Reaching Neighbors. Revealing Christ.
Citizens Church has a vision to see Phoenix transformed as people draw closer to Christ.
We are on a mission to Reach Neighbors in practical ways and Reveal Christ through service, love, teaching, and relationship.
The Church is not a building, but a Body of people, all playing their part as they live out their lives in Christ, together.
Pastor Ben and Jennie Forsberg
Ben and Jennie are the planting pastors of Citizens Church, holding onto a passion birthed in them before we ever had our first service. Their strong value for building authentic relationships has shaped the culture at Citizens Church.
The Forsbergs love connecting with families and friends in this community. And their four, spirited, homeschooled kids make sure there is never a dull moment.
An entrepreneur at heart with a lifetime of church involvement, Ben’s passion for making disciples and developing leaders is displayed as he preaches, teaches, and inspires Citizens.
Jennie adds the creative flair. She is a shepherd at heart that loves to see people flourish as they follow God’s direction. She’s involved with kids and youth, and serves as Creative Director.
As the Director of First Impressions, Jen is likely to be one of the first people you meet at Citizens Church. She creates the environment, manages the greeting team, and works hard to ensure your experience leaves a great first impression.
As the Setup Team Leader, Myron makes sure our facilities foster a welcoming atmosphere and that all our equipment and furnishings are up to snuff. He is tirelessly in pursuit of ensuring excellence in our Weekend Worship Service experience.
As our Admin, Lindsay is more of a behind the scenes figure. But as with all volunteers at Citizens Church, you might also see her serving in Little Citizens or as a greeter. Her main focus is on making sure the business end of the church is well accounted for.
As our LOCAL Pastor, Jared Stewart heads up our LOCAL Groups ministry, ensuring that all groups are Living Out Community, Action, and Love. Part of his job includes coordinating group outreaches and service projects as well as preaching on occasion.
As the Volunteer Coordinator, Terah serves as champion for our serve teams, helping new people “find their fit” and utilize their unique giftings on one of our many serve teams. She also teaches our Basic Training Class, getting volunteers ready to serve.
As our Prayer Team Leader, Jill understands the importance of prayer. She organizes the prayer team that provides prayer after services. She also coordinates church-wide prayer initiatives and makes sure all your prayer requests are handled each week.
Almost all our leaders serve in a volunteer capacity. But there are many more volunteers, both behind and in front of the scene, that make Citizens Church a great place to encounter God. We believe the church is more like a row boat than a cruise ship. So we encourage all believers to grab and oar and help us get where God is taking us.
We are motivated by a core set of values that speak life into all our efforts.
We are committed to being real with each other as we make connections that will last a lifetime.
Out of our love for God flows a love for others that motivates us to express love to others in practical ways.
Our hope is to present the fullness of a Biblically accurate gospel message to the people of North Phoenix.
Each week we desire to join together and engage in heart-felt, spirit-led worship of the almighty God.
Out of thankfulness, adoration, and supplication we wish to entreat God to move powerfully among us.
Born of love and necessitated by circumstances, we want to provide lavishly to meet other’s needs.
Everyone who joins Citizens will be empowered not just to receive, but also to participate building the Church.
We seek the presence of the Holy Spirit and his gifts, providing real experiences with a personal God.
From seeking the lost to maturing the faithful, our goals is to see people continually grow closer to Christ.