We Gather Every Sunday
All Sunday morning teachers and classes welcome anyone interested in gathering to study God’s Word, uphold one another in prayer and enjoy fellowship together.
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” II Timothy 3:16-17
201-401 DISCOVERY CLASSES (NEXT SESSION BEGINS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2022)
201 — Discovering Spiritual Maturity
Spiritual growth is not so much about “doing” as it is about “becoming” – becoming more like Christ. It’s a life-long adventure that takes patience, commitment, and intentional focus. It’s not what we do along the way that is most important. What really matters is who we are becoming in the process. Ultimately, the Christian life is about building an intimate relationship with Jesus as the Holy Spirit changes us from the inside out, and loving others the way Jesus loves us. We invite you to explore the various opportunities we offer to help you take your next steps of spiritual growth.
301 — Discovering My Ministry
When we become a Christian, God gives us salvation and the hope of eternity in Heaven. He also gives us purpose and significance in our lives. He has given each of us the opportunity to serve others and make a real difference in our community. When you serve others in Jesus’ name, you’re ministering. God has shaped us with individual gifts and talents that are to be used to support the Body of Christ. Discover your spiritual gifts, heart, abilities, personality, and experiences in life that can be used by God to mold you for service.
401 — Discovering My Life Mission
You were made for a mission. God is at work in the world, and He wants you to join Him. God wants you to share His love where you are. As a student, mother, teacher, salesman, manager, or whatever you do, God wants you to reach out to the people in your life. That might mean inviting a friend to church or showing love to those in need around you. God invites you to participate in the greatest, largest, most diverse, and most significant cause in history – His kingdom. The opportunities for normal, everyday Christians to become involved in short-term international missions are now limitless. Every corner of the world is available to you. You were saved to serve and made to go out and spread the Good News.
Current Study: GOSPEL: Meeting the Jesus You Think You Know
A minute by minute journey through all four gospels in the exact order and timeline the events in the life of Jesus actually happened. If you think you know the Life of Jesus, think again!
Current Study: The Book of Acts
Aside from the four Gospels, probably no other book of the New Testament is more important than the book of Acts. Acts is the history of the church from its birth to its establishment from one end of the Roman Empire to the other. But Acts is more than history. It is the church in action; it is doctrine by example; it is growth during persecution; it is contention, confrontation, evangelism, shipwrecks, and victory in Jesus.
LIGHTHOUSE BASICS 101 CLASS
Sunday (every other month) 12:30PM – 2:00PM Church, Rooms 5 & 6 Pastor Mike Openshaw
This free class is designed to share our basic beliefs, background, and ministries so all can better understand the church they attend. New members and visitors are especially encouraged to enjoy 90 minutes with the Pastor, meet new friends and learn more about Lighthouse Christian Church. A free pizza lunch is served at 12:00 p.m. Free childcare is provided. Check out the Events Page for the next class meeting and call the church office to register.
Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.’ Matthew 19:14
We love kids at Lighthouse Christian Church! It is the mission of the Children’s Ministry to allow children to know Christ and to make Him known in a safe and loving atmosphere. The first part of our mission is accomplished by providing Bible-based material in all classes. The second part is met by providing approved and committed teachers and helpers.
Security is a high priority! Parents check in children at Check-In Stations located in the hallways outside classrooms to receive their child’s name tag, child pick-up receipt and an info label to give the teacher. In the event you are needed, your child’s number will appear on the visual pager located in each room. A child is released only to those with a pick-up receipt. Background screenings are run on ALL adult volunteers working with children.
SUNDAYS CRADLE ROLL
Cradle Roll is a Bible Class for infants and toddlers through age 2 years available on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Babies are like little sponges…soaking up everything around them. Through songs, teaching toys and smiles, we will be reinforcing eternal concepts, such as, “God loves you” and You are special!” All little ones this age and parents are welcome! Nursery care provided during both services in Room 1.
TWO’S CLASS (NO CLASSES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)
Two’s Class teachers and helpers show these little ones through stories, play and activities that God and Jesus wants to be their friend forever. Kids enjoy crafts, music, indoor and outdoor play, and are given parent approved snacks. Available at 10:30 a.m. only in Room 2. Two year old children will be cared for in Room 1 at 9:00 a.m.
