- Phone: (612) 338-6500
- Mailing Address: 1501 West 54th Street, Minneapolis, MN, 55419
The people of City Church are growing into a community of Christ followers who seek to fulfill our purpose: “Love God, Love Others.” We have adopted our vision from Jeremiah 29:7, to “seek the peace and welfare of the city,” here in Minneapolis and beyond. Because God loves the city, he asks us to look beyond ourselves and ask what we can do to serve our city for the good of all.
City Church seeks to contribute to the well-being of the city of Minneapolis by meeting the spiritual, physical, and other needs of people who live here. This involves faithfully communicating the good news of Jesus in fresh and relevant ways, responding to the needs of our neighbors who lack resources, engaging with issues of biblical justice and showing that faith can and should transform the lives of individuals and the life of the community.
We want each person to find peace, meaning and purpose, guidance, strength and hope in saying, "Yes!" to the invitation Jesus offers. And then we want to make sure to extend the invitation Jesus offers to others by sharing God's story and our story of faith with those we know.
City Church is a place to experience Christian community where we share the joys and difficulties of life and meet brokenness with grace, forgiveness and compassion. We want to extend Christian love to all by caring deeply and loving others the way that God loves us.
Jesus is the wisest, most loving person who ever lived and offers the grace, peace, hope, freedom and healing we need to flourish and become the people God created us to be. We are committed to practice the spiritual habit of daily Bible reading and prayer. Spiritual growth happens best when we combine community and the Bible.
We strive to do ordinary things with great love and live generously. As God is generous with us, so too can we be generous in the way we live, giving our time, skills and money to serve others sacrificially.
City Church launched on Easter 2005 as the eighth daughter church of Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie, MN. In the spring of 2013, after eight years of meeting at Armatage Community School, City Church purchased and moved into its current facility. City Church is a multi generational congregation with a core of families with young children. In 2020 (Pre-COVID) around 325 (adults, children and youth) worshiped in two morning services. Currently, around 130 people worship with City Church each week.
At the onset of the COVID pandemic, we were able to shift our entire worship setting and children’s teaching online thanks to the tireless work of staff and volunteers. Our front lawn allowed for open-air worship during the warmer season, and we were able to carefully reintroduce in-person worship as public health guidelines allowed. We have seen the same reduction in attendance that many other churches have experienced, but have retained a core community of believers who are passionate about seeking Christ together. Through this trying season, we have seen God at work in ways that give us hope for the future of our church community.