Mission and Values

Our Mission

Welcome to Cristo Rey Lutheran Church! We are a multicultural Lutheran congregation located in Bell Gardens, CA.

Our mission is to use outreach initiatives and offer excellent worship in a culturally relevant way so that our members and prospective members are connected to the gospel and equipped to serve as our partners in sharing the gospel.

Our History

We are both an established, yet new church. We have been serving Bell Gardens since the 1972. At the same time, we are revitalizing our efforts to carry out the great commission. In 2016, we began a partnership with the Evangelical Lutheran Synod to renew our mission and ministry.

In November of 2016, a bilingual pastor joined us full-time. We are working hard to provide a variety of worship services, spiritual services, and community events to our community. We invite all members of Bell Gardens and the greater Los Angeles area to visit and learn more.

Our Core Values

The following core values are important to us and all we do at Cristo Rey Lutheran. We use these values to guide all aspects of our ministry.

Christ Centered: We commit to ministry (worship, teaching, and outreach) that focuses on the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Gospel Motivated: We maintain an attitude in accord with the Gospel and make decisions in accord with spreading the Gospel.

Based on Lutheran Doctrine: We embrace the Lutheran teachings as outlined in the writings of the Lutheran Confessions. This includes, but is not limited to, a focus on the proper distinction and application of Law and Gospel.

Focused on Excellent Worship: We strive for excellence in worship, focusing on the highest quality preaching, music, liturgical orders, visual arts, and overall worship service experience.

Focused on Outreach: We prioritize outreach and evangelism to reach as many people as possible with the good news.

Culturally Relevant: We conduct all ministries (worship, teaching, and outreach) in a way that is culturally appropriate without compromising our other core values.

Actively Equipping Others: Through preaching, teaching, mentoring, and encouragement we equip all members to participate in our core mission.

Collaboration with our Partners: We collaborate with partners that help us share the good news in our community and around the world. Our partners includes the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS), Academia Cristo, and iGlesia Luterana Cristo.