Loving God and doing work were never meant to be separate endeavors. The City Gates Initiative provides a formational path that prepares men and women to embrace their everyday work as an expression of their love for God and their partnership in his mission.


"City Gates stands at the crossroads of worship as a key component of faith life and work as worship. Meeting at the City Gates brings clarity to the conversation about how Jesus lives in you AND sends you to make a difference in your community. By engaging the City Gates conversation, your life and faith become a consistent testimony to what the Kingdom of Heaven looks like in your life, your family, your work and your community. I can't wait to talk with you about it!"

Jonathan Reitz, Medina

"The City Gates Cohorts Experience has been transformative for me in several ways. First, the application of God’s Word as it relates to your life and specifically your time spent in your vocation has been enriching and eye opening. Second is the greater understanding of how to live your faith thru your vocation in harmony with advancing God’s Kingdom and the real life examples of how others have done this. And finally, the intimate relationships and friendships developed with others seeking the same experience and foundational understanding has been truly rewarding."

Todd Alexander, Owner Continental Building Systems – Columbus

"City Gates Cohorts transformed my life, period! I came with deep hurts, broken relationships and many judgments, even of God. The principles, teaching and concepts learned over these past few months have been more impactful than all of my years of being saved (17 years). City Gates Cohorts broke the ground of my heart so that each session could impact my soul. Being a victim of childhood sexual abuse, intimacy on any level was nearly possible. In the session on trust, God broke that wall down. I have been able to interact with people without feeling uncomfortable or out of place. I gained a closer relationship with God through these sessions. I've gained a clearer sense of purpose and have grasped teaching that was once conflicting and confusing for me. Each session brought healing, peace and truth that I desperately needed, but did not know how to obtain otherwise. I can't begin to explain the victories of healing that I have experienced, but I will tell you, I never thought I could experience such freedom in my soul."

Shanise Brown, Underwriting Support and Entrepreneur – Detroit