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Welcome To Strength Church

Welcome to Strength Church where we put God first as Jesus taught us.  “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind.”  (Matthew 22:37) 
 
That is why God is the center of our worship, our learning, our growth and our lives. 
Are you looking for something different?   If so, you’ve come to the right place.  
 
Based in Long Beach, California, Strength Church is led by Pastors Kevin & Jennifer Johnson.  We are a small, non-denominational congregation dedicated to glorifying God. 
 
Strength Church is a Bible-based, Christ-centered church focused on loving and helping each other to live strong, faith-filled Christian lives.  We invite you to come and talk to us about God. 
 
To find out more about the Pastors or the church and ministries, you can read below, follow on Instagram or Facebook.  The church can be followed @StrengthChurch.  The best way to know our church is to visit with us!  Come on over and you’ll be welcome in Your Father’s House!
Meet Our Pastors
Our Pastors

Our Pastors, Kevin & Jen Johnson

A message from our Pastors
 
We are proud to serve as the founding pastors and planters of Strength Church Lakewood.  If you have found yourself landing on our page, we truly believe that is no accident.  The Lord leads people to the right places at the right times.  We believe that everybody is important to the family of God.  Everybody.  No matter your background, strengths, challenges or mistakes.  You’re welcome at our church.  We believe in second chances, just the way God does.  And He always wants you to come back home.  We want to glorify the Father and we’d love you to join us in doing so.  Our church exists to truly give honor and glory to our Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
 
Have you ever felt like you’re missing out on something?  Like you aren’t in the right place?  Maybe you haven’t been to church for a while, or you’re struggling with your faith?  Maybe you don’t feel like you belong.  You’re not alone.  There are many people in Strength Church Lakewood who were right where you are now. 
 
We’d love you to come visit us and check us out! 
 
Getting Started Resources for New Believers
 
1) Email friends@strength.church and let us know you’re a new believer!
 
2)   Access the Grow playlist.   (They’re completely free!)  You’ll watch one video per day for your first 20 days and follow along in the book.  Link here.
 
Important Note:  Church attendance is extremely important and the Bible is clear about the importance of gathering together and learning in community with other believers and strong pastoral leadership.  This is to help you in your journey in addition to your regular church attendance.  
 
3) Here’s the amazing song, Wonder of Your Love, referenced on day 2, but you can go ahead and listen right away!
 
 
Been Lost for a While?
 
If you happened to find us here before you committed your life to Jesus, we invite you to join us at church and we can help you with the very first step – giving your life to God. 
 
Or, if you previously committed your life to Christ but feel like you need a fresh start because you’ve been away for a while or had some life challenges, come on over and join us!  We’d be glad to see you at church! 
 
You’re always welcome in God’s House!
If you need help with any hurts, habits or hang ups, join us on Fridays at 7:00-9:00pm for Celebrate Recovery where we learn Biblical recovery principles that work!
YOU ARE ALWAYS WELCOME TO JOIN US!
 
We thank you for your generous donations to help keep our ministries running. 
 
Donations can be made via Paypal using the Donate button below. 
 
We also have CashApp and you can donate using $StrengthChurch.
 
 

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We are a Body of Christian believers
 
We believe in God, the Holy Spirit and the Son Jesus Christ
 
We are a Bible-based church
 
We love others
 
We leave judging to God
 
We give more than we take
 
We make church fun and productive
 
 

 

 

Are you ready to learn more about the Bible, Jesus and the Christian faith?

Every Sunday we bring a message of hope, strength. and inspiration from a biblical perspective.
 

Verse of the Day

“So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” — Matthew 7:12 Listen to chapter Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica. Powered by BibleGateway.com.
 
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Wednesday Bible Study
 
Come be part of our amazing community and fellowship with us on Wednesday night. This is a low-key event where we sit together and relax, fellowship and discuss the Bible. Meet our amazing people and participate in meaningful discussions in a multicultural Christian environment. Everyone is welcome and accepted here in our beautiful Lakewood community. We are looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday!
 
Bible Study Service

Why do we do this? How does it help?

Our Bible Study Service takes place in person from 7:00-8:00pm on Wednesday nights.  Doors open for Fellowship at 6:30pm. 
 
We strive to bring passages, verses and articles that help us in our Life Walk.  We want our faith to be infused with our lives. We want to walk the walk while keeping in mind what we have been taught by Jesus.

There is a lot of value in studying each book of the Bible and immersing oneself in a long and detailed study. We recognize that value. We also realize that our day to day lives are fast and stressful. We need timely wisdom and words from the Bible that we can walk away with and put into practice immediately. We believe that smaller, more digestible chunks of Scripture make it easier for us to truly put the advice into practice, one step at a time.

At Strength Church, everything we do is through the lens of being a Body of Christ, a community, a group that cares about each other and about the Living Word.  We make this time together a fellowship opportunity that helps us to go forth and become stronger in our daily walk and in our ability to reach and teach others.

