Citylight Church is a local church. We are a gospel community of people here in Roanoke whose lives have been and are being changed by the person and work of Jesus Christ. Together we are pursuing what it means to live life in a way that shows Jesus to be as worthy as He really is.
Citylight Church is an interdenominational Christian church, which means we have people from all different backgrounds. Yet we have a common core: we are a community that is about the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Citylight Church is about Jesus. Jesus declares, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8.12). In the extreme cosmic makeover to come, there will be no sun or moon, but rather Jesus will be the constant illumination for God’s glorious and eternal city (Rev. 21-22, Isa. 60). Both in this world and the world to come, Jesus is the one true cityLight.
Citylight Church is about following Jesus. Jesus says to those who follow Him, “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden…let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. (Matt. 5.14-16). In this we find both our name and our mission, for Jesus calls us to be citylights in our homes, in this city and into the world.
Citylight Church aligns itself with the historic Christian faith. Belief in these doctrines is not necessary for participation in the Citylight community, but is required for those decide to become church members and leaders.
If you’re considering visiting Citylight Church or if you’re new to our church community, we want you to know that we understand how difficult or awkward it can be to find a church home. Thank you for reading about us here on this site, but we also invite you to connect with us.