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.

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Mike Riccardi

Local Outreach

Recent Announcements

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Grace Evangelism

Sunday Mornings, September 15, 2019 November 7, 2021

Grace Evangelism is a nine-week, interactive evangelism training course designed to equip believers with a clear, understandable, and faithful gospel message.

Grace Evangelism

Walk for Life

Saturday, October 9, 2021 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM • First Baptist Church, Canoga Park

From the beginning, God had a perfect, beautiful design for humanity. He created people, male and female, to bear His image and reflect His character by ruling over the earth and living in community with others.

Open Arms Pregnancy Clinic

Russian Bible Study

Sunday, October 10, 2021 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Every second Sunday afternoon, a group of Russian-speaking believers from our congregation meet.

Local Outreach

Predestined for Adoption

One of the most precious doctrines in all of Scripture is the doctrine of adoption. In justification, God forgives our sins and declares us righteous through the atoning work of His Son.

Local Outreach

A Light in the Darkest Place

I experienced a radical change in July of 1989 that took me from decades of bondage to drugs, alcohol, racism, violence, and numerous prison sentences, to being a lover of Jesus. I was converted on a jailhouse floor.

Local Outreach

Recent Media

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Vietnamese Gospel Presentation

Selected Scriptures | 6/25/2009

Local Outreach

Two Paths, One Way

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

Local Outreach

Download(s): MP3 / PDF

The Simple Gospel

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

Local Outreach

Download(s): MP3 / PDF

Which Way to Heaven (Spanish)

Henry Tolopilo | Selected Scriptures | 4/12/2007

Local Outreach

Download(s): Spanish MP3

Which Way to Heaven (Italian)

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

Local Outreach

Download(s): Italian MP3