In our Bible Studies, we think about how to apply The Word to our lives so that it is falling on fertile ground in our minds and hearts. Then, we think about who we might be able to share this with so we can meet our goal of truly evangelizing in the way that Christ taught us–lovingly and thoughtfully.
 
“ Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.¨
 
 
 

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We are a service-oriented church that believes that faith without works is dead.  We encourage all of our members to actively become involved in serving the church and glorifying the Lord with their words and actions.  
 
Talk to our ministry team to find out ways to become more involved in God’s ministries at Strength Church Lakewood.
 
 
Our Active Ministries
 
Celebrate Recovery
 
This is an important ministry dedicated to a Biblical approach to recovery. 
 
You are welcome to attend for recovery support for any hurts, habits or hang-ups. 
 
We meet on Fridays at 7:00pm at the church in Luther Hall, Room 2. 
 
Learn more about this 30+ year, highly successful program at this link: https://celebraterecovery.com/
 
This program is open to everyone and free to attend. 
 
Email friends@strength.church if you have questions. 
 
Or, just come on by on Friday at 7:00pm!
 
 
“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” ‭‭Galatians‬ ‭5:1‬
 
 
 
Homeless Ministry
 
The Homeless Ministry has been close to our hearts since we first began our church on the beach with several homeless members.
 
We have a Homeless Ministry Leader who is passionately dedicated to helping the homeless and it is an important focus for our church.  We do on-the-ground outreach and support of homeless and families in need.
 
Join us for an upcoming Service + Service Sunday when we put together Homeless Kits as a church!
 
Contact us at 562-758-0060 or email friends@strength.church to find out how you can help. 
 
Donations are always welcome.
 
 
 
“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me,” ‭‭
Matthew‬ ‭25:35‬
 
Safe Families
 
This is a new ministry for our church but not for our pastors who have been active in the Safe Families as a host family for several years.   The ministry leader has hosted many children over the years and is dedicated to this program.
 
We are looking for Christian families who are interested in helping children and families in need to keep their children out of the foster care system. 

Contact Araceli  to find out how you can become a Safe Family  through email at araceli@strength.church or call (562) 758-0060.
 
Learn more about this powerful ministry here: 
 
 
 
 
“Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.” ‭‭
Romans‬ ‭12:13‬
 
 
 
 

Visit Strength Church This week

 
Strength Church Address:
4527 Sunfield Ave
Long Beach, CA 90808
 
 
Sunday at 11:00am

Wednesday at 7:00pm*

and

Friday CR at 7:00pm*

For more info Call: (562) 758-0060 

* Doors open at 6:30pm for fellowship and food on Wednesdays at Bible Study.  Food is served on last Fridays at CR.
 
 
At Strength.Church we welcome people of all backgrounds, ages and ethnicities to our congregation.  We accept any and all people who are interested in a true walk with our Lord and Saviour Jeus Christ.  As a member, you will gain access to valuable resources afforded to members.  These include:  regular 1 on 1 conferences with the pastors,  updated news and events about new activities and opportunities to volunteer and get involved in our Ministries.  We are proud to have Church Leaders who are active and passionate members of our congregation.  One of our church missions is to grow and develop strong Christian Leaders who can provide Leadership both within the Church and in their communities. 
 
If this sounds like something that you’re interested in, we would love to have you join us!
 
Please CLICK HERE to Join.
 
 
 

 

Mental Health and Addiction Free Online/Phone Resources
 
 
The following resources have been compiled to help you with mental/emotional/addiction issues you may be having in these unprecedented times.
 
 
Celebrate Recovery Lakewood – Fridays at 7:00pm @ Strength Church in Lakewood, California

 

AA Online Meetings – searchable database

Both scheduled meetings and 24/7 meetings (forums, etc.) available

 

In the Rooms – app to access AA and a variety of other 12-step meetings

 

Lionrock – treatment center that offers AA and other meetings online

Includes a COVID-19 anxiety support group

 

National Alliance on Mental Illness – education and support, including online discussion groups

 

NAMI Helpline:

https://www.nami.org/help

Find your local NAMI chapter:

https://nami.org/findsupport

Faith-based programs:

https://www.nami.org/Get-Involved/NAMI-FaithNet

Teen and young adult support through online sharing:

 

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance – education and support

https://www.dbsalliance.org/

Online support groups:

https://www.dbsalliance.org/support/chapters-and-support-groups/online-support-groups/

Find your local DBSA chapter:

 

No Stigmas – mental health empowerment, including training and private Facebook group

 

Fresh Hope – Christian mental health support groups; online groups available in English and Spanish

 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline – 24/7 referral and information

1-800-662-HELP

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 24/7 crisis help

1-800-273-8255

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Chat option:

 

M3 – 3 Minute Test for Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, and PTSD

Gives score and personalized recommendations

https://whatsmym3.com/ (click on “Take the Assessment”)
 
 



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Church is not a building. We extend God’s love to our community and online through all our social media channels. We are active on Instagram, Facebook, and (in the past) Twitter.  Click a link below to join the conversation now! 
  
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