The three day conference featuring Tim Keller gathered numerous churches and Christians who sought to learn from one another as to how to love our city better by working together and laying down our “brands”. I remember Bishop Charles E. Blake challenging the diverse crowd on Friday night to “get so comfortable with one another that we are uncomfortable not being with one another.” That stuck with me.
The Saturday night dinner and discussion that I moderated about “Revival in the City: Azusa Street Then and Now” was a reminder that one of the primary features of the Azusa Street Revival was the breaking down racial and economic barriers in a systemically segregated Los Angeles. The diverse Christians gathered were reminded that perhaps working together under the Holy Spirit’s guidance would welcome God’s kingdom activity to expand through our partnerships to serve the poor, pray for our city and learn from one another.
Below is a short list of ways to connect more after Together LA. There are way too many wonderful opportunities to list here, but these are some I am familiar with personally and I know each of its leaders would be eager to welcome you into their work to love the city of LA.
Sunday April 12: Azusa Street Prayer, 6PM @ Union Church
401 E. 3rd Street Los Angeles Ca 90013 (link)
Join 1.7 million Korean Chrisitans in praying for the LA Outreach this Saturday. Help provide water and Bibles for this event: LA Outreach, March 7, 11:30am-3PM (link)
Micah Groups (spiritual formations groups for pastors and leaders): (link)
Support the Azusa Street mural project: (link)
Join in serving the the poor and vulnerable in Skid Row: http://urm.org/
Learn about PIHOP’s prayer and healing ministry in LA: (link)
Join the movement to plant a gospel-centered church in every neighborhood in LA: (link)
March 28, Theological Educaiton: “Together We Revive: Retelling the Azusa Street Revival and Little Tokyo”: http://www.isaacweb.org/