Our Purpose is to welcome all into worship, win lives to Christ, mature through God's wisdom, so we may all deomonstrate God's love by our works. Welcome: To welcome all into the house of the Lord Worship: To come together to worship the Lord Win: To preach, teach, and fellowship in ways that will win others to Christ Wisdom: To rely upon God's Word and wisdom to guide and direct our lives into maturity Works: To demonstrate our Christian beliefs through our works of love
Christ Chapel Orange County is a Christ-centered, non-denominational church that does not endorse, condone, or promote any type of “change” ministry which is directed at condemning homosexuality and converting the individual to a heterosexual lifestyle. The church adheres to the belief that a gay or lesbian sexual orientation is not a sin, and therefore no “change” is needed!
Christ Chapel Orange County began its ministry as Christ Chapel of Laguna in August 1992 by its founding pastor, Rev. Lillian Lobb. After 26 years of ministry, she retired and Rev. Robert Nguyen succeeded as pastor in April 2018. Rev. Nguyen grew up in church and had previously been involved with another affirming ministry for 20 years before attending Christ Chapel Orange County. He received his Masters of Theological Studies from Vanguard University of Southern California (Costa Mesa, CA) in 2013.
Rev. Nguyen has known Rev. Lobb for over 20 years and continues her tradition of accepting all people at CCOC. Rev. Lobb often stated, “It is important that the LGBTQIA community does not settle for tolerance, but finds a church that is truly affirming of their sexual orientation. Tolerance means you can go into their church: but can’t hold hands, they won’t marry you, and you will not have the same rights as those who are straight, and may be encouraged to change your sexual orientation or at least be celibate. Affirmation means that you are not only accepted, but that you can: hold hands, get married; and enjoy all the same sacraments and privileges as those who are straight. Our community needs a safe environment in which they can explore and openly discuss the various aspects of coming out and developing healthy relationships: relationships with friends, lovers, family, and God.” All are welcomed and involved no matter how you identify in the LGBTQIA spectrum! In fact, many of our congregants are also allies to the community. Our church is Jesus-centered and is focused on life application teaching based on Biblical principles.
Christ Chapel Orange County makes a tremendous contribution to the community it serves. In addition to Sunday worship services, the church also offers Bible Studies, social activities, music ministry, seminars, community outreach and training, and pastoral counseling. The church promotes opportunities for education, growth, and reconciliation within the Christian community regarding issues that affect the LGBTQIA community and its allies. The church also provides support and help to those infected and affected by HIV, local seniors, and struggling families in the community.
Scriptures Relating To God's Favor (Old and New Testament)
(In order to get the full meaning and context, you will need to read before and after the texts listed below.)
Gen. 4:4 But Abel brought fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock. The LORD looked with favor on Abel and his offering,
Gen. 4:5 but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favor. So Cain was very angry, and his face was downcast.
Gen. 6:8 But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD.
Gen. 18:3 He said, "If I have found favor in your eyes, my lord, do not pass your servant by.
Gen. 19:19 Your servant has found favor in your eyes, and you have shown great kindness to me in sparing my life. But I can't flee to the mountains; this disaster will overtake me, and I'll die.
Gen. 39:21 the LORD was with him; he showed him kindness and granted him favor in the eyes of the prison warden.
Ex. 32:11 But Moses sought the favor of the LORD his God. "O LORD," he said, "why should your anger burn against your people, whom you brought out of Egypt with great power and a mighty hand?
Ex. 33:12 Moses said to the LORD, "You have been telling me, 'Lead these people,' but you have not let me know whom you will send with me. You have said, 'I know you by name and you have found favor with me.'
Ex. 33:13 If you are pleased with me, teach me your ways so I may know you and continue to find favor with you. Remember that this nation is your people."
Ex. 34:9 "O Lord, if I have found favor in your eyes," he said, "then let the Lord go with us. Although this is a stiff-necked people, forgive our wickedness and our sin, and take us as your inheritance."
Lev. 26:9 "'I will look on you with favor and make you fruitful and increase your numbers, and I will keep my covenant with you.
Num. 32:5 If we have found favor in your eyes," they said, "let this land be given to your servants as our possession. Do not make us cross the Jordan."
Deut. 33:16 with the best gifts of the earth and its fullness and the favor of him who dwelt in the burning bush. Let all these rest on the head of Joseph, on the brow of the prince among his brothers.
Deut. 33:23 About Naphtali he said: "Naphtali is abounding with the favor of the LORD and is full of his blessing; he will inherit southward to the lake."
Judg. 6:17 Gideon replied, "If now I have found favor in your eyes, give me a sign that it is really you talking to me.
1Sam. 2:26 And the boy Samuel continued to grow in stature and in favor with the LORD and with men.
1Sam. 13:12 I thought, 'Now the Philistines will come down against me at Gilgal, and I have not sought the LORD's favor.' So I felt compelled to offer the burnt offering."
2Sam. 15:25 Then the king said to Zadok, "Take the ark of God back into the city. If I find favor in the LORD's eyes, he will bring me back and let me see it and his dwelling place again.
