CityView Church exists to help disciples of Jesus mature and multiply

To this end, it is our hope to leave a significant legacy of:

    • People transformed by the Gospel, living as Christ’s disciples.
    • Effective and devout Christians that persevere.
    • Reproducing through church planting, church replanting and revitalizing dying churches.

Given our context, history and composition, we believe that these three hopes represent our best opportunity to be the kind of church that helps disciples of Jesus continue to mature and multiply.


CityView church was started in 2006 with a handful of members with the hope to establish a Gospel beachhead in the Alliance corridor of far north Fort Worth.

We have always believed that our local area is in desperate need of the Gospel.  This belief is confirmed over and over by our interactions with a confused and splintering culture (even with many churches in our area).

Therefore, CityView remains committed to awakening people to the Gospel – and sometimes that includes those that might know a lot about God, the Bible and church but have not been transformed by the message that Jesus saves and transforms sinners.


In the broadest sense, CityView can be described by three core convictions:

  • The Gospel is the glue that holds us and is therefore primary to both our unity and activity. (John 5:39, 1 Cor. 2:1-2, 15:1-4 &12-14, Eph. 4:1-6, Gal. 3:8)
  • The Holy Spirit enlivens and empowers us for all of God’s purposes. We are therefore a church that pursues sensitivity to God the Holy Spirit. (Rom. 8, John 16:13, Acts 1:8 1 John 4:4)
  • The Bible is God’s revelation to man. Therefore, with the help of Holy Spirit, we consider these Holy Scriptures sufficient as our primary source for truth and understanding reality. (2 Peter 1:20-21, John 16:13-15, Psalm 119:18, 2 Tim. 3:16)

Furthermore, the people of CityView tend to reflect the following characteristics:

  • Our church community behaves like a family – we therefore cultivate the kind of traits that reflect God’s design for family (Eph. 2:19-22)
  • We value sincerity in our interactions with one another and therefore work towards vulnerability in our closest friendships (1 Peter 1:22, James 3:17 & 5:16, Romans 12:9).
  • We arrange our lives to exist as localized people – we make decisions that allow us to be engaged citizens of our community, seeking its good. Put another way, we seek to “tend the garden” we’ve been given. (Jer. 29:7, Acts 17:26-27, 1 Tim. 2:1-2)
  • We strive for simplicity in what we do as a church. We fight against being too cute or clever in favor of clarity and focus. This means we will also fight against a crowded calendar that chokes out opportunities to be “everyday people” (“salt” and “light”) in our community. (Matt. 5:13-16, John 17:15, Phil 2:14-15, 2 Cor. 1:12)