CITY GROUPS

A family to belong to!

City Groups are the heart of Citylight Church. We currently have SIXTEEN city groups located all over Lincoln. A City Group is a mid-sized community (15-40) who are growing in the Gospel, listening to the Scriptures, connecting as a family, and serving a specific neighborhood or network in the city. If you want to get plugged in, this is the way to do it!

  • Adult City Groups - Multiple City Groups meet throughout Lincoln each week. Fill out the form below if you’d like more information on joining a City Group!
  • Citylight U - City Groups - Citylight U Lincoln exists to see college students & young adults meet Jesus and be transformed by His gospel. And to respond by joyfully worshipping Jesus, studying His Word, and going out to impact the world around us.

 

Core Values

Down (Gospel)
The Gospel is the good news that God saves sinners through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. God has reached down to us. Jesus has done for us what we never could do ourselves. This gospel is the power of God to save sinners and transform neighborhoods and nations (Romans1:16). The Gospel isn’t just the ABCs of following Jesus - it is the A to Z of following Jesus. It is of first importance in all we will do as a church (1 Corinthians 15:1-4).

Up (Devotion)
The Gospel is such wonderful news that we can’t help but respond. We want to respond with faith, repentance, and worship. This means we look to Jesus for everything in our lives and in our church. We trust him with our hearts and our behaviors. We also respond to him with repentance - real change in our lives birthed out of loving Jesus more than anything else. And we respond to God with worship, both in our whole lives and in our gatherings. We celebrate God’s presence, welcome His Spirit, and preach His Word in response to all He has done.

In (Family)
The church is not a place but a people. It’s more than a weekly assembly of individuals. It is a humble, joyful community committed to loving each other and doing life together. The primary expression of community in our church will be City Groups, where we connect to hear the gospel, respond to the gospel, and share the gospel. We will never settle for only being a weekly service for people to attend, but will continually invite people to share their lives with others as “a people for God’s own possession” (1 Peter 2:9).

Out (Mission)
The church is God’s missionary agency to reach the unreached with the Gospel. Missions is not just one ministry within the church, but the very orientation of our church. The same gospel that transforms us within also compels us outward on mission. We exist as a church to be both “a city on a hill” and “the light of the world” (Matthew 5:14). We do this by focusing each of our City Groups around a shared mission – seeking to love, serve, and make disciples of neighborhoods and networks of people in Lincoln.