What We Believe


What We Believe

Cities Church is committed to the biblical doctrines and values expressed in our Member Affirmation of Faith and our Membership Covenant. Our elders and deacons each affirm the Bethlehem Elder Affirmation of Faith (2003).

We are also committed to the following ten dimensions of life together.


1. Worship

Enjoying and displaying the worth of Christ in God-centered, Christ-exalting, Spirit-led, Bible-saturated corporate worship, including congregational singing and expository exultation.


2. Prayer

Commitment to depend on God's grace and mercy in personal, family, and corporate prayer, so that in all our blessings the Giver will get the glory.


3. Education

Personal efforts to grow and help each other grow in biblical truth and wisdom and faith and love, which show Christ as our supreme treasure.


4. Mutual Care

Corporate commitment to pursue a life together in sacrificial faith-sustaining care for each other in loving relationships at every level of youth and age, joy and sorrow, comfort and crisis, health and brokenness.


5. Witness

Personal and corporate strategies of wartime living, courageous witness, and social action to show the supreme value of Christ to fallen people and fallen culture.


6. Ethnic Harmony

Intentional efforts to display love across ethnic and cultural lines and be a church that models the fruit of that love.


7. Compassion

Personal and corporate expressions of compassion to relieve human suffering, near and far, by means of short-term intervention and long-term personal and structural change, in order to show the justice, mercy and soul-satisfying beauty of Christ — forever.


8. Missions

Corporate efforts in cross-cultural missions for the sake of the Name of Christ among unreached peoples.


9. Leadership

Humble submission to spiritual, biblically qualified elders who lead by example, not dominion, and with joy, not under compulsion, to equip the saints for the work of the ministry, including aggressive efforts to multiply congregational leaders.


10. Legacy

The commitment of church and parents to train up succeeding generations of children and youth who live the vision of this church.