A core team of church planters launched, what was then, Alpine Christian Fellowship, with a vision to reach San Diego’s east county communities. Developing discipleship and outreach ministries to meet local needs, the church grew and eventually acquired an 11 acre property to maximize its gospel impact. In a strategic move towards its roots in evangelism and church planting, ACF relaunched as Quest Church to focus on making disciples and multiplying churches in San Diego and beyond.
Our quest is to reach people far from God, teach them to follow Jesus, and launch them out to serve God in the world.
Our code reflects the core convictions and unique DNA of Quest Church.
We are SINGLE-MINDED: The mission of God matters most to us. Making disciples of Jesus is our compass.
We are STAKE-HOLDERS: We are contributors, not consumers. We’re all in as servants with skin in the game.
We are BATTLE-READY: We are a field hospital, not a country club. We bring the broken, blind, and burdened to Jesus.
We are RISK-TAKERS: Our methods in reaching the lost change, but our message never does. The gospel is always good news.
We are TRAIL-BLAZERS: Our success comes from sending capacity, not seating capacity. God’s kingdom must multiply.
THE SCRIPTURES: The Holy Scriptures, the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, were given by verbal inspiration of God in all their parts. They are therefore inerrant in the original writings. They have been kept pure in all ages by God’s singular care and providence, and are infallible in their authority for faith and life. (2 Timothy 3:16, 17; 2 Peter 1:19-21)
THE TRINITY: In the unity of the Godhead, there are three Persons, of one essence, power, and eternity; God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
GOD THE FATHER: God the Father is in infinite, personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, justice and love. He works all things after the counsel of His own will. He is awesome in His judgments, hating all sin, is the rewarder of those who diligently seek Him, and saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ. (Psalm 145:3; Deuteronomy 32:3-4; John 4:24; Isaiah 6:3; 1 Timothy 1:15, 17; 2:3-6; 1 John 3:20; Ephesians 1:11; Exodus 34:6-7; Hebrews 11:6)
GOD THE SON: Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is true God and true Man in one Person. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, died a substitutionary and atoning death on the cross, rose again from the dead, and ascended into heaven, where He now intercedes as High Priest on behalf of His people. He will return personally and visibly to the earth to establish His millennial Kingdom. (John 1:1,14; 20:31; Matthew 1:18,23; 2 Corinthians 5:19-21; Luke 24:1-8; Acts 1:11; Hebrews 4:14-16; 7:24-25; Revelation 19:20)
GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT: The Holy Spirit is a Person and is fully God. He convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgment. He regenerates and indwells all Believers, and baptizes them into the body of Christ. He guides and empowers believers and gives gifts to be used for ministry to each one, so that the church functions properly. (Acts 5:3-4; John 16:8; 3:5; 1 Corinthians 6:19; 12:4-13; Acts 1:8; Ephesians 4:11-16)
MAN: God created man, male and female, in His own image and free from sin. Man fell in Adam, and is a sinner by nature and by choice. He is therefore spiritually dead and in need of salvation. (Genesis 1:26-27; 2:7; 3:19; Romans 3:23; 5:12-21; 6:23)
SALVATION: Salvation comes by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ. This salvation is based upon the sovereign grace of God and was purchased by Christ on the cross. Men are justified by faith, apart from any human merit, works, or ritual. Salvation results in righteous living, good works, and the fruit of the Spirit. (Ephesians 2:8-10; 1:1-13; Romans 3:28; 5:1; Galatians 5:22-23)