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Our new home, located at 1621 Alton Parkway, was originally built as an office space. Moving forward, all church facilities and outdoor areas will have to be designed and built. This includes: a state-of-the-art worship center (John 4:24); a fun and engaging children's space as well as classrooms (Matthew 19:14); a relevant and youthful environment for students (1 Timothy 4:12); meeting rooms for men's groups, women's groups, community groups, and ministries (Acts 2:42); warm and modern lobbies; as well as inviting and clean patio spaces.

Our vision forIrvine South

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State-of-the-art Worship Center

Our worship center is intended to be the heart of our new home which will be utilized as a regional hub that ministers to peoples’ holistic health and personal growth in Jesus Christ. With seating for up to 650 people, this new worship center will help Saddleback Irvine South further its reach in the community. Ultimately, we believe God will use this facility to grow our campus to 3,000 members.

-650 seat, state of the art worship center

-4000 sq ft outdoor rear patio and family space for outdoor services, fellowship, games, and events

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Engaging, relevant Kids Area

Our Saddleback Kids center will offer a safe, loving environment for kids to be KNOWN by other kids and trusted adults, CONNECTED in a spiritual community, EQUIPPED with God’s truth, and EMPOWERED to serve others and live life with purpose. Our weekend and midweek programs will create the space for kids to explore what it means to love God and others as they develop authentic faith.

-5500 sq ft Children Center with 8 classrooms

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Engaging, relevant Student Area

Our Saddleback Students center will have designated spaces created to help them experience the transformation of Jesus and learn to express Him through worship, serving, and authentic connection with each other. We will have two student spaces (Junior High 6th-8th grade and High School 9th-12th grade), each with tailored experiences for their life stage.

-6000 sq ft Student Center with 2 venues

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Community-oriented Spaces

Within a five mile radius of our new home, there is a population of over 600,000 people and nearly 200,000 households. We intend to utilize our new space to reach these communities for Jesus. Our facilities, including a 20,000-square-foot patio, are intentionally designed for multiple uses in order to maximize a variety of ministries like Celebrate Recovery, Sports and Health, Grocery Distribution, and more. These spaces will also be used for significant events in the lives of our Saddleback families like birthdays, weddings, and other milestones.

-46,236 sq ft building

-20,000 sq feet outdoor patio and family space for outdoor services, fellowship, games, and events

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Frequently Asked Questions

What renovations are needed for our new home at 1621 Alton Pkwy?

Since this building was originally intended for office space, all church ministries and areas will have to be redesigned and built. Our ultimate blueprints will include a state-of-the-art worship center for adults (John 4:24); fun and engaging children’s classrooms (Matthew 19:14); relevant and youthful environments for students (I Timothy 4:12); meeting rooms for several ministries including small groups, men, and women (Acts 2:42); plus clean patio spaces that enter modern and inviting lobbies.

What will be the total cost in renovations?

The estimated cost for renovations is $10 million.

How long will the renovations take?

The renovations will take 9-12 months.

Will there be special ministries in this building?

Absolutely! We are committed to meeting the holistic (physical, mental, financial, relational, spiritual, and emotional) needs of our community and church family (James 2:15-17). This means our building will be designed for multiple uses to maximize ministries like Celebrate Recovery, Sports and Health, and Grocery Distribution. It also means our new home will be used for life stages including birthdays, weddings, and other milestones.

How can I help?

Pray. Serve. Give.

Pray: Unless the Lord builds the house, we labor in vain (Psalms 127:1). Please pray for all aspects of this building project.

Serve: We believe in Biblical giving, not only of our treasures, but also of our time and talents (2 Corinthians 8:7). There are many serving opportunities in this building project including prayer, design, décor, construction, finances, communications, and more. Learn how you can get involved at sbi.link/servebuilding.

Give: The things in life that matter most always cost us something (I Chronicles 2:24; 2 Samuel 24:24). The greater the love, the greater the sacrifice we’re willing to make (John 3:16). This building will be all about loving God and loving others (Matthew 22:35-36). What we do here will reverberate all throughout eternity (Ephesians 3:20)!

To give go to: saddleback.com/give/pledge

Who can I contact if I have more specific questions, comments, or concerns?

Contact Pastor Kyung Lee by email at kyungl@saddleback.com

We're HomeA vision for our future

It's Sunday! A day of love. A day of hope. A day of faith.

As I awake to my alarm, I look outside and see the sun rising over Southern California. It fills me with a sense of gratitude and possibilities.

“Good morning God, thank you for getting me up,” I pray. “This is the day that you have made, I will rejoice in it. How can I be a blessing to others today? How can I be a part of your agenda today?”

