About Citizens Church

Beliefs

Citizens Church exists...

To honor and glorify God.   We have been brought together to genuinely live out God’s plan to love Him and love others, that those around us will  experience salvation through Jesus and changed lives through the Holy Spirit.   

Citizens Church Staff

Vision, Mission & Core Values

Where God Leads...

"It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed." -Deut. 31:8

Our Mission is to make Christ-like disciples in the nations.  We are following the command Jesus gave to his disciples:
 
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” -Matthew 28:19
We believe that God’s grace can REACH ALL people, Jesus can REDEEM ALL people, and the Holy Spirit can REVIVE ALL people.
 

REACH ALL
“And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near.  For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.” -Ephesians 2:17-18

REDEEM ALL
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” -John 3:16

REVIVE ALL
“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.  The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. ” -2 Corinthians 5:17

 

Christian, Holy, Missional

 
We are a Christian people
 

As members of the Church Universal, we join with all true believers in proclaiming the Lordship of Jesus Christ and in embracing the historic Trinitarian creedal statements of Christian faith. We value our Wesleyan-Holiness heritage and believe it to be a way of understanding the faith that is true to Scripture, reason, tradition, and experience.

 
 
We are a Holiness People
 

God, who is holy, calls us to a life of holiness. We believe that the Holy Spirit seeks to do in us a second work of grace, called by various terms including “entire sanctification” and “baptism with the Holy Spirit”-cleansing us from all sin, renewing us in the image of God, empowering us to love God with our whole heart, soul, mind, and strength, and our neighbors as ourselves, and producing in us the character of Christ. Holiness in the life of believers is most clearly understood as Christlikeness.

We are a Missional People
 

We are a sent people, responding to the call of Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit to go into all the world, witnessing to the Lordship of Christ and participating with God in the building of the Church and the extension of His kingdom (Matthew 28:19-20; 2 Corinthians 6:1). Our mission (a) begins in worship, (b) ministers to the world in evangelism and compassion, (c) encourages believers toward Christian maturity through discipleship, and (d) prepares women and men for Christian service through Christian higher education.

Beliefs

Christ's Foundation

"Jesus said to him, 'I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'" -John 14:6

The Church of the Nazarene came into existence to preach, teach, and model holiness of heart and life as the missional core of its vocation to make Christlike disciples In the nations.

WE BELIEVE in one God- the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

WE BELIEVE that human beings are born with a fallen nature, and are, therefore, inclined to evil, and that continually.

WE BELIEVE that the atonement through Jesus Christ is for the whole human race; and that whosoever repents and believes on the Lord Jesus Christ is justified and regenerated and saved from the dominion of sin.

WE BELIEVE that the Holy Spirit bears witness to the new birth, and also to the entire sanctification of believers.

WE BELIEVE that the Old and New Testament Scriptures, given by plenary inspiration, contain all truth necessary to faith and Christian living.

WE BELIEVE that the finally impenitent are hopelessly and eternally lost.

WE BELIEVE that believers are to be sanctified wholly, subsequent to regeneration, through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

WE BELIEVE that our Lord will return, the dead will be raised, and the final judgment will take place.