City Church started in September of 2008 as a church plant of Grant Memorial Baptist Church and the church family is a beautiful blend of cultures from around the world. We like to describe ourselves as an intentionally international and intercultural church. We believe that a church must be more than multicultural in its ministry; it must be intercultural.
City Church is located in the West End of Winnipeg and is just a couple of minutes walk to the heart of the city. It is the most diversified area of the city where more than 30% of the community is a visible minority and the area immediately surrounding the church is considerably higher. It is also the home to thousands of former refugees from throughout the world. Within our church we have Chin, Karenni, and Karen ethnic groups from Burma. People attend from Eritrea, Burundi, Rwanda, and DR of the Congo, Kenya, Cameroon, Somalia, and Sudan. North American Aboriginal and Caucasians attend as well. The majority of the church is made up of recent immigrants who have come as refugees. While the differences between the people groups are strikingly obvious we have much more that we hold in common. At the foundation of our common life in Christ is the agreement that Jesus is the only way to God (John 14:6), and a commitment to the Bible as being inspired by the Holy Spirit and completely trust worthy for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness (II Timothy 3:16b-17a).
Naomi House is a ministry of City Church in Winnipeg. Naomi House is a seven bedroom transitional home for newly arriving refugees and refugee claimants (asylum seekers) in Winnipeg, Manitoba.