Ministry Fair

Save the Date!

Sunday, Aug 25, 9:00am-12:30pm on Church Courtyard

You are invited to explore your next step in getting connected! See some of the ministries - from Bible studies to Small Groups and serving opportunities - available to you at Mount of Olives Church. Get connected in Christian Community as we head into fall and a new school year! 

Are you a Ministry Leader? 

Sign up to host a table at the Ministry Fair to share with others how they can get involved with the ministry you lead at Mount of Olives Church.

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Ministries & Programs

Are you looking for a place to connect with others? Would you like to learn more about the Christian faith or dig deeper into a study of The Bible? This is the place for you! We're glad you're here. Mount of Olives offers many classes, Bible studies and events designed to help you on your journey.

  • 'The Chosen' Bible Study

    The Chosen Bible Study - Season 4: Watch & Discuss - 

    Meetings Mondays at 6:30-8:30pm from July 29 - September 30 (not meeting Aug 5 or Sep 9).

    In the New Creation Center's Table Room - for 8 weeks. 

    All are welcome to register and attend - or just drop-in! 

    We’re excited to invite you to our Bible study event based on the Groundbreaking, Crowd Funded Streaming TV Series, "The Chosen." Join us as we embark on an 8 week Bible Study designed to be used in conjunction with The Chosen Streaming TV series about the life of Jesus.

    Each week we’ll watch a new episode, and experience scriptures from the Old & New testaments brought to life on screen in a deeply impactful and relatable way.  If you miss a week – NO WORRIES, you can download the APP “The Chosen” for FREE on your Smart Phone, Tablet, or Smart TV and never fall behind.  

    Whether you’re a long-time fan of “The Chosen” or you’re just starting to discover the series, we’d love to have you join us for this exciting study program.  Each week we'll watch an episode, then discuss, and as time allows we’ll follow some questions from “The Chosen” Bible Study booklet which takes a deep dive into scriptures from each episode. 

    Register to Attend

    Questions or want to purchase your own copy of the The Bible Study booklet? 

    Questions? Contact us
    Silvia Hoekstra, The Chosen Bible Study volunteer leader


  • Club 55

    These events are intended to be a catalyst for connection among older adults with a focus on fun, fellowship and creating meaningful relationships in Christian Community at Mount of Olives Church.

    Next Event: July - Luncheon & Musical Entertainment

    Sunday, July 21, 11:00am-1:00pm in the New Creation Center

    You're invited to make connections in Christian Community. After attending a church service, join us for a luncheon with musical entertainment, Tony Odell Rogers! 
    Cost $20 per person.

    Plus, bring a friend for a chance to win a prize!

    Register to Attend

    Questions? Contact Astrid at

    Past Events:
    March 2024 - Luncheon with musical entertainment - Broadway music performed by Mariah and Aaron from the Mount of Olives Church Choir! Thanks to all who joined us!


  • Cursillo

    Cursillo weekends are special weekends that give you a unique time to experience God and His love in meaningful ways.  Each weekend begins at 4:00pm on Thursday and ends on Sunday late-afternoon. Cursillo Weekends are for everyone! If you have questions about the weekend or would like to attend, email Robin Horton at or Pastor Jim Reynen at

    Next Cursillo Weekends in 2024:

    Men's Weekend:  September 19-22

    Women's Weekend: September 26-29


    Return applications to the Church Office. They can be downloaded here and are available in the Church Office. 

    More about Cursillo:

    Cursillo is a four day weekend retreat offered several time a year. Men and women attend on separate weekends where they hear from several speakers and participate in planned activities and meals. Cursillo is designed to strengthen and renew your faith so you can experience God's Grace. 

    The retreats are attended by members of Lutheran congregations throughout Southern California. Mount of Olives regularly sends first-time pilgrim attendees as well as leaders and weekend volunteers.

    Requirements to attend a Cursillo Weekend:

    You must be a baptized member in good standing at a Lutheran church. You will be paired with a sponsor who has previously attended Cursillo and must be endorsed by your Pastor. If you are married, both husband and wife must attend the Cursillo weekends paired together.

    Contact Pastor Jim Reynen with questions about Cursillo.

    Volunteer to serve at a Cursillo Weekend!

    If you've previously attended a Cursillo weekend and would like to apply to serve, complete this application and return it to the Church Office.

    Download Application to Serve at Cursillo

  • Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University

    Take control of your money with Financial Peace University (FPU)! This nine-lesson course uses biblical wisdom and common sense to help you tackle budgeting, pay off debt, and make your money work for you! FPU includes your member workbook and a year of free online resources through Financial Peace Membership. 

    What is Financial Peace University? It is the class that teaches you how: to Pay off debt, Budget, Save Money, Give Generously.

    Online courses available on FPU website for individual use or Small Group study.

    Sign up online and learn to change your money and change your life! (You can also complete FPU independently or with your Small Group online.)

    Learn More & Register Online


  • Digging Deeper Bible Study

    Digging Deeper: A Journey through Scripture

    Sundays at 9:45am

    You're invited to this Sunday morning Bible Study meeting in the New Creation Center (room E) at 9:45am (building nearest rear parking lot).

    All are welcome to drop in any Sunday!

    Contact Ministry Leader Pam Pedego Nelson for more info at


  • GenMix Events

    These events are intended to be a catalyst for connection among adults in their 20s, 30s and 40s with a focus on fun, fellowship and creating meaningful relationships in Christian Community at Mount of Olives Church.

