When the Apostle Peter was seeking to describe what it means to be a Christian, he gave us insight into God's motive for saving a people for His own possession. In 1 Peter 2:9, Peter tells us that God has redeemed Christians "so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light." We serve a magnificently gracious God who has forgiven our sins and has satisfied our souls. And because we love Him, we desire to "proclaim His excellencies" to all who will listen.

Our Local Outreach department seeks to instruct and equip Grace Community Church members in the obedient and joyful pursuit of that Great Commission (cf. Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8) by taking the Gospel to our community. Our philosophy of ministry regarding evangelism is as follows. Biblical evangelism is:

  • God-centered rather than man-centered,
  • Theology-driven rather than method-driven,
  • Discipleship-oriented rather than decision-oriented, and
  • Time-redeeming.

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Mike Riccardi

Local Outreach Pastor

Recent Announcements

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In Need of God’s Grace

The most helpful thing I’ve learned in prison ministry is that pride will destroy. Jesus said, “I am the vine, you are the branches” (John 15:5), which means that every work we do for the sake of the gospel must start from a place of humility.

Jail Outreach

Exercising Opportunities for Evangelism

Here in Los Angeles, the Lord has truly brought the nations to us. People in our own neighborhood need to hear the gospel, and God has granted us the privilege of bringing it to them. One of the ways we do that is through sports outreach ministries..

Local Outreach

Basketball Outreach

Monday nights the Family Center is transformed into Grace Gym for an evening of basketball and evangelism.

Basketball Outreach

Home Again

Just as Grace Church stood with the Rescue Mission at the close of the last chapter, we want to stand with them at the beginning of this new chapter and welcome them “Home Again.”

Local Outreach

Gospel Presentations in Various Languages

Here is a list of Gospel presentations in various languages

Local Outreach

Recent Sermons

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Vietnamese Gospel Presentation

| Selected Scriptures | 6/25/2009

Local Outreach | Series: Gospel Presentations

Two Paths, One Way

John MacArthur | Matthew 7:13-27 | 4/12/2007

Local Outreach | Series: Gospel Presentations

Download(s): MP3 / PDF

Download(s): MP3 / PDF

Download(s): Spanish MP3

Which Way to Heaven (Italian)

| Matthew 7:13-14 | 4/12/2007

Local Outreach | Series: Gospel Presentations

Download(s): Italian MP3