City First Church
Step Into the Promise
Locations & Times
  • City First Church - Spring Creek
    5950 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford, IL 61114, USA
    Sunday 9:15 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM
  • City First Church Online
    Sunday 9:15 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM
Joshua 1:1-3a (NLT)
After the death of Moses the Lord’s servant, the Lord spoke to Joshua son of Nun, Moses’ assistant. He said, “Moses my servant is dead. Therefore, the time has come for you to lead these people, the Israelites, across the Jordan River into the land I am giving them. I promise you what I promised Moses: ‘Wherever you set foot, you will be on land I have given you. No one will be able to stand against you as long as you live.’”
You can choose safe or you can choose significance. But you can’t choose both.
When you follow God’s will, He always has you slightly out in front of your abilities and understanding, where faith must be activated.
This year, we begin to “Step Into the Promise”!
1. Between “The Promise” and “The Provision”, there is “The Process”.
The longest part of the journey is “THE PROCESS”.
You have a vision? Get ready for battle.
Exodus 23:30 (NLT)
I will drive them out a little at a time until your population has increased enough to take possession of the land.
While we work on the promise God gives us, God works on us.
Don’t be frustrated with “The Process”. It shapes the “you” in your future.
2. In “The Process” we must not give into fear.
Joshua 1:5-9 (NLT)
“Be STRONG AND COURAGEOUS, for you are the one who will lead these people to possess all the land I swore to their ancestors I would give them. Be STRONG AND VERY COURAGEOUS. Be careful to obey all the instructions Moses gave you. Do not deviate from them, turning either to the right or to the left. Then you will be successful in everything you do. Study this Book of Instruction CONTINUALLY. MEDITATE on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. This is My command—be STRONG AND COURAGEOUS! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

City First Church

Welcome to City First Church! Here at City First Church, we exist to introduce everyone to Jesus and teach them to follow Him. Wherever you are on your faith journey, you are welcome here!


Jesus taught in Matthew 6, there is a connection between our hearts and our wallets. He knew the biggest competitor for our trust and dependence on Him was money. Giving is an opportunity to tangibly demonstrate we trust Him above anything else. When we give, we’re saying we believe God can do more with part of our money than we can do with all of it.