- Welcome, Singing, and Refreshments
- Message 1: The Great Need: Understanding The Vulnerable Across Los Angeles
The vulnerable are all around our city, and they often go unnoticed. In this session, Dr. Matt Jones will explore the needs of various vulnerable groups in our city and help us appreciate the opportunity we have to spread the love of Christ in our own neighborhoods.
- Message 2: The Good News: The Vulnerable, the Gospel, and the Local Church
How does the good news of the gospel intersect with the vulnerable in our city, and how should the local church be involved? In this session, Brian Colmery will connect the gospel and the local church as they relate to the vulnerable and explore how busy pastors can make ministry to the vulnerable a sustainable part of church life.
- Organization Introductions, Lunch, and Organization Fair
We have invited 10 organizations based in LA that come alongside churches to help them minister to the vulnerable. They will take some time to explain how they can help before lunch. During and after lunch, each organization will have a table where you will have time to ask questions and gather information.
- Closing Prayer
Dr. Matthew Jones is the lead pastor of Del Rey Church in the city of Los Angeles, where he has served for the past 17 years. He and his wife have fostered and adopted a number of little ones without homes, bringing their family to a total of seven children. Matt has received degrees from Moody Bible Institute, Fuller Theological Seminary, and Biola. He is currently pursuing a second doctorate at the London School of Theology as a PhD research student, working on a theological engagement of racism in postwar Los Angeles church history.
Brian Colmery is a pastor at Cornerstone Church of West Los Angeles where he oversees teaching, corporate worship, and theological education. He and his wife have two biological children and two children adopted from foster care, and together they work with many families at Cornerstone and other churches who are involved in various parts of the foster care system. Brian attend The Master's Seminary where he received an M.Div and Th.M. He is also an adjunct professor at Eternity Bible College.
- Claris Health
- Koinonia Family Services
- Royal Family Kids Camp
- Imagine LA
- Saving Innocence
- Foster Love LA
- Ray of Light
- With Two Wings