WORSHIP


Reviving a Dead City: The Mission of Grace City LA

Grace City LA opened its doors as a new church in the Downtown Los Angeles area last September (2017). The church’s pastor, Steve Cha, has been a regular contributing columnist for TogetherLA since February early this year. Cha acknowledges that LA is a growing and exciting city, especially for “a younger, hipster generation.” “But sadly, there is not much revival in the spiritual realm,” he said. “Many people in the city...

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WORLD IMPACT: A Tapestry of Cultures

In an attempt to promote racial harmony and unity my brother Kyle and I got this crazy idea to merge our churches. You see, I come from a Baptist faith tradition and Kyle is ordained in the Christian Reformed Church. There are a lot of differences between the two faith traditions, but to succeed we were willing to work through them together. Not to mention his church was predominately...

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Evangelism Summit’s Common Ground: The Gospel Message

Whatever the denomination or worship style, there shouldn’t be any disagreements when it comes to the message participants will share at the Evangelism Summit planned for Saturday (June 2), organizer Walter Jacobson said. “At these evangelism events I haven’t found that there’s a clash between theologies and denominations, especially if you’re talking about how to share the gospel and disciple people,” Jacobson told Together LA. “Talking about a topic like...

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AT&T Stadium: From NFL Draft to Crossover Harvest America 2018

While excited NFL fans enjoyed the first ever draft held on a team’s home field at AT&T Stadium last weekend (April 26-28), the packed house was a portent of things to come for the evening of June 10 when it’s planned that evangelist Greg Laurie will issue an invitation for thousands in attendance and a global viewing audience to come forward and join God’s team. NEWS RELEASE – HARVEST AMERICA The...

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Francis Chan Uses Revelation To Call Out Picky American Christians

I’ll get to Francis Chan and picky American Christians in a moment, but first… Together LA is a movement that started even before the conference of the same name took place in 2015. Years before the 3-day gathering held at West Angeles Church of God in Christ , pastors in the Los Angeles area met regularly to pray for a movement of unity in the city where churches came together...

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Justin Bieber at Coachella Story Includes Leading Worship

Not all fans and media tracking Justin Bieber at the Coachella music festival last weekend were aware that the mega pop star led fans in worship songs as captured on video during a side event hosted by Churchome on Sunday. Although Bieber did not headline at Coachella, his appearance led to several “side note” stories, including him dancing silly like most of us might do at an outdoor music...

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Pastor, New City Church Offer #MeToo Lament From Sunday Service

Over the past few months, our sexual culture has experienced a bit of a reckoning. A spotlight has been shined into some of the uncomfortable, ugly, violent corners of our behavior as a society, and inventory is still being taken. So today we need to lament. BY HANNAH SIMS NEW CITY CHURCH LOS ANGELES Editor’s Note: Pastor Kevin Haah, lead pastor of New City Church Los Angles wanted to share a Lament that...

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Is Trend Towards Spirituality Over Religiosity a Good Thing?

A possible shift by Americans toward spirituality—”measured by self-reported experiences of being connected to something larger than oneself”—and away from religiosity—”measured by frequency of religious attendance and the personal importance of religion,” as indicated in a recent study, produced mixed reactions from Christian leaders. The study finds 29% of Americans are both spiritual and religious; 18% are spiritual but not religious; 22% are not spiritual but religious; and 31% are...

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Millennial Vision Caster Answers Call to Mobilize 15,000 for Revival in LA

Dustin Lang, who is an education pastor at Young Nak Celebration Church, has a vision to mobilize 15,000 Christians from different churches, backgrounds, and ethnicities to begin praying for and proclaiming the gospel to Los Angeles. Lang, 30, is seeking revival in L.A. His vision includes leading a group called Revival LA which helped facilitate a gathering of “believers who are desperate for a revival in Los Angeles” at Bel Air Presbyterian...

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Kathie Lee Gifford Honors Late Husband Frank on TODAY: ‘He Saw Jesus’

Kathie Lee Gifford’s performance of the song “He Saw Jesus” nearly a week ago on the TODAY show in honor of her late husband Frank Gifford continues to resonate with thousands of people by way of the video clip provided by producers. Frank, a legendary sports broadcaster who played in the NFL, died suddenly at age 84 in the couple’s Connecticut home two years ago. Kathie Lee’s wide-ranging career includes...

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