Vineyard Community Church
Vineyard Community Church/Vineyard Church Laguna Niguel held its first public service in November of 1997. We began meeting in a small Christian school in Aliso Viejo and moved several times before finding a permanent facility in Laguna Niguel. Our first service in Laguna Niguel, in the half of the building that still houses our sanctuary, took place Easter Sunday morning, 1999. Two years later we began to lease an adjacent 15,000 square foot building for offices and children’s ministry.
Since then, we have purchased both of the original buildings and a 52,000 square foot warehouse (which we use to feed the poor of our community and ship goods to the needy around the world) for a total campus of just over 7 acres and over 100,000 sq ft in 3 buildings. Our operations utilize 61% of the campus in all three buildings, the remainder leased to other religious and non-profit organizations (including a synagog) or for profit businesses (approx. 32%). Currently, we are in the midst of a major renovation of the campus and would also like to buy the entire business complex surrounding our buildings to prepare for future expansion. In 2020 we began a school program that serves a homeschool community of over 50 families in grades K-8.
Since Vineyard Laguna Niguel’s inception there has been a warm presence of the Lord in our worship services. The Lord has increased our number dramatically while molding us into a loving community of believers focused on loving Jesus and each other. God has also given Vineyard a unique compassion for the surrounding community.
We have become a “community” for the community in very specific ways. While proud of our membership in the rapidly expanding Vineyard Association of churches, Vineyard is also very committed to working with other churches to see God’s kingdom come to Orange County in a dynamic way. Beyond the local community we also work with various transnational partners in a number of countries to extend the Kingdom in to numerous communities, many of whom are the poorest of the poor.