Let’s get practical—don’t you want to grow and develop as a person? Since we only have one life to live, why not look to what can exceed our earthly limits? If you are a Christian, it turns out being formed as a follower of Christ doesn’t just happen. It takes effort. Our new sermon series, which launches June 16, is designed to help us understand and realize this.Read More
“We are all the same” is one of the core tenets of City Church. We believe everyone is made in the image of God and so all humans have inherent dignity and value. The question of how to communicate that dignity and value comes up when we interact with our neighbors at The House of Blues—the homeless.
Over the last month we have been in a sermon series on the book of Daniel called, "The Strength of Knowing God." If I asked you to list some ways you can pursue knowing God, how would you respond? "Reading the Bible and praying" would likely make the list. It would be great to add, "Worshiping together on Sunday morning." Or maybe even, "Joining a small group of other Christians to live life together."Read More
One of my favorite things that happens at City Church is our musical theater camp. For me, the summer camp is a great opportunity to invite people to have a glimpse of the gospel message through art as showcased by kids. Bringing beauty to broken places happens even in the crazy imperfections of a children's musical production.Read More
This Sunday we begin a new study in the Old Testament book of Daniel, called The Strength of Knowing God. I’m really excited about this series because it will help us consider relevant questions we regularly face in life. In his book on Daniel, Biblical commentator Iain Duguid put it this way:Read More
This past Sunday, we celebrated Jesus’ resurrection—we remembered his escape from the tomb and sang about his victory over death. And maybe you are still humming the triumphal songs we sang. Maybe you haven’t gotten the stain out of your shirt from the Steel City Pops. Or maybe you are at a place where you are doubting all of it.Read More
At City Church we’re not trying to build a church for ourselves but for our friends, neighbors, colleagues and others we know who do not share our faith. People are more open to considering visiting church on Easter than any other day of the year.Read More
Bruce Springsteen famously wrote, “We learned more in a three-minute record, baby than we ever learned in school.” That’s how I felt when I heard Josh Moore talk about the song “We Will Feast” by Sandra McCracken. Josh Moore, City Church Worship Arts Specialist, helped Sandra McCracken write “We Will Feast”—a worship song we sing on Sunday mornings that teaches us about more than worship on Sunday mornings. McCracken teaches us about centering ourselves in God during the ins and outs of life—she teaches us about the nature of worship in a four-minute record.Read More