I love what God is doing right now through church leaders in Los Angeles!
This month, the LA CPM started its first of many churches. Praise Chapel Los Angeles, led by planters Ruben & Meghann Nuño, is located in Westlake, the most densely populated neighborhood west of Mississippi. The neighborhood’s 130,000 people are mostly newly arrived Latino immigrants. There are many Spanish speaking churches in the area, but none are English speaking other than a few ethnic churches that have added on English services for their kids.
Praise Chapel is the first of the Los Angeles Church Planting Movement’s (LA CPM) church plants. The first of many Catalytic Movements Stadia is targeting in large US metropolitan areas, the LA CPM has a vision of starting a gospel proclaiming church in every neighborhood of metro Los Angeles.
Most people in Los Angeles identify where they live by naming one of the 200 neighborhoods in and around metro LA. Each of these areas averages 50,000 people. “Imagine what would happen in LA – and around the world – if in every neighborhood we planted a contextualized, missional church that brought people together, served the neighborhood, and became a demonstration of the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ!” says LA CPM Leader Kevin Haah. “That’s what this Movement is about.”