The mission of Life In The City is to offer the radically inclusive love of God in Christ for the health and wholeness of mind, body, and spirit.



The vision of Life in the City UMC is to offer Christ’s radical, healing love through

Inspired and Inspiring Worship & Prayer

  • Worship planning and preparation is bathed in prayer and guided by the Holy Spirit
  • Creative worship arts are highly utilized to usher the congregation into the presence of God, so that we may be transformed, built up and renewed for service in the world

Disciples Committed to the Way of Abundant Life

  • We participate in Life Groups to process life through the eyes of scripture and to deepen in our relationship with God.
  • We study the bible so we can best understand Jesus and model our lives after his kindness, love, acceptance, justice and respect.

Gifts-based Missional Ministry

  • We know our spiritual gifts and serve out of them
  • We are committed to corporate spiritual discernment for decision-making
  • Ministries are spiritually discerned and align with our mission
  • We are committed to serving downtown Austin through ministries of healing, health, wholeness and justice