Mariners Church Mission Life

God is writing a new chapter in the Mariners story and you are invited to be part of it.

Join us at our Christmas Worship Service Preview on Dec 23rd, looking ahead to our grand opening in January 2019.



A note from Erin Kerr

I truly believe that the church is the hope of the world. My life has been forever changed by the love of Jesus and His church family. Growing up, it was the church family that helped me understand that hope had a name: Jesus.

My wife, Joy, and I are humbled and excited to launch a new Mariners Church this fall in or around Mission Viejo.

We want people, near and far from God, to know His love and take their next step with Him and His church family, so that their lives and our community would be transformed, one life at a time.

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Commonly asked

Who will lead the church?

Erin Kerr, who is currently part of the inaugural Mariners Church South County lead pastor training program, will lead the new start up, Mariners Church Mission Life in Mission Viejo. Erin and his wife Joy have extensive experience in various ministries in outreach, discipleship, launching a satellite church campus, and church planting, and have been mentored by some of the most generous and gifted church leaders in Orange County. 

When and where will the church meet?

Our launch team is growing, inviting others and serving in the community to prepare the church for grand opening launch in January 2019.  Monthly Worship nights and previews have been held at the Norman Murray Community Center in Mission Viejo with the next one on December 23 for our Christmas Worship Preview Service (info in events below).

Starting in January, our new location will be at the UNION MARKET at the Kaleidoscope Mall in Mission Viejo. We will host weekly “team church” (beta test) services on January 13th and 20th at 10am with children’s program but our Grand Opening Service Weekends will officially be January 27th, February 3rd and 10th.

Where can I learn more?

Check this page for updates or contact Erin Kerr at

How can I help?

A church isn’t the building, it’s the people. Our prayer is that 250 people make a 6-12 month commitment to being part of the next season Mariners Church in this area by praying, serving, attending & giving.

Ready to take a next step?

Complete the form to join the interest list and let us know how you’d like to help.


Join us at
upcoming events

Connect or Serve | Christmas Tree Lighting

Friday • Dec 7 • 6-9p
Join us at the Kaleidoscope Mall for their special Christmas tree lighting event that our church has volunteered to serve and invite people. For more information, contact Danielle.


Families Forward | Toy Drive and Food Drive

Toy Drive due Dec 14th • Food Drive due Dec 23rd
Join us as we serve Families Forward with a Toy and Food Drive. Contact Danielle for a list of items to be purchased and drop off locations at any upcoming church event.


Women’s Cookie Exchange

Thursday • Dec 13 • 6-8:30p
Women, whether you are new or not, you’re warmly invited to join us for a night of fun, connecting, short teaching and exchanging of Christmas cookies! Please bring 2 dozen homemade Christmas cookies to exchange. If this is a problem for you we still want you to come so just let us know! Contact Joy to RSVP. Location: 24442 Ardisa, Mission Viejo


Launch Team Family Christmas Party

Sunday • Dec 16 • 5-7p
We’re having a Christmas Party to thank all of our amazing volunteers! Dinner provided. Families welcome. If you’re interested in serving or have been serving with Mission Life we would love to have you! Join us and find out more about our bi-monthly dinner meeting where we eat, get equipped, plan and pray together as we launch this new church. Consider serving on one of our ministry teams in Kids, Tech Arts, Groups, Set Up, Hospitality, Experience/Prayer, Outreach and Marketing.

Contact Kecia to RSVP.

Location: Union Market Event Space, Kaleidoscope Mall, Mission Viejo


Christmas Worship Preview Service

Sunday • Dec 23 • 4:30p Dinner • 6p Worship
Join us at Normal Murray Community Center for a special Christmas potluck feast, festivities for the whole family and celebration! Children’s program will be provided.


Christmas Caroling in the Park

Monday • Dec 24 • 2:30-4p • Pavion Park
Get out your scarves, invite your friends, neighbors and families to sing in the park! We’ll have musicians, hand out music, along with cocoa, coffee and cookies for the whole family! Join us at Pavion Park to spread some joy and make some memories.


Door Hangar Day & Lunch

Sunday • Dec 30 • 9:30am - Noon
Join us for a day to get the word out about our Grand Opening Jan 27 of Mariners Mission Life! We love this community so much, we’ll meet first in front of Rubios (near Trader Joes) in Mission Viejo at 9:30am (and come back at noon for lunch) and then break into walking teams from 10-12p that will go throughout the neighborhoods to hang door hangar flyers for our new church launch! We’re looking for 100 people to come out and join us, please RSVP to Deborah at