The Bible shocks us with beauty when it describes an early church plant in Macedonia:

…their abundance of joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in a wealth of generosity on their part.  For they gave according to their means, as I can testify, and beyond their means, of their own accord.  2 Corinthians 8:2-3

The Macedonian church was planted in a place with not much money.  They weren’t rich.  There wasn’t a couple big givers that carried the load.  They came together, pitched in, and despite their smaller incomes their bigger joys overflowed in a wealth of generosity.


The past five years for Citylight Council Bluffs has been a story of bigger joys overflowing in a wealth of generosity!

Our little church plant nestled into a city with lower median incomes and lower house prices and tougher economic situations has given away over $425,000 to plant churches, take the gospel to nations around the world, serve the poor in our city, and partner with non-profits in our city.  Amazing!

And now, in 2021, we want to keep on giving!  According to our means…and beyond our means!


This year, our End-of-Year Giving goals are two-fold:
  1. To cover our own church expenses.  That’s $27,760.  This allows us to make sure the day-to-day operations of our church keep moving forward, we make budget, and we keep making disciples right here.
  2. To bless Gospel Community Church in Rwanda!  We’re hoping and praying to give $15,000 to them to help them purchase land for a building in Rwanda.  In the past, your generosity has allowed us to help Gospel Community Church lease a building, grow in size and reach, and stay on mission through the struggles of Covid the past couple years.  Now, they are taking steps to purchase land, build a building, and keep multiplying disciples and churches!
There are three ways you can give.
  1. Give online.  It’s simple and easy.
  2. Give in person on Sunday mornings in our church gatherings.  Just drop your gift in the Giving Box.
  3. Mail your giving to our address – 2109 Railroad Highway, Council Bluffs, IA 51503.

Learn more about Gospel Community Church and our growing partnership with them in this video!