Take the Next Step

An exciting journey begins by taking just one step.

People often look for a church based on a "what can this do for me" mentality. But in the Bible, the church is the place where God's people gathered together to stand against the gates of Hell. In other words, the church is less about us and more about Jesus. LBAC is a people who are learning to authentically respond to God. We gather to spread His name and His fame to farthest corners of the world, as well as our own East Long Beach neighborhood. There are lots of ways for people to respond to God, but here are a few of the ways we have chosen to respond as Christ's powerful and purposeful church.

Baptism

The Bible teaches that baptism is a response to receiving the free gift of salvation through faith in The Gospel of Jesus Christ. Baptism is an outward symbol revealing new life in Jesus Christ. Baptism represents total identity with Jesus Christ. Because baptism is a response of someone who possesses faith in Christ, we do not baptize infants or any person who cannot confess the indwelling of the Holy Spirit through relationship with Jesus Christ.

We encourage those who were baptized as children or infants to be baptized as believing adults as an expression of their own faith in God through Christ. We encourage baptism by a spiritual mentor, parent, or respected pastor. We will baptize someone in any location; e.g. home, beach, or at church. We encourage choosing a public location for baptism where those who have never believed can witness the miracle of a life changed, washed clean, and resurrected with Jesus Christ!

Who Can Be Baptized @ LBAlliance?
A. You MUST be born again, or born “from above”. (John 3:3, 5, 1st John 1:9)
B. You can be saved and not be baptized. (Luke 23:39-43)
C. Baptism was often associated IMMEDIATELY with salvation. (Acts 2:38)

You DO NOT have to be baptized for membership @ LBAlliance, however…
A. Jesus was baptized, identifying publicly with God at the beginning of his public ministry in order to also identify with us and show a pattern for life. (Matthew 3:13-17)
B. Jesus commands His followers to be baptized. (Matthew 28:19)
C. All believers should follow Christ’s example and be baptized. (Acts 10:48, Mark 16:16)

Growth Groups

Growing closer to God in community.

One of Long Beach Alliance Church’s core values is growth. We desire for those who join us on Sunday morning, to be given every opportunity possible to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. When we look on times when lasting, personal growth happens most often and most consistently, it is within a smaller group of believers as they dive deeper into the most recent sermon and share life experiences.

Become a Member

Take more than a back seat.

Start Serving

Because life is about so much more than ourselves.

Get Connected

Join today.

We wanted to give you one place where you could respond to any of these next steps. A place where you could find message notes, sign up for events, and enroll in groups and classes that will continually help you in your journey with Christ. Check out our connect page and register for a user account. It’s the easiest way for you to get on board.