What is Beach Progressives?
Beach Progressives is a start-up community of diverse young adult spiritual seekers who are pursuing God with our whole hearts, our entire minds, and all of our strength. We are rooted in the historic Episcopal and Lutheran expressions of Christianity, but our collective spiritual journeys transcend any definitive label, category, or denomination. We come from a wide range of religious (and non-religious) backgrounds, but we are united by our commitments to live more authentic lives, to speak truth to power, and to serve others as grateful recipients of God's grace. Finally, we are one community with two unique, overlapping expressions: a worshiping community in downtown Long Beach and a campus ministry at Cal State Long Beach. Learn more about us HERE.
Join us Downtown
We gather downtown for soul-expanding worship, creative theological conversation, feisty bible study, and joyful service to our neighbors. We hope you'll check out our upcoming events and plan to join us - we promise a friendly welcome! If you'd like to meet up before giving us a try, we'd love the opportunity to get to know you over coffee. Give us a shout! Our usual gathering place is at 370 Junipero Avenue, the home of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church.
Join us at CSULB
We don't do hard sells and we don't push dogma. We don't exclude or shame. We strive to be radically welcoming of all people, just as Jesus was. We experience faith and intellect as highly compatible. And we're passionate about building interfaith relationships. Interested in exploring a different kind of Christianity? Learn more about our ministry at Cal State Long Beach and check out our events calendar.