Make Jesus Famous
Church in Cleveland
Cleveland is tough as nails, and Ohio City welds that toughness to an independent spirit, which has thrived since its incorporation in 1836, 3 days before the incorporation of the City of Cleveland. With this rootedness, its citizens, small businesses, and institutions band together as the anchor of the Near West Side of Cleveland, pulling together Tremont, Detroit Shoreway, Gordon Square, and Clark Fulton.
People live, work and play in Ohio City because it’s a neighborhood filled with life. Yet, below the surface, Ohio City faces the struggles, divisions, violence, and fractures common to similar urban neighborhoods.
Where do people see and hear that the life they are searching for is fully found in Christ? City Church is a church in Cleveland here to show and tell people in and around Ohio City the good news of all things new in Christ.
At the historic Franklin Circle Church in Ohio City. Services are around 75 minutes long. Dress is casual and the tone is earnest. City Kids is available for children up to 3RD grade.
We gather around the tried and true rhythms of the church—prayer, song, confession, reading, preaching, and baptism and communion. Every gathering focuses on the greatness of Jesus and its implications for Christians and non-Christians.
Church isn’t just an event on Sundays. It’s an identity we carry with us as we scatter throughout the week. In Community Groups, we push one another to live out our faith in Christ for the good of our neighbor and city.
We invest in slow, messy, reciprocal relationships with marginalized people in our community. Why? Because the gospel is the best motivator and the best remedy for both sides of those relationships.