Our Story

Our Values


Every city needs more vibrant churches who preach the gospel, and Annapolis is no exception. Annapolis has the traits of a city in desperate need; it’s post-Christian yet intellectual, incredibly lonely yet searching, prestigious yet empty, and wealthy yet poor. We couldn’t ignore the apparent need knowing that we have the ultimate solution in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Citizens Church began as a small group of committed members in January of 2017 and has become what we believe God is calling us to be: a church that declares and displays gospel hope in the city of Annapolis.

Our calling is governed by three aims. The first is to Cherish the Gospel: this means we prize above all else the preaching of the Word and the centering of ourselves upon the unshakeable gospel of Jesus Christ. The second is to Cultivate Belonging: this means we are a family bound together by membership in the spirit of unity and love. The third is to Create Roots in the City: this means we seek to influence every domain we are in for the sake of advancing the Kingdom of God.

If you are looking for a place to call home, we invite you to come worship with us and be a part of what God is doing in the city of Annapolis.

What We Believe


We believe in God the Father, the Creator of heaven and earth. We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit, one holy church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.

Membership


A church is constituted by a timeless confession. This confession distinguishes a Christian from the world and brings them into membership with the church. The church has been given the authority to speak on behalf of heaven regarding who is a citizen of the future kingdom. The confessor gives the church the responsibility to exercise its authority by affirming their confession and preserving their confession. Therefore, formal membership is crucial for the both the believer and the church.

FAQ's


Where do you meet?
On the corner of Admiral Dr & West St, Annapolis, MD 21401

What time do you meet?
10am.

What denomination are you?
We are a baptist church that aligns with the historic confession of the reformed church.

What should I wear?
Whatever you would like. The atmosphere is laid back and the dress is casual.

What should I expect in the service?
Come prepared to sing the Word (worship), confess the Word (liturgy), pray the Word (corporate prayer), read the Word, hear the Word (preaching) and see the Word (the Lord’s Supper).

What do you have for children?
City Kids offers childcare to ages 1-4. We welcome children over the age of 4 into our corporate gathering and provide activities for them during the service.