FIRST LOOK – AGE 3 THRU KINDERGARTEN
First Look INCITES WONDER in the hearts of little ones age 3 thru Kindergarten. The First Look curriculum is designed so that each preschool child will grow up believing that:
- God made me.
- God loves me.
- Jesus wants to be my friend forever.
252 BASICS – GRADES 1 THRU 5
Sundays 10:30AM Church, Room 12
Our Sunday morning children’s program – 252 Basics – is named for the Bible verse found in Luke 2:52, “And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.” When you see the word “basics” in the title, well, you sort of think foundational, essential, right? That’s what 252 Basics does—it equips kids from first through fifth grade with these three basic truths: (1) I need to make the wise choice; (2) I can trust God no matter what; (3) I should treat others the way I want to be treated.
CHILDREN’S CHOIR (NO PRACTICE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)
Wednesdays 6:00PM – 6:30PM (September – May, excluding holidays) Church, Sanctuary
Singing songs to the Lord is not only fun and rewarding for kids, it is a great way to teach and hide the Word of God in their hearts. Children age 5 thru grade 6 gather on Wednesdays (September – May) to practice songs to be performed during special services through the school year. Bring your kids each week for a fun time of singing and learning God’s Word through music.
Just For Kids is a free program on Wednesday evenings (September-May) for elementary children. The program begins with worship at 6:00 p.m. Other activities include Bible lessons, games, and crafts. Join us in Room 12B for a fun evening while parents are invited to attend a fun Bible study.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – JUNE 27 – JULY 1
ROCKY RAILWAY VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
VBS is a five night summer program (Sunday-Thursday, 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.) for kids age 3 thru entering grade 6. This summer ministry is offered to children at Lighthouse and in the community. Kids participate in fun Bible adventure stories, sciency-fun gizmos, fun sports games, music, and mission outreach projects. For more information and registration, click HERE.
All men are invited for fellowship, food, prayer
In the name of the Father, the Son, and… the Holy Spirit. We pray in the name of all three, but how often do we live with an awareness of only the first two? As Jesus ascended into heaven, He promised to send the Holy Spirit–the Helper–so that we could be true and living witnesses for Christ. Unfortunately, today’s church has admired the gift but neglected to open it. Breakthrough author Francis Chan rips away paper and bows to get at the true source of the church’s power–the Holy Spirit. Chan contends that we’ve ignored the Spirit for far too long, and we are reaping
Confused by the endless speculation about the End Times? Frustrated at how often predictions about the rapture, the antichrist, and the mark of the Beast have failed decade after decade, even by some of the most popular Bible teachers? Is it even possible to actually understand the Words of Jesus as revealed to the Apostle John? The answer is YES. Join us as we legitimately “decode” Revelation once and for all.
“Real Men” is a field-tested resource for challenging and equipping men to become the people God created them to be. Real Men empowers men to learn from the examples, both good and bad, of the real men of the Bible. This fall we will look at the lives of
Weary travelers. You’ve seen them – everything they own crammed into their luggage. Staggering through terminals and hotel lobbies with overstuffed suitcases, trunks, duffels, and backpacks. Backs ache. Fee burn. Eyelids droop. We’ve all seen people like that. At times, we are people like that – if not with our physical luggage, then at least with our spiritual load. We all lug loads we were never intended to carry. Fear. Worry. Discontent. No wonder we get so weary. We’re worn out from carrying that excess baggage. Wouldn’t it be nice to lose some of those bags? That’s the invitation of Max Lucado. With the Twenty-third Psalm as our guide, let’s release some of the burdens we were never intended to bear. Using these
Every woman needs a little jump start in life. Donna Partow knows how to make it happen. In Becoming the Woman God Wants Me to Be, author Donna Partow shows women how to reenergize their lives in 90 days. She covers everything from faith and family to fitness and fashion (with lots more) in this comprehensive plan for greater vitality in life and intimacy with God. This in-depth study of Proverbs 31:10-31 will make women feel in control and on top of things as they study and even memorize that famous passage about the ideal woman of God.
