THE CITY’S VISION
The City is in the business of
transforming our world
through transforming lives.
“And He said to them,
‘Why did you seek Me?
Did you not know that
I must be about My Father’s business?’”
- Luke 2:49 (NKJV) -
There are mainly 2 parts to our Church vision: Transforming Lives and Transforming Our World.
A City member needs to live a life that’s been radically transformed.
In order to be transformed, a City member needs to know and experience three changes, symbolized by the acronym “LUV”:
- Love: Be secure in the Father’s love. To know that Abba Father loves you very, very much. That nothing you do or don’t do can separate you from the love of Father God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Your identity is secure because of God’s love for you!
- Understand and live our lives from the finished work of Christ. To know that it is finished (John 19:30). He has done everything for you through his life, death and resurrection. Just as you don’t need to work to be saved, so now too your posture needs not be one of striving but resting. Not trying, but done. Simply living out the life that’s been won and given you by Christ. This is the Gospel, the Good News of Jesus. That you can confidently live out your life because Christ has ALREADY won the war for you!
- Venturing forth in the Presence and Power of the Holy Spirit. This is what Christ said in Acts 1:8, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” A City member walking in the Spirit’s power and presence is practicing the gifts of 1 Corinthians 12 and 14. He/she is praying for the sick, casting out demons and not living in fear.
TRANSFORMING OUR WORLD
“We, however, will not boast beyond proper limits,
but will confine our boasting to the sphere of service
God himself has assigned to us, a sphere that also includes you.”
– 2 Corinthians 10:13 -
We are called to influence the 7 spheres of society:
- Arts and Entertainment
- Distribution (Media)
Only around 1%-2% of believers are called specifically to the sphere of Church to work as pastors, full time workers etc. But we are all called to be priests and prophets in whichever sphere of influence that God places us in. Wherever God has placed you, whether as an employee or employer, you have the God given authority to pray and speak change into your sphere of influence. Transformation means bringing Kingdom Culture to wherever you are.
Your pastor may not be able to go into your company to influence management to implement fair practices. But you as a member of your company can do so!
And here at the City, we aim to equip every member with the means to influence the sphere(s) which God has placed them on. We aim to help our members make a difference in our marketplaces and schools!
We are the called out ones bringing Kingdom policies into the world. Bringing light to once dark places. Transforming our world!
“Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.’”
– Matthew 9:37-38