About Us

Who we are, where we come from, and where we're going

Our Values

In a way, all Christian churches share the same mission, but what are the characteristics that we’ve identified to be at the heart of Heritage?

Kingdom-Minded

Being kingdom-minded means that the higher priority is God’s kingdom, not our own kingdom.  We believe that unity among Christians and churches is important to God, and that it signals to the world that Jesus is sent by God because He loves them. (John 17:21-23)  We love other churches and “tribes” and work together with them, even if they have some different beliefs and practices than us.  They are not our competition, but our brothers.

Heart for the Poor and Nations

God has called us to “remember the poor” (Gal. 2:10) and to be generous, so we are a people of compassion. We help those in need, locally and globally. The greatest need on earth is for the gospel, and so we are a missions-oriented church.  We are intentional about finishing the task of reaching all people groups in the world with the gospel (Matt. 28:18-20). We start by giving away 15% of all our offering, called our First Fruits, toward this purpose. We ask every Community Group in our church to do at least one outreach in the community per quarter.

The Word and the Spirit

We treasure God’s Word and want to teach it well, learn it, and apply it in our lives (the evangelical tradition). In addition, we treasure the ministry of the Holy Spirit – His presence, His gifts, His signs, and wonders (the charismatic tradition). Many churches tend emphasize one while neglecting the other. However, both are essential and Biblical, so we want to be a church that pursues 100% of both.

Growing and Multiplying 

The natural order of life is that healthy things grow and mature organisms reproduce. And so it is in the church.  Jesus said, “Go and make disciples of all nations” (Matt 28:19). We are called by God to grow and multiply – new disciples, new small groups, and new churches.

Love in Action

James 1:22  says, “Be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.” It is our core belief that if you are a Christian, it will be evident by how you live your life. Actions show what you really believe. Your Christianity should be lived out in your day-to-day life, and the result is that together we change the spiritual climate in our city. We are an action-oriented church. We want to see everyone engaged in loving and serving and using their spiritual gifts sacrificially.

Generational Vision

We believe it is critically important to build strong families and to pass our faith to the next generation (Psalm 78:4-7).  We invest in building strong marriages, equipping parents, and reaching the next generation for Christ. We want to be a multi-generational church rather than segregated by age. We make room to mentor and raise up young leaders to pass the baton of faith and leadership to the next generation.

Relationally Connected

Jesus said that the single most distinguishing characteristic of Christians is the quality of our relationships with each other (John 13:34-35). Church is a family where people feel a sense of belonging and are welcomed and loved. We are a relational church that “does life together.” We want every member to be committed to a Community Group where we build deeper friendships. As family, we care for one another, sacrifice for one another and help meet each other’s needs.  It’s not easy, but it’s beautiful when we get it right!

Going Deeper Together

Many churches in America are so eager to attract people that they aren’t calling people deeper in God. Hebrews 6:1 says, “Let us leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity.” As Christians, this is our calling. God is worthy of our complete devotion, so we are constantly seeking more of God and a deeper devotion to Christ.

Where We Come From

God put a vision on Jim Glynn’s heart in March of 1993 and shortly after, the church was launched in a living room in Capistrano Beach.
Our History

Our Vision

What does it look like to be active, devoted followers of Jesus?

Loving God

Our priority is to genuinely love God with all of our hearts and to be devoted to following his son, Jesus Christ.  This kind of love is only possible when we surrender ourselves to him and his Spirit fills us to overflowing with his love.  We encourage our church family to spend daily time in prayer and Bible study to connect with God, and to come together on Sundays and in Community Groups during the week to worship with God’s family.

Loving One Another

We want to see Jesus become famous around the world, so we are committed to helping people become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.  We encourage every Christian to join in reaching others in our local community and around the world with the love and truth of Jesus.  Discover the joy that comes from serving God and his purposes as we put God’s love into action.

Loving the World

We want to see Jesus become famous around the world, so we are committed to helping people become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.  We encourage every Christian to join in reaching others in our local community and around the world with the love and truth of Jesus.  Discover the joy that comes from serving God and his purposes as we put God’s love into action.

What We Believe

Know what we believe about the Bible and where we stand on theological issues.
Our Beliefs

Our Leadership

Elders

We are led by a team of elders who, working together in mutual submission, have been anointed for the task of leading His church.

Deacons

Deacons are servant-hearted leaders who support the elders and often help with the practical aspects of church life.

Staff

Our staff is comprised of dedicated men and women who help manage and facilitate all that goes on within the church.