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City Church Houston

New Location,
Same vision

City Church exists to renew Houston by bringing the beauty of Christ into the broken places of our lives, our city, and the world. With a robust commitment to the biblical truth of the gospel and center-city ministry, we’re a multi-generational, diverse community of faith designed to carry the classic Christian message to a secular, post-Christian age. We celebrate the arts, serve the city’s poor and marginalized, and train followers of Christ to engage culture and reimagine work.

We have a unique opportunity to be part of something special — establish City Church’s long-term home at 201 E. 9th Street and make a gospel investment to renew our city that will yield fruit for generations to come. 

A Place to Call Home

Since its inception, City Church has met for worship on Sundays at House of Blues in downtown Houston. With roughly 650 people who now call City Church their home, we long to maximize our mission through an enduring, visible, and physical presence. 

Our future home in Houston’s historic Heights neighborhood at 201 E. 9th Street will enable us to serve the city throughout the week in many ways we currently cannot. It will also address the constraints we have faced at House of Blues in vital areas, such as our City Kids and City Youth ministries. 

During the week, people will attend classes at a ministry training center, enjoy a conversation with someone who doesn’t share their faith in a coffee shop, or gather to serve the needs of the neighborhood and the city. The 24/7 visibility of the space will draw people to culturally relevant talks, art installations, and community events. It will be a place to gather with others, including our mission partners, to address important areas of brokenness in our city.

Our Investment

We’re in the midst of the most significant religious shift in our country’s history. Far fewer people than ever say they have any religious affiliation. Church attendance is down, especially in large urban centers, and many are disillusioned with organized religion, particularly younger people.

Reasons for leaving the church include the rise in association of Christianity and politics, declining trust in religious institutions, improvement of societal conditions therefore lessening worries, and prior negative experience in church setting. 

In the 1990s, 90% of U.S. adults identified as Christian.

Today, only 63% of U.S. adults identify as Christian.

City Church was designed to address this trend. 

Pew Research and General Social Survey

Our Sacrifice

The reNEW Campaign is a season in the life of City Church where we are asking people to consider biblical generosity and to participate in sacrificial giving to secure funds needed to renovate City Church’s future home at 201 E. 9th Street. The renovation of this property is a unique moment in the life of City Church that will allow us to further enhance our mission of bringing the beauty of Christ into broken places.

Throughout April we will ponder the many ways that God renews us and how that impacts so many parts of our lives, including how we approach generosity. We all now have the privilege to renew an older church building, renew our commitment to City Church’s mission, and renew our hearts.

Our Opportunity

Giving is a response to God’s radical generosity. The new property is purchased and your gift will allow the new space to be transformed into a community space, a convergence of the sacred and secular, where people from different generations and walks of life encounter the gospel in a refreshing environment. 

1 Chronicles 29:14

But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand.

Questions about the reNEW Campaign?

Questions about the New Property?

Would you like to  dive deeper?

Stories of Grace highlight God’s grace through his people, church, and community. We invite you to learn more about City Church through these stories.

Conversation with Beth Moore

You Can Find Freedom in Community

How We Found City Church

What Can Diversity Create?

How City Church Cares for People

City Church: Who We Are

COVID Protocols
  • We are encouraging people to wear masks in worship, particularly those who are unvaccinated.
  • We are requiring all children 11 and under, presently ineligible for the vaccine, wear masks in worship and City Kids (ages 0-3 exempt). All City Kids staff and volunteers will wear masks.
  • We have a designated area in the mezzanine that is mask-required, as well as plenty of space for anyone to practice social distancing.


As we adjust our protocols to address the changing state of the pandemic, we will keep this information updated. We will also communicate through our weekly newsletter as needed. If you would like to sign up for our newsletter, click here.

Community

Events

Another great way to see what city church is about is to attend one of our other events. We hope to see you soon!

COVID Protocols
  • We are encouraging people to wear masks in worship, particularly those who are unvaccinated.
  • We are requiring all children 11 and under, presently ineligible for the vaccine, wear masks in worship and City Kids (ages 0-3 exempt). All City Kids staff and volunteers will wear masks.
  • We have a designated area in the mezzanine that is mask-required, as well as plenty of space for anyone to practice social distancing.


As we adjust our protocols to address the changing state of the pandemic, we will keep this information updated. We will also communicate through our weekly newsletter as needed. If you would like to sign up for our newsletter, click here.

Community

Events

Another great way to see what city church is about is to attend one of our other events. We hope to see you soon!