Start in LA / A Local Conversation on Starting New Churches

Start in LA is a local conversation about starting churches in Los Angeles hosted by Cyclical LA and Fuller Theological Seminary. We host gatherings throughout the year where diverse church starters can come together for friendship and mutual learning around the unique work of starting churches in Los Angeles.


Upcoming Events


Start in LA Conference
Feb 1-2, 2019

Fuller Theological Seminary Campus
Pasadena, CA

2019 Theme: Leaders that Reflect the City

Friday will bring together Faculty from Fuller Seminary, theology students and church starters to discuss the theological issues surrounding starting new churches and the direction for future research around these issues. Friday's events will take place at Rose City Church in Pasadena.

Saturday will bring together diverse church starters and discerners in Los Angeles for a day of conversation and collaboration. This year there will be a focus on leadership, church planting teams, and discerning a call to church planting. Speakers will include Fuller faculty, local church planting network leaders, and church planters. 

Sunday will be an opportunity to visit new church starts in the LA area for worship and further conversation. 

We hope that gleaning insights from multiple LA leaders about the unique dynamics of starting churches in LA will move us all forward in mutual learning, gathering new leaders to our networks and city, and further equipping the leaders in our churches and networks for the task of starting new churches. 

Speakers and topics include: 
Jude Tiersma-Watson - Caring for Diverse Teams
Johnny Ramirez-Johnson Seeing and Embracing Values as Others See Them: A Team Building Excercise
Juan Martinez
 - Churches, Cultures, and Leadership
Najuma Smith-Pollard - Leadership in the Community
Kevin Haah - Leading Multicultural Teams


Friday 2:30- 6:30pm at Rose City Church
Location: Rose City Church
1801 E. Del Mar Blvd
Pasadena, CA

Saturday 9am - 5:30pm (lunch included)
Location: Fuller Theological Seminary - Payton Hall, Room 101
135 N. Oakland Ave
Pasadena, CA

A limited number of 50% scholarships are available. Contact Us to Inquire further.


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