Behold, I am doing a new thing

  This past Sunday, a young man from Anaheim High School came to the church for the first time. I had connected with him at an event recently and invited him. After we finished service, I gave him a ride home and he thanked me for the invitation. Then he said...

God gives you permission to be yourself

  When are you your most joyful self?   Think about it. Is it when you’re alone reading a good book, quietly soaking in the elements around you? Is it when you are surrounded by your favorite people? Is it when you are productively crushing a task? Is...

We have an idea.

  Here at City Church, we are constantly taking concrete steps to reach new people for Jesus. We also make it our goal to do our best discipling and growing the people who already call this their “home church.” It’s a delicate balance every...

How to deal with disappointment

  Life is full of disappointment. Have you noticed? As it happens, I’m writing this post during the holiday season (which can amplify feelings of letdown even further). All of us experience the blows of the fallen world from multiple different...

Happy Thanksgiving from Pastor Kyle and Lisa

Gratitude is a carefully calculated (often moment-by-moment) decision to see and express thanks for the good in the midst of every situation. Specifically… 1. I am grateful for the health of our family, including two beautiful kids. Given the ordeal Lisa...