Five Areas of Focus

The Expansion of God's Kingdom

By investing in our campuses, planting churches, and expanding our international reach.

  • Building locally with our brand new Irvine South regional campus.
  • Resourcing nationally through our nine new church plants in hard-to-reach cities.
  • Expanding globally through our Buenos Aires and Santa Rosa facilities.

The Innovation Of Digital Spiritual Growth

By creating life-changing digital discipleship tools for the global church.

  • Marketing, developing, and launching of our Spiritual Journeys app.
  • Developing the Healthy Church app, designed to help us more effectively integrate spiritual growth into the life of our church.

The Development of Future Leaders

By laying the groundwork for the training of ministry leaders.

  • Strengthening our intern program to 100+ interns by partnering with local colleges and universities.
  • Launching a residency program that will allow residents to work and learn full-time at Saddleback for up to 12 months, prior to their next leadership assignment.

The Extension of Peace Relief Efforts

By feeding families in need and resourcing churches in regions affected by natural disasters and global conflict.

  • Increasing our capacity to serve our under-resourced neighbors with groceries and other household items.
  • Expanding aid in communities impacted by recent tornadoes, hurricanes, and other disasters in partnership with Purpose Driven churches in those areas.
  • Assisting ministry partners aiding displaced Ukrainian refugees across Europe.

The Accomplishment of the Great Commission

By partnering with Finishing The Task to see a Bible, a believer, and a body of Christ in every people group on the planet.

  • Dedicating a portion of our Accelerate offering to Finishing the Task, a global movement focused on sharing the Good News of Jesus with the world's last unreached people groups.

3 Prayers for accelerate


Pray for God's Kingdom to advance through these initiatives resulting in more people saying Yes to Jesus and His purposes for their lives.


Pray for bold faith to believe God for the miraculous and for a heart of collective generosity to be unleashed within our church.


Pray for the Holy Spirit to show me where he wants me to trust Him in my giving toward the Accelerate offering.

Ways to giveyour Accelerate Offering


Give online with a credit card or bank account HERE


Text “GIVE” to (949) 381-0100 to get started.

Give on app

Download Saddleback Companion on your Apple or Android device.

By mail

1 Saddleback Parkway, Lake Forest, CA 92630Attn: Giving Operations


Give your tithes and Beyond the tithe offerings with Crypto. Donate with Crypto

Non-cash Giving

Please contact about donating stocks, non-cash assets, or giving directly from my IRA.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why a special offering?

As part of God's plan to grow the faith of the people in His church, He calls us to sacrificial giving from time to time. The Accelerate offering is an opportunity for us to grow in our faith and prepare for what God wants to do through our church in 2023.

Are we still holding our Annual Thanksgiving and Christmas Offerings?

This year we are bringing these offerings together as our Accelerate Offering for greater focus and maximum impact.

What's different between regular giving (tithes) and the Accelerate Offering?

Regular giving is proportional and consistent, usually 10% (tithe) of our income. Tithing is the threshold gift God asks of us. In the Bible God would often call His people to a season of sacrificial giving. The Accelerate Offering is one of those opportunities for us to stretch our faith as we sacrifice above and beyond our regular giving.

How much should I give?

Please prayerfully consider a sacrificial gift that will stretch your faith. For some of you, a sacrificial gift is $100, for others, it might be tens of thousands of dollars. The issue is not equal giving, but equal sacrifice. Ask God for an amount that will stretch your faith.

What is the goal of our offering?

We have not set an income goal for this offering, but rather a participation goal for the purpose of spiritual growth. Our goal is that 100% of our church would engage in this offering.

When should I give?

The best time to give will be the first weekend after you learn about the Accelerate Offering. However, you can continue to give until December 31, 2022. Remember, consistent gifts over time add up - a person giving $100 per week over a five-week period will give $500 to this special offering.

Can I give non-cash assets (stocks, bonds, real estate, etc.)?

Yes! For information on how to give non-cash assets, please contact Dave Arnold at

Can I continue to give toward this effort in 2023?

Yes! You may give a one-time gift or monthly recurring gifts above your regular giving in 2023. To automate your generosity toward this effort, you may use the Accelerate Offering envelope or go to and check the "Make Recurring" box when you give your Accelerate Offering.

A word fromPastor Andy

Hi Saddleback Family,

Stacie and I are thankful to be a part of the amazing things God is doing in and through you. Together we are seeing lives changed at an unprecedented rate as we step forward with bold faith.

In my first message as your pastor I laid out some big goals and dreams for the next 25 years of our church. Undoubtedly we believe the best of what God wants to do through Saddleback Church is in front of us.

Here's a big faith question, what if God wanted to use us to accomplish the 25 year vision in 15 years? It all starts with one year. God sets the vision and then we have the opportunity to influence the speed through our obedience and participation.

Historically here at Saddleback, we have finished the year with three special opportunities to give above and beyond our regular giving: our annual Thanksgiving Offering, Christmas Offering, and Year End Offering.

This year, as we prepare to accelerate into 2023, we are bringing these three offerings together into one offering called our Accelerate Offering. This offering will go from now through the end of December. In addition to growing our faith, the Accelerate Offering will help fuel five strategic initiatives. These initiatives will lead to more changed lives and help us go further faster into God's vision for our church!

Our participation is about way more than money. It's about the expansion of our hearts and the acceleration of our individual faith journeys. It's about making a difference all over the world together. It's about putting our resources and our lives toward what Jesus said matters most - The advancement of His Kingdom here on the earth.

I am personally inviting you to join us in this offering by giving a sacrificial gift above and beyond your regular giving between now and the end of the year. Will you prayerfully ask God to lead you as to how he would have you participate in this offering?

Let's trust God for the miraculous as we pave the way for 2023 to be a year of changed lives and the acceleration of bold faith!

With love,

Pastor Andy and Stacie

“Just as you excel in everything else—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness . . . see that you also excel in this grace of giving.” 2 Corinthians 8:7 (NIV)