Real Hope for California

is a three-year generosity initiative to reach people in the state of California through local churches.



Let us know how you’d like to participate.


Every dollar makes a significant difference.

Click a highlighted church to learn more.

  1. New City Church – Oakland, Ca
  2. RLC Lancaster – Lancaster, Ca
  3. Church 180 – San Diego, Ca
  4. Renovate Church – Lakewood, Ca
  5. Mission Church Oxnard – Oxnard, Ca
  6. Refinery Church – Temecula, Ca
  7. Refuge Church – Ojai, Ca
  8. Center City Church – Berkeley, Ca
  9. Believe LA – Calabasas, Ca
  10. Portrait Church – Redlands, Ca


God give us your heart for California, and the courage to respond.



To raise $10 million in the next three years, so we can launch at least 30 reproducing churches, eliminate debt, and free up funds to begin planting 10 churches each year in the next decade.


Share Hope

Our goal is to tithe 10% of our campaign pledges. The first number below is the targeted gift amount if we raise $10 million. To date, we have received 5 million in pledges toward the Real Hope initiative. We celebrate the money given away so far (in red below) based on the 5 million pledged amount. Help us continue to meet our goal by giving to Real Hope!

God Behind Bars – $250K | $112,500 Given

With over 100,000 inmates in California. God Behind Bars is an organization whose goal is that every inmate would experience the love of Christ. They would help us provide dynamic live worship experiences, messages of hope and restoration, opportunities for recovery from addiction, resources for re-entry into society, and ongoing support after release.

RIP Medical Debt – $250K | $122,500 Given

We know that medical debt can be a burden for so many families. The unexpected illness alone can be overwhelming enough, without the added stress of how someone will pay their bills. We want to wipe out the medical debt of as many people as we can in our communities. RIP Medical Debt cancels $10,000 worth of debt for every $100 contributed. We could cancel up to $25,000,000.

Saving Innocence – $200K | $90,000 Given

Saving Innocence is an organization that helps victims of child trafficking. With over 300,000 children estimated to be trafficked for sex in the United States, this Los Angeles based non-profit works with local agencies to help rescue and restore victims of child trafficking through serving, empowering, preventing and advocating.

Stadia – $200K | $90,000 Given

Stadia is a church planting organization that helps plant more churches. Through Stadia’s assessments and training along with our Leadership Pipeline and Residency, we can take young adults and potential planters and equip them to either lead churches or be leaders in churches here in California.

Fostering Youth Independence – $50K | $22,500 Given

There are over 65,000 foster youths in California. Fostering Youth Independence (FYI) works to equip foster youth to complete post-secondary education and become successful, independent adults. A post-secondary education is affordable and available to transition-age foster youth through the California Community College system, where they can pursue a college degree or vocational training.


Real Hope App – $50K

Connecting people with resources is not always easy. We’ve decided to invest in and maintain an app that will link community resources to the people who need them. Wherever we plant a church, a community-based app will be available to help them partner with local law enforcement, mental health professionals, and community resources to best serve the needs of the community.

Start Churches

It is our goal to plant 30 reproducing churches by the year 2030.

Some of these will be near our current churches allowing us to raise up leaders and staff from within and empower our youth to assist. Some of these will be somewhere else in the state utilizing church planters who are coming to California to join this mission. Some of these will be struggling churches that need our assistance and life breathed into them. But all of these will be in California. And all will be asked to plant another church within the first 5 years. This will allow us to not just start 30 churches, but to unleash exponential church planting within this decade. Up to $150K over three years helps church plants get started well.

Shift Resources

Historically, churches would take on a mortgage to acquire space, train up leaders to manage that space, and then pray that people in the community would come to that space.

We want to change that model.

We want to reduce our interest expenses, thus freeing up money for more church plants. Through our new lending organization and generosity received in the next 3 years, we’ll be able to release resources to plant well over 30 churches while setting the next generation of leaders at RLC up for success.

We want to train our young adults and leaders to go out and plant churches or be leaders within those churches. Not every one will work in a church, but all can lead in a church. We want to provide education and residency for students to prepare them to lead out in those areas.


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