Los Angeles is big, and a lot of pastors are lonely. Large national conferences or once a year lunches with another pastor aren't enough. TGCLA provides relational connections with other local pastors in your neighborhood that allow you to consistently connect with pastors close to you for support, encouragement, sharpening, and fellowship. Neighborhood Groups are informal gatherings of pastors and church leaders from the same area of Los Angeles for the purpose of support, encouragement, prayer, and unity.
A lot of local gatherings bring together pastors who have little in common theologically or personally. A lot of denominational or network gatherings bring together pastors who have everything in common, with so much already agreed upon that there's little room for sharpening. TGCLA neighborhood groups are different. By connecting on the basis of the TGC Foundation documents, you know that other pastors have the most important things in common, but also have enough differences to provide genuine sharpening alongside genuine encouragement. We think this is a place you'll never be bored and never be lonely. We think you'll agree.
TGCLA neighborhood groups meet regularly (typically once a quarter), often over lunch or coffee. The relationships continue outside of these meetings through emails, texts, phone calls, and mutual support. Bouncing ministry ideas, counseling issues, and more off of one another is common in both contexts.
We currently have four neighborhood groups meeting, and are always looking for more to start. Interested? Click below to connect with a group close to you, or to see if we can start one in your neighborhood!