Learning Communities

What are Learning Communities?

  • Learning Communities are a one-year training program for emerging urban leaders and church planters, 1-2 years out from planting new congregations or Gospel-centered expressions of the Church. As a Learning Community, we commit to reading and discussing an insightful book each month in the areas of discipleship, spiritual & character formation, as well as ministry & leadership skills development.

We have locations hosted in: 
  • Long Beach
  • San Diego
  • Los Angeles
  • Ventura
  • Orange County/Santa Ana 
  • & more!

Why CTCLA Learning Communities?

  • The Church is declining in urban centers, amplifying the need for new churches.
  •  Those called to plant new churches often feel ill-equipped and alone in the calling. 
  • City to City L.A. helps develop and deploy missional leaders from urban contexts to plant churches that engage the de-churched and the unchurched. 
  • Through the year-long Learning Communities and the 2-year Incubator program, we train, assess, connect, and launch church planters into neighborhoods throughout Southern California.

Reading List Sample:

These are some of the books that will be provided to you by your Learning Community leaders. These titles only represent a few of the total books read over the course of a year.
The Cure
By John Lynch, Bill Thrall, and Bruce McNichols 
In the Name of Jesus
By Henry Nouwen
Overcoming the Dark Side of Leadership
By Gary McIntosh & Samuel Rima
Pure Desire
By Ted Roberts
Center Church
By Tim Keller 

Want to be part of a Learning Community?