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Be a part of the work God is doing here in Silverlake and gather together as we celebrate the 1st anniversary of Thrive LA Church! Thrive Los Angeles Church 2414 Mayberry Street, Los Angeles, California 90026 Sunday, September 23 at 10 AM – 11:30...

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Pastors Need Non-Christian Friends

I have a confession to make. The longer I worked in ministry, the fewer people I led to Christ. Actually, it happened somewhat quickly. I started spending all my time with Christians. BY ANDREW ALESSO At one point I couldn’t identify any real friends that were in my life who didn’t go to church. Preaching was still a fruitful evangelistic activity for me, but I didn’t like who I had become. I...

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Planting a Church In LA (Part 3): Called By God

I believe you have to be called by God to start a church. BY ANDREW ALESSO Editor’s Note: Andrew Alesso, 29, is the pastor of Thrive LA located in the Silver Lake area. The church opened its doors just 9 months ago. Alesso is writing about his experience in an exclusive TogetherLA series, Planting a Church in LA. This article is the third in a series. You can read the first of the series,...

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Planting a Church in LA (Part 2): Majority Honestly Doesn’t Know God Loves Them

This September, Thrive LA Church in Silver Lake will celebrate our 1 year-anniversary. BY ANDREW ALESSO Editor’s Note: Andrew Alesso, 29, is the pastor of Thrive LA located in the Silver Lake area. The church opened its doors just 9 months ago. Alesso is writing about his experience in an exclusive TogetherLA series, Planting a Church in LA. This article is the second in a series. You can read the first of the series,...

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Planting a Church in LA: A Young Pastor’s Story

My wife and I moved to Central LA in December 2016 to begin the process of launching a new church in Silver Lake. BY ANDREW ALESSO Editor’s Note: Twenty-nine-year-old Andrew Alesso is the pastor of Thrive LA located in the Silver Lake area. The church opened its doors just 9 months ago. Alesso is writing about his experience in an exclusive TogetherLA series, Planting a Church in LA. This article...

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When a Church Skips Sunday Service To Help a Cause

I couldn’t believe we decided to cancel our Sunday service. BY ANDREW ALESSO On July 1st at Thrive LA we asked our entire congregation to skip church and go participate in a fundraiser hosted by a local small business on behalf of families separated and detained at the border. It wasn’t even a Christian event. The event raised over $15,000 for free legal aid for those families, helped us form amazing relationships...

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