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Our mission is to please God. And we believe nothing pleases Him more than people being exposed to His reckless love. This Love changes a person. We can’t change your life, but we know Who can. We want to be a church that fights and is committed for those who are outside of the church. We want people who don’t come to church to come to our church. We intend to be a place where those that know His reckless love can be taught and encouraged in a life of following Jesus – we need to teach people “The Way”. We embrace all people regardless of their background or present ground in the hopes of them reaching Holy ground. But, let's be honest. This is all talk. The best way to know us is to come and visit with us.
WE GET TOGETHER
Here are a few of the groups for you to find your people.
During the pandemic, our music and messages will be online until 1/1/21
It's tough to be in middle school. They need mentors and each other. Click below to learn more.
Kidz ministry groups and
opportunities can be found here:
In High School decisions are made that last forever. Learn more about our high school group by clicking below.
If you aren’t currently in a group and would like to visit or learn more, click below.
For some, a womens or mens group is the ideal place for community. Click below to learn more.
TEXT-ONLY PHONE NUMBER
ON HOLD TIL JANUARY 1, 2021
Sunday Mornings Locale
2 Via Positiva
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
ON HOLD TIL JANUARY 1, 2021
To learn more about our other Gatherings and Events, click below.
Branches seeks to embrace people regardless of their background or their present ground in the hope of them finding Holy Ground. We hope that our community is filled with people that previously did not have a faith or had fallen away from a faith in Jesus. We believe that ‘Holy Ground’ is knowing and living in the truth and grace of God’s reckless love for all of us. In lieu of Sundays, due to COVID-19, we are meeting online and at scheduled outdoor venues.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
We have chosen the Apostles Creed to define the essentials of our belief. We use the Apostles Creed to root us in the Essentials. We believe tradition and evidence roots this statement of faith from the apostles who walked with Jesus. This Creed provides us with the clear direction in raising up followers of Jesus, defining what it means to be a community of faith under Jesus. This is what we believe. This is where we stand.
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
and born of the virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to hell.
The third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended to heaven
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.
From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic* church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.
*this does not refer to a denomination but the institution of Church
[ LEAD SHEPHERD ]
He’s married to Stephany and they have 3 children left here on earth: Keaton 16, Zeke 14, Charis 11. In 2009, God put a clear calling on their family to accept the call of being sent out by the Shoreline Church to care for the last, the lost, and the least by planting Branches. They are an outdoorsy family that looks for excuses to be at the beach or the mountains. But, they are not afraid to watch good movies and eat and drink with family and friends.
Originally from Idaho, Kim started at Branches simply to grow in her faith and love others. Next thing you know, we’ve roped her into being the boss of our staff and the happenings at Branches. She’s the one who oversees our goal to empower the people to lead and serve at Branches. She’s married to Joey D and they have 2 children: Donevan 10, Porter 5. Why do this? She says, “I love watching the light turn on in someone’s eyes when they realize how much they are truly loved, and seeing that love translated into seeking how their gifts can serve others. I’m always willing to shake things up if that’s what the Lord is calling me to do.”
Ally is a soon to be graduate of Point Loma Nazarene University. Prior to that she is a graduate of San Clemente High School. Aside from her passion for Star Wars, the Marvel Universe, and Instagram - she has a passion to make a difference in the lives of children.
Daniel is a graduate of Concordia University and a basketball maestro who is coaching up some of our county's brightest future stars.. After graduating from our La Casa resident internship he joined the Branches team as our Media Director. Coming from a film and television background we were very fortunate to swoop him up.
Tyler makes teeth so that he can lead worship. TPayne made a commitment some time ago that he would do his best to say yes to anyone who asked him to share his gift of music in worship. He said yes to Branches and we are the better for it.
He’s married to Stephany and they have 3 children left here on earth: Keaton 18, Zeke 16, Charis 12. In 2009, God put a clear calling on their family to accept the call of being sent out by the Shoreline Church to care for the last, the lost, and the least by planting Branches. They are an outdoorsy family that looks for excuses to be at the beach or the mountains. But, they are not afraid to watch good movies and eat and drink with family and friends.
[ LEAD SHEPHERD ]
He’s known as “Brad Dad”. The title came from friends and family who have experienced his gift as a helper to both young and old. He’s a natural shepherd of people, sacrificing himself for their care and well being. Whether it’s his brilliant and beautiful wife Katie (his words) or their overweight, breathing impaired English Bulldog, the people of Branches, coworkers, family, friends, or the teens he walks with in the youth group – Brad shows up.
Don’t get Kim started on the subject of Enneagram, a good pair of shoes, her two creative children (Donevan and Porter), her one of a kind skating husband (Joey D), or the unquenchable love of Jesus. When you do, take a seat and get comfortable because she will fill pages of your notebook. If you ask her about her learning days working at Blockbuster or JC Beans, or her current role as the boss of our staff and operations, she will direct the attention off of herself to someone else. Kim serves those underneath her. That and so many other biblical qualities demanded that we ask her to serve on the Leadership Team.
Rich is a true servant. He’s always pitching in to help, whether it’s heavy lifting, opening his home to host, or setting aside time to sit with other men and read the Bible. He is a devoted husband and father. As one of our most recent additions to the Branches Leadership Team we see God using Rich throughout our community.