Our core mission – what Jesus has commissioned his Church to do – is to make disciples.
We fulfill that mission, in part, by helping everyone in our church family to become more like Jesus. But “discipleship training” doesn’t end there. Those who’ve been trained are then sent out to make more disciples. That’s the pattern established by Jesus and it's the essence of outreach at LCPC. Outreach for us takes many forms. In addition to Sunday worship services:
Most of our small groups are open to new people.
Most of the trips we offer (summer camps, the Wildlife Tour, our many mission trips. and our all church retreat) are open to newcomers. These life-changing experiences have helped hundreds of people to connect with Jesus and the church.
Our annual Vacation Bible School attracts more than 220 children, many of whom have never been to church.
The various music concerts we offer through the year are all outreach events.
Most of the fun events sponsored by Fellowship Ministry are structured to encourage members to bring newcomer friends.
The fellowship groups sponsored by Children’s and Student Ministries (SPARKS, Abide Jr High, Abide High School)
are newcomer-friendly. Their calendars are stuffed with super-fun outreach events.
Our Deacons respond to community needs created by poverty, injustice, sickness, unemployment or loneliness.
Our ministry of Biblical Reconciliation seeks to build bridges of friendship across ethnic lines.
Our Challenge Grant program offers funding for outreach innovators.
Lots of families connect with LCPC through our largest outreach, The Center for Children!
LCPC's Legendary Wildlife Tour
Are you a hiker? Do you love adventure and wild places?
If so – and you’re high school age or older – you’ll want to check out the Wildlife Tour. This four day trip gives you the chance to explore some of the greatest trails in the eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Every day for three full days in late July, hikers choose among four spectacular adventures, each of varying degrees of difficulty. Mornings and evenings we relax and enjoy hearty meals and inspiring worship. At night we enjoy cushy hotel rooms in atmospheric towns.
Minimum planning – maximum adventure – no heavy backpacks – God-loving friends – and it’s all surprisingly affordable. That’s the Wildlife Tour. Watch for details about upcoming Wildlife Tour opportunities.
Kids Hope La Crescenta
Kids Hope is a mentoring program that has a presence in 1000 schools in 30 states. We partner with La Crescenta Elementary School. In Kids Hope, one caring adult mentor from LCPC meets with a child at LCE for one hour every week. Research shows that when kids feel loved and valued, they are better able to learn, grow and succeed and our goal is to help kids see that they have a future and a hope, keeping in step with God’s promises in Jeremiah 29:11.
Since our Kids Hope program began in 2011, we have served more than 100 students at La Crescenta Elementary School. Mentors commit to one child for one school year. Many mentors will continue mentoring the same child until they complete 6th grade as they form a safe and caring relationship with their mentee. Mentors receive 5 hours of training and weekly supervision from a director and have a dedicated prayer partner who surrounds each mentor-mentee relationship with prayer.
We would love for you to join our Kids Hope project! We need mentors, prayer partners, subs, and hospitality helpers. If you are interested in changing the life of one child, please contact Mary Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org.