2Kings 13:4 Then Jehoahaz sought the LORD's favor, and the LORD listened to him, for he saw how severely the king of Aram was oppressing Israel.
2Chr. 33:12 In his distress he sought the favor of the LORD his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers.
Ezra 7:28 and who has extended his good favor to me before the king and his advisers and all the king's powerful officials. Because the hand of the LORD my God was on me, I took courage and gathered leading men from Israel to go up with me.
Neh. 1:11 O Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of this your servant and to the prayer of your servants who delight in revering your name. Give your servant success today by granting him favor in the presence of this man." I was cupbearer to the king.
Neh. 5:19 Remember me with favor, O my God, for all I have done for these people.
Neh. 13:31 I also made provision for contributions of wood at designated times, and for the firstfruits. Remember me with favor, O my God.
Job 33:26 He prays to God and finds favor with him, he sees God's face and shouts for joy; he is restored by God to his righteous state.
Job 34:19 who shows no partiality to princes and does not favor the rich over the poor, for they are all the work of his hands?
Psa. 5:12 For surely, O LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.
Psa. 30:5 For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.
Psa. 69:13 But I pray to you, O LORD, in the time of your favor; in your great love, O God, answer me with your sure salvation.
Psa. 77:7 "Will the Lord reject forever? Will he never show his favor again?
Psa. 84:9 Look upon our shield, O God; look with favor on your anointed one.
Psa. 84:11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.
Psa. 85:1 You showed favor to your land, O LORD; you restored the fortunes of Jacob.
Psa. 89:17 For you are their glory and strength, and by your favor you exalt our horn.
Psa. 90:17 May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us — yes, establish the work of our hands.
Psa. 102:13 You will arise and have compassion on Zion, for it is time to show favor to her; the appointed time has come.
Psa. 106:4 Remember me, O LORD, when you show favor to your people, come to my aid when you save them,
Prov. 3:4 Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.
Prov. 8:35 For whoever finds me finds life and receives favor from the LORD.
Prov. 12:2 A good man obtains favor from the LORD, but the LORD condemns a crafty man.
Prov. 13:15 Good understanding wins favor, but the way of the unfaithful is hard.
Is. 27:11 When its twigs are dry, they are broken off and women come and make fires with them. For this is a people without understanding; so their Maker has no compassion on them, and their Creator shows them no favor.
Is. 49:8 This is what the LORD says: "In the time of my favor I will answer you, and in the day of salvation I will help you; I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people, to restore the land and to reassign its desolate inheritances,
Is. 60:10 "Foreigners will rebuild your walls, and their kings will serve you. Though in anger I struck you, in favor I will show you compassion.
Is. 61:2 to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn,
Jer. 16:13 So I will throw you out of this land into a land neither you nor your fathers have known, and there you will serve other gods day and night, for I will show you no favor.'
Jer. 26:19 "Did Hezekiah king of Judah or anyone else in Judah put him to death? Did not Hezekiah fear the LORD and seek his favor? And did not the LORD relent, so that he did not bring the disaster he pronounced against them? We are about to bring a terrible disaster on ourselves!"
Jer. 31:2 This is what the LORD says: "The people who survive the sword will find favor in the desert; I will come to give rest to Israel."
Lam. 4:16 The LORD himself has scattered them; he no longer watches over them. The priests are shown no honor, the elders no favor.
Ezek. 5:11 Therefore as surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, because you have defiled my sanctuary with all your vile images and detestable practices, I myself will withdraw my favor; I will not look on you with pity or spare you.
Ezek. 36:9 I am concerned for you and will look on you with favor; you will be plowed and sown,
Dan. 1:9 Now God had caused the official to show favor and sympathy to Daniel,
Dan. 7:22 until the Ancient of Days came and pronounced judgment in favor of the saints of the Most High, and the time came when they possessed the kingdom.
Dan. 9:13 Just as it is written in the Law of Moses, all this disaster has come upon us, yet we have not sought the favor of the LORD our God by turning from our sins and giving attention to your truth.
Dan. 9:17 "Now, our God, hear the prayers and petitions of your servant. For your sake, O Lord, look with favor on your desolate sanctuary.
Dan. 11:30 Ships of the western coastlands will oppose him, and he will lose heart. Then he will turn back and vent his fury against the holy covenant. He will return and show favor to those who forsake the holy covenant.
Hos. 12:4 He struggled with the angel and overcame him; he wept and begged for his favor. He found him at Bethel and talked with him there —
Luke 1:25 "The Lord has done this for me," she said. "In these days he has shown his favor and taken away my disgrace among the people."
Luke 1:30 But the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God.
Luke 2:14 "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."
Luke 2:52 And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.
Luke 4:19 to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor."
John 5:32 There is another who testifies in my favor, and I know that his testimony about me is valid.
Acts 7:46 who enjoyed God's favor and asked that he might provide a dwelling place for the God of Jacob.
2Cor. 6:2 For he says, "In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you." I tell you, now is the time of God's favor, now is the day of salvation.