City Lights

The hip-hop community and Jesus Christ: Growing skillz and growing faith. Let’s live that life God offers us, while staying in the hip-hop culture. (It includes things like hope, healing, love, leadership, truth, trust, self-worth, peace, joy, purpose, fun, forgiveness, actively helping others, actual caring, good and healthy relationships with God and others, etc. all while being involved in or interested in all the hip-hop elements.) Come by one of our events or holler using the form below. It’ll be dope to link up.


This is for emcees – from pros to amateurs – to grow from writing raps to spitting on stage. Practice your pieces and get helpful feedback. Backed by a live band, beatboxers, or recorded beats, it's time to get even better.

Whether it's for expression, exercise, or a pursuit of excellence, there's plenty of space for all b-boys and b-girls to practice. For the beginners, come and learn! It's all love here. Let's build our skillz and build each other up.

Life is better with others, in both the good or the difficult times. This is a time to safely share about how we've been (you can pass if you want to), laugh/cry/vent, listen to others, and if we have time, pray with/for each other.

For any leaders and helpers who are making a spiritual and/or positive impact in our hip-hop community to find encouragement, share insights, get refreshed, and receive prayer for yourselves, our community, and your work.

We'll be adding events throughout the year, but for more details and to check out pics from these ones, follow/like our social media sites.

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“It’s not a church, but a group worth checking out is City Lights.” – tomanto (on Reddit)

“...I have had to ignore the hip-hop culture that I grew up in when relating to people in the church world. It's...authentic fellowship and growing together without judgment, just love.” – Craig, an emcee/producer

“...I was told that hip-hop and Christianity can never come together...This community has...showed me that the Bible is still active today, even in the hip-hop community.” – Gabe, a b-boy

"I found a group of Christians that I can be myself around...City Lights is a positive thing in my life and that's important..." – Daniel

intro to Jesus

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it… He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”

Jesus Christ + the hip-hop community = The Word became fresh. Let’s connect.

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