ABOUT CITY MISSION

City Mission exists to share Christ, to shelter, to heal, and to restore the homeless to independent living—without discrimination. With your help, we help our residents renew their lives.

A person’s descent into homelessness, hunger, and despair can only be transformed into an ascent into recovery through a comprehensive set of solutions that eliminate the barriers to independent living one by one. At City Mission, a Christ-centered rehabilitative homeless shelter, we facilitate this transformation by providing food, shelter, case management, biblically based counseling, and life-changing programming. Our goal is to help each person who walks through our doors to become a healthy, productive member of society.

Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.    — Isaiah 40:31

FAITH-BASED

City Mission affirms the following beliefs:

The Holy Scriptures: We believe in the inspiration and divine authority of the Bible as God’s word written, containing all things necessary for salvation.

 

The Holy Trinity: We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—who have been so revealed to us in the Gospel.

 

The Lord Jesus Christ: We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as true God and true man, who, by reason of His birth of the Virgin Mary, His sinless life, His atoning death, His bodily resurrection and glorious ascension, His triumphant reign, and His expected visible, bodily return to earth in glory for the resurrection of the dead (some to life and some to condemnation), is the only mediator between God and man.

 

Justification and Sanctification: We believe that the fall of humanity resulted in our complete and universal separation from God and our need of salvation; that the Lord Jesus Christ died and shed His blood as a sacrifice for the sins of the whole world; that salvation is a free and everlasting gift of God entirely apart from works; that every person must repent and receive salvation by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; that the Holy Spirit regenerates us with divine life and personally indwells in believers upon our faith in Christ, perfecting our repentance, nurturing the new life implanted within, transforming us into Christ’s image, and enabling us to do good works in the world.

 

The Christian Church—Gifts for Ministry: We believe that the Church is the Body of Christ, whose members are a new humanity called to live in the world in the power of the Holy Spirit—worshiping God, confessing His truth, supporting one another in love, and, as a priesthood of all believers, living sacrificially for the proclamation of the Gospel to the whole world and in service to those in need.

Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.   — Psalm 103:2-5