God loves you and we'll love you too. Check it out: City Lights is for the hip-hop community to know God in hopeful, authentic, and fulfilling ways while staying in the hip-hop culture. He wants to start, grow, or renew loving, trusting, and right relationships with him. We're valuable to him and he wants us to have good lives. These come through Jesus Christ and the life he offers. If you wanna check him out, we’d like to do that with you. Hit us up using the contact form below or reach one of our events (they're safe to be yourself, mad fun, and rep hip-hop). It’ll be dope to link up.
This is for emcees, poets, singers – from pros to amateurs – to practice your pieces and/or your sets. In front of an audience who will give honest feedback and backed by a live band, beatboxers, or recorded beats, come and hone your skillz on the mic.
There's plenty of space for all breakers, from beginners to seasoned vets of all ages, to practice, learn, battle, cypher, etc. If you need prayer, we'd love to do that with you too. (And if you're a deejay who'd like to practice here too, holla.)
A time to take a break, safely share and hear the “blessings and testings” of our lives (you can pass if you want to), seeing how God's working in them, and praying with/for you. It feels good getting things off our chests and knowing that we’re not alone. Come by.
Getting together with others who want to make a spiritual and/or positive impact in our hip-hop community to pray for them, but also to share insights, find encouragement, and receive prayer. If you wanna join us, give us a shout.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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