The things that we value, what we love, care about, think about and spend our time doing, are the things that shape and define us. At Citizens Church, our values reflect the picture of a Christian that we see in Scripture. We teach, practice and pursue these values together as a church.
The bible is the first and final authority in the life of Citizens of heaven. At Citizens Church, we want to submit our lives to God by looking to the Bible to hear who God is (his character and nature), who we are (our value and our need) and to learn the true story of the world in contrast to the false stories told around us. (Matthew 7:24-27, James 1:22).
You can sum up the story of the Bible in three words: God with us. We were made for God’s presence and Jesus promised He would provide the very presence we long for (Matthew 28:20, John 14:15-17, Romans 8:9-11). At Citizens Church, being a people of presence means communing with God individually through spiritual practices as well as corporately and in community within our gatherings and groups. This is an active, not passive, part of the life of Citizens Church. We actively behold God and intentionally move toward one another.
Every follower of Jesus is called to live lives on mission for His kingdom (Matthew 6:10, 28:16-20). God has commissioned us as co-laborers to use our words, gifts, stories and resources to be a light and push back the darkness of this world (Matthew 5:14-16). At Citizens Church, that is visible in the way we share our faith, love our neighbors, help the vulnerable, contend for justice and proclaim the gospel around us and around the world.
Our mission is to enjoy God, love people and make disciples. We believe this sums up the Great Commandment and Great Commission.
We believe in the central doctrines of the Christian faith, which are outlined in our statement of faith. The gospel, the story of God redeeming and reconciling the world back to Himself through the person and work of Jesus Christ, is at the center of everything we believe and do.