Our mission… is to see youth in the City of Buffalo, hear and experience the gospel of Jesus Christ, and have their lives transformed by Him.
Mt. 28: 18-20 Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. 19 Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (NLT)
Hear: We believe in proclaiming the gospel verbally. At each weekly large gathering, the message of salvation is shared by the teacher.
Experience: We believe in demonstrating the gospel (the love of God) with our actions. At each large gathering we have food, fun activities and provide a safe and warm atmosphere, which expresses the love of God in a practical way to youth. In addition, we have smaller groups (cell groups) and caring adult volunteers that can dive deeper in to loving each youth around their particular aspirations and challenges in life.
Transformed lives: We love to see lives transformed eternally through youth receiving Christ and experiencing eternal life with God. To develop at-risk urban youth to spiritual maturity and leadership is a long-term, time intensive effort. The smaller cell groups help youth to grow in Christ. CITYvision brings over 30 years of experience in urban youth work and provides staff and volunteers with the training and support necessary for fruitful life-on-life discipling relationships.