Our distinctives are different from our doctrines. Doctrines are what we believe are essential to the Christian faith. Distinctives are where we land on specific theological issues that are not essential to being a Christian. There is room for disagreement around our distinctive, while maintaining shared unity and fellowship around the doctrines. We do not expect everyone at Citizens Church to embrace all aspects of these distinctives, but these convictions do shape how Citizens Church is led.
We hold to the central beliefs of the Christian faith, as communicated throughout Scripture and summed up in the ancient creeds of the Church. 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.
Our mission is to enjoy God, love people and make disciples. We believe this sums up the Great Commandment and Great Commission.
Our values inform and create a picture of a citizen: life in Christ, word of God, whole-person discipleship, people of presence, missional living.