Anglican Priest Tish Harrison Warren states this about the church:
“Though communicating the Gospel—the “good news”—is always part of our mission, the church doesn’t merely communicate information; it also creates the conditions for personal and communal formation. In this sense, the church is a community of character formed by a Nazarene rabbi whose teachings and practices shape our imaginations and our way of life. Our attempt to live in light of the narrative of all existence originating from God, humankind separating from God by sin, and our restoration to God through Jesus determines the texture of our identities and our moral universe.” https://thepointmag.com/2017/examined-life/true-story
City Pres is a Salt Lake City church that strives to make Christ’s love public. We strive to make Christ’s love public because we recognize that the God of the universe does not just communicate information, but actually made himself public in the person of Jesus Christ. God came into the world and dwelt among us. Through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, God has provided the way to have a real relationship with him and to be shaped and formed more and more into what it means to be fully alive and truly human. In relationship with Jesus, we are being made new as we wait for the day when all things will be put to rights and God will fully dwell among us. Until that day, God the Holy Spirit is here and at work, and this is most evident among the church, the people of God. We are incredibly grateful for the church in Salt Lake City and for City Pres, a community where not only is the good news proclaimed, but love is offered, forgiveness is extended, and grace is shared.
For the past 6 years, since we started gathering people together to plant a new church in downtown Salt Lake City, God has been gracious and faithful. Over those years, together in relationship with him, we have had our imaginations and our way of life shaped. City Pres has been a space for our community to experience personal and communal formation.
Today, we are happy to announce that on Sunday, February 4, 2018, City Presbyterian Church will officially become an established church in the Presbyterian Church in America. With this comes the ordination and installation of Ruling Elders which we are so grateful for. Furthermore, while our status in the PCA will change from “mission church” to “establish church,” we are a church that is committed to always continue to be “on mission” in this city that we love. Please join us in celebrating and giving thanks to God for the ordination and installation of our Ruling Elders, Danny Maland and Justin Smith, and the installation of Mark Peach as pastor of City Presbyterian Church.