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.



At Life in the City, we believe God is taking us on a journey. As we follow more closely to Jesus, this is the path of discipleship we will take:

EXPERIENCE GOD. Worship Services - Relevant. Authentic. Inspiring. This is how people often describe Life In The City...a place where Jesus’s gospel of love is lived out by its members. Each Sunday we combine a Bible-centered message with amazing music to create one of the most stirring spiritual experiences in Austin. Choose from two services: contemplative at 10:15 or contemporary at 11:15.

BUILD COMMUNITY. Small Groups - Life In The City believes in the power of authentic relationships. To foster those relationships, we offer a variety of small groups. These are the places where we connect and share in the challenges of life. No matter your age, interest or location, we have a group for you. For a list of current groups, email lifegroups@lifeinthecityaustin.org. We would love for you to get connected.

DISCOVER PURPOSE. Growth Track - Step on the Growth Track and discover your true purpose. This series of classes — Faith Community, Faith Essentials, Discovery, and Service Teams — is offered every Sunday at 10:15. Here you’ll discover simple ways to get closer to God and bring meaning to your everyday life.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Service Teams - Every week here at Life In The City we witness how people are changed by using their abilities and passions to touch the lives of others. Whether it’s through music, hospitality, serving the homeless, or more, our service teams provide the chance to discover, develop and fulfill your life’s purpose. We invite you to join a team and start the journey toward your greatest potential.



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