On August 12, we announced Reality LA is inheriting the people, ministries, and buildings of Hope International Bible Fellowship. While we will still have Sunday gatherings at Helen Bernstein High School, we believe this is a monumental provision from the Lord in our putting roots down in our city and in catalyzing the unique vision and mission God has given us in Los Angeles.
The process of becoming a single family will be one of both preparation and transition, with the ultimate goal of unification. Preparation will mean a season of prayer, listening, and learning as we discern how to continue and grow the beautiful work being done by Hope IBF. Our heart for this transition is that it be a healthy one resulting in lasting unity! Each Sunday, we’ll talk about different aspects of the process — you can find all those videos below (we recommend starting with the two-minute video above, then the original announcement sermon) as well as ways to pray and answers to many frequently asked questions.
Let’s be disciplined in praising God for his provision! Pray that the Lord will guide us through this process, give us humility and a sense of responsibility as we inherit everything from Hope IBF, and use it all for his glory.
EAST HOLLYWOOD PRAYER TOUR
We want to listen to, learn from, and understand Hope’s home in East Hollywood so we can pray in informed ways. Join us October 12-13 as we meet to hear about the history of Hope and the culture of the neighborhood, and as we walk the community, praying for God to bring spiritual, relational, and cultural renewal to East Hollywood through the gospel of Jesus Christ.
What can I do to help?
We love that you want to help! For the moment, praising God for his provision and pursuing healthy unity through prayer is one of the most powerful things you can do. We’ll continue to give you new ways to pray as they arise. In fact, the first event we’re doing is an October prayer tour. As new opportunities to volunteer and serve in some of the inherited ministries arise, we’ll let you know.
Will we stop having Sunday gatherings at Helen Bernstein High School?
No, we will continue to have our Sunday gatherings at HBHS.
Will Hope’s Pastor Ed Carey become one of our pastors?
Pastor Ed will become a Pastor Emeritus. He’ll continue to shepherd and serve, but will not be an official member of our elder team.