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

“FOR THE NATIONS”

In 2018, we were able to send out mission teams to the following locations:

  1. THE AMAZON – outreach and evangelism to locals, manual labor to aid missionaries and local churches
  2. GUATEMALA – teaching local youth through education programs at church and/or running VBS, serving at AMI missions center
  3. EAST ASIA – helping to run youth retreat, visiting and serving with children with disabilities
  4. TANZANIA – faith & works opportunities, teaching seminars and classes for different professional skills, women’s ministry with local Masai women
  5. OTR – serving at Kids’ Camp through local church, participating in evangelism
  6. ARIZONA – construction ministry to rebuild under-resourced local churches, VBS/Sports Camp for local churches

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.

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!

Magnificent Juxtaposition

Magnificent Juxtaposition

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James’ Update: 11/16/17

James’ Update: 11/16/17

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Platelet Community

Platelet Community

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