Neighbor-focused

Our first priority, our highest attainment, is always to love God. But if we love God, we will also love our neighbor. Love God AND love your neighbor – there are no commandments greater than these. On these commandments depend the entirety of God’s instruction to us. If we do not love our neighbor, consequently, we do not truly love God.


Loving our neighbor requires a heart transformed by the Gospel. If we love only those who love us, we are no more than a reflection of the world. Instead, we are commanded to love as Jesus loved. We are to love in word and deed, despite differences or barriers. We are to love the sinners, the outcasts, the least of these…we are even to love our enemy.


We have asked God to show us how to be neighbor focused and how to love the Lanark Park neighborhood where we live. After much prayer and consideration we came to the following three principles for being neighbor-focused.


Engage: We want to know, listen, understand, and learn from this neighborhood; We want to walk with our neighbors and build relationships.


Collaborate: We want to partner with our neighbors to understand where and how relationships are broken in the neighborhood - materially, interpersonally, and spiritually; to identify the Gospel need.


Respond: With our neighborhood partners we want to respond to restore those material, interpersonal, and spiritual relationships; to proclaim the Gospel, to teach the Gospel, and do the Gospel.

Neighborhood recreational ministry

Living Stones Church participates in, partners with, or provides the following sports/fitness/recreation programs.  We view these opportunities as a way to engage and collaborate with our neighbors as we build relationships to demonstrate and proclaim the Gospel. 

  • Lanark Recreation center

    year-round Youth  Sports leagues

    Lanark Recreation Center is a facility of the City Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation in our neighborhood.  We participate and invest in the youth recreational sports teams programs by playing, coaching, and supporting the seasonal leagues including soccer, basketball, and baseball.  


    Please visit the Recreation Center office to sign-up for leagues.  

    http://www.laparks.org/dos/reccenter/facility/lanarkrc.htm

  • Currently the Lanark Park Recreational Center charges significantly less for their sports programs than other San Fernando Valley parks, but over the last few years the price to play has increased. However, with the increased price to play there has been a decrease in neighborhood participation.  As a church, we have informally partnered with the Park by providing scholarships for league participation and a sport training clinics for kids ages 7-12.


    For more information on our Fall Basketball Clinic click HERE


  • neighborhood Zumba classes

    Monday and Wednesday @ 8:00 PM  and Friday @ 10:30 AM

    Living Stones Neighborhood Center / 8239 Remmet Avenue / Canoga Park

    We provide an open invitation for the neighborhood to join us at our building and participate in the certified Zumba instructor led dance class.  All ages and fitness levels can participate.  


    CONTACT Nydia by with any questions about the classes

  • 100 Citizens eXERCISE PROGRAM

    The purpose of 100 Citizens is to provide the community with a structured FREE exercise program intended to meet or exceed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) minimum recommendations for physical activity. The program is designed to be affordable, replicable, and sustainable through delivery by university Kinesiology students.


    Every Tuesday & Thursday (8:30 – 9:30 AM)

    Lanark Recreation Center artificial Soccer Field

    All fitness levels are welcome!

    http://www.100citizens.org/100-citizens/canoga-park/

Living in the neighborhood

Much of our church family is either from or has chosen to move into the Lanark neighborhood.  If you are interested in serving or relocating to the neighborhood and would like to connect with others who live in the Lanark neighborhood, 

CONTACT US