of the Hills
United Methodist Church

26001 Muirlands Blvd.
Mission Viejo, CA 92691


30605 Avenida de Las Flores
Rancho Santa Margarita,
CA 92688

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About the RSM Campus

The Rancho Santa Margarita Campus of Shepherd of the Hills began as Santa Margarita United Methodist Church in 1988. We came to be a unique people committed to Jesus Christ and honored to live out our heritage as United Methodist Christians. We began worshiping in local schools, had two locations in the light industrial section of Rancho Santa Margarita, and settled at our current location in September 2003.


On July 1, 2012 we merged with Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church to become one of the first multi-site churches in South Orange County. We are one church community expressed in two locations, Rancho Santa Margarita and Mission Viejo. We are now one in ministry and mission to reach the people of South Orange County with the saving message of Jesus Christ.


From early on the arts were a part of our expression of ministry. You will find us using video, art, other visuals and multimedia as part of our ministry.

Missions has also been central, and you will find us caring for those in need through mission trips to Mexico, Mississippi and Native American Reservations, as well as caring locally through monthly participation in providing food for our local shelters and serving at Habit For Humanity and the OC Rescue Mission.

As we build on our past strengths, we turn toward the new thing God is doing among us as we seek to live as the opening act for the Kingdom of God with a focus on Jesus, community, caring for those in need, and the journey of faith. Our diversity is our strength, and our welcome is universal.

No matter who you are or where you have been, you are welcome at Shepherd of the Hills!