After getting ready for the day, I hop in the car and head to 1621 Alton, Irvine, CA. I am on my way to church. This campus acts as a gateway connecting North and South Orange County and is a regional hub for Saddleback Church.

It is a place where 3,000 members call home, 3,000 lives have declared their faith through baptism, and 4,000 people meet regularly in small groups. It has the potential to reach over 600,000 people who live in nearby cities.

It is a place that helped birth four new regional Saddleback campuses, assisted in launching 10 international campuses in gateway cities similar to Irvine, and sends missionaries around the world in an effort to heal our broken world.

It is a place that ministers to peoples' holistic health and personal growth in Jesus Christ through our love. It then equips, develops, trains, and redeploys those individuals to reach more people for Jesus. Celebrate Recovery, Kids and Student Ministries, Small groups, and prayer are staples of this regional hub that also trains other churches to effectively utilize these ministries.

It is a regional leadership training center where students from all over the world come to receive training, technology, and tools to further the kingdom of God.

It is a place that stands for what we believe in, celebrates diversity, and continues to reflect what heaven will look like. The never changing gospel message of Jesus Christ is proclaimed here in a way that brings life to an ever-changing, dying world.

It is a place for life change, transformation, and reconciliation. It is a place for connection with God and connection with fellow seekers and journeyers.

As I pull into the parking lot, I see Leo and Ron joyfully directing traffic. I think about their stories of transformation at Saddleback Irvine South. I remember how God transformed Leo's heart after a failed business partnership and how Ron found hope, joy, and love again after losing his wife.

Sarah, serving as a greeter, welcomes me with a hug and a smile as I walk from my car. When she first came to Saddleback Irvine South, she was broken from a failed marriage and struggling with addiction. She is now free of that pain thanks to Celebrate Recovery, the love of her church family, and the support of her small group. She has found purpose and meaning.

I look around at the inviting and laid-back facilities as I hear upbeat worship music being played throughout the campus and feel a sense of excitement. The sights and sounds let me know this place is alive. The continued friendly greetings, handshakes, and hugs remind me how much we care for people. We've designed this place with them in mind.

The welcoming lobby entrance brings with it a sense of familiarity and coming home. I see Darren and Tiffany at the Connection Center helping a new guest. I think about how God saved their marriage and how they now share their story of reconciliation to bring hope to others.

Tears begin to well up in my eyes. I am overwhelmed with love, gratitude, and amazement at what God has done in the lives of so many people who have found a family and a home at Saddleback Irvine South. I am filled with awe over those who have sacrificed, served, and joyfully welcomed others to our church so their lives could be transformed as well.

I know that this is where I belong. I am home.

A word from Pastor Andy

A word fromPastor Andy

Hello Saddleback Irvine South! What a legacy and foundation Pastor Rick and Kay have laid for Saddleback in its first 40 years. We are so grateful. Now, we begin writing a new chapter in the Saddleback story where Jesus is the hero, and we are his supporting characters. What will the next 40 years hold for Saddleback?

Limited only by our faith, we strive toward a God-sized vision, fully holding to this promise:

“And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.” – Philippians 1:6

We believe Saddleback will witness over 100,000 lives forever changed, going public with their faith through baptism.

We believe Saddleback will be a multigenerational community with sons and granddaughters who know and reflect the love of God.

We believe Saddleback will be a center of PEACE and reconciliation.

We believe Saddleback is and will continue to be, an all-nation congregation that celebrates diversity while modeling and leading unity in Christ.

We believe Saddleback will be on the cutting edge of technology to connect people in a digital culture, and to reach people no one else is reaching.

We believe Saddleback will partner with Finishing The Task to have a Bible, a believer, and a local body of Christ in every people group.

We believe Saddleback will have thriving Next Gen ministries where thousands upon thousands of children and students have given their hearts and lives to Jesus.

In every way, God is faithful and will exceed our expectations! He is good and worthy of our celebration. As your pastor, from the bottom of my heart, serving you is one of the greatest joys of my life. Stacie and I love you and want to say, thank you, thank you, thank you! Let's go Irvine South!

A word from Pastor Kyung

Don't Miss Out

Accelerate Irvine South Schedule

Sunday Dec. 4

Pastor Andy will be at Irvine South in person to encourage us to lead the way and Accelerate toward God's vision for Saddleback, immediately following the 11AM service.

Sunday Dec. 11

Pastor Rick has a personalized video message to encourage us to lead the way and Accelerate toward God's vision for Saddleback.

Sunday Dec. 18

Commitment Sunday. We will have a powerful service where all of us will come forward during the service to offer our one year commitments toward Accelerate Irvine South and the renovation of our new home.