About Us

Would you like to learn a little more about us? Then you are in the right place. On this page, you can find information about our mission and vision, our services, our beliefs, and frequently asked questions about us. Not seeing the information you are looking for? Go to our contacts page to send us a message. We’d love to hear from you!

Our Mission

At City, we believe that we as individuals, and the church as a whole, exist for a reason. This mission can be summed up in three simple phrases:

Love God. Love People. Show people God.

 

Our Vision

A vision statement is a succinct phrase meant to capture the reason why a community exists. Here is ours:

We exist to glorify Jesus by making disciples who gather to worship Him, and embark to proclaim Him.

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Sunday Services

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General Service Info
We would love for you to join us for worship on Sunday. Our Worship Service starts at 10:30 a.m. We are located at 3500 Cleveland Ave. NW Canton, OH 44709.

 

Feel free to worship from wherever in the sanctuary you would like. Food and drinks are available before and after service at the bar in the back of the sanctuary.

Order of Service
Our Services generally follow a set order of service, though this may change on occasion. our basic services look like this:

 

  • Welcome/Announcements
  • Opening Prayer
  • Worship through Song
  • Children Dismissed/Offering
  • Sermon Communion
  • Responsive Worship
  • Final Prayer
Worship Style
Our music style is subdued and contemporary. We love hymns, contemporary choruses, and modern praise music. We strongly believe (and strive to ensure) that the songs we sing together reflect what we believe about God.

 

Our Sermons
We purposefully intermix both book-by-book expositional preaching and topical series throughout the year.

 

Dress
Pastor Chris tends to preach in jeans and a t-shirt. We do not have a dress code, either implicitly or explicitly. We have people who come from all walks of life, and prefer people wear whatever makes them feel comfortable.

 

Communion
City Church welcomes all followers of Christ to join with us in communion, regardless of creed or confession. The elements are placed at the front of the sanctuary following the sermon to take when you please.

 

Children's Church

We offer children’s church, and a nursery, during our Sunday Service (Children are also welcome to remain in the worship space for the entirety of the service, if you would prefer to worship as a family). We use The Gospel Project as our primary curriculum. This curriculum teaches through the entire bible, and each section’s gospel implications, every three years. We offer a nursery for infants and toddlers, a preschool through kindergarten class, and a first through fifth grade class.

 

Our Beliefs

Interested in learning what City believes? You can check out our Statement of Faith below.

Note: The human phraseology employed in this statement is not inspired nor contended for, but the truth set forth is held to be essential to a full Gospel ministry. No claim is made that it contains all the truth in the Bible, only that it covers orthodox fundamental matters.

One God
There is one God (Deuteronomy 6:4), who is infinitely perfect (Matthew 5:48), existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19). Jesus Christ is the true God and the true man (Philippians 2:6–11). He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary (Luke 1:34–38). He died upon the cross, the Just for the unjust (1 Peter 3:18), as a substitutionary sacrifice (Hebrews 2:9), and all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood (Romans 5:9). He arose from the dead according to the Scriptures (Acts 2:23–24). He is now at the right hand of Majesty on high as our great High Priest (Hebrews 8:1). He will come again to establish His kingdom, righteousness and peace (Matthew 26:64). The Holy Spirit is a divine person (John 14:15–18), sent to indwell, guide, teach, empower the believer (John 16:13; Acts 1:8), and convince the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment (John 16:7–11). It is the will of God that each believer should be filled with the Holy Spirit and be sanctified  (1 Thessalonians 5:23), being separated from sin and the world and dedicated to the will of God, hereby receiving power for holy living and effective service (Acts 1:8).
The Authority of the Scriptures
The Old and New Testaments, inerrant as originally given, were verbally inspired by God and are a complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men. They constitute the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice (2 Peter 1:20–21; 2 Timothy 3:15–16).
Original Sin and Salvation
Man was originally created in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:27): he fell through disobedience, incurring thereby both physical and spiritual death. All men are born with a sinful nature (Romans 3:23), are separated from the life of God, and can be saved only through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 15:20–23).

Salvation has been provided through Jesus Christ for all men; and those who repent and believe in Him are born again of the Holy Spirit, receive the gift of eternal life, and become the children of God (Titus 3:4–7).

The Church
The Church consists of all those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, are redeemed through His blood, and are born again of the Holy Spirit. Christ is the Head of the Body, the Church (Ephesians 1:22–23), which has been commissioned by Him to go into all the world as a witness, preaching the gospel to all nations (Matthew 28:19–20). The local church is a body of believers in Christ who are joined together for the worship of God, for edification through the Word of God, for prayer, fellowship, the proclamation of the gospel, and observance of the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper (Acts 2:41–47).
The Resurrection and Second Coming
There shall be a bodily resurrection of the just and of the unjust; for the former, a resurrection unto life (1 Corinthians 15:20-23); for the latter, a resurrection unto condemnation (John 5:28–29).

Jesus Christ will physically and visibly return to earth for the second time to establish His Kingdom. This will occur at a date undisclosed by the Scriptures (Matthew 24:30,  26:63-64; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-8; Revelation 1:7).