Transformation Starts in Community
We’re at a crossroads – both literally and figuratively! The new LJCC logo is symbolic of where we’ve been and also marks the beginning of a new chapter at LJCC. LJCC is an intergenerational family of families. The lines woven together in unity represent our commitment to the body of believers here at LJCC and those who have yet to walk in our door. Because at LJCC, we believe we’re better together. We’re committed to meeting everyday people wherever they’re at on their faith journey. Join us in spreading the news by using #LJCommunityChurch
Homeless Outreach Ministry
It is important that we remember homelessness and hunger impacts our community all year long, not just during the holidays. The Homeless Ministry continues to feed the homeless men and women lunch at Mission Bay Monday through Friday alongside the Salvation Army.
The words of gratitude heard from those served is what inspires the ministry team to continue. The Homeless Outreach Ministry not only feed men and women five days a week, but they also provide bus passes, gift cards, and a Christmas luncheon. Words of gratitude heard from those served is what inspires the ministry team to continue.
Community Uplift Ministry
Teens and adults from La Jolla Community Church answer the call to work on residential projects around San Diego. These builds funded by Thrivent Financial are home repair projects to improve existing, degraded homes. Habitat for Humanity provides materials, expert supervision, tools, and lunch. Thrivent Financial fully funds the project fee. Habitat offers two types of revitalization projects that this team serves on. The first build that LJCC participated in was in August of 2015. If you or someone you know would like to serve with John Wilson and the team, let us help connect you with him.
For more information, contact the church office at Info@LJCC.org.
Military Outreach Ministry
The Military Outreach Ministry at La Jolla Community Church supports military families in San Diego while living out their faith and commitment to the Lord.
Each year, the Memorial Day bake sale helps to raise funds for baby baskets and gifts at Christmas to support the Welcome Home program. The baby baskets are given to expectant mothers or spouses of military personnel at Miramar. In the Welcome Home program mothers and children receive gifts donated by LJCC members.
For information, contact the church office at Info@LJCC.org or call (858) 558-9020.
Project Mercy has been improving the lives of the poorest and needy in the outlying neighborhoods of Tijuana since 1991. The San Diego non-profit constructs basic sturdy homes for the poorest families in the outlying neighborhoods of Tijuana, Mexico. La Jolla Community Church participates by sending members from the “Mexico House Building” with Project Mercy. The Mexico House Building team has built over twenty homes in Tijuana over the years, including their participation in Project Mercy’s Baja Challenge.
The reason behind building the homes is simple: inadequate housing leads to health hazards, plus a strong house is able to withstand environmental hazards. There are no homeless or temporary shelters or soup kitchens for those who are hungry and displaced. Residents fear for their children with each approaching winter because shelters cannot withstand high winds and icy conditions.
Here’s how you can help: 1) be informed, 2) volunteer your time and resources, and 3) support the efforts with your financial gifts.
Project Mercy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency based in San Diego, CA. To contact Project Mercy, reach out to Paula Claussen at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Project Mercy page:
Puente de Vida
La Jolla Community Church ministers to school children in Ensenada, Mexico who attend the Puente de Vida school. Puente de Vida (Bridge of Life) school is a ministry of Rancho El Refugio (Refuge Ranch) in Ensenada, Mexico. The ministry provides hope and a future to disadvantaged children. Unfortunately, the school is currently operating without adequate space. As it exists now the school is operating in shared space and therefore the students often get displaced.
Our involvement has been in partnership with Rancho El Refugio and Lazarian World Homes to build classrooms specifically designated for the school children. Furthermore, students and families who attend the church here in La Jolla minister to the children in Mexico, while also building classrooms. The students who attend the school are largely from the disadvantaged area of Ojos Negros and are children of migrant workers. Puente de Vida is committed to breaking the cycle of illiteracy and poverty in these families by providing a Christian education to their children.
Contact the church office to learn more or to get involved at (858) 558-9020.
Y-Malawi brings people together in community with each other and with God. This true, deep, meaningful connection can heal hearts, transform lives and change the world. The central tenet of our work is supporting local African ministries who know their communities and people best. This model results in sustainable development and discipleship that is impacting lives now and for eternity. You can participate by going on a ministry trip.
To contact Y-Malawi, email Phil Jemmett, call (619) 990-5071 or visit their website: