Love God — Love People — Make Disciples of All Nations

Gospel City Church exists to glorify God through the fulfillment of the great commission, in the spirit of the great commandments. (Mark 12:28-34; Matthew 28:16-20)

LOVING GOD is a whole-person engagement in the adoration of Christ. It looks like vertical, ascriptive worship to the Lamb. (Colossians 3:17)

LOVING PEOPLE is seeing people where they are and pointing them to Jesus. Whatever goes up (vertical worship) should lead out (horizontal human relationships) to others. (1 John 4:7-8)

MAKING DISCIPLES OF ALL NATIONS looks like every believer having an eye for the nations. Making disciples who make other disciples is our mission. This means that missions is a regular part of our culture, and that living-sent is something that every believer can do. (Mark 16:15)


Our Foundation

Our foundation is Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 3:11 says “For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ” Our church stands on the reality of who He is and what He has done. Anything built on less will ultimately be torn down. Building on this foundation guarantees success—whether it is in our church or our individual lives—this foundation stands for eternity.

Our Distinctives

Our church is founded on Jesus Christ and supported by four distinctives. These distinctives are not specific to Gospel City Church as they are derived from Biblical truths, but they help us understand and clarify what we are committed to as well as explain what we choose to emphasize throughout our church. These distinctives will define our church at every level from children’s ministry to small groups.

Bold, Exegetical Preaching

“Preach the Word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.” — 2 Timothy 4:2

Vertical, Fervent Worship

“God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth.” — John 4:24

Unceasing, Passionate Prayer

“Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.” — Colossians 4:2

Unafraid, Living-Sent Evangelism

“…and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.” — Ephesians 6:19-20


Our obedience to the Lord’s command is revealed in our lives as we glorify Him, gather with other believers, grow in our faith and spiritual maturity, and go tell others the Good News. These values guide us in everything we do as we continue to be lifelong learners of Christ. They are a helpful way to talk about every disciple’s contexts for learning, worshiping, and going with the Gospel.


Glorify God by loving God and loving people


Gather with God’s people in the large setting and the small setting


Grow up into Christ through Biblical understanding, the one-anothers, and obedience in faith and repentance


Go with the message of Christ from home, to neighborhood, to world


We AUTHENTICATE the message we preach

  • We believe and preach the gospel to ourselves first
  • We model our message with humility
  • We are maturing disciples of Jesus
  • We confess and repent when we blow it

We MAXIMIZE the greatness in people

  • Be a multiplier, not a diminisher
  • Call out the genius in others
  • We believe the best of others
  • We expect the best work of others

We COLLABORATE as a diverse team

  • Do what you were made for
  • Embrace your dependency
  • We value the complementary gifts of others
  • We don’t work in silos

We SIMPLIFY for focused alignment

  • Less is more
  • Know the why before the how
  • Dehassle and wow

We COMMUNICATE with clarity

  • Define the win
  • Display the scoreboard
  • We give and we receive feedback
  • Fully assertive yet fully collaborative

We ADAPT in pursuit of excellence

  • Hold it loosely
  • Make it better
  • Stop what you would not start
  • Don’t stop dreaming of what could be

We REPLICATE for broader influence

  • Give it away
  • Be a talent magnet
  • Reproduce yourself


For information on our Core Doctrinal Beliefs, Statement of Faith, and Church Governance Policies click here.