Geneva Presbyterian Church aspires to be known as followers of Jesus who are remembering, telling, and living the way of Jesus.
Loving God. Loving Others.
WHO WE ARE
We are a congregation theologically centered in Jesus Christ, rooted in the gospel, set in the Reformed tradition, committed to loving God and others as a church in the Presbyterian Church (USA), and not known by boundaries of who’s in and who’s out.
We are welcoming and supportive of all who are seeking a better way to live, even when their faith is not clearly centered and may even be tentative or unformed.
We are a congregation blessed with financial and human resources, and a church campus to Love Saddleback Valley, our nation, and the world which has incredible human need. We affirm a worldview of abundance as opposed to scarcity as we seek to be the best Jesus others will see and encounter.
We are a congregation of followers of Jesus who desire to live in a way that inspires others to a better way of living that is promised in and through Jesus Christ.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is the Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer of life;
Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life;
the Bible is God’s authoritative message on how humanity is reconciled to God and is to live as a new community modeling hope to a hurting world;
the mission of the church is to love God and others through words and deeds that demonstrate the unconditional love, mercy, grace, and peace of God; that confronts injustice; and proclaims that all things will be made new in Jesus Christ;
the Church is God’s presence in the Saddleback Valley, our nation, and the world, serving others, particularly those who are marginalized;
authenticity and transparency are essential characteristics to embrace for wholeness as humans;
confession of sin and giving/receiving forgiveness are normative Christian practices that are life-giving; and
God’s grace is costly, freely given, and unmerited, beckoning all humanity to recognize their need for salvation.