    Questions? Contact Astrid at

    Next Event: September 2024

    Details Coming Soon


    Past Events:

    - June 2024 - BBQ on the Courtyard

    We gathered for a delicious BBQ spread, yard games, and s'mores - giving us a chance to connect while children had a blast in Kid City.

    - May 2024 - Parents Night Out

    We offered a drop-off event for kids, giving you a chance to go out for a few hours and connect in community with friends.

    - April 2024 - Trivia Night

    We gathered for food, drinks and a fun trivia competition while kids had a blast in Kid City at Mount of Olives Church

    - March 2024 - Dinner & Music

    We gathered for food, drinks, and live music from Miles Smith at Mount of Olives Church while kids had a fun night in Kid City!


  • Grief Recovery Workshop

    This workshop is designed for all forms of grief/loss: death, miscarriage, divorce, job loss, financial loss, relocation, estrangement from family, etc. Spring & Fall workshops typically offered .

    More than 50 people from Mount of Olives have previously completed this Grief Recovery Workshop and found it to be helpful in dealing with loss.

    Program led by Certified Grief Recovery Specialists and Mount of Olives Church Members, Karen Carson & Dr. Karen Wilkinson. 

    6-week Session: Thursdays beginning October 10, 2024, at 7:00pm

    Pre-Registration is Required.

    Contact Karen Carson to Learn More and Register for upcoming workshops:  949-874-2996 or


  • Journeys with Paul: Kallas Lecture Series

    All are invited to attend this powerful six-session Bible study of The Journeys of Paul, featuring teaching videos from Dr. James Kallas.

    This is Session 2 of the Journeys of Paul Bible Study. We will go with Paul on his Second Journey with a main route through Syria, Turkey, Greece and Jerusalem from AD 49-51. (All are invited to participate, whether you participated in session 1 in 2023 or not.)

    Session 2 Begins Sunday, September 8. Meeting six Sundays between September 8-October 13, 2024, from 9:35am-10:55am in the New Creation Center, building nearest rear parking lot.

    2024 Meeting Dates: September 8, 15, 22, 29 October 6, 13

    You're encouraged  to attend either the 8:30am or 11:00am church services before or after attending the Bible Study on Sunday mornings.

    Register Now

    Study Hosts: Scott Mechling, Pam Pedego, and John Harrison. Contact with questions.

  • Longevity Program

    The MOO Longevity Program is an introduction in transforming the journey of aging into an experience filled with vitality, purpose, and health. At the heart of our mission lies a blend of encouragement and science, where cutting-edge research in longevity and human wellness intersects with practical, accessible strategies for aging well.

    Our intention is to slow down aging, reduce frailty and optimize our human biology as we age.  Everyone deserves to experience their later years with the utmost quality of life, supported by the latest advancements in medical science and holistic well-being. Tools and tactics are making this possible, at an astonishing rate, and it is important for anyone over the age of 60 to become aware of what is possible, and where Longevity is going.

    Over these three sessions, and others, we will build a community support to help individuals navigate the complexities of aging. We are committed to empowering people with knowledge, tools, and inspiration, encouraging a proactive approach to longevity that is both hopeful and grounded in scientific evidence.

    Join us in redefining aging – where every added year is a celebration of life's potential and a testament to the power of community and science working in harmony.

    Contact Tom Coss for more information.

  • Meal Train Ministry

    Do you know someone who is home recovering from surgery or just had a baby; perhaps someone home-bound who could use a meal delivered, or whose caregiver could use a much needed break?

    Please notify the church office, we have a team who may be able to help:

    Volunteer to Serve with the Meal Train Ministry

    If you're interested in helping prepare and deliver meals to those in need, contact the church office, and we'll put you on the email list to be sent an email with a Meal Train link to sign up to deliver a meal or meal giftcard as you're available:



  • Team World Vision

    A team representing Mount of Olives Church runs with Team World Vision in the OC Half Marathon each May.

    Team World Vision has created an easy couch-to-course training program that enables all people (no matter what shape they are in or what their age may be) to successfully complete the run. Plus, you're not alone! When training is done as a team, there is built-in accountability and everyone wins. Many of our team members are first-time runners and walkers.

    The Couch-to-course training program begins January 1st - this program is a perfect way to do something good for those in need in the name of the Lord and have accountability from your team members.

    Since 2017, the team from Mount of Olives has raised over $100,000 providing life-changing clean water for for over 1,900 people - Well done! Learn more about the Mount of Olives Team's Impact.

    The new team begins training each year in January.

    Join Our Team or Donate

    Questions? Contact Maysoun Villagracia

    Plus - check out this powerful video from Team World Vision

  • Yoga with Jesus

    On Summer Break!

    Drop in for Yoga with Jesus: a yoga class led by Mount of Olives Member, Michelle Lammers. 

    Meets Wednesdays in the upstairs Music Room above the courtyard from 6:00-7:00pm. All levels of experience and skill are invited to join a class. 

    Feel free to drop in and participate any Wednesday that works for your schedule!

    No fee, donations welcome but not expected.

    Contact Michelle Lammers, Ministry Volunteer Leader, with any questions.

  • Young Adult Small Group

    Meets Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00pm in The Rock

    Young Adults are invited to a Small Group that meets at The Rock at Mount of Olives Church. This group meets weekly to study the Bible, pray for one another and connect in Christian Community. 

    Anyone 18-30 invited - let us know if you'd like to know more - email