Gospel to the world

We believe that the gospel of Jesus Christ is the only hope for all of humanity and creation. As the church, we have been commissioned to proclaim and demonstrate this gospel in word and deed by the power of the Holy Spirit; to be on mission every day in our rhythms of life, seeking renewal in our relationships, workplaces, and neighborhoods.

build. restore. renew

“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound to proclaim the year of the Lord‘s favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn; to grant to those who mourn in Zion—to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes,the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he may be glorified. They shall build up the ancient ruins; they shall raise up the former devastations; they shall repair the ruined cities, the devastations of many generations.”

Isaiah 61:1-4

God’s heart in Isaiah 61 is for the rebuilding, restoration, and renewal of our broken cities. We see in 2 Corinthians 5:18 that Christ has reconciled us to himself and He has given to us the ministry of reconciliation to bring this plan of reconciliation to completion. This is the mission of God. God has invited us to partake in this mission and we are called to faithfully proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ to the world both locally and globally. It is our hope that God would use Tapestry LA Church to bring healing to the brokenhearted and freedom to those enslaved in sin.

mission identity

We are sent by Christ as missionaries to the world just as He was a missionary to us. In Christ, we have new life because He has reconciled us to God through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Through His work on the cross, our sins are not counted against us and the old is gone. In the same way, Jesus sends us to live this new vibrant life of restoration to God, others, and creation by being filled with the Holy Spirit, being set free from our self-centeredness, and procl
aiming this good news to others intentionally. By imitating Christ, people are able to see and experience what God is truly like. We hope to be faithful ambassadors of Christ by being missional in our communities through Jesus’ ways of truth, grace, and care. (John 1:14; John 20:21-22; Colossians 1:19-20; 2 Corinthians 5:16-21)

Local missions

For the city

We believe that we are a sent community, called to bring renewal to the city around us. It is our hope that we would become good neighbors, investing and making disciples of those around us. However, the scope of our mission is not limited to our neighborhood. God sends us out to bring all peoples and nations under the lordship of Christ. We are committed to proclaim the gospel to the unreached people groups of the world.

Skid Row Housing Trust aka “The Trust”

Skid Row Housing Trust aka “The Trust”

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For the City: New Rhythms and Baby Steps.

For the City: New Rhythms and Baby Steps.

LA Trade Tech. Wed. Dec.13 at 6 am. Meet in downtown to provide free coffee and donuts to the students at LA Trade Tech during their finals week. This was one step Tapestry wanted to take to bless our neighbors, the students at LA Trade Technical College. Seems simple...

global missions


In 2019, we are sending nine potential teams out on short-term mission trips

The trips for this year will be the following:
1) Arizona (6/30-7/6) – Manual Labor, VBS
2) Cambodia (TBD) – Education
3) East Asia (TBD) – Youth Retreat
4) Guatemala (6/14-6/24) – Education
5) Indonesia (7/27-8/10) – Orphanage Ministry
6) Japan (TBD) – TBD
7) Over the Rhine (OTR) (7/11-7/20) – Kids Camp, Inner-City Outreach
8) Tanzania (TBD) – STEM/Business
9) Vietnam (7/15-7/25) – Youth Retreat/College Retreat

We want to be a church that both goes and sends well. Therefore, we invite you to be in prayer about whether or not God is calling you to go on a trip this coming summer. We also want to invite you to continue praying for our missionaries who are laboring on the field and also for our future teams that we will be sending out to join them.

Please read through this information before opening the application link below.

You will be required to complete a general STM application via Google Forms for TLA staff to read over and consider your involvement with this year’s STM. We ask that you understand the minimum requirements for your participation in the trips are: 1) committed to a cell group 2) have taken or currently taking the discipleship class, Experiencing GodAll applications are due by 11:59pm on Sunday, March 10th.

There is only one application, regardless of the location. Current trip details are outlined in the application. Please consider setting aside at least one hour to thoroughly and accurately complete the application.  The following are four main sections you will be asked to complete:

The number associated to each section references the number of questions you are to answer. The topic of some questions are listed below to give you an idea of what we’re asking you to complete. The questions are mixed with checkboxes, short answer, paragraphs.

General Information (6)

Name, date of birth, profession/field of study, etc.

Church Involvement (6)

Involvement with Tapestry’s Sunday service, cell group, and other ministries

Spiritual Background (16)

Brief testimony on becoming a Christian

Spiritual disciplines

Understanding of mission-oriented concepts

Past (short/long term) mission experience(s)

Location Preferences

Medical Information (8)

Basic information on health (at least in the past five years)

Medical insurance information

Emergency Contact


If you are interested on applying to be on a team or have any other questions about short-term missions through Tapestry, please email Esther Shin at esthershin@tapestryla.org!

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#GO- Fruit in its Season

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#GO- Shaken Closer to God

#GO- Shaken Closer to God

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2019 STM Application

2019 STM Application

We have officially kicked off short-term mission season for 2019! We will be going to 9 potential locations both domestically and internationally. Trips will be anywhere from 1-2 weeks. If you are interested in applying, please apply in the link below. Applications...