LA Urban Immersions

One of the best ways to understand cities and see God’s work first hand, is to be in the city, walking the streets, meeting the people and seeing the land up close. We will use Scripture and prayer to engage the city as we listen to stories, visit ministries, meet neighbors and understand structures., The LA Urban Immersion is designed as an interactive, participatory learning immersion in Los Angeles that will connect participants/students with the historical and contemporary socio-cultural dynamics of Los Angeles, a progressive and diverse city region of influence.  Using the city as our lab, we will journey the city streets exploring both the urban context and the faith responses to the context as we meet with leaders/organizations/ministries and discuss issues and theological paradigms of the power of place, the ministry of presence, Church of the city, shalom/justice and the reign of God. These skills and experiences can be applied to our own city contexts. The urban immersion provides opportunity to build relationships and experience God’s hope in tangible ways.


We offer 2 day and 5 day urban immersions in Downtown Los Angeles.

Participants (Partial List): Bakke Graduate University, Bethel Church Ministry Interns, Cairn University, Cloud & Fire Ministries Staff, Expression 58 ministry staff, Fuller Theological Seminary, Life Pacific College, Next Step Ministries, Praise Chapel LA, Redlands Church Youth Group, Trinity Western University, Westmont College, and more. Urban immersions have been offered in partnership with Bakke Graduate University and Fuller Seminary.

Forever changed by the way God broke and then reshaped and rewired my heart this week in LA. Sad to leave my brothers and sisters on Skid Row, but I hope I never see them there again. This has been an extremely intense and emotional week, but if there’s one thing I know without a shadow of a doubt, it’s that God is faithful, and God is revitalizing and restoring always. And there is always hope.”


(2015 LA Urban Immersion participant)