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. Together, we teach, practice and pursue these values as a church.
You can sum up the whole Bible in three words: God with us. We were made for God’s presence. As God’s people, we are totally defined by it and completely dependent on it. This means we are a people of presence, spending our lives in pursuit of God’s presence, communing with Him through daily worship. It also means we reflect His presence to others. As He communes with us, we commune with our spouses, children, friends, co-workers and neighbors.
We are called to be people of truth, who are unafraid and unashamed to tell others who God is and who He has called them to be. Yet we are also called to be people of love. In showing honesty with honor, we offer humility, empathy and dignity. We remember where we once were and where we still struggle today. This allows us to be patient, kind and gentle while finding our true identity in Christ and not what others think as we boldly proclaim the gospel.
Because of sin, we are broken and unable to live up to who and what we were created to be. Yet because of Christ, we have been welcomed into the divine love of God and share in the same affection, acceptance and pleasure of God. As broken and beloved people, we are quick to confess and repent of our sins, knowing where we still fall short, and also quick to remind ourselves of the truth that God loves us, despite us. It prepares and sends us to minister to the brokenness of our world.
You become what you behold. What you find most beautiful receives your worship, and whatever receives your worship is what you become. Jesus says it like this, “where your
treasure is, there your heart is.” Because Christ is most beautiful, we behold Him as most beautiful and we too become beautiful. This means we fill our lives with things that direct our hearts and our minds toward the beauty of the Lord, stirring our affections for Christ.
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.