• The Other Part of the Sermon…

    This Sunday we were able to preach on Ephesians 6:1-4, but weren’t able to talk about Ephesians 6:5-9 at all.  And those verses are controversial.  In them, Paul addresses bondservants and their masters.  Over the years, this passage has been interpreted in many different ways.  Does it endorse slavery or

  • Summer School for Leaders

    The mission of Citylight Council Bluffs is to multiply disciples and churches!  We want to see our city and region changed by the gospel of Jesus in such a way that thousands are following Jesus and churches are planted.  Already, God has done more than we could have imagined, but

  • Baptism Celebration Coming on Sunday, April 2!

    Every so often, our church pauses to celebrate lives changed by Jesus, and our favorite way to do that is through BAPTISMS!  Baptism is a spiritual and symbolic act where a person says that their old self and sin has died (it’s gone!), and they are a brand-new, born again

  • Empowered to Connect Conference Simulcast at Citylight!

    Empowered to Connect Conference Simulcast April 7-8, 2017 2600 S 9th St, Council Bluffs, IA 51501   Join us for a free simulcast of the Empowered to Connect Conference. Come experience practical teaching in a safe and supportive community as we work to equip families, churches, and professionals to better

  • 1 Church in 2 Locations

    We are becoming 1 church in 2 locations! 9am gathering at the Peterson Building (2600 S 9th St, Council Bluffs, IA 51501), where we’ve been since we started, and 11am gathering at Sherwood Community Church (2109 Old Railroad Highway, Council Bluffs, IA 51503) who has graciously offered to host us

  • That One Day I Got Baptized

    I still remember standing behind the big auditorium with Dr. Morris Chapman and him pulling a bright, flashy, golden pen from his suit pocket.  I was 14 years old, and I had just returned from summer camp where I committed my life to Jesus Christ.  It had been a very

  • 4 Ways to Respond to Racial Injustice

    The last few days there have been more tragic shootings of black men in our nation. It’s heartbreaking, and Erick and I have heavy hearts. As we’ve prayed and listened Erick and I have grown to believe that our silence isn’t helpful. We’ve seen in the Book of Exodus that God

  • Launching into 2 Services!

    LAUNCH DAY WAS A BLAST! God was on the move for our public launch!  We had over 250 people in the building, lots of new friends, lots of old friends, and dozens of volunteers all coming together to worship Jesus!  There were neighbors who came to see what was going

  • We’re Going Public on Sunday, August 14 @ 10am!

    Church Family (and New Guests and Future Friends)! God has been so good to us during our core team season.  Way back in September 2015 we launched a couple of small City Groups.  Those grew and multiplied…and multiplied.  We started meeting monthly for prayer.  And God heard and moved!  Then

  • Gospel Joy in Phillipi and Council Bluffs

    From a dirty prison cell, the Apostle Paul penned a letter loaded with joy to a church full of love – the Philippians.  What was on the heart of this man as he faced death?  What was in this church that made him so excited? Philippians is laced with affection,