My Favorite Place to be on a Friday Afternoon

The WorkFaith Connection is a ministry partner of ours at City Church. They exist to encourage disadvantaged job seekers in their hope for a better future and to equip them with the skills and beliefs to gain employment and lead healthy, productive and spiritually rich lives. Nowhere is their vision more powerfully experienced than during their graduation ceremonies on Friday afternoons, the culmination of their 8-Day Job Search Program, which runs continuously throughout the year. Occasionally, I have the opportunity to speak at these graduations - it’s always an honor and joy - but anyone can come and I encourage you to go! You can find the schedule at The WorkFaith Connection.

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The Mystery of Faith

The Mystery of Faith

by Joy Hanna

A few years ago I was flying to Nashville and struck up a conversation with an older woman sitting in the window seat beside me. I ended up sharing my faith with her and asked her about her spiritual beliefs. She shared a somewhat confused belief in an afterlife muddled with much uncertainty. There are details I’ve forgotten, but I will never forgot this one thing she said to me: “I wish I could have your faith.”

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A visit with IJM's Mumbai field office

Last month I had the opportunity to meet several people from the Mumbai field office of International Justice Mission (IJM). IJM’s mission is to to protect the poor from violence by rescuing victims, bringing the criminals to justice, restoring survivors to safety and strength, and helping local law enforcement build a safe future that lasts. In October, IJM hosted Liberate, which was a gathering in Dallas, Texas, where 1,000 employees from IJM from all corners of the world were in attendance as well as more than 2,000 supporters. IJM is a global mission partner of City Church, and we specifically partner with the Mumbai office. You can read about one of the Mumbai office’s recent rescues here.

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City Youth updates

Read about upcoming events and exciting updates in our City Youth ministry.

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Now Hiring

I started working with City Church in April 2015, four months before the church’s public launch. It was really special being a part of something from the ground up. The newly formed team had big ideas and goals for City Church, and it was an incredible season to watch this community grow from its first days.

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It is our dedication as a church family to pursue an ever-deepening knowledge of our brothers and sisters, along with comprehending the love of our heavenly father more fully because of how the stories that illicit this knowledge testify to his grace. This goal has inspired the overarching theme for the sermons and worship on Sundays in 2018/2019 ministry year, as well a brand-new recording project by Civic Club and the Worship Arts Ministry of City Church.

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Sermons on Social Isolation

Reflecting upon the question “what is the central challenge facing our era?” New York Times columnist David Brooks concluded, “My answer would be: social isolation.” Based on my experience serving as a pastor for over a quarter century, I think he’s correct. We’re a lonely lot. Many of us feel like people don’t really know us, and we long for deeper, safer, more life-giving relationships with others.

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Make Your Work Matter

According to recent Gallup research, sixty-seven percent of the American workforce is disengaged from their work. This is tragic, not only because of the economic implications this represents for employers and our economy, but also for the individual. We spend so much of our lives at work that when we’re disengaged in our work we’re wasting our lives.

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