Outreach & Missions

The Great Commission

City Church is committed to being involved in missions! Our purpose in doing so is three-fold:

  • To fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 1:8)
  • To see men and women saved and taught in the knowledge of God (Ephesians 4:11-13)
  • To minister to the totality of human need according to Matthew 10:42, 25:31-46, John 13:35 and Ephesians 2:10

Definition of Missions

City Church's definition of missions is as follows:

  • Overseas ministry or ministry to another culture within our own country.
  • Evangelizing, practicing discipline, planting churches and aiding in their growth and development overseas and in the United States.
  • Any ministry extending beyond the congregation, the church facilities or the local influence of the church. 

Missions Team

The Missions Team meets regularly and is responsible for recommending missionaries for approval by the church Council, classifying each missionary, and setting financial support. A minimum of six members serve on this team. 


City Church Missionaries

Come to the County Fair!

Dates:          September 13 to September 21, 2014

Theme:        Stories

Scripture:     "Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story."  Psalm 207:2 (NIV)

Two years ago, the theme of City Church's annual Missions Conference was "Impossibilities."  One year ago, it was "Opportunities."  This year, it is "Stories."  God allows impossibilities to come into our lives, provides us with opportunities to overcome those challenges, and then we have stories to share with others of our journey to victory.

Last year, our over-all theme was a cruise ship and, after a formal banquet, we set "sail" and went from port to port each night throughout the week.  This year, the over-all theme is A County Fair.  We will begin the conference with a fair in the gymnasium, including game booths for the children, food vendors, a pie tasting/judging contest for adults, and a cupcake decorating contest for children, a foot stomping/hand clapping time of welcoming our visiting missionaries, and a brief program. 

The fair will continue throughout the week with story tellers (visiting missionaries) in the sanctuary at 6:30 p.m. and a fair in the Fellowship Hall at 8:00 p.m. The fair will include booths with items for sale from around the world and, yup, you guessed it, more fair food.


Reaching Madison and Beyond...

Whether it's to the Madison-area or around the world, City Church believes that each one of us is called to reach out to others.  We have on-going opportunities to serve the local community through:

City Church also sends out people on short-term missions trips throughout the year to places around the world. Contact City Church Missions Director, Nancy Van Maren, for information on upcoming opportunities and how you may get involved.



Interested in Getting Involved in Missions at City Church?

Contact City Church's Missions Director Nancy Van Maren.