Scripture gives bold confidence that, “…if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” (Rom 10:9). Once you are saved, you have nothing to hide from God because “…your life is hidden with Christ” (Col 3:3)! When God looks at you, He will not see your sin; He will see His Son. The best news of all is salvation is a gift! Jesus died willingly for your sins. He took on the eternal punishment you deserve so you can receive the infinite reward only He deserves. All you have to do is open your heart and receive Him.
Water baptism is the next step for anyone who has made a decision to follow Jesus. Through baptism, we identify with the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We publicly proclaim our faith in Jesus and show the world that our old sin nature has died with Him. When you come up out of the baptismal waters, you are identifying with Jesus’ resurrection and the new life He has given you. The only biblical prerequisite to baptism is to believe in Jesus. Don’t wait to be perfect to get baptized! It’s your next step. “If you believe with all your heart, you may” (Acts 8:37).
Life Groups are small, weekly get-togethers that meet outside the church. Join one of our Life Group leaders in their home to discuss a relevant Christian book along with the Bible. You will get the chance to meet and spend time with other people from CityLight, make life-long friends, and experience genuine community in New York City. Life Groups are the best way we have to meet new people and get connected to your new church family.
“So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people.” – Acts 2:46-47
At CityLight Church, we’re not just friends; we’re family. We love to worship together and celebrate the finished work of the Cross. Membership is a covenant whereby you commit to playing an active role in our church community, and we agree to welcome you into our church family with open arms. Life should not be lived alone, and the local church is the primary means Jesus gives us to connect to His body. Get connected with us!
At CityLight Church, we don’t just donate to charity; we give to honor the King of kings. Giving is a form of worship, and God is a generous God. God wants you blessed so you can bless other people! We believe in biblical prosperity, which means that God will give you everything you need to accomplish the unique mission He has for your life, and enough left over to go out and bless others in theirs. God loves a cheerful giver, and at CityLight Church, our members tithe with joy. We honor the Lord with the firstfruits of our increase, knowing that as we do, God will, “…open…the windows of heaven and pour out…such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it” (Mal 3:10).