Who We Are
At Citylights, we are shaped by our IDENTITIES, our MISSION, and our BELIEFS.
1. Because God is our Father, we are FAMILY.
At Citylights, we truly believe that we are a family that is formed by God.
2. Because Jesus is our Lord, we are SERVANTS.
At Citylights, we believe that serving is not just something we do, but it is an essential part of who we are.
3. Because the Holy Spirit empowers and sends us, we are MISSIONARIES.
At Citylights, we believe that we are called to go make a difference for God in the world in which we live.
Love Each Other
Make a Difference
We believe in the "Historic Christian Gospel" including the following:
The One God eternally exists as three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
THE PERSON OF JESUS
He is fully God and fully man in one person.
THE WORK OF JESUS:
Through his incarnation, death, and resurrection he accomplishes salvation of his people and inaugurates the Kingdom of God. He will one day return to complete the Kingdom.
All people are created in God’s image, but all have sinned and fallen short of his glory.
We need to be reconciled to God and set free from sin. Jesus does this for us through his life, death, resurrection, and return. We don’t have to earn this or be “good enough.” We simply receive it as a gift of grace through faith in Jesus.
Scripture is God’s inspired and inerrant word. The whole Bible points us to Jesus, his gospel, and its implications for our lives.
What if I don’t believe or understand all of this yet?
That’s why Citylights Church is here. We exist to help people learn, grow, understand, and apply the gospel. And even if you affirm the gospel, there’s still plenty more to learn and plenty more to apply to your life.
Therefore, we don’t put forth these belief-statements as a way of saying, “You have to understand and agree with all of this to be part of us.” Rather, we want to be upfront about where we’re coming from. These are the kinds of things you’ll hear taught and discussed in our midst.