Easter at Renew 2018

We are so excited to celebrate Easter weekend this year! We want you and your friends and family to join us at the following events!

Good Friday Service

Friday, March 30 @ 7:00p @ West Los Angeles College (9000 Overland Ave, Culver City 90230) .

We will not have Renew Kids for this service, so bring your children to worship with us.

Treats & Eats

Saturday, March 31 @ 11a-2p @ Blanco Park

Our free family event is back at Blanco Park!

We hope you'll join us on Saturday, March 31 at Blanco Park (5687 Sawtelle Blvd, Culver City) for our annual Easter Treats N' Eats event, from 11a - 2p! Bring your family, friends, and a blanket for a happy day in the park, full of FREE food and activities for all ages. Don't miss:

  • FREE burgers from California's favorite burger joint
  • FREE Easter Egg hunts
  • FREE kids' crafts
  • FREE family photo booth
  • ...and more!

Easter Egg hunts are at 12p and 1p!

Easter Sunday Service

Sunday, March 31 @ 9:30 & 11:30am @ WLAC

We expect a packed turnout for Easter Sunday. If you do not have children at Renew Kids, we encourage for you to attend the 11:30am service.

The Curtain

Do you remember the curtain? 


When we first moved into West LA College in 2016, we barely filled half the auditorium, which is why the Experience team faithfully put up the curtain each Sunday to shrink the expansive space into a cozier room. The curtain certainly helped bring us closer, but it was also an urgent weekly reminder to stay on mission, knowing that right behind that curtain were rows of empty seats where Gospel renewal was not happening. 

Then came Easter 2017. No more curtain. Every seat filled. People standing in the back. For me, this was a revelation of what we could be. Theoretically, you can imagine the auditorium being filled, but seeing it is a different experience.

I actually started to pray and ask the Lord to take the curtain away permanently. Not because we want to be big, but because our mission is to bring Renewal to Los Angeles. That will not happen in an empty seat. Every filled seat represents a potential miracle, a breakthrough, a reconciled heart, a prodigal come home, a lost sheep found. An empty seat does nothing.

Four months later, God answered that prayer. The curtain was gone. We are now regularly filling the auditorium. 


Last Sunday there was barely an empty chair. People were standing in the back, just like they were on Easter Sunday. It is absolutely amazing to see what God is doing at Renew!

But of course this poses a new challenge. If we’re already full how do we continue to grow? What do we do about Easter Sunday 2018 when we typically experience a 50% increase in Sunday attendance? 

 

We make room.

Starting Sunday February 25th we are adding a second service and will meet at both 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM. This will allow us to double our capacity and increase the scope of our mission.  Initially Renew Kids will only be offered at the 9:30 AM service but our goal is to have Renew Kids available at both service times.

We ask several things of you as we move towards this shift to two services.


1.  Please keep these changes in prayer. What might seem like a simple shift in service is really a change in mentality. We will no longer be a “small” church. With two services and our current momentum, we will soon cross over the threshold of “big” if we have not done so already. With “big” come new challenges commensurate with all the new opportunities.  So please pray that God will help us grow the right way.


2. Please consider serving. If you are currently not serving then we would love for you to join our team. Or, if you already serve sporadically, it would make a big impact if you would serve consistently. As we grow to two services, we need all hands-on deck. Please contact welcome@renewchurchla.com if you are interested in serving. Our priority needs are: Renew Kids, Experience Team, Load In/Out Crew.


3. Please be patient. We might not get all the changes worked out perfectly the first week, which is why we’re giving ourselves a 1-month runway to Easter. Please do give us feedback if you see anything we can improve on as we make these changes and we thank you in advance for your grace.


4. Please be okay with the curtain coming back! Yes, the curtain will make a reappearance as we grow into both our services, but I ask you to join with me in this prayer—that soon, every empty row in either service would be filled with people who are being renewed by the Gospel that they might go out and renew our broken city.

Excited to see all that God has in store for Renew


Pastor Dihan

EXPAND THE HOUSE

Join us in raising $100,000
to expand Renew

 

WE HAVE GOTTEN BIGGER!  We have more than doubled in size over the last year. From 160 to now close to 400!

We have also more than doubled in impact. The first two years combined we had less than 25 baptisms. This year alone we have over 30!

 

As we grow larger in size and impact, we need to EXPAND in the following areas:

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EXPAND OUR STAFF:

 Associate Pastor and Children's Director (both full time)

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EXPAND OUR HOME

 

“The Den” will be our second space where we can have offices, host all our meetings, and be a home for the youth group

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EXPAND RENEW KIDS

Bigger Trailer and a New Classroom on Sundays

Would you join us by giving in the following ways:

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GIVE NOW                 PLEDGE

Please Note: Our on-line giving platform limits our gifts to a maximum amount of  $4,000. 

If you would like to give beyond that amount, please send us a check made payable to RENEW CHURCH LA and send to:

RENEW CHURCH LA
Attn: Dihan Lee
11127 Braddock Dr
Culver City, CA 90230

"READ SCRIPTURE" APP | JOIN US!

The book of Acts describes how the early church was DEVOTED to God’s word. EVERY DAY they gathered and received the word of God from the apostles. They then meditated on this portion of Scripture, unpacked it in each other’s homes, and taught and admonished each other through this daily word. 

AT Renew, WE want to recapture this rhythm of daily devotion to the word of God as a community. 

The READ SCRIPTURE APP will take us through the bible together. Will you join us?

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HOW TO GET STARTED:

1) Download the "Read Scripture" App HERE

2) Once you’ve downloaded the app, go to “Settings”

3) Under “Reading Style” choose “Read every day”

4) Set start date to: January 01, 2017

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We look forward to journeying through God’s Word... TOGETHER.