Denomination: Assemblies of God
Year church established: 1938
Service times: Three identical services are held on Sunday at 9
and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Children's church and youth church, as well as
many adult education classes, are held concurrently with the morning
services. The church celebrates Communion on the first Sunday of each
month. Tuesday evening programs are specifically for junior high
through high school youths. Wednesday evening programs are teaching
activities for elementary school-age children. The church will hold
special services for Easter. The times for the services are not yet
set, but will be available soon.
Senior pastor: Scott Rachels
Pastoral staff: George Fessler, Rick Francis, Brett Janzen and
Jeff Keith, Children's Team: Sharon Noble and Gabe Gaeta.
Size of congregation: 1,500
Makeup of congregation: The congregation is multi-generational
with a mix of families and single people.
Child care: Child care, for newborns through elementary school-age
children, is available at all services.
Type of worship: The worship combines contemporary music with a
Type of message: On Sunday mornings, the message is usually part
of a series developed on a biblical theme or on a book of the Bible.
All messages are designed to be practical and to touch people in a
Recent messages: Questology: A compass for your spiritual journey.
Upcoming messages: Under The Sun: Facing Life's Tough Issues. What
is the point of life? Can I find happiness? How should I spend my
time? Why is life unfair? How much money is enough? Can good come
from bad? What happens when I die?
Visitors welcome: Greeters and Welcome Center volunteers are on
hand to welcome guests and to answer their questions. Free coffee and
refreshments are available.
Church programs: Many programs are available for adults and
children. Small groups are forming for adults interested in meeting
in a mid-week fellowship group. The church's Men's Ministries hosts a
retreat with special guest speaker Jack Hayford. The church's Women's
Ministries has several programs, including Mothers of Preschoolers,
or MOPS, and TEEN MOPS. During the summer, the church runs a 10-week
day camp, Sonshine Day Camp, for elementary school-age children.
Outreach programs: Each summer, the church sends more than 100
abused and neglected children, selected through Orange County social
services, to one week at the Royal Family Kids' Camp. The church
trains 50 counselors and 20 support staff and raises more than
$30,000 through a number of fund-raisers to pay the children's
Mission statement: "To develop more followers of Jesus; closer
followers of Jesus. We seek to do this by helping people to: Belong
to God's family. Grow to reflect the character of Christ. Serve the
needs of oppressed people in our community and our world. Celebrate
the greatness of a mighty God who has purchased our freedom through
the gift of his son. Reach out in love to a world searching for
truth, hope and meaning."
Dress: Come as you are. Casual.
Church design: The worship center is simple and attractive.