City Life Church is a group of people who want to live like Jesus did. We are people who are very different from one another -- we have different skin colors, different amounts of money, different life-experiences, different families, and different homes. Yet we have the important things in common. We share meaningful relationships, and we know where to find the source of life.
City Life's Mission Statement:
Demonstrating the kingdom of God by ministering to society, making disciples, and starting churches.
- We have a dream for a church of many ethnicities where people worship together, pray together, work together, dream together, and eat together.
- We have a dream that the community surrounding our church feels, smells, and begins to taste life in the Kingdom of God.
- We have a dream of a church leadership team consisting of men and women of both majority and minority cultures.
- We dream of a church where we disciple the poor to share with those who have even less.
- We have a dream where we disciple the middle class to curb consumption and thoughtfully help those in need.
- We have a dream for a church that expresses itself creatively in problem-solving, worship, and community impact.
- We have a dream for a church where the mentally ill find wholeness in community, and where the mentally stable find community with the mentally ill.
- We have a dream for a church that offers hospitality to strangers, immigrants, refugees, and newcomers.
- We have a dream for a church that finds its purpose in the Father, follows the path of the Son, and receives its power from the Holy Spirit.
- We have a dream for a church that values and depends upon community; it is a place where no one stands alone, no one rises to the top alone, and no one falls down alone.
- We have a dream for a church that wrestles with the tension of caring for those both within and outside of the church.
- We have a dream of a church where addicts are set free.
- We have a dream of a church where grief and sadness are absorbed by the care of the community.
- We have a dream of a church where people go to great lengths to find lost people -- learning a new language, going to a foreign neighborhood, and stepping out of comfort zones.
- We have a dream of a church that binds up the brokenhearted, proclaims freedom for captives, releases the prisoners from darkness, comforts the mourning, and bestows on the poor crowns of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and garments of praise instead of spirits of despair (Isaiah 61:1-3).