith-based partner, Aspire stands ready to help. We highly value the arts, consider DA students and faculty “our people,” and even have DA alumni on staff, including our senior pastor!
From celebrating the centennial of the Acosta Bridge to supporting San Marco by Design, our award-winning Neighborhood Action Plan for the historic district, Aspire Church San Marco is a ready partner for SMPS. In San Marco, we shop small and shop local. We “illuminate” the holiday season. And we love storytime in the Square.