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  • Think of some of your favorite music, a party or workout playlist. What’s the playlist for? To get ready to celebrate, to prepare to party. In fact, listening to the playlist in advance, as we move around the room to our favorite beats, is a way to start the party early. Advent is a season, not just…

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  • Dr. John Perkins is an eighty-seven year old marvel. He’s the kind of person many men and women aspire to be. Fueled by conviction over the gospel, he has dedicated himself to a lifetime of messy, faithful, Christ-centered racial reconciliation. In his final book, One Blood, Dr. Perkins gives the Church a bold exhortation to…

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  • In January, while I was praying over what the year would hold, I felt a prompt by the Holy Spirit to do a Bible study with one of the girls in our apartment complex. I’d only met the one I had in mind a few times, and did not know her spiritual background. As I…

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  • POSITION PURPOSE: To come alongside City Life with a common passion and vision to: renew cities socially, spiritually, and culturally with the gospel of Jesus. In addition to possessing similar vision/values, philosophy of ministry and theology, this position will focus on missional community, ministry execution, and leadership development. We are open to various other giftings such…

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  • Atheist is strong word but is was one that partly defined me.  For decades, I faced the stark reality that we are the result of billions of years of randomness and that the unfortunate answer to ‘what is the meaning of life’ was simple: there is no meaning. We’re here just by the happenstance of…

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  • I am relatively new to Christianity. However, in the past two years, I have experienced more love, community, and grace than I previously thought possible. For much of my life, I felt a nagging insecurity lurking in the back of my mind. Petrified at the thought of being misjudged by others, I developed a knack…

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  • This Sunday we begin a new, monthly rhythm called Family Worship. Sunday after Sunday we gather as a church and segregate: adults over here, kids over there. As a result, we can lose appreciation and vision for our whole church family. We think its important that the whole church worship together. Here’s why. We want…

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  • Bombarded by so many facts every day, it can be challenging to know how much weight to assign each one. Pulled by many commitments, it can be difficult to know where to spend our time. In all this flux, St. Paul’s letters to the Thessalonians offer clarity and hope. Written to establish the church in faith, hope,…

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  • Baptism is a symbolic expression of repentance and faith in Jesus Christ as Lord. Again and again we see a clear pattern: people come to faith in Jesus, and they are baptized. Baptism isn’t for extra super special spiritual Christians. It is not entrance into a Christian elite, intended only for the initiated. It isn’t…

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  • Neighborhood Churches are collections of City Groups that share a common geography and mission in our city. On July 8th we will not gather at Ballet Austin. Instead, we’ll gather as Neighborhood Churches to serve our city and neighborhoods in different ways. NORTH: Westminster at 3pm* EAST: The Hah’s at 10am – email Allen for directions SOUTH: Manchaca 2 at 1pm *(Parking is on…

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  • City Life Church is hiring a Director of Ministry to Children. You can read the job description below and apply by emailing a resume and cover letter to  info@austincitylife.org The Director of Ministry to Children at City Life embraces our vision to renew cities socially, spiritually, and culturally with the gospel of Jesus. Our ministry…

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  • Our 10 Year Anniversary was way better than I anticipated. Not that I expected it to be disappointing, or a drag, but our Sunday gathering seemed suffused by a subterranean power that lifted spirits and riveted minds. God tipped his hand in the first line of our Call to Worship: Oh sing to the Lord…

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