Our Gathering

Sunday Gathering
09:00AM @ First Baptist Church of National City

635 E 7th St, National City, CA 91950

We are a casual, welcoming community. You can expect four elements every week that make up our Sunday gathering: Worship, Preaching, Prayer, and Communion.


Parking lot in rear of Sanctuary building and street parking are available.


We have a Children's Ministry and Nursery on Sunday mornings. Through singing, games, lessons, activities, and crafts, we hope to cultivate and encourage spiritual growth in your children. All childcare workers have been trained and have undergone background checks to ensure your child's safety.

Welcome to The Commons Church

We are a family. What holds us together is not ethnicity, education, income, or politics. We are a family because of Jesus and owe Jesus a common allegiance. Christ, his broken body and shed blood, are at the center of all we do together.

We each come — bringing our unique stories — to journey life together as a community. It is not about uniformity, but unity, so that together we may live for something bigger than ourselves.

So no matter where you are in life we invite you to come as you are and encourage you to live for something greater.

— From Pastors Seth & Jon

Read our Statement of Faith

The Commons is part of the Network.

FBCNC and Our Unique Partnership

The First Baptist Church of National City (FBCNC) is a multicultural, ABCUSA congregation that has loved God and National City since 1887. You can find out more about our American Baptist identity and beliefs here and the ongoing life of our church here.

The journey for The Commons Church began just 8 years ago in North Park and we carry over our work in connecting young people to the story of Jesus.

Together, we are two churches in the pursuit of one common vision and purpose: the Kingdom of God at work here in South San Diego.

This is a unique adventure. God is moving us to partner, to reconcile, to get out of our comfort zones, and to give up the so-called good life for that which is truly life. This journey we are on is not easy, but we are not adventuring alone.

Multilingual Legacy Service

11:00AM @ First Baptist Church of National City
English & Lao

Sermon Series


We call our midweek gathering "Colectivos." They are a time to eat together, pray with one another, and reflect on Scripture with as a community.

In them, we try not to give advice where it is not requested. Instead, we share our stories and the stories of Jesus, our lives, and our struggles, We listen. We ask questions. We pray for each other. We seek God's Kingdom.

We invite you to join us on Wednesdays.


Wednesdays at the church

Children's Colectivos

Church Calendar