The Acts 1:8 Strategy

Acts 1:8 (HCSB) “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come on you, and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

As Magnolia Church carries out the Biblical mandate to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ, our congregation is actively involved in giving and praying and going. Teams of students and adults regularly minister in our neighborhoods and around the world. Our church has specifically targeted these areas:

  • Jerusalem = Riverside and the Inland Empire
  • Judea = California and the West Coast
  • Samaria = Mexico and the rest of North America
  • Ends of the Earth = South Asia and the World

Blood Drive
November 18 | 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
If you give blood on a regular basis, keep in mind that by giving blood at Magnolia Church, LifeStream will donate money to Mag Missions for each eligible donor.
Sign up at Mag Central or HERE.

California Mission Offering (CMO)
State Goal $435,000 / Magnolia Church Goal $12,000
Give to CMO HERE.

California unsaved population of 33 million is equal to the combined population of 10 western states – Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

CMO Purpose
The four-fold purpose of the California Mission Offering is to:

Educate California Southern Baptists about mission and ministry projects funded through their gifts to this special offering and to create an awareness of the urgent need to reach California for Christ. About 87 percent, or 33 million, of the more than 38 million residents of the Golden State are considered unchurched.

Encourage California Southern Baptists to pray for California missions and missionaries.
Encourage California Southern Baptists to go and share their faith daily and through short- and long-term mission projects.
Encourage California Southern Baptist churches to participate in giving to missions through the California Mission Offering.

Upcoming Mission Projects

South Asia, October 14-26, 2018, Pastor Montia
New York City, March 23-30, 2019
Leon, Mexico, June 9-17, 2019

Those who are interested in joining one of the mission teams above, please email or contact Indra Urquizu at 951.689.5700.



  • If you are interested in learning more about our potential teams and possible dates to serve, please fill out a form at Mag Central. A brief training will be provided soon in order to send individuals and teams to serve.


  • If you choose to support us financially, please make checks payable to Magnolia Church – write the project destination, for example, “NYC” on the note section.  To make a credit card or debit card donation, please click FINANCIAL DONATION FOR EMBRACE PROJECTS.  If you would like to sponsor a specific individual, click the drop-down arrow and choose a name, or choose Miscellaneous Mission to donate to the ministry project in general.


  • Never underestimate the power of prayer.
  • The urgent request of a righteous person is very powerful in its effect.  James 5:16b
  • Pray that God will show you how to be involved in reaching the world.
  • Pray for God to prepare the participants’ hearts in joining what He has been doing in LEÓN/SA and other locations.
  • Pray for God to prepare the hearts of those they will meet and connect with in LEÓN/SA and other locations.
  • Pray for God to lead their preparation processes.

View Embrace Blog HERE.