CityWave is a new church located in Batavia and the Fox River Valley of Chicagoland. Like waves moving across the waters, we are a community of people making life moves with God. Come and catch the waves with us! In an authentic, caring, and inspiring way, we will help you get connected to God and other people. We think life is better with God and with each other. Come as you are, but don’t expect to stay that way.


CityWave is moving west this summer from Downers Grove to Batavia and the Fox River Valley! We are putting down our roots in this new place we will now call home. This is the most exciting moment in the life of our young church. Everything will get started this Fall 2018 as we launch our Sunday services on September 16 at 10 AM at the stunning Batavia Fine Arts Centre. We would love to see you there!

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Learn about all the ways you can get involved and make your NEXT MOVE with God!

We’re passionate about creating fun, exciting, age appropriate spaces for kids to grow in their relationship with Jesus!

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Generosity is at the heart of CityWave‘s mission. We want to see those who are far from God renewed and restored to life in Jesus. We want to bring hope to those who are hurting and help to those in need. When we give ourselves away to help others, it creates a wave, a wave of love that transforms people’s lives. And what happens? We start to see the world change! We would love for you to join us in this mission! Giving online is a simple and secure way to give to CityWave. Just click on the button below and follow the steps to a safe and secure gift.

Jason & Jodi Nelson

Lead Pastors, CityWave Church

“Unashamedly, we have big hearts for the house of God, the Church. We believe the local church is the best way to share God’s love with the world. Our heart for CityWave Church is to be people… totally in love with God, doing whatever God says, radically loving our neighbor, speaking bold prayers, tangibly helping our community, generously meeting people’s needs, spreading salvation everywhere, living with humility and integrity, and enjoying a sense of awe in God. This is the Church at its best. It’s our heart, and our hope for CityWave Church. We would love for you to join us in the amazing experience of being the Church together. We think you will receive life to the fullest, and the world around will be changed for good!” 


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