How We Got Here
More than 60 years ago, a group of neighbors gathered together in faith. They canvassed their neighborhood to determine if there was enough interest to launch a church program. Apparently there was. The first Ladera Community Church worship service was held on the patio of a local home on April 18, 1954.
Today the creative vision of a small group of neighbors has grown into a diverse and dynamic community, a sanctuary where any person may come to worship God and expand their understanding of the Christian tradition. At Ladera Community Church, our goal is to nurture the spiritual, moral, and intellectual growth of each and every person, uniting us in accepting full stewardship for our community and the world.
We encourage you to come take a look and discover what a wonderful thing a few neighbors have accomplished.
All Are Welcome
Ladera Community Church, in accordance with the spirit and teaching of Jesus, will seek to be an inclusive fellowship welcoming and affirming people of every race, color, class, sexual orientation (LGBT*), and religious background.
This church accepts responsibility to work toward the goal of an integrated community. It therefore renounces discrimination of every form — in worship, housing, employment, recreation, and business or professional services.
This church calls upon its members as individuals to uphold the above declaration both in church activities and in daily life.
*Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender
Where We’re Going
Serving – what good is our faith if it is not reflected in compassionate action? Serving those in need, in our community and the wider world, is our faithful response to Jesus’ commandment to love one another and our neighbor as we love ourselves.
Growing – this is what the spiritual life is all about. Growing closer to God: deeper in understanding, stronger in faith, connected to each other. Every new experience and each new encounter challenge and invite our growth. In so many ways, growth as individuals and in community is the natural consequence of seeking and serving.
- to walk together in mutual love and respect,
- to rely upon the continued guidance of God’s Spirit to lead us into a deeper understanding of God’s purposes,
- to see in all that we do to follow the way revealed in the teachings of Jesus.
We acknowledge our responsibility as Christians to share in the work and fellowship of this church, both at home and throughout the world.