Service Times
Afaan Oromo Service
Every Sunday morning at 10am
Main Campus in Lancha - as you come from Meskel Square pass the Hawi Hotel and turn right after Zafko Building and after about 150 meters, you will find us on your right on a brick building on the 3rd Floor, near the Worada 05 office.

For the addresses of the other campuses, please contact our office either by phone or email.
CityLife International Church - Addis Ababa was officially registered under the Ministry of Justice in Ethiopia on May 11th, 2010 and is affiliated with CityLife Church in Melbourne, Australia. Started in 1969, CityLife Church has multiple congregations in Melbourne and a wide number of international partnerships. It is home to over 110 nationalities living together in harmony, love and equality.

CityLife International Church - Addis Ababa was planted under the leadership of Paulos and Ababo Djini. After many years of living overseas, Paulos & Ababo felt the call to return to their country of origin in March 2008. Both were sent as missionaries into Africa and have made Addis Ababa their base.

Why CityLife Church in Ethiopia?

CityLife International Church is a mission centred church. Our aim is to work hand-in-hand with forerunning and like-minded churches in developing the mission vision and mobilizing Christians to impact nations both within our boundaries and beyond, to fulfil the Great Commission. Prophetically we feel that the Lord is calling the church here in Ethiopia into active cross-cultural missions. This is God's time for the Christians in our nation.

CityLife Church is in Ethiopia to work in partnership with Christian churches. Their goal is to develop a local and global mission vision in the minds and hearts of local Christian communities, and throughout Africa.

Our Strategy

Through local-language ministry developments, we plan to equip and raise fervent disciples who will reach out to the unreached people groups surrounding our capital city and other strategic regions.

It is estimated that over 30 out of the 86 people-groups in Ethiopia do not have enough local Christ-followers with enough resources to effectively share the Gospel and raise new followers to do likewise. We are committed to working in partnership with the Body of Christ at large to fulfil this great task; this is our calling. Jesus said, "but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." - Acts 1:8.

Our Programs

Our services involve music, worship, prayer, children’s ministry, inspirational and practical messages and warm fellowship.

In the last five years we have planted nine sites: three in Addis Ababa/Finfinne, one on the outskirts of Addis Ababa, two in regional towns and three in the rural part of Oromia.

We also run a leadership training program called Lifetrax to raise up and equip capable leaders who can lead God's people.
Generation after generation stands in awe of your work. Each one tells stories of your mighty acts.
Psalm 145:4 The Message
Our Vision

Our vision is to raise up fervent followers of Jesus Christ who will reach out and impact communities, cities and nations for the Kingdom of God.

Our Mission

To plant healthy churches that are international in scope, based on unity in diversity and committed to authentic loving relationship.

To plant missions-centred churches that will expand the Kingdom of God in our city, all federal states of Ethiopia, Africa and the rest of the world; in partnership with others.

To bring the gospel, in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner to various people groups to raise up true disciples of Jesus Christ who are actively growing towards perfection, the image of Christ.

To help release fervent followers of Jesus Christ into their God-given destiny and be a blessing to the nations.

To serve humanity in a holistic way by helping the poor overcome poverty and achieve the means to live their lives with dignity.
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We recognise the sovereignty and Lordship of the one true God, revealed through His Son the Lord Jesus Christ, and acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land where we work and live, the Kulin Nation, and pay our respects to Elders past and present.