The Creeds

In the early formation of the church, two creeds were written that contain the beliefs of the church. We affirm and recite the creeds with churches across generations and the world stating our faith in the one God who created, redeemed, and sanctifies us.

  • The Apostles Creed

    I believe in God,

    the Father Almighty,

    Creator of heaven and earth;

    I believe in Jesus Christ,

    His only Son, our Lord.

    He was conceived by

    The power of the Holy Spirit

    and born of the Virgin Mary.

    He suffered under Pontius Pilate,

    was crucified, died, and was buried.

    He descended to the dead.

    On the third day, He rose again.

    He ascended into heaven,

    and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

    He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

    I believe in the Holy Spirit,

    the holy catholic Church,

    the communion of saints,

    the forgiveness of sins

    the resurrection of the body,

    and the life everlasting.


  • The Nicene Creed

    We believe in one God,

    the Father, the Almighty,

    Maker of heaven and earth,

    of all that is, seen and unseen.

    We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,

    the only Son of God,

    eternally begotten of the Father,

    God from God, Light from Light,

    true God from true God,

    begotten, not made,

    of one Being with the Father.

    Through Him all things were made.

    For us and for our salvation

    He came down from heaven:

    by the power of the Holy Spirit

    He became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,

    and was made man.

    For our sake He was crucified under Pontius Pilate;

    He suffered death and was buried.

    On the third day He rose again

    in accordance with the Scriptures;

    He ascended into heaven

    and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

    He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,

    and His kingdom will have no end.

    We believe in the Holy Spirit,

    the Lord, the Giver of life,

    who proceeds from the Father and the Son.

    With the Father and the Son He is worshiped and glorified.

    He has spoken through the Prophets.

    We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.

    We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

    We look for the resurrection of the dead,

    and the life of the world to come.


Three Streams

At City Lights Church we reflect a “three streams” approach in how we worship.

We are:

  • Evangelical

    We take seriously God’s command to speak about and live like Jesus. We preach and teach from the Bible because we believe it is the inspired word of God, and our desire is for all people to enter into a saving relationship with Jesus.

  • Charismatic

    We believe God is present and active among His people. We anticipate the work of the Holy Spirit in the life of the church for the conviction of sin, the illumination of truth, and the restoration of all things.

  • Liturgical

    We value the longevity of historic tradition, the rhythms of the church calendar, the consistency of a lectionary-based teaching plan, and our connection to the global Church.