Why Prism?

Genuine Gospel-Centered Community is Difficult to Find.

There is no shortage of churches in LA. We know that.

And many of them faithfully proclaim the gospel of God’s grace in Christ, as do we. Yet, it’s difficult to find a community that is both genuinely warm and welcoming as well as solid in Gospel-centered theology.

There is a spiritual thirst running deep in our community. We want to be another source of life giving hope to others – especially those who’ve not been to church in some time.

We want to revive thirsty souls by giving them the refreshing living water that Jesus offers (John 4:14).

At Prism Church the gospel of God’s grace in Christ is our life. Each week we eagerly gather to have our souls refreshed. We’d be delighted to have you join us, and joyfully echo the cry of the prophet Isaiah, 

“Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat!” (Isaiah 55:1)

 

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Why are we called Prism Church?

A “Prism” is the vehicle through which light passes to produce the beauty and colors of the spectrum. We desire to be a community that is alive to the glory of God in all of its manifold brilliance.

Jesus said in JOHN 8:12, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” The symbol of the prism is a continual reminder of how our God has revealed Himself to us through Jesus, the light of the world.

Our desire is to be a church through which He shines through brilliantly and beautifully.

As well, Jesus came to offer salvation not to just one people group, but rather the gospel is the hope of the entire world. The colors of the spectrum represent for us the wonderful tapestry of different cultures and peoples, and the unity that we all find in Christ. (Matthew 24:14; Colossians 1:6, 23; Revelation 7:9)

While our long term mission efforts include planting churches around Los Angeles—and wherever else the Lord might lead—we are going to begin by serving as missionaries right here at home.



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What to expect when visiting.

We gather at 9:00 & 11:00 am on Sundays in Pasadena. Free parking is available in the lot behind the chapel, the lot across the street, and on the street around the neighborhood.

We worship in a classic Chapel with stained glass and pews. Our gatherings, however, are casual and you are welcome to come dressed however you feel comfortable.

Our desire is to create an environment where we can worship our Lord with reverence and freedom, receive His blessing through the various means of grace that He’s provided for us, and do it all through the power of the Holy Spirit. Sermons are available to listen to online, download or stream as podcasts on iTunes.

Childcare (infant – pre Kindergarten) and a Children’s message (Kindergarten – 5th grade) are provided during the service, but you are more than welcome to keep your children with you throughout the morning.