City Beautiful LA
is the vision for a theologically inclusive and socially progressive faith community in Los Angeles.
City Beautiful LA is for people who are hungry: hungry for the news that God’s love is for them as they are, hungry for food, as they struggle in poverty and homelessness, hungry for welcome and acceptance in a community. Our mission is to reach all of those who are hungry: spiritually, physically and emotionally.
Our hunger is to serve those who are longing for the good news. Paul wrote to the Romans, “Thus, I make it my ambition to proclaim the good news, not where Christ has already been named, so that I do not build on someone else’s foundation” (Romans 15:20). We are hungry to share the Gospel with those who have been told it isn’t for them. We thirst to preach good news to those who have only experienced bad news.
City Beautiful - LA, Photograph by David Beasley, 2016.