Who We Are
The aim of City Collective is the pursuit of deep, committed, life-giving relationships with like-minded churches and leaders. We are best described as a family of churches, intentionally partnered with one another, who long to see the fame and deeds of God renewed and known in our cities.
We long to see the narrative of the Church continue to read as God described it in the book of Acts. While we do place value on the role of apostolic leadership, we are not a hierarchical movement. Our mission is not to plant identical versions of Trinity Grace Church or to build City Collective; it is to join God in seeing His Kingdom come, in all it’s uniqueness, in the cities of the world as in heaven. Each time we come to the table together for shared learning, all are equals.
The covenant made between City Collective churches is built around the value of high accountability and low control. We envision churches that share the same vision, values, theology, longings and passions but maintain their own unique missiological expression and contextualization. The accountability and equipping will flow from these correlative values rather than specific structures or strategies held by each individual church.
We are united by a common orthodox theology as articulated in the historic creeds and in the evangelical statement of Faith, and also by our desire as church leaders to have accountability both personally and around our stewardship and leadership in our churches. We will go to great lengths to help encourage each leader to walk in integrity in these areas.
Pastors make the following commitments as part of a covenantal relationship with fellow ministers in the network: a disproportionate commitment to prayer, a growing relationship with other members, a commitment to shared values that shape our ministry, active participation, and a surrendered heart to live under the covering of accountability.
We are churches in covenant relationship with one another. Because the goal is shared commitment, City Collective is distinctively concerned for the needs of each partnering church. Therefore, Collective relationships are formed after a mutual assessment process, personal time together and participation through our Leadership Collective.