Southside Community Center "Harry Hill"

5825 Wise Rd Lansing, MI 48911

Sundays | 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM


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EVERY TIME WE TURNED ON THE NEWS,
GRADES WERE ON THE DECLINE,
VIOLENCE WAS ON THE RISE,
AND PEOPLE WERE LOSING THEIR JOBS.

THIS GRABBED
OUR HEARTS.

IT WAS TIME TO LOVE THE CITY!


Our family (Jaselle, Crystal, Neo, Justus, Kingston, Jerome Cyrus and myself) feels a burden to to love the city of Lansing, MI. God loves the city and we feel an increasing passion to reach the underdogs, the outcasts, the poor, and the broken homes. This is what we were and are apart from Christ. God’s goodness loved us enough through Jesus, and we long to show others that same love.

It became apparent to us that we needed to concentrate our focus on the inner city. Lansing is the capital of Michigan and we believe it is poised to influence many and create change. Inner cities are a forgotten people group of our nation. We cannot just see them like a case study.

The inner city is not something we can drive by or away from; it's a place we can all play our role as a dream team to Love the City!

We believe change takes place from the inside out and there are people with so much talent and potential just waiting to be empowered in the city of Lansing.

From our background in the corporate world to making rap music positions us uniquely to relate and speak the language of many different people groups. We believe we will see the rich and the poor gather together (Proverbs 22:2) to love the city. We are rolling up our sleeves, and we need your help to Love the City. Please consider going in BIG with us as we LAUNCH. — Join us as we change the world ONE life at a time.

The need has
never been greater.

It seemed every time I would turn on the news or see a Lansing State Journal article - there was another shooting, test scores were plummeting to the lowest 5% of the state, prostitution bust 3 miles from our house, and jobs were leaving our borders. All of this BROKE our heart and drew us in like a tractor beam to live community and champion the city we live in — Lansing.

  • 5

    Percent

    Lansing schools test in the lowest 5% of the state.

    Source
  • 44

    Percent

    single parent households. Ranked 79th highest of all US cities over 50,000 people.

    Source
  • 54

    Percent

    of African-American males don't graduate high school in Lansing.

    Source
  • #8

    Most violent city

    with a population under 200,000.

    Source
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We Believe

Lansing needs a Good News community of faith focused on the next generations, not just multi-ethnic but also multi-economic, filled with diversity and filled with love. Lansing is prime for a group of people that are life-giving – not just on Sunday, but everyday; not just at a service, but in the community; not just one-dimensional, but holistic.

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The Vision

Sunday Experience

A gathering spoken in a language many walks of life understand. To be loved by God and to respond by loving each other. The next generations hear the gospel clearly. We have passion for the scriptures and want to be alive with action to live it. More than music, more than a message, more than a building; an opportunity to meet our Creator. A time of the week where we sing, have energy, dive into truths, ask questions, smile, learn each others names, cry, pray, hope, and dream of transformation for our lives and city. Where everyone - rich/poor, old/young, and all backgrounds are welcomed to rally around the good news.We are for the city, for the people, for the one, for Jesus!

Community

We believe holistic discipleship is more than a class; it is a family. We get to live the good news out in neighborhoods and empower block pastors. We get to share food and stories with each other in our circle of life while we Get Rooted in God’s word. We learn to lean on each other when life’s storm hit. Everyone is a teacher and a student. A community in response to the good news and driven to foster diversity among His people. BE the church all week long with Christ as the source and our WHY!

Dream Mission

We believe this is all just the beginning of how the Lord is going to allow us to impact the City. To reach the youth with sports, music, art, education, community development and further discipleship. We believe we will reproduce other churches in multiple cities. We see neighborhoods impacted by block leaders meeting people and sharing resources right where they are at. We see business owners serving the community and creating jobs. All of us doing ministry where life exists. We envision the 7 mountains of influence impacted for the gospel. God is assembling a legendary dream team, known more for servanthood than stages. Join us. We have a BIG dream...it’s just the beginning.

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HELP US IMPACT
THE CITY AND WORLD
ONE LIFE AT A TIME.

Will you help us love the city?

  • 1Give

    Every gift helps us change lives, one person at a time. We believe there is no better investment than those that reap an eternal return.

    Give
  • 2Join

    We’re building a team of people who feel called to help “Love the City” and help us launch City Life Lansing. Interested? Drop us a line.

  • 3Pray

    We believe in the power of prayer. Give us your email to stay updated on how you can pray for City Life Lansing.

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