Here's the deal: Westlight Community Church cares about one thing more than anything else: strive to love one another as Jesus loves us. We may not be perfect, but our commitment is continually allowing God to shape us into unconditionally loving people.
Westlight was started in 2005. We imagined a church that was truly welcoming to everyone - where everyone had a seat at the table regardless of personal history, family background, ethnicity, or gender.
Experiencing Heaven Together is our vision statement. We believe there are two meanings to this phrase: 1) We believe Jesus desires all to experience heaven eternally after we breathe our last. 2) We believe Jesus is on the move today, creating transformational communities that partner with Him to experience heaven on earth.
Our mission at Westlight can be summed up as follows:
CELEBRATE AND INVITE OTHERS INTO THE LIFE-CHANGING WORK OF JESUS THROUGH COMMUNITY.
We believe that God uses people, united in heart, mind, and purpose, to help bring about change in our lives and our neighborhoods. Therefore, at the core of our organization are LIFE GROUPS. Life Groups are small community groups that meet regularly outside of Sunday Service. Life Groups focus on three core ideas:
Authentic and healthy conversation
Sharing life with one another, including participating in God's work of redemption in our neighborhood
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While all Christian churches believe in Jesus, there are slight variations. Westlight Community Church is a nondenominational church with its roots in Wesleyan Theology.
There is but one living and true God, the maker and preserver of all things. In the unity of this Godhead there are three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are one in eternity, deity, and purpose; everlasting, of infinite power, wisdom, and goodness.
God was himself in Jesus Christ to reconcile people to God. Conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, He joined together the deity of God and the humanity of the world. Jesus of Nazareth was God in flesh, truly God and truly human. He came to save us. For us the Son of God suffered, was crucified, died, and was buried. He poured out His life as a blameless sacrifice for our sin and transgressions. We gratefully acknowledge that He is our Savior, the one perfect mediator between God and us.
Jesus Christ is risen victorious from the dead. His resurrected body became more glorious, not hindered by ordinary human limitations. Thus He ascended into heaven. There He sits as our exalted Lord at the right hand of God the Father, where He intercedes for us until all His enemies shall be brought into complete subjection. He will return to judge all people. Every knee shall bow and every tongue confess Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father.
The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity. Proceeding from the Father and the Son, He is one with them, the eternal Godhead, equal in deity, majesty, and power. He is God effective in Creation, in life, and in the church. The Holy Spirit accomplished the Incarnation and ministry of Jesus Christ. He continues to reveal, interpret, and glorify the Son.
The Holy Spirit is the administrator of the salvation planned by the Father and provided by the Son's death, resurrection, and ascension. He is the effective agent in our conviction, regeneration, sanctification, and glorification. He is our Lord's ever-present self, indwelling, assuring, and enabling the believer.
The Holy Spirit is poured out upon the church by the Father and the Son. He is the church's life and witnessing power. He bestows the love of God and makes the lordship of Jesus Christ real in the believer. Both His gifts of words and service may achieve the common good and build and increase the church. In relation to the world, He is the Spirit of truth, and His instrument is the Word of God.
The Bible is God's written Word, uniquely inspired by the Holy Spirit. It bears unerring witness to Jesus Christ. As attested by the Early Church and subsequent councils, it is the trustworthy record of God's revelation, completely truthful in all it affirms. It has been faithfully preserved and proves itself true in human experience.
The Scriptures have come to us through human authors who wrote, as God moved them, in the languages and literary forms of their times. God continues, by the illumination of the Holy Spirit, to speak through this Word to each generation and culture.
The Bible has authority over all human life. It teaches the truth about God, His creation, His people, His one and only Son, and the destiny of humankind. It also teaches the way of salvation and the life of faith. Whatever is not found in the Bible nor can be proved by it is not to be required as an article of belief or as necessary to salvation.
Christ offered once and for all the one perfect sacrifice for the sins of the whole world. No other satisfaction for sin is necessary; none other can atone. Salvation encompasses a new life in Christ--justification, regeneration, adoption, entire sanctification, and restoration.
Salvation is not just a means to enter the presence of God after death but to enter into the presence of God here on earth.
Have a question about what we believe at Westlight Community Church? Get in touch with a person on our pastoral team directly by clicking the button below.
Kats was born in Japan. He's married to Valerie and has two kids, Justin and Mari. Kats loves all things Disney!
Lori and Paul have been married since 1990. They have two wonderful grown children. She loves cooking and watching movies!
Tim grew up in Culver City and loves his family, basketball, tennis, and the Lakers.
Stan and Sandy have two daughters who are married and have four grandchildren.
Daniel and Jordan have been married since 2015 and have two children. He loves playing basketball and playing Smash Bros. with his friends.
Westlight Community Church meets at Richland Ave. Elementary School. To get to the auditorium, where we meet, Input the following in your GPS:
2650 Federal Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Please do not send mail to Richland Avenue Elementary School. Our mailing address is:
P.O. Box 641095
Los Angeles, CA 90064