Local Outreach

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.

Contact Information

818-909-5700
outreach@gracechurch.org

Leadership

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Mike Riccardi

Local Outreach Pastor

Recent Announcements

A Picture of God's Love

As our church recognizes National Adoption Awareness Month throughout November, we are reminded of how we have been granted the immeasurable honor of being chosen and adopted by our heavenly Father (Ephesians 1:4–6, Romans 8:15–17). Adoption is a won

Hands for Hope

Wanted: The Hopeless

If you are beginning to feel hopeless in the battle against your sin, and if that pattern of sinful behavior has begun to dominate your life, the first step toward spiritual health is to make your sin known (James 5:16). The body of believers who sur

Hope Bible Study

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

Defending the Defenseless

On January 22, 1973—45 years ago tomorrow—the Supreme Court issued the ruling that a child in the womb is not to be considered a human person. That infamous decision made the murder of one’s own unborn child a constitutionally protected right, and it

Local Outreach

Recent Sermons

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Vietnamese Gospel Presentation

| Selected Scriptures | 6/25/2009

Local Outreach

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Two Paths, One Way

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

Local Outreach

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The Simple Gospel

John MacArthur | John 8:21-30 | 4/12/2007

Local Outreach

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Which Way to Heaven (Spanish)

Henry Tolopilo | Selected Scriptures | 4/12/2007

Local Outreach

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Which Way to Heaven (Italian)

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

Local Outreach

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