The Small Army That Serves Our Families

Every Sunday a handful of church members step out of our service to provide a safe and secure place for our children to play and learn. Not only do they provide a wonderful gift to our parents, but they make an impact in the lives of these kids. Approximately 1/4 of our church members serve in this ministry.

WE ARE GRATEFUL

To those who serve us faithfully in children's ministry: thank you. Your service is a sign of God's grace that we get to see every week. Redeemed people now serving God by serving us.

LEARN MORE

Head here to learn the why and how of children's ministry at Sovereign Grace Church. If you would like to consider serving, review our policies and procedures and fill out an application

 

Make Connections At Sovereign Grace Church

COMMUNITY IS BEAUTIFUL

True community is the sum of thousands of meaningful interactions. Meals, conversations, meetings. These interactions don't happen on accident. It takes sacrifice and investment. It takes planning. All of it flowing from the work of Jesus to unite us to one another.

We want to make sure you have plenty of opportunities to connect with us. Take a look at the list below and consider where you might jump in.

TUESDAY AFTER-SCHOOL PLAYGROUP

WEDNESDAY SMALL GROUPS

THURSDAY YOUTH GROUP

FRIDAY SMALL GROUPS

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL

SUNDAY SERVICE

Learn more about some of the ways we share our lives with one another herehere, and here.

Church Staffcommunity
Visit The Santa Ana Church

ENCOURAGE YOUR FRIENDS
EAT TACOS

This Sunday you are invited to visit our Santa Ana church plant for their evening service. Mark Prater, our denomination's Executive Director, will be preaching. Then it's free tacos from a local food truck.

This is an opportunity to see what God is doing in downtown Santa Ana and to encourage the friends you've sent there.

Bring a blanket or folding chair to sit on. 

5:00pm this Sunday at Heninger Elementary

Guests You're Invited To Starting Point
IMG_6244.jpg

GET TO KNOW US

Have you been visiting Sovereign Grace? Do you want to know what makes us different from every other church in Old Towne Orange?

Come to Starting Point, a half-day course designed to introduce us to you. Our pastors will be there to give you an overview of our distinctives and field any and all of your questions.

Childcare and lunch are provided.

SATURDAY, MAY 19
9AM - 1PM

GET ME REGISTERED

Let's Cheer On The Santa Ana Church Plant

ENCOURAGE YOUR FRIENDS
EAT TACOS

This Sunday you are invited to visit our Santa Ana church plant for their evening service. Mark Prater, our denomination's Executive Director, will be preaching. Then it's free tacos from a local food truck.

This is an opportunity to see what God is doing in downtown Santa Ana and to encourage the friends you've sent there.

Bring a blanket or folding chair to sit on. 

5:00pm this Sunday at Heninger Elementary

Four Things To Pray For The Men's Retreat

The men are heading away this weekend for our first ever Men's Retreat. Ladies thank you for sending them. 

While they're away here are 4 things you can be praying:

  1. That God would deepen the relationships between the men in these three California churches.

  2. That the men of our churches would experience a growing sense of our shared mission and an ambition to see more people discipled and churches planted.

  3. That God would use Mark Prater, the keynote speaker, to apply Biblical truth to the men in a powerful and pointed way.

  4. That God would strengthen men who are struggling and in need of care.

How Will The Story Of Salvation End?

History's Surprise Ending

Pastor Eric finished a major section of the letter of Romans this past Sunday. Romans 11:25-36 lays out the role of Israel at the end of God's plan of salvation. They will experience an outpouring of mercy through Christ that has never been seen before. We will be surprised. We will be humbled. We will be delighted.

Listen to the sermon.

I Am Called - Rachel

Editor's Note: God has called each member of our church to live out their calling to magnify Christ in distinct ways. This series is intended to give you a firsthand look at what members of our church do week in and week out to bring God glory and make a difference in the lives of others.

Each person is answering the question, "What is one thing you do, every week, in the name of Christ and for His glory?" 

Here is Rachel's answer:

I am in my fourth year of my PhD in Biomedical Engineering (BME) at UC Irvine. I study a specific form of epilepsy called infantile spasms, and I develop computer algorithms to analyze the infant’s brain signals to inform doctors about the best treatments for them. I fell in love with engineering and medicine during my sophomore year of college and I believe God has called me to pursue these endeavors with perseverance and excellence. I believe God has called me to be a BME researcher for two reasons: (1) for me, because I better understand his nature and character by studying his creation; and (2) for others, because I am thrown into a community of knowledge-hungry, goal-seeking people who often reject the gospel.

Being a scientist increases my love for God.

I started studying the human brain three years ago. I have become fascinated with how parts of the brain connect to each other, how we think, and how we learn. In research, I get to discover the complexity and uniqueness with which God created each and every one of us. I often get asked if being a scientist makes me question my beliefs about God or if I have trouble balancing my faith with scientific fact, but it is quite the opposite. I love God more from being a scientist because I can be amazed by Him and His incredible creation every day.

I also believe God has called me to be a scientist and academic because the community is largely unreached by the gospel. I know very few graduate students at UCI that are Christians. Academia is largely composed of people who thirst for the truth but can’t bring themselves to believe something that is intangible, that they can’t measure with statistical significance. They fill the void in their heart with patents, publications, and grant proposals.

This is my mission field.

I know God has called me to this community, possibly to be the only reflection of Jesus they encounter. And although that is a heavy weight to bear and I almost never do it well, I know His grace is sufficient and that His gospel never returns void. This is how I am called, and I rejoice in it. 

We would like to hear your story too. Make your submission here and we may feature you on the blog.