We love God.
We love people.
We love Long Beach.
Everything we do is directed at those 3 things. We believe that we can help the people we love in the city we love by introducing them to the God we love.
(A New Breed Church Plant)
Casual, Down to Earth, Inclusive, Multigenerational
What are services like?
We kick off with a free community breakfast and time to share our lives with one another, before we get into good music and a message from the Bible. We believe that God's word is never boring, seldom religious, and that God uses it to speak to us about the important issues of life and faith. That means we end up talking a lot about Jesus.
What is the community like?
The first thing you will notice about Refuge is that we don't take ourselves too seriously. We are grateful that we serve a God of grace, or none of us would stand a chance. We try to treat each other with that same grace and leave the judging to the one who is qualified to do it - God. At the same time we are wholly committed to following Jesus just like the Bible tells us to. And we are also committed to helping one another along the way.
What if I'm not a Christian?
If you are not yet a believer in Jesus you will quickly recognize that much of what we do is aimed at you. As followers of Jesus we see it as our job to give you a safe place to meet our Lord and to meet people who have been radically changed by His love.