Start in LA / A Local Conversation on Starting New Churches


November 10-12, 2017

Start in LA is a local conversation about starting churches in Los Angeles hosted by Cyclical LA and Fuller Theological Seminary that will take place over the course of three days in November 2017. 

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. 

Speakers and Topics:
Ryan Bolger - The Rise of the Nones
Johnny Ramirez-Johnson - Race, Culture, and Multicultural Church Planting
Mark Lau Branson - Leadership Dynamics in Church Plants
Jude Tiersma-Watson - Gentrification and Church Planting

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. 


Participating Networks



Fuller Theological Seminary
Payton 101
135 N Oakland Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101



Friday  1p - 5:30pm
Saturday  9am - 4pm (lunch included)
Sunday  local church visits at various times and locations



$39 for Friday and Saturday

$9 for Students

A limited number of scholarships are available. Contact Us to inquire further.