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Innovation

Congregations flourish when they express the love of Jesus.

What makes us innovative as a presbytery is how we intentionally train our churches for spiritual health.

We offer three primary paths where congregations can learn and practice new and promising ways of doing church.

With training, entrepreneurs can start a church, the mobilized can grow a church and those experiencing a second wind can renew a church.

These are not Master Plans though that guarantee success. They are like experiments where we often learn from our mistakes as we become a more nimble and nourishing environment.

Our intent is less about saving programs, increasing attendance or balancing the budget, and more about tracing the energy of the Holy Spirit among the people of God. And then re-forming church around these movements. The journey can be messy, risky and thrilling.

So come and see as imagination thrives, new patterns emerge and congregations bear fruit.

Innovative Congregations

Community, Costa Mesa — New Beginnings
Canvas, Irvine — MissionInsite
Geneva, Laguna Woods — Holy Cow

We used Holy Cow to great success! We are already making changes. You have to slay some sacred cows if you want to make gourmet burgers.

Steve Marsh

Pastor, Geneva, Laguna Woods