Our community grows one person at a time. Every person matters. Every voice is heard. Everyone has a place.
Jesus loves us so much He meets us where we are but loves us too much to leave us as we are.
What God does in you becomes more powerful when it comes out of you.
"And whatever you do, do it wholeheartedly as unto the Lord ... "
The word "wholehearted" means to give every part of your heart to something. Most people spend their whole lives searching for what or who that something might be. As believers we know we do not need to search any longer. We have found our Jesus. In actuality, He has found us and now we have been given the privilege of following Him for the rest of our days in the only way He deserves: Wholeheartedly.
Being a believer becomes stale when we stop being a follower. In the rigors of life, it becomes easy to make Jesus a priority and not the priority. He can at times find himself somewhere on a long list of many priorities in our life instead of being above it all. The problem with that is a life with Jesus will never satisfy as long as He is an accessory to our life and not the entirety of our life.
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
(Genesis 1:1, 26-27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
We are made in the image of God, to be like Him in character. We are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although we have tremendous potential for good, we are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin”. This attitude separates us from God. (Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1-2)
We are created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence. (John 3:16; John 2:25; John 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; 1 John 5:11-12; Matthew 25:31-46)
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again to Earth to reign as King of kings, and Lord of lords. (Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13)
Salvation is a gift from God to all people. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can we be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life is assured the moment we receive Jesus Christ into our life by faith. (Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6; 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1)
Because God gives eternal life through Jesus Christ, when we truly accept Him we are secure in salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by our self-effort. It is the grace and power of God that gives us this security. (John 10:29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; 10:10; 14:1; 1 Peter 1:3-5)
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christ-follower with the power for living, understanding spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christ-follower seeks to live under His control daily. (2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13; 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12; 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; 5:1; Galatians 5:25)
The Bible is God’s Word to all mankind. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error. (2 Timothy 3:16; 1:13; 2 Peter 1:20; 21:2; Psalm 119:9, 105, 160; 12:6; Proverbs 30:5)
Worship & Creative Arts Pastor
Weston had a powerful encounter with Jesus at 18 years old. It was at a church service where a pastor prayed over him that one day he would be a preacher and start a church that he knew his calling. Nine months later, a leader took a chance on him and Weston began working as the Director of Chapel at a local Christian High School. From there he has had the privilege to work at number of different churches in San Diego, including most recently at Skyline Church, where he oversaw the Young Adult Ministry, evening service, and sat on the Executive Team. In 2017, God rocked him again on a beach in Kauai, calling him, his wife Monica, and their two kids Levi and Zayla, to plant a church in the city of San Diego. That dream became a reality on September 9th, 2018 and has already been the wildest ride of their lives.
Weston is fired up to equip, inspire, and send out people to bring heaven down to earth. He loves preaching, but he loves raising up leaders even more. He enjoys serving the people, leading the staff, crafting sermons series, counseling many in the church, and laying out the vision for the future of Captivate. He is most excited to see God radically transform the DNA of San Diego, one corner, one person, at a time.