We're on a mission to change the world.

CityGate Church was started to impact people all over our city and the world.  We believe in the restorative power of the Gospel; which is the good news of a God who came to rescue us!  CityGate is joining God as He pursues people.  All we do, we do because of our devotion to Jesus, and our love for people.  People matter to God and they matter to us.  


Do you want to impact the world around you in a positive way?  Join CityGate as we live out our mission in Portage, Kalamazoo, and the world!

What to expect

CityGate was started because of our rooted beliefs in who Jesus is and what He was born to do.  You can expect to hear a few things over and over when you visit CityGate Church.  We sing to, talk about, and pray in the name of Jesus.  We recognize our need for knowledge, true knowledge... not the kind of knowledge that the world offers, but the knowledge, and wisdom, that comes from the one true God.  We leave our Bibles open as we mine the depths of wisdom and knowledge.  We encourage, and equip, people to come before the cross of Jesus and commit their lives to something greater.

  • The Bible

    CityGate Church values the Bible because it is the very words of the triune God. The Bible is sufficient for all of life and is profitable for teaching, reproof, correction and training in righteousness. 


    Psalm 119, 105, 160, Proverbs 30:5, 2 Peter 1:21, 2 Timothy 3:16

  • People

    CityGate Church values people. Men and woman are created image bearers of God and therefore have intrinsic value. Everyone is created in the likeness of the triune God and are His crowning creation. However, mankind inherited the rebellious and sinful heart, soul, mind, and body of our first parents Adam and Eve.

    Therefore, we pursue people that they may know who Jesus is, so they can be rescued through faith, by His grace


    Genesis 1:26-27, Psalm 8:3-6, Isiah 53:6, 59:1-2, Romans 3:23, Ephesian 2:1-10

  • Jesus Christ, the God-Man

    It's simple; everything we do is because of Jesus Christ. He is the only Son of God, the only perfect man to ever live; and therefore, the only perfect sacrifice for the sins of mankind. He is the way, the truth and the life, and the only way to be reconciled to God.  Jesus is the light that shines in the darkness.


    Isaiah 9:6, John 14:6, Romans 5:10-11, 2 Corinthians 5:18, Hebrews4:14