When Jesus walked on the Earth he rooted himself in real life with real people. He mingled with those who knew their failings and weaknesses but didn't know where to turn. His compassion extended not only to meeting their immediate needs but beyond. His concern was to meet them at their point of greatest need, namely that they needed to be fully reunited with God through the forgiveness of their sins. His heart was for this reconciliation to reach all the peoples of the world.
Jesus' radical life of joy-filled obedience, showed people that being a follower of God should be a life full of adventure, purpose and contentment regardless of the circumstances, good or bad, and our obedience overflows from our love of Him.
Jesus drew together a diverse and untidy community of friends with the purpose of blowing apart their one-dimensional view of life and releasing them equipped and empowered by the Holy Spirit, to the same mission as His.
Citygate Church is a continuation of Jesus' mission. We are a community who want to reach the Bournemouth urban area and the nations with the good news of Jesus and gladly partner with other churches that share this same aim. Convinced by the Bible's teaching, we exist to help everyone regardless of background, race, age, or circumstances, to truly know and follow God. The Citygate community is one of real people supporting each other in everyway possible.
If you want to know more, have a look at our statement of faith, listen to a preach or two or join us on a Sunday, we'd love to meet you. We want to be faithfully involved within every part of our culture and society with the desire to love and demonstrate the power of Jesus. For us this means that we wish to love and serve like Jesus did, in the realms of family, education, politics, business, finance, media and the arts.