Mission & Vision

Go therefore and make disciples...

Итак идите, научите...

Mat. 28:19/Матф. 28:19

The Mission

The City of Praise Church, located in the vibrant community of Tampa, FL, is living out the essence of Acts 2:47 and John 3:16, serving as a place of salvation, mercy, and forgiveness. Our mission is to support personal and spiritual growth in God for individuals of all ages, with a particular emphasis on children and teenagers. We aim to provide a foundation of faith that bridges generational gaps and encourages true and deep relationship with Jesus.
As a body of Christ, we are committed to living worship as a way of life, ensuring that every act is an opportunity to glorify God in spirit and truth. Our mission extends beyond our local community as we minister to the needs of orphans abroad, conducting support through feeding, clothing, and preaching the Gospel. We are also providing support to ministries, missions, and arious churches, fulfilling our calling to the Great Commission.
City of Praise Church is dedicated to reaching out to the unsaved, sharing the message of salvation, and empowering individuals to grow in God, fulfill their destiny and calling, and worship God in spirit and truth. Our purpose is to spread the gospel to the ends of the earth, making a lasting impact on the world for Christ.

The Vision

The Church:

Based on Matthew 16:18:"I will build My church, and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it," the vision of the City of Praise Church is deeply rooted. This scripture inspires the mission to build a strong local church, fostering an environment where numerous ministries can thrive, each contributing to the spiritual growth of the congregation and extending its reach beyond the church walls. In this vision, the church becomes not just a place of worship, but a dynamic body actively engaging in the spiritual development and support of individuals, thereby fulfilling the biblical mandate to be a light to the world.


City of Praise Church is a place of salvation, mercy, and forgiveness, as declared in Acts 2:47, "And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved," and John 3:16, "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." Our vision is to be a beacon of hope and salvation, reaching out to the unsaved with open arms and the message of Christ's love.

Personal Growth in God:

Guided by Ephesians 4:13-16, our vision is to foster personal growth in God, striving "till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ." We are committed to building a church where each individual is encouraged and supported in their spiritual journey towards maturity in Christ.

Call to Ministry:

In alignment with John 15:16, "You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain," City of Praise Church believes that everyone has a divine calling to ministry. Our vision is to equip and inspire every member to discover and fulfill their God-given purpose in serving others and advancing His kingdom.

Generational Bridge:

Our vision at City of Praise Church is to be a generational bridge, seamlessly transitioning to a new generation of Christians. This includes nurturing faith in children, engaging teenagers, and empowering young adults. We are dedicated to adapting our culture and language to provide a solid foundation, ensuring that the message of Christ resonates across all ages, cultures, and backgrounds. "Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the
kingdom of heaven." Matthew 19:14, and "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6, these scriptures are the basis for our vision.

Great Commission:

Our mission and outreach vision encompasses preaching the Gospel, making disciples of Christ, and serving the local community. However, this vision extends far beyond the local community. It is our vision to reach the ends of the earth. It includes feeding, clothing, and comforting those in need, serving orphans in mission fields, and bringing the message of salvation to all. Through our media ministry, City of Praise Church aims to have a far-reaching impact, blessing many beyond our local congregation with worship and music videos, as well as preaching God's Word. "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned." Mark 16:15-16