Did you know Lighthouse now offers professional Christian counseling onsite in our office on Thursdays for those who attend Lighthouse? Our licensed counselor offers expertise in a variety of areas including:
- Depression & Anxiety
- Addictive Behaviors
- Grief & Loss
- Conflict Resolution
- Anger/Stress Management
- Adjustment Problems
- Relationship Issues
- Marriage Counseling
- Parenting Skills
- Emotional Support
- Confidence Assertiveness
- Spiritual Issues
Whether you need just a session or two or more in-depth assistance, help is available. We offer counseling at reduced rates for:
To schedule an appointment, call 714-401-7219.
Middle and Highschool
Fearless Marriage Workshop – Next Class TBA
Were you ever taught the basic principle of couple’s communication? Have you battled through an issue and even though resolved, it still left you full of resentment, frustration
Lighthouse men invite you and your friends to join them for fellowship, building friendships, encouragement in God’s Word, prayer support, and fun and recreation together.
“Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing.” I Thessalonians 5:11
All men are invited to this weekly study for a time of devotion, sharing how God is moving in lives, discussion of the current study, praises
Meet monthly with the guys for a time of fellowship, prayer
MISSION OF THE MONTH
Pathway Health Clinic (PHC) located in Vista, is a medical clinic offering no-cost limited early-pregnancy services and resources to young women and teens faced with an unplanned pregnancy. PHC provides pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, peer counseling, maternity and baby supplies, as well as parenting and other programs.
Sunday, January 23, is Sanctity of Human Life Day. Lighthouse is participating in the annual Baby Bottles for Life Drive this month. Join the ministry of PHX by picking up an empty baby bottle from the Hospitality desk on Sundays and returning them filled with coins dollars or checks. Visit friendsofprcvista.com for more information.
AMERICAN INDIAN CHRISTIAN MISSION
Since 1985 the American Indian Christian Mission in Show Low, Arizona has provided a Christ-centered education for children from the Navajo and Apache nations. Students, 3rd through 8th grade, live at the mission during the school year. With over 70% unemployment among the Indian nations, AICM continues to reach out to the poverty-stricken families.
COOKSON HILLS CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES
Since its beginning in 1957, Cookson Hills Christian Ministries have provided Christ centered family-style living, Christian education and counseling for at-risk children ages 5-17. Cookson Hills offers help, hope and healing to abused and abandoned children and teens.
DYNAMIC CHURCH PLANTING INTERNATIONAL
The heart of Dynamic Church Planting International (DCPI) is to equip leaders to establish churches worldwide. Chris McKinney travels throughout Asia and the Pacific region providing DCPI training.
The Gideons distribute God’s Word around the world free of charge in hotels, hospitals, medical offices, schools, colleges, jails and prisons. Locally, the Oceanside Camp of the Gideons International serves the north San Diego coastal communities of Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, and Cardiff.
HEALTHCARE CHAPLAINS MINISTRY ASSOCIATION
Chaplain Richard Phillips serves at Tri-City Medical Center and Chaplain Joe Woods ministers at local convalescent facilities.
Chad Courtney is the American representative for the Ibero American ministries and mentors missionaries in South America, Sierra Leone and the Middle East.
INTERNATIONAL DISASTER EMERGENCY SERVICES
International Disaster Emergency Services (I.D.E.S.) seeks to meet physical and spiritual needs of suffering people throughout the world in the name of Jesus Christ by partnering with Christian Churches and Church of Christ and their missionaries. Their main projects focus on Disaster, Hunger, Medical Services, Evangelism, and Community Development.
The purpose of Maven Ministries is to prepare Christians to think more clearly about their faith and to know how to give a gracious defense for Christianity in the real world. Maven offers seminars, workshops and curriculum that provide adults and students with an understanding of God’s truths and how to defend it.
MEXICO CHRISTIAN CHILDREN’S HOME
For over 45 years, the Mexico Christian Children’s Home has provided a loving Christian family for more than 145 orphaned children in Queretaro, Mexico. Douglas Wright and his wife Monica, who have served over 20 years, continue to answer God’s call to care for homeless and abandoned boys of Mexico.
NIÑOS DE BAJA CHRISTIAN ORPHANAGE
Niños de Baja is a Christian orphanage located in El Porvenir, Mexico. The orphanage includes a home for infants and young children, a home for boys 7-12 and a home for girls 7-12.
