Our Lead Pastors, Mac and Liseth Shirley, felt God calling them to create a place that encourages everyone to come seek God just as they are (Hebrews 4:16). It has never been about starting another church or doing something new, it has always been about loving people and obeying Jesus. Pastors Mac and Liseth's passion is to empower people to change the world around them and they believe there is no dream too big or step too small.
Since Authentic City Church officially launched on February 11th of 2018 in Arlington, TX, God has expanded it into a multi-location church and we know He is just getting started! Our vision statement is: for all to love God, love people, and impact the Kingdom. The Lord is working powerfully in and through His people and we would love for you to be a part of what God is doing. Is it healing that you are seeking? Come and worship with us as God brings that healing into your life! Are you seeking truth? Come hear an encouraging word that will inspire you to live with greater passion! Is it healthy relationships you are searching for? Come and find a safe place to share both your wins and your losses. Whatever you are searching for, we believe we have the answer, “Come and see” (John 1:38).
WHO WE ARE
The goal of the Church is to make disciples of all nations and to present the saints complete in Christ. We will be known by our love.
is the outward sign of what God has already done in the individual’s life.
Christians should take communion to remember the death and resurrection of Jesus as we live the life He has called us to until He returns.
We believe in the return of Jesus Christ our Lord.
SENDING AND COVERING
We are blessed to have two local sending and covering churches— Pastor Paul Mints at The Community at Lake Ridge in Mansfield and Pastor Joe Centineo at Crossroads in Arlington. We are so blessed as a new church to have such great depth of wisdom from these Pastors and Churches along with Pastor Orlando at Without Walls Church in Ft. Worth and Pastor Darla Shirley at God’s World Church in Dallas. We love how God has surrounded our church family with so much love and many years of church leadership and planting experience. We are proud to be a part of Excel, a global church planting and Leadership Network. We believe in a high level of relational investment and accountability. We also have several outside advisors that deeply care for and believe in the vision of Authentic and who are tremendous sounding boards for our leadership.
We believe that there is only one God. He exists in three persons, called the Trinity: God the Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit.
We believe the Bible is the word of God. It is the infallible, inspired Word of God, and its authority is ultimate and eternal.
Salvation is a gift given by God’s grace. It cannot be earned through our own efforts, but only the blood of Jesus, shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation and forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs when we place our faith in Jesus as payment for sin.