We are one church with two congregations,
loving Jesus and each other in both English and Spanish.
Being one church with two congregations is a unique and beautiful way to do ministry. We believe this models something of real hope to the people of Santa Maria: when Jesus is at the center, it's possible to be both diverse and united.
Jesus prayed this for His followers: "May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that you sent me" (John 17:23). We are working at being an answer to Jesus' prayer!
To help you discover a bit more about us, here are a handful of things we believe are of great importance:
We love all people, but it starts next door
The Next Generation
Because kids matter to Jesus and to us
Being faithfully present in the lives of others
Our go-to guide for all of life
No one is too broken for God to mend
Growing more and more like Jesus every day
Authentically responding to all God reveals
It's good for the soul
It deepens and strengthens us
We're better together
The Foursquare Church
Santa Maria Foursquare is part of a global family of believers known as the Foursquare Church.
Starting with one church in Los Angeles in 1923, Foursquare has grown into a world-wide movement with over 66,000 churches in 140+ countries. Foursquare is an interdenominational church, with a wide network of relationships around the world.
Click here to discover more about the the Foursquare Church.
What We Believe
We believe the Bible — God’s Word for all people — is the primary means for discovering God, His plan for the world, and how we are to live in relationship with others. While Christians may disagree about some things (Romans 14:1-6), the Bible makes it clear there are essential beliefs of the Christian faith. At the Santa Maria Foursquare Church, you’ll discover we consistently emphasize these essentials:
The Bible — We believe the Bible was inspired by God, therefore it is completely trustworthy and is without error in all that it affirms. (Romans 15:4; 2 Timothy 3:16-17)
One God — We believe God exists forever in perfect community as three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19, John 10:30, 2 Corinthians 13:14, 1 Peter 1:2)
Jesus Christ — We believe Jesus is God's Son and is fully God and fully man. He is the perfect reflection of God’s character and glory. He lived a sinless life and willingly died on the cross as the only perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people. He rose physically from the dead and returned to heaven, but will return again to reign forever with those who are His. All who put their trust in Jesus are forgiven and graciously given right relationship with God forever. (John 1:14, 3:16-17; Acts 1:9-11; Romans 5:8-10; Colossians 1:15-17)
Sin — We believe all people are created in the image of God, but each one has sinned and has broken our relationship with Him. Because of this, we are all in need of God’s salvation so that we can have a restored relationship with Him. (Romans 3:22-24, 5:12; Ephesians 2:1-5)
Salvation — We believe God freely offers His gift of salvation to all people. He promises to remove all sin from those who trust in Him, not because we deserve this, but because of His great love for us. This gift of God is received by trusting in Jesus Christ alone. Those who believe in Him are made right with God and given eternal life. (John 3:16-17, 14:6; Ephesians 2:8-9; 1 Timothy 2:5-6)
The Holy Spirit — We believe Jesus sent His Holy Spirit to empower His people so that we might live fully for Him and share His good news with power and passion. (John 14:16-17, 16:13; Acts 1:8; Galatians 5:22-23, 5:25)
“In Essentials, unity. In non-essentials, liberty. In all things, love.”
Click here to download the complete Declaration of Faith of the Foursquare Church.