Start in LA / A Local Conversation on Starting New Churches

Start in LA is a local conversation about starting churches in Los Angeles hosted by Cyclical LA and Fuller Theological Seminary. We host gatherings throughout the year where diverse church starters can come together for friendship and mutual learning around the unique work of starting churches in Los Angeles.


Upcoming Events

Start in LA Stories
Wed, June 27, 2018
12 PM – 2 PM

Becky Lahna, an ECO Presbyterian pastor/planter in Santa Barbara and Janna Ziegler, an Anglican rector/pastor/co-planter in Pasadena will share on their experiences as church planters and the models of church planting they employ. We're excited to learn from these two women about the joys and challenges of planting in their contexts. 

Start in LA Stories are short events that happen several times throughout the year where we hear stories from people involved in the work of starting churches in Los Angeles. Join us for lunch, conversation, and discussion groups. We’ll meet in Payton Hall, room 101 on the Fuller Theological Seminary Campus. 

Free for Fuller Seminary students, $10 for general admission.

Fuller Theological Seminary
135 North Oakland Avenue
Payton Hall, Room 101
Pasadena, CA 91101


Start in LA Conference
Fall 2018

Date TBA

Friday will bring together Faculty from Fuller Seminary, theological students and church starters to discuss the theological issues surrounding starting new churches and the direction for future research around these issues. 

Saturday will bring together diverse church starting networks in Los Angeles for a day of conversation and collaboration. Each network will share current practices and values from the perspective of their leaders and church starters. 

Sunday will be an opportunity to visit new church starts in the LA area for worship and further conversation. 

We hope that gleaning insights from multiple networks and leaders about the unique dynamics of starting churches in LA will move us all forward in mutual learning, gather new leaders to our networks and city, and further equip the leaders in our networks for the task of starting new churches. 


Start in LA is organized by