City Life

Why City Life?

City Life is an effective ministry model to transform the lives of youth and their families as well as the communities they live in. The City Life model gives a strategic way to pursue every young person within each specific community we are involved.

What is City Life?

City Life is a relational, holistic, community based ministry that desires to see deep change in an urban neighborhood through the raising of indigenous leaders from the young people in that community.

What is City Life trying to do?

Our vision is to empower urban youth to change their community for Christ.

How is City Life trying to do it?

  • By keeping a tight neighborhood focus and living in that neighborhood if the Spirit leads.
  • By doing relational, holistic ministry with a critical mass of youth from that neighborhood.
  • By raising indigenous leaders who don't move out, but stay and give back.

What does City Life mean by "holistic"?

To meet youth's spiritual needs, we need to meet their physical needs as well (Are they hungry? Do they need glasses to read God's Word?). Holistic ministry is proclaiming the evangelical gospel AND demonstrating the gospel through addressing the social needs of youth and their families. James 1:27 says, "Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."