Q: Are you a Christian church?
A: Absolutely. See our statement of faith here.
Q: Are you affiliated with any church denomination or network?
A: We are part of the Reality family of churches.
Q: What time are the Sunday services?
A: We have three Sunday gatherings at 9:00AM, 12:00PM, and 5:00PM. Please click here for more info.
Q: Where can I park?
A: There are two parking lots for Sunday services, one at Helen Bernstein High School where we meet and the other a few blocks away. The Helen Bernstein lot fills up quickly, and most cars will be parked in tandem spots. There are reserved spaces available on the second level of the garage for families with small children, as well as for vehicles displaying a Disabled Person Parking placard. The second lot has more open spots. For more information on the second lot and other parking tips, please check out parking.realityla.com.
Q: Do you have a children’s ministry?
A: Our RLA Kids ministry is available at our 9:00AM and 12:00PM services on Sunday for children up to 5th grade. Our kids ministry uses a secure check in/out system to ensure the safety and security of the children in our care. For more information on RLA Kids, please click here.
Q: Do you have a nursing mothers’ room?
A: Yes, we have a nursing mothers’ room with a video feed so that mothers can care for their babies and still watch the service. Please follow signage, or ask at the info table for a greeter to direct you to this area.
Q: Do you have a mid-week service or small groups?
A: Our full corporate gatherings happen on Sundays, but during the week our church body meets in smaller groups across the city that we call community groups. You can find more information on a community group in your area here.
Q: Do you have a youth group?
A: Yes; RLA Youth exists to share the redeeming work of Jesus Christ with the youth of Los Angeles through real friendships, biblical teaching, and missional living. We have two high school community groups that meet in different parts of the city to encourage students in their knowledge of the gospel, their relationships with God and others, and their service to the community. All high schoolers are welcome. More info available here. For Jr. High students, the RLA Jr. High Ministry meets Sunday mornings at 12PM in the Helen Bernstein High School library. All Jr. High students are welcome. You read more about this ministry at the RLA Youth page.
Q: What is your leadership structure?
A: We believe the church belongs to Christ and that He is the head of the church (see Colossians 1:18). Under Jesus, we practice a shared leadership model of church government in which all of our pastors lead together, mutually submit to one another, and hold one another accountable (see Acts 14:23). Additional financial and corporate accountability is provided by our Board of Trustees.
Q: Do you support foreign missions?
A: We support both short- and long-term missionaries working in various locations, including a humanitarian organization in Ethiopia. We also partner on a regular basis with Child Hope International in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, by sending support teams to work alongside their staff.
Q: How are you engaged in ministry in the city of Los Angeles?
A: We are involved in annual community service events like Big Sunday and Serve the City, and regularly partner with numerous local organizations ministering in the Los Angeles area.
Q: Do you offer counseling?
A: Some of our pastors and staff are available to provide biblical counseling. Pastors are available immediately following our services in front of the stage, or you may request an appointment with one of our counselors by filling out our request form.
Q: How can I contribute financially to the church?
A: If you are looking for an alternative to the Sunday offering, you may donate online here. You can also send a check to PO Box 931625, Los Angeles, CA 90093.
Q: Where does the money go?
A: The finances are handled as frugally and responsibly as possible, with an understanding that they are literally the worshipful gifts that God’s people have given back to Him. We maintain an open-book policy and, though we are not a member, we strive to meet or exceed the standards of the ECFA.
Q: Why does the majority of musical worship follow the message, rather than precede it?
A: We believe that the teaching of the Word and proclamation of the gospel prepares the heart to respond in worship, and we want to facilitate that response.
Q: Do you dedicate children in your services?
A: Yes, we do. For more information or to schedule a time to dedicate your child, please send an email to email@example.com.