What to Expect on Sunday Mornings
NOTE: We are meeting in person at Stephens Middle School and on Zoom. Join us at 10:00 a.m.
Our multicultural and multiethnic congregation is comprised of people of all ages, including families with young children, college students, and retirees. We are friendly and committed to making guests feel welcome. Dress ranges from casual to business casual.
We worship together at Stephens Middle School in West Long Beach. Each Sunday, we transform the auditorium into a sanctuary and change classrooms into kids ministry rooms. Parents can sign-in their children at the welcome table and drop them off. On Family Sundays (usually the last Sunday of the month), kids stay for worship and a lesson for the young disciples before they are dismissed.
We enjoy a range of musical styles and we believe that our worship should reflect God’s creativity, whether the music is contemporary, gospel, salsa, or traditional hymns. We believe the people of God must learn to enjoy one another’s cultures and not allow one style to be considered dominant. God wants us all to sing our hearts out to Him for that is where our joy is found.
Through expository sermons, the preacher explores the main points and themes of a given Biblical text. Sermons are 30 minutes long and contain an exhortation to live a grace-empowered life for God. FOL sermons often contain anecdotes, cultural references, and humor. They are accessible to those who are very familiar with the Bible and those who are encountering the Bible for the first time. Audio recordings of the sermons are available online.