God is both personal (John 1:14; Hebrews 2:12) and transcendent (Psalm 97:9; Acts 17:24). He is beyond the earth and the heavens he created (Psalm 90:2; Hebrews 11:3), yet he is also near and intimately acquainted with your fears, joy, and aspirations (Isaiah 43:1; Galatians 5:22). God is well-aware of the busyness of everyday life, and he offers you rest because he loves you (Matthew 11:25-30; Hebrews 4:1-11).
Every human being has value and dignity, deserving to be treated justly and with equity and fairness (Exodus 20:12-17; Romans 2:14-15; 13:7). These, not by virtue of one’s tax bracket or reputation (1 Samuel 16:7; James 2:8-9); rather, it is because every person images God (Genesis 1:26-27; Psalm 139:13-15). Therefore, we reflect him in certain ways that demands the aforementioned.
One of God’s gifts to humanity is the Bible, also known as the word of God (Psalm 119:105; James 1:17-18). Within its pages, God speaks to us and teaches us about himself, how to love him, and how to love others (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:16-21). Further, the word of God provides an historical account of people who, in their desire to follow God, encountered the joys and hardships of pursuing him faithfully (Psalm 95:1-7; 2 Corinthians 1:8-10).
The depth and intimacy for which we long in relationships has not been satisfied over the world wide web, in our employment, and in our neighborhood. The God of the Bible, however, knows you intimately (Psalm 139:1-4; Luke 12:7). He bids you to come, enter into a reconciled relationship with him through Jesus Christ, and find ultimate satisfaction (Psalm 16:11; 2 Corinthians 1:20).
The Local Church
The local church is filled with imperfect people who should be striving to love the Triune God and love neighbor (Matthew 22:36-39; Romans 3:23). Amid this striving, and the hurt that sometimes occurs (1 Corinthians 11:17-22; Galatians 2:11-17), God’s glory is manifest there (2 Corinthians 3:3-4; Ephesians 3:20-21), as men and women, boys and girls, gather to hear from God through the means he has appointed (Matthew 28:18-20; 2 Timothy 4:1-4), as well as sing to our Lord and be sharpened to be a beacon of light in the community and to each other (Matthew 5:14; Colossians 3:16).
Prayer, it can be said, is our conversation with God (Psalm 13:1-5; Matthew 6:7-8). Our requests, praises, laments, and thanksgiving are all received by the Lord as we pray in Jesus’ name (Matthew 6:9-13; 1 John 5:14). God answers our prayers according to his good and perfect will (Luke 22:42; 1 John 5:15).
Los Angeles is more than the buildings, the culture, and the restaurants. What makes L.A. special is the people. As Christians, we are called to love our neighbor as ourselves (Matthew 22:39; Galatians 6:10). In particular, we are called to love the people of L.A. (Matthew 7:12; 1 Corinthians 10:24) That means we must honor and love the people of our city in tangible ways (Matthew 5:42; Colossians 4:5-6).
For additional information concerning our beliefs, please read our statement of faith, which is found in the Westminster Confession of Faith.
Design and Development
Montage partners with churches from numerous denominations. We are personally affiliated with a community of churches known as the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (ARPC). Like Baptists, Episcopalians, and other associations of churches, our name — Presbyterian — reflects our governing structure, as this brief video explains.