We exist to help the people of LA know Jesus, grow in faith, and go into the world equipped to serve.


Know Jesus

We want to be a church that is relevant to our culture. On Sunday mornings our music is modern, our graphics are great, our dress is casual, and our donuts are fantastic. However, much more importantly, we are a thoroughly gospel-centric church. 

We think each and every Sunday morning when we gather together, the comfortable will be made uncomfortable by the gospel, and the uncomfortable will be made comfortable by that same gospel. We both celebrate and challenge the culture around us as we orient our lives around Jesus.

Grow in faith

Everyone has a next step to take in their journey of faith. For some it is becoming more regular on Sunday mornings, joining a Community Group, serving more consistently, reading a little more, praying a little more, or giving a little more.

Regardless of what your next step in faith is, we want to help you take that next step, and we’ve found that Community Groups are a great way to enjoy attending more regularly, praying more earnestly, and serving more consistently congregationally, locally, and globally together.

Go serve

Most people move to Los Angeles to use the city for their own gain – to break into the industry, to work for tech startups, or to simply build their brand. And while none of these are bad in and of themselves, we want to be a church that doesn’t use the city for what it can give to us, but instead serves the city because we want to give the gospel back to it.

We’ve also set our sights much broader than simply the city of Los Angeles. We want to serve the world around us. It’s why we support mission work all across the globe as we seek to get the gospel to the ends of the earth. We start our journey of service to the ends of the earth by serving first at our local church on the weekends.


Staff

Elders


OUR APPROACH

 

Unity

We seek unity in essential beliefs

Ephesians 4:2-6

"Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit - just as you were called - one hope, one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all."

 

Liberty

We value liberty in non-essential beliefs

1 Timothy 1:5 (The Message)

“Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters. Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls. And he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand.

One man considers one day more sacred than another; another man considers every day alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God.”

 

Love

We pursue love in all things

John 13:34-35

"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

 

OUR ESSENTIAL BELIEFS

There is one God, eternally existing in three co-equal Persons, namely the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Romans 8; Ephesians 1:13-14

God, out of love for His children, sent His son Jesus Christ to die for our sins, and to rise from the dead. 1 Corinthians 15:1-8

Salvation is a free gift of God. The death of Christ on the cross is the only sufficient payment for our sins. All have sinned, but all can be saved. This salvation is available for any who put their trust in Christ as Savior and follow Him as Lord. Romans 3:23, 6:23; John 3:16

Those trusting Christ should repent of sin, confess their faith, and be baptized. Romans 10:9; Acts 2:38

The church is the body of Christ on earth, empowered by the Holy Spirit to continue the task of reaching the lost and discipling the saved, helping them become fully devoted followers of Christ. Ephesians 4:1-16

Christ will one day return and reign forever. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

When we die, we will either be separated from God by sin or united with Him eternally through faith in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. John 3:16; John 14:1-3; Revelation 20:10,15

The Bible is the inspired word of God and is the final authority in life and doctrine. 2 Timothy 3:16

 

Song

When we gather on Sunday mornings, we join together in song. We find unity as we sing prayers of adoration, thanksgiving, and repentance. You’ll hear new songs, old songs, hymns, and choruses that all point to the glory of our living God. Most importantly you will hear (and be a part of!) God-honoring, God-glorifying, God-exalting, gospel-centered worship.

word

The center of our service is hearing from the scriptures. Every Sunday we hear relevant, timely, and applicable messages to everyday life. However, it’s also thoroughly gospel-centered. Our Teaching Team will often teach the Bible verse-by-verse, while adding in additional scripture, historical context, and what others have said about the passage. Most importantly, the message always tells the hope we have in Jesus for this life and the life beyond.

table

Towards the end of every service we come to the table of Communion. We participate in the ancient act of to eating the bread of Christ’s body, drinking the cup of Christ’s blood, and thus tangibly remembering His death until he comes again. When we gather it’s an ancient and open table – open to take or not to take. It’s available for the committed and accessible for the curious.


Sermons

SAFE

The safety of your kids is our top priority. We implement the most up-to-date procedures and policies while your kids are with us, including a state-of-the-art kids check-in, comprehensive background checks for all children's ministry volunteers, and children are always in a safe environment with their peers and approved volunteers.

 

FORMATIVE

Our time together is more than just baby-sitting for parents. We really want them to KNOW Jesus. As a result, we walk our children through the Gospel Project (www.gospelproject.com). We think our children’s ministry gatherings are sacred spaces to learn and grow.

 

FUN

Sunday mornings are a great time for kids! We play lots of high-energy games in which everyone participates – including our teachers! It’s our goal that every kid has a blast!

KNOW Jesus

The gospel is for youth as well. Singing the songs of God’s people, hearing from His word, and taking Communion. As a result, it’s not infrequent that middle school and high school students are in service with their families and friends. At the same time, we recognize that the challenges, pressures, and exposure that students are facing is unique, so we make sure and customize experience for them.

 

GROW in Faith

One of a student’s customized experiences is to meet as a smaller group every week in our Coffee Shop (Middle School) and every other week in our warehouse (High School). These spaces provide more personal environments for our students to interact with other students and adults to process how the gospel relates to their unique experience as students in the Los Angeles area.

 

GO Serve

The most formative discipline a student can participate in is the act of serving. Every 5th Sunday, students are invited to serve the church together!

Community Groups

We think connecting with other folks over coffee/tea & snacks in an informal space like a living room is vital to building gospel-centered friendships. So we dedicate chunks of our Community Group time to socializing about the latest performance at the Hollywood Bowl, the sports team you are routing for, or your favorite show to watch on Netflix.

Our Community Groups are more than social gatherings, however. They’re gospel-centered gatherings in which our primary “landing point” is prayer. We want to play together – “Yes!” – but we also want to pray together. On any given night we spend time praying through the sermon from Sunday, over our church and its ministries, and for one another.

 

Serve the Church

We think if Jesus showed up to church, the first thing he might say is “What can I do?” “How can I help?” Jesus himself commanded us to “serve one another.” We think there is no better way to “be like Jesus” than to serve one another, and so we invite folks to serve those who worship at the church and those who walk by the church every other week as we seek to be more like Jesus. If you want to serve with us at church, you can check out the area(s) below.

Worship

Children/Youth

Hospitality

Serve the City

Our desire is certainly to be an “outward” facing church. We want Los Angeles to be a better city because we’re here, to miss our presence when we are gone, and to have more exposure to the gospel when we’re around. As a result, we’re committed to serving the last, the lost, and least of our city on a quarterly basis. You can see the local organizations we partner with both financially and personally below.

Harvest Home

Young Life South Central

Kids Alive

For Good

Serve the World

“Make disciples of all nations” is a command we take seriously. Our church is committed to giving 10% of our annual income to missions that reach un-reached people groups, building hospitals in remote areas, developing schools in third-world countries, and sending teams on an annual basis to refresh and serve these ministries across the globe. To see the international mission work we are involved in, you can take a look below.

Europe

Frontiers

Middle East

Grace Ministries

Christar

Med Send

Jews for Jesus

South America

South American Mission

Global Health Outreach

CRU

Hands Offering Hope

Bible Translation

Wycliffe