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In the South Bay Church, we believe that the God who made all things sent his son Jesus to show us how to live, to die for our sins, and be raised again to reign over all creation. The church he established is a community of those saved by his grace, dedicated to changing the world for the better. We believe this is a place where each person should have the opportunity to connect, change, and thrive!

WORSHIP: Our Sunday services are designed to be a time to connect to God in worship. We love to sing together, pray together, and hear God’s word preached powerfully.

FRIENDSHIP: Our small groups are a place to connect with others in friendship. We meet in homes throughout the South Bay area during the week (Kids too, they love it!).

DISCIPLESHIP: We get together for individual Bible study and believe this is where true change takes place.  When you have the opportunity to sit down with someone else with the Bible open and simply talk about your life (usually at the nearest Starbucks).

OWNERSHIP: Ultimately, our goal is that every individual in the church would thrive, fulfilling God’s personal plan for them, becoming all God wants them to be, each being used to his/her full potential according to the Maker’s design.

We are a part of the LA Church of Christ, which was founded in downtown LA in 1989 and as it grew spread into surrounding communities and multiple locations. The South Bay Church is made up of mature families with kids, young married couples, singles, students, and teens. We are an ethnically and socioeconomically diverse group and we celebrate our differences.

We have come from a history of churches that seek to restore New Testament Christianity in modern times. The early followers of Jesus didn’t see themselves as members of “this or that denomination”. They were simply disciples (followers/students) of the ultimate teacher, servants of Christ, believers who came to be called “Christians” (Acts 11: 26) within the first couple decades of Jesus’ departure. We’re trying to be “just Christians” too –living out Jesus’ teaching in everyday life, helping the poor, being involved in each others lives the way the first Christians were (Acts 2:42-47).