The Vision of City Church is to bring spiritual, social and cultural renewal to the city of Evansville and beyond through a movement of people who are being transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ. That vision drives everything we do as a church. There are few things about how we pursue that vision that are really important to us, and they are:
The local church is God’s primary instrument in his plan to renew all things. Because of that, we want to pursue excellence in everything we do within the limits of our resources. We would rather do less but do it well, than do a lot of things poorly. We hope everything we do as a church honors the Lord and feels purposeful to participants.
AUTHENTIC, NUANCED, GOSPEL TEACHING
Every week at the end of our services we say, “The Cross Changes Everything.” That means we believe the Bible and the Good News of Jesus speak to every part of life. At City Church, we talk about real life, in a way that many churches might not. Every week you’ll hear thoughtful, relevant messages that are designed to help you apply the gospel to the complexities of your life.
CONNECTION AND TRANSFORMATION
No matter where you’ve come from or where you are on your journey, there’s a place for you at City Church. We believe transformation happens in community, and we want everyone to find a community in which they can grow with Jesus, thrive in their relationships, and impact the world around them.
God is the creator and ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. (Gen. 1:1, 26-27,3:2; Ps. 90:2; Mt. 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2Cor. 13:14)
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father and lived a sinless human life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate his power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. (Mt. 1:22-23; Is. 9:6; Jn 1:1-5; Heb. 4:14-15; 1 Cor. 15:3-4; Rom. 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Tim. 6:14-15; Titus 2:13)
The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God and is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation and provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth and guidance in doing what is right. He gives believers spiritual gifts when they are saved. As Christians, we seek to live under his control daily. (2 Cor. 3:17; Jn. 16:7-13; 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 1 Cor. 2:12, 3:16; Eph. 1:13, 5:18; Gal. 5:25)
The Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error. (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Tim. 1:13; Ps. 12:6, 119:105, ! 119:160; Pr. 30:5)
People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like him in character and person. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin.” This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life. (Gen. 1:27; Ps. 8:3-6; Is. 53:6a; Rom. 3:23)
Salvation is God’s free gift to us, but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ and receiving God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith, we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. (Rom. 6:23; Eph. 2:8-9; Jn. 1:12, 14:6; Titus 3:5; Gal. 3:26; Rom. 5:1)
We believe that the universal church, the body of Christ, consists of all believers regardless of organizational affiliation and that Christ commanded for His church the observance of water baptism and the Lord’s Supper until he returns. We also believe the local church should be a witness to the contemporary world. Without compromising biblical absolutes, a church’s ministry, worship, and teaching should creatively adapt to the particular culture it feels called to reach. ! (Col. 1:18; Eph. 4:4-6; Acts 1:5, 11:15-16; 1 Cor. 12:13; 1 Thess. 4:13-17; Mt. 16:18, 28:19; 1 Cor. 11:24-26)
People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence. (Jn. 3:16, Rom. 6:23; Rev. 20:15)
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