Thank you for your interest in City Church! Whether you've never set foot in one of our worship services or if you've visited a few times, we're happy you're here to learn more about us.
To make things a bit easier for newcomers—or newishcomers—here are some Frequently Asked Questions that we hope will give you a good at-a-glance picture of City Church and show you where to go if you'd like to learn more. Of course, you're also always welcome to contact a member of our staff if you'd like.
1. When and where does city Church worship?
We worship at 4pm every Sunday at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church (1627 Monument Avenue). Lot and street parking are available—if you choose to park in the lot, please be aware of spots reserved for nearby residents.
Our church offices are also located at Grace Covenant—right up on the third floor.
2. What denomination are you? What are you all about?
City Church is part of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). You can learn more about the PCA right over here. As far as who we are as a church, head over here to learn about our history and our mission here in Richmond.
3. Do I need to dress up for worship?
City Church goes by a "come as you are" or "comes as you like" approach to dressing for worship. Some people wear what you might consider traditional church clothes (i.e. ties, dresses, etc.) while others don't. Wear what makes you feel most comfortable.
4. Is City Church a big church? A small church? Should I expect a crowd?
On your typical Sunday we see around 200 worshippers. So, not too big, not too small.
5. Are there a lot of families at City Church?
Yes. We've been blessed with lots (and lots...and lots) of children in the nearly 10 years we've been worshipping together—our Children & Family Ministry is growing and thriving. But City Church isn't all families. We have members who are single, members who are married without kids, and a few members with grown children with kids of their own.
6. What is the worship service like?
We're glad you asked! So glad, in fact, that we put together an entire page outlining what to expect during Sunday Worship. But if you're looking for a quick answer: City Church follows a liturgy each week which allows time to pray, reflect, sing (traditional hymns and newer selections), look to God's work, and celebrate the Lord's Supper.
7. How can I get connected beyond worship on Sunday afternoon?
We recommend you do two things first:
Sign up for our email newsletter so you can stay up-to-date on life at City Church.
Get connected to a City Group. City Groups are our small groups, and they are one of the best ways to experience the community here at City Church.
8. Who can i contact if i have questions...or if i just want to let you know i'm coming?
Please feel free to contact any member of our staff at any time. Their contact information is listed below (and you can learn more about them right over here).
Erik Bonkovsky, Pastor | firstname.lastname@example.org
Joshua Earman, Pastor | email@example.com
Jim Pulizzi, Pastor of Children & Families | firstname.lastname@example.org
Valerie Catrow, Administrator | email@example.com
Meg Haden, Director of Women's Ministry | firstname.lastname@example.org
Elisabeth Elliott, Assistant Director of Women's Ministry | email@example.com
Jennifer Murphy, Director of Preschool Ministry | firstname.lastname@example.org
Harrison Ford, RUF at VCU | email@example.com