Who We Are

Our Story

In 2009, a small group of people began gathering in midtown Tulsa with a similar heartbeat and vision. We came together around a shared passion to see people discover Jesus, to serve our community, and to see our city transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ.

It started with dinner in our homes where we would invite our neighbors, co-workers, and friends to eat with us. It started with people showing up at community events with trash bags ready to serve. It started with evening gatherings in our living rooms praying for people, studying the book of Acts, and dreaming about what God could do in our city.

As God added to our church, we decided to launch our first Sunday morning gathering on January 31st, 2010. That first year we grew to 125 people and saw over 50 people make decisions to follow Jesus. Today, our church has grown to reach people who are far from God, to serve our city, to build deep, biblical community, and to see our city transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ. God is doing something special and we invite you to partner with us!


Our Team



 

Matt Nelson

Lead Pastor

   

Jim Moss

Executive Pastor

      

Chad McCaslin

Family Pastor

      



 

Justin Miles

Connections Director

      

 

Thomas Aeschleman

Creative Director

      

Ben Blount

Worship Director

      

 
 

Josh Kluge

City Youth Director

      

Tiffany Bruner

Office Manager / Missions Director

      

Our Mission

To see our city transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Core Values

We are people of radical grace and truth.
Jesus emphasized both and apologized for neither

We are wholeheartedly committed to biblical community.
We refuse to let community become optional

We are people of extravagant generosity.
Amazing grace makes us radically generous

We are 100% united around the vision of making disciples.
The mission of Jesus is clear: "go and make disciples"

We are do-what-it-takes, go-the-extra-mile servants.
Jesus completely redefined greatness

We are passionate in our pursuit of Christ.
We are Gospel-centered and Spirit-empowered followers

We gather together in order to be sent out.
Worship experiences must lead to missional living

We plant churches that plant churches.
Multiplication is the only way we reach the world for Jesus


Our Beliefs

Holy Bible

The Holy Bible, and only the Bible, is the authoritative Word of God. It alone is the final authority in determining all doctrinal truths. In its original writing, it is inspired, infallible and inerrant (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5; Romans 16:25-26).

Trinity

There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and co-eternal (I John 5:7; Genesis 1:26; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 9:6; Hebrews 3:7-11).

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is God the Son, the second person of the Trinity. On earth, Jesus was 100% God and 100% man. He is the only man ever to have lived a sinless life. He was born of a virgin, performed miracles, died on the cross for mankind and thus, atoned for our sins through the shedding of His blood. He rose from the dead on the third day according to the Scriptures, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return again in power and glory (John 1:1,14, 20:28; I Timothy 3:16; Isaiah 9:6; Philippians 2:5-6; I Timothy 2:5).

Redemption

Man was created good and upright, but by voluntary transgression he fell; his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God (Gen. 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21).

Salvation

We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ; His death, burial, and resurrection. Salvation is a gift from God, not a result of our good works or of any human efforts (Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 2:16, 3:8; Titus 3:5; Romans 10:9-10; Acts 16:31; Hebrews 9:22).

Repentance

Repentance is the commitment to turn away from sin in every area of our lives and to follow Christ, which allows us to receive His redemption and to be regenerated by the Holy Spirit. Thus, through repentance we receive forgiveness of sins and appropriate salvation (Acts 2:21, 3:19; I John 1:9).

Sanctification

Sanctification is the ongoing process of yielding to God’s Word and His Spirit in order to complete the development of Christ's character in us. It is through the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God that the Christian is enabled to live a godly life (I Thessalonians 4:3, 5:23; II Corinthians 3:18, 6:14-18, II Thessalonians 2:1-3; Romans 8:29, 12:1-2; Hebrews 2:11).

Jesus' Blood

The Blood that Jesus Christ shed on the Cross of Calvary was sinless and is 100% sufficient to cleanse mankind of all sin. Jesus allowed Himself to be punished for both our sinfulness and our sins, enabling all those who believe to be free from the penalty of sin, which is death (I John 1:7; Revelation 1:5, 5:9; Colossians 1:20; Romans 3:10-12, 23, 5:9; John 1:29).

The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is manifested through a variety of spiritual gifts to build and sanctify the church, demonstrate the validity of the resurrection, and confirm the power of the Gospel. All believers are commanded to earnestly desire the manifestation of the gifts in their lives. These gifts always operate in harmony with the Scriptures and should never be used in violation of Biblical parameters. (Hebrews 2:4; Romans 1:11, 12 :4-8; Ephesians 4:16; I Timothy 4:14; II Timothy 1:6-7; I Corinthians 12:1-31, 14:1-40; I Peter 4:10).

The Church

The church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of Jesus' Great Commission. Every person who is born of the Spirit is an integral part of the church as a member of the body of believers. There is a spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ (Ephesians 1:22, 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23; John 17:11, 20-23).

Two Sacraments

Water Baptism: Following faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the new convert is commanded by the Word of God to be baptized in water in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38; Mark 16:16; Acts 8:12, 36-38, 10:47-48).

The Lord's Supper (Communion/Eucharist)

Communion/Lord's Supper is a sacred time of union with God where we both remember the saving actions of Jesus Christ and enter into a unique mystery/point of contact in God's presence. (Matthew 26:26-29; I Corinthians 10:16, 11:23-25).

Resurrection

Jesus Christ was physically resurrected from the dead in a glorified body three days after His death on the cross. In addition, both the saved and the lost will be resurrected and face judgement; they that have put their faith in Jesus Christ to the resurrection of life and they that have rejected Jesus Christ to the resurrection of eternal damnation (Luke 24:16, 36, 39; John 2:19-21, 20:26-28, 21:4; Acts 24:15; I Corinthians 15:42, 44; Philippians 1:21-23, 3:21).

Second Coming

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; I Thessalonians 4:15-17; II Thessalonians 1:7-8; Revelation 1:7).

 

Connect With Us

We meet every Sunday morning at 8:30am, 10:00am, and 11:30am at Tulsa Ballet in Brookside.

918.200.9681 | info@citychurchtulsa.com

1212 E 45th Place | Tulsa, OK 74105
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