Our vision is Jesus.
He’s the light of the world. He’s the source of our vision. He’s the reason we can see. He’s the beginning and the end. He’s the answer for the world. Everyone needs to meet Him. He’s our best friend. He’s the door to the Father. We’re going to celebrate Jesus. His name is going to be heard in our church more than any other name. He will have first place in our hearts. We’re going to lift Him up.
“And when I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw everyone to myself.”
- John 12:32
COURAGE IS CONTAGIOUS
"So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing."
- 1 Thessalonians 5:11
Our mission is to make healthy disciples of Jesus.
“Jesus replied: “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” - Matthew 22:37-39
“Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” - Matthew 28:18-20
The greatest of these is love. God is love. Jesus loves people. We love people. Love gives. We don’t just fall in love, we walk in love. We will pursue kindness and patience. We fight the urge to get jealous; we don’t keep a record of wrongs, we don’t celebrate wrong and we choose to not always think about ourselves. We will never stop believing, never stop hoping and never give up.
We believe courage is contagious. Life has left many people discouraged, afraid and exhausted. One meaning of the definition of encouragement is to inspire someone with courage or hope. At City Lift Church, Sunday is the most courageous day of the week. We can do all things through Christ who gives us strength. We do encouraging acts courageously.
God loves a cheer-filled giver. We’re excited about giving because we’re grateful for Jesus. God so loved the world that He gave. We love the world so we give. We’re most like God when we’re giving and when we’re forgiving.
We make friends here. We invite a friend to meet Jesus. We invite friends to church. We make friends with the intention of bringing them to our best friend - Jesus. We compliment our friends. We lift up our friends because we believe in them. We make an honest effort to unify. We forgive and forget. We believe the best of people.
If something is worth doing, it’s worth doing with excellence. We’re willing to hustle around here to make Jesus look good. We have fun in our work. We leave slacking in our past, and we run towards the future. We deliver big to bring God glory. We work with the energy of God.
The world gives us a million reasons to be negative. God gave us one big reason to be positive – Jesus. We choose Jesus. We choose to be positive. We take peace, joy and hope. Our heads are up. God’s not done with us yet. Our futures are bright.
Jesus came to give us life. We choose life. We resist racism, prejudice, slavery and any force that comes against life. We stand for everyone’s right to life. Our hope is that everyone finds life in Jesus.
Miracles happen when Jesus walks in. People are healed. Marriages are restored. Businesses turn around. Families become whole. Jesus is the same today as He was yesterday. What He did in the Bible, He can do today. His presence shows up in our worship. He is revealed in His Word. We’re expecting Jesus.
We are part of the Converge Church Planting Network. Our 501-C-3 is incorporated under Converge Worldwide. To see their statement of faith CLICK HERE.