Lighthouse provides dinner and the love of Christ twice a month at a shelter for some 40 abused women and their children. Operation Hope provides a hand up to the homeless by providing housing and job training.
PATHWAY HEALTH CLINIC
Pathway Health Clinic is a medical clinic offering practical assistance and resources to young women and teens faced with an unplanned pregnancy. Pathway provides pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, peer counseling, maternity and baby supplies, and parenting and abortion recovery programs.
POLISH CHRISTIAN MISSION
Since 1954, the Polish Christian Ministries has worked to spread the gospel and establish churches. The goal of PCM is to assist churches in becoming healthy, self-supporting, and reproducing congregations. Daniel Masarczyk pastors a Church of 150 in Sosnowiec Poland.
SEEKERS INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION
After spending over three years as missionaries in Colombia, the Roddy family has returned to Oceanside and have opened a foundation that provides life skills training for teens and young adults. Upon returning to the U.S.A., the Roddy’s saw the same need for hope and life skills training as they encountered in Colombia. Their goal is to first meet the physical needs of young people in order to meet their spiritual needs.
Their flagship programs is their “Seekers Suicide Intervention Corps” in which they are equipping and preparing everyday people, both young and old, to combat suicide in our culture. With suicide rising to epidemic levels here in the U.S. and around the world, this is a vital ministry that is changing and saving lives.
Pray: For regular financial funding to expand the ministry nationally and internationally.
Pray: For health and financial support for the Roddy Family
MOPS (MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS)
FALL 2021 SESSION – SEPTEMBER – DECEMBER
BI-MONTHLY WEDNESDAYS, 9:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (ESV)
After a year spent hunkering down, living smaller, and experiencing a little more fear and anxiety than usual, we are declaring this is the year of going big. It’s a year of fresh starts and turning ordinary experiences into extraordinary ones. Enthusiasm will replace worry. Friendship will replace loneliness. No longer will we wait to “get back to normal”; instead, we will start making space for the new things God has for us. We will become less guarded and more daring because this is our year to live All For Love. This year, love will save us. In fact, it already has, because love’s name is Jesus.
If you are a mom of a little one (birth thru K), you are invited to join us for MOPS! Meetings include a hot breakfast, presentation, discussion & something creative! Childcare
MOPS Fall 2021 meeting schedule
Our Adult Choir is led by our Worship Pastor
The Adult Choir practices on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. in the church sanctuary. Auditions are NOT required. Come join us or if you would like more information, contact email@example.com or 760-726-0590.
A Praise Team, under the leadership of our Worship Pastor, leads our Sunday morning Contemporary worship service at 10:30 a.m. The praise team consists of both singers and musicians. A typical contemporary service will find 2-3 singers accompanied by guitars, bass, keyboards, drums
The glue that often holds our worship services together is provided by a team of servants who handle our sound system, lighting system
Women are welcome at Lighthouse where there are many opportunities to worship God, participate in service projects, enjoy
Our Mission Statement – To lead and disciple the women of Lighthouse to be women of grace, godly character, good works, and spiritual service. For every woman to know and have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and to embrace His good and perfect design for their lives as Christian women. We are submitted to the church authority and to God’s Word as our biblical standard and it is our desire to fulfill God’s priorities and purposes in our lives, homes, families, church
Girl’s Night Out is a special time designed to be a place of acceptance, encouragement
MOPS is all about moms! Enjoy a delicious hot breakfast, listen to inspirational speakers, and connect with other moms while your children (newborns through kindergarten) are in a safe environment. Meetings are held on selected dates from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Sole Sisters gives ladies an opportunity to meet at the church once a month on the second Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. for fellowship and to grow spiritually, physically, and socially. Women can exercise by walking at the church to build their physical bodies and healthy relationships with other women within the church. Get your walking shoes on and let’s get moving!!
Young adults believe we were created to glorify God. By coming under the larger vision of Lighthouse Christian Church, which is to know Christ and make Him known we can pursue this. Through studying scripture, Christ-focused worship, authentic relationships, and service we will grow as disciples of Jesus Christ who seek to make much of Him. This group is for ages 18 to 30-something.