WHO WE ARE
GENEVA IS 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.
...who is 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.
...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.
...who are 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.
That 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.
That authenticity and transparency are essential characteristics to embrace for wholeness as humans.
The confession of sin and giving/receiving forgiveness are normative Christian practices that are life-giving.
That God’s grace is costly, freely given, and unmerited, beckoning all humanity to recognize their need for salvation.