• ServeFest ’18 coming May 12th!

    We’re a church that loves the city of Council Bluffs and the people who live in it! For one Saturday morning in May, dozens of churches in Council Bluffs are coming together to go out into the city and serve!  We want to splash the love of Jesus on our city through

  • Financial Peace University Launching January 28

    As we launch into the new year, our church is excited to announce we hosting a Financial Peace University, beginning on Sunday, January 28 @ 6:30pm at Citylight Council Bluffs (2109 Railroad Highway, Council Bluffs, IA 51503). This is a practical, intense, life-changing course that helps you learn how to handle

  • Winter Bible School

    Our mission 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 we long for more.

  • Fun Parking Problems

      As our church grows, City Groups multiply, and friends invite friends, we’ve run out of parking! What a fun problem to have! Many of you have felt it on Sundays (and some of you with 4x4s like it!). Around Citylight, we love challenges like these because it’s another opportunity

  • Operation Christmas Child

    Our church is excited to be a part of Operation Christmas Child this year.  Since 1993, this Samaritan’s Purse project has collected and delivered more than 135 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 150 countries and territories around the world.  Just last year, Operation Christmas Child reached 11.5

  • Parenting Conference with Paul David Tripp

    In the midst of folding laundry, coordinating carpool schedules, and breaking up fights, many parents get lost. Feeling pressure to do everything “right” and raise up “good” children, it’s easy to lose sight of our ultimate purpose as parents in the quest for practical tips and guaranteed formulas. Based on

  • Charlottesville and Citylight Council Bluffs

    What has happened in Charlottesville the last few days is atrocious.  The white nationalist movement and in other form of racism is clearly sinful.  And no matter how far away it might seem to our emotions, it strikes incredibly close to many families in our church.  No matter how odd

  • Paying Bills + Making Space

    In the past year, God has done way more than any of us could have dreamed up.  20 people baptized.  20 babies dedicated to Jesus.  Growing from about 55 to 350 in average attendance.  Buying and renovating a building, only to outgrow it.  Receiving a gifted building and having to

  • 8 Tips for Family Sundays

    Our church is loaded with children.  And we love every single one of them!  One way we love them is by providing Citylight Kids – a ministry to children with age-specific discipleship – on most Sunday mornings.  Children (and parents) love Citylight Kids and it’s amazing to see children catch

  • 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