What can I expect?

“Most importantly, know that you are welcome here!”

Come as you are and be comfortable. Some people dress formally while many dress casually. We are a diverse gathering of people from many parts of the metro area and country (winter visitors). Our goal is always the same; to worship, celebrate God’s love, and to be spiritually fed by God’s word.

Upon Arrival

Visitor parking is well marked near the building. Once inside, you will be greeted with a smile at our “Welcome” table. We love to give away banana bread, a small devotional, information about SOJ and help you get “oriented” to our building so that you feel comfortable.

How do we Worship?

Our worship is biblical with biblical reference and meaning throughout our worship. Following ancient practices, we read from both the Old and New Testaments and upon these scriptures to shape our worship. Scripture grounds us in the patterns and actions of our worship as we participate in congregation wide confession and then hear the promise of God’s forgiveness in the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

We sing hymns of praise, say the “Lords Prayer”, and gather around the Altar to share in Holy Communion.
Messages are given based on the scripture reading and challenge listeners to contemplate life and sin while proclaiming the “Good News” of God’s forgiveness, grace, life, and love.

We have both Traditional and Contemporary worship services to meet the spiritual needs of different people and always strive to make worship a personal as well as community experience.

You will be spiritually fed!

Communion: Who may participate?

We practice open communion at Spirit of Joy. We believe that it is the Lord’s table and that Jesus invites all people to partake.


We love children!! And, we encourage families to worship together. That is why we have dedicated tables with little chairs to accommodate little people. You will also find activity bags at the back of the worship center with books and crayons.

A private nursing room is located off the worship space for parents’ convenience.

Spirit of Joy

1159 North Greenfield Road
Gilbert AZ, 85234-2845



1159 North Greenfield Road
Gilbert AZ, 85234-2845


Pastor Brian Cain makes learning about the Lord fun and easy to understand. Absolutely love going to church at Spirit of Joy. The 10:30am service is filled with great people and just an all-around amazing experience. Recommend it to anybody.

Paul S.

Gilbert, AZ

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