Finding a church home can be stressful. But it doesn’t have to be. The key is to identify the core values you are looking for in a church, then find a church that shares your core values. For example, I have a heart for the city, because I believe urban centers are a seedbed for ideas that shape culture. But, while there are many Boise churches to choose from, if you scan the churches in Boise, you won’t find many downtown Boise churches. That’s why I’m thrilled by what God is doing at City Church Boise.
The following is a quick summary of our core values and connect points as a Church. If you’re already part of City Church, this will help you invite your friends and family into this community with us. If you don’t attend City Church, and you are looking for a church home, this will give you a sense of who we are and how you can connect with us if you desire.
City Church is all about living loved by God, together in community, on mission with Jesus in our city. We’re humbled and eager to live out God’s story for us, and we’d enjoy making your story part of ours. Three values define us:
Loving God (Worship) – We were created to live loved by God and love Him in return with all we are. This is the most important thing we can do (Matthew 22:37-38). It is our highest goal and greatest pleasure in life. God made us in His image to find our life in and under Him.
Loving One Another (Community) – Living loved by God transforms our love for each other. We experience and extend His love for us through our relationships with each other. True community happens when we discover and share our common in life Christ together, and reflect that love to one another.
Loving Our City (Mission) – God’s love for us compels us to love others by pointing them to Him. We embody the love, justice, and peace of Jesus by loving our city in tangible ways that point to Him. And we intentionally invite our friends, family, and city into this life with us.
If you share these core values, you will enjoy City Church Boise. Here are three ways you can connect with us:
Sunday Worship compels us to engage with God and one another as His people. We gather Sunday mornings at 10am to experience God, declare His greatness, respond to His Word, and align our hearts with His. Musical worship is passionate and free. We share stories, take time to reflect, and bask in God’s beauty. Our worship together fuels our worship as a way of life.
City Church 101 is a 60-minute class highlighting our core values, vision, and structures. Pastor John leads this interactive time of exploring God’s heart for us, and getting to know one another. City Church 101 is a great way to learn about who we are, what we’re about, and how we can live life together, on mission with Jesus in our city and world.
Interest Groups and Gatherings help us build relationships with God, one another, and our city. Interest Groups help us get to know each other as we do things we enjoy together, including hobbies, passions, service projects, etc. Gatherings are more focused times in God’s Word, Prayer, sharing our stories, and eating together. Interest Groups get us connected. Gatherings help us go deep.
If you’d like to learn more about City Church, feel free to contact us. Whether you land with us, or God leads you to another church in Boise, we celebrate with you as you seek to follow Jesus.