Presence Church is about you having a real and powerful relationship with God.
It's about meeting Him and knowing you are uniquely and wholly loved, beautiful and special to the Father in every way. It is only after encountering the Presence of God will you ever be free to love yourself and love the world around you!
Our community has been meeting for over 3 years and knew that we wanted to invite more of the region into what God was doing. The transformation that has happened in the lives of our friends and family is nothing less than supernatural. We have seen joy and hope grow in people’s hearts that never thought it was possible for them. We have seen families restored, marriages healed and miracles too numerous to count. We are a community of believing believers. We believe what the bible says and take seriously the commission Jesus gave in commanding us to go and be a powerful light to the world.
We are a place where Love is more powerful than our problems. Our hearts to worship extravagantly and full of passion bring us boldly into God’s presence. Trials and life’s challenges get downgraded to faint thoughts and memories as we live from a place of Joy and the abundant life that Jesus paid for on the cross. Join our family of lovers and worshipers - we are unstoppable in everything we do.
What We Believe
We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, the maker of heaven and earth, of things visible and invisible.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the begotten of God the Father, the Only-begotten, that is of the essence of the Father.
God of God, Light of Light, true God of true God, begotten and not made; of the very same nature of the Father, by Whom all things came into being, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible.
Who, for us humanity and for our salvation, came down from heaven, was incarnate, was made human, was born perfectly of the holy virgin Mary by the Holy Spirit.
By whom He took body, soul, and mind, and everything that is in man, truly and not in semblance.
He suffered, was crucified, was buried, rose again on the third day, ascended into heaven with the same body, [and] sat at the right hand of the Father.
He is to come with the same body and with the glory of the Father, to judge the living and the dead - of His kingdom there is no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, in the uncreated and the perfect; Who spoke through the Law, prophets, and Gospels; Who came down upon the Jordan, preached through the apostles, and lives in the saints.
We believe also in only One, Universal, Apostolic, and [Holy] Church; in one baptism in repentance, for the remission, and forgiveness of sins; and in the resurrection of the dead, in the everlasting judgement of souls and bodies, and the Kingdom of Heaven and in the everlasting life.
We believe the scriptures to be fully inspired and infallible, Jesus Christ being their one and true hermeneutic and revelation.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Do you have small groups?
We focus on creating opportunities for organic community to happen instead of just providing and organizing community for everyone. We believe that this unique approach develops healthier relationships and cultivates genuine friendships. We do have Groups a few times a year where we meet in homes for 5 weeks.
2. Do you have a youth ministry?
Yes, meets on Wednesday nights in Costa Mesa with Pastor Kris and several dynamic leaders. Exciting things on going on in our Youth Group!
3. How do I stay up to date with church news and events?
If you will get your phones out, we would love to get you on texting updates. Text '97000' and message 'presence'. This is not a group, so you will not get 100 messages back…AND we don’t text often, only for important updates and Church news. Social media: 1. FACEBOOK: presence oc church 2. INSTAGRAM: presence_oc 3. TWITTER: Presence OC
4. How do I give my tithe/offering?
Click the link on top right of the home page,in service with cash or check.
5. When do you take communion?
Monthly. We believe this is an important thing to do as a family so often we do it family style.
6. What are some of the best ways to start getting to know people?
Volunteering is the best way to get to know people! Also, Come early to Church and hangout, grab a coffee/tea and meet a new person; join a group; attend events with special guest speakers, revival nights. Basically, show up.
7. Do you have a discipleship program?
Our discipleship program looks like being a part of our teams. Doing family and life with one another. We are actively building families inside of our community.