Vision of our Spirit-filled Christian church in Orange County, CA - Aliso Viejo

The vision of our Christian church in Orange County, CA

City Harvest Church is a Christian church in Orange County, CA in Aliso Viejo. We are a church for this generation. We are a multi-cultural church filled with passionate people who love God, love people and love life.

After 18 years on the mission’s fields of Asia, Pastor Derek received the call of God to return to the US to plant a Church. Upon receiving the blessing of the leadership Pastor Derek returned to the US. Together with his wife Susan, one year later they co-founded City Harvest Church in Orange County CA – Aliso Viejo in March 2013. Their passion is to see revival and restoration and for America to return to her discipleship making roots and to raise up churches which are life-giving and impact all levels of society positively with its Christian values, lifestyle and good works.

City Harvest Church Orange County, CA has a strong foundation on the Word of God and we are a Spirit-filled Church. Our desire is for each member to reach their God-given potential as they are empowered by the Holy Spirit to fulfill their God-given purpose. We would love for you to join together with us in seeing this vision become a reality!

Mission Statement

Our mission is to raise up fervent disciples of Jesus Christ who love God, love people and love life.

Core Values

1. Jesus Christ

We are fervent followers!

The person of Jesus Christ is central to all we do and through Him we have relationship with God the Father and the Holy Spirit. We are passionate for Christ and God and give Him first place in our lives.

2.The Bible

We are a Bible-based church.

We are committed to the Bible as the Word of God and our final authority for rule and practice. We believe the Bible is a practical book which empowers us for the successful life God intended for us to live.

3. The Ministry of the Holy Spirit

We are a Spirit-filled church.

We believe that each Christian should develop the fruit of the Spirit and seek to use the gifts of the Spirit for the benefit of others. We acknowledge Him as our Helper, Comforter and Friend and that He empowers us for a victorious Christian life. We believe the Holy Spirit wants to be actively involved in our services and in the life of every Believer.

4. Discipleship

We are a maturing church.

Our goal is to help people become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ and to discover their purpose in life which brings fulfillment and a love for life.

5. Prayer

We are a praying church.

Our goal is become a house of prayer. We believe prayer is an important part of the life of every believer corporately and individually.

6. Worship

We are a worshiping church.

Our goal is to express our love and devotion to God through vibrant, contemporary praise and intimate worship where we experience the reality of the presence of God.

7. Loving Relationships

We are a loving church.

Our goal is to see every person loved and cared for in such a way that they feel accepted, valued and have a sense of belonging. Everyone is loved and welcome in the house of God.

8. Servanthood

We are a serving church.

Our goal is to see every member developing their God-given abilities and using them to serve others in the church as well as in the marketplace.

9. Outreach

We are a soul winning church.

Our goal is to reach lost people both near and far and influence our community for righteousness through evangelism, community outreach, missions and church planting through embracing the Cultural Mandate. We believe that God has called us to engage culture creatively, and to be salt and light in the marketplace!

10. Relevance

We are a contemporary church.

Our goal is to present the message of Christ and the Christian life in a way that is meaningful to regular attenders and comprehensible to visitors. We believe the message of the gospel is sacred but the methods are not.

11. Diversity

We are an integrated church.

Our goal is to bridge racial, cultural, gender, socio-economic and generational gaps so as to create a community where all people can relate together in a spirit of love and unity.

12. Excellence

We are a quality church.

Our goal is to pursue excellence in all aspects of life in order to bring glory to God.