Springfield is a city like many others across the nation: In it, you can find pockets of prosperity and poverty, love and violence, diversity and segregation, and full of beautiful people with little hope.
At The City Church we are trying to see our city the way God sees it and then pursue it the way that God would pursue it. This means that we are all about restoration and renewal: Bringing life by killing death. Killing death? Yes, killing death!
Death means separation and humanity is faced with all kinds of separation - Spiritual, psychological, social, and physical. To bring life and kill death we plan to bring people back to God, bring people back to each other, restore purpose and meaning within individuals, and do everything we can to ease the physical pain we all go through.
When Christ came to earth this was His plan. He said that the world was condemned already: Facing death. But rather than let humanity stay in that death He left the comfort, joy, and praises of heaven to come to the sin-filled, death-bound, God-denying world on a mission of restoration. Can we do any less?