We’re Glad You’re Here!
To all who are weary and need rest, to all who mourn and long for comfort, to all who feel worthless and wonder if God cares, to all who fail and desire strength, to all who sin and need a Savior, this church opens wide her doors with a welcome from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Defender of the guilty, the Justifier of the inexcusable, the Victorious all-conquering Lamb, the Friend of sinners.
We are delighted to welcome you to this website as it will give you something of a view into the life of King’s Church. We exist for the glory of God’s Name, the growth of His Kingdom, and the good of all people. We would dearly love for you to come and visit our congregation. As you do, we trust you will find a warm and vibrant Christian community with an emphasis on the Bible, the gospel, evangelism, and missions.
WHO WE ARE
We are flawed sinners with a perfect Savior, very much encouraged as we see evidences of God’s grace among us as He forms a people for His Name; a kingdom-minded, Christ-exalting, multi-generational community of faith.
Although King’s Church may be considered a young Church, it is true to say that what we believe is not in any way new. We believe the Bible is God’s inspired, inerrant and authoritative Word – the sole-infallible rule of faith for doctrine and practice.
We also stand in a long line of Churches as well as godly men and women who, through the centuries, have held to the historic creeds and confessions of the Church (these being short, precise, formal summaries of essential or important Biblical doctrines). We affirm the Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Athanasian Creed, as well as the London Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689 (with modifications).
Being Evangelical basically means two things: (1) we believe that the Bible is the inspired, inerrant and infallible word of God and is, therefore, our final authority in all matters of life and doctrine, and (2) we believe that all people are sinners and need to be saved from the wrath of God by responding in repentance and faith to the gospel (the evangel) of our Lord Jesus Christ. With Scripture alone as our sure foundation, we affirm that justification is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, to the glory of God alone.
The Protestant Reformation was a back to the Bible movement. Here at King’s Church we stand in the tradition of Reformation faith and practice and embrace the Biblical truths of the Gospel recaptured at the time of the Reformation. Therefore, when we say we are “Reformed” it simply means that we desire to be Biblical. We believe worship pleasing to God is Biblically informed, unashamedly Trinitarian, centered on the Person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ, and saturated in gospel truth.
We exult in the sovereignty of God over all things and place the emphasis on the activity of God and the glory of God in the salvation of sinners. Indeed, salvation is an entirely Trinitarian work, accomplished by the Father’s electing choice of a people to save – the Son’s redeeming work in living, dying, and rising for them, ascending the throne and interceding for them – and the Holy Spirit’s work in applying redemption to this exact same people. Salvation is of the Lord from start to finish, which is why all the glory goes to Him.
In His discourse with the woman of Samaria, the Lord Jesus said: “But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” – John 4:23,24. The phrase “in spirit and truth” refers to two essential elements of true worship, both related to each other – purity of devotion and purity of doctrine.
We see worship as an act of offering sacrifice and praise to God – our priority being to worship Him according to how He commands, not according to what may be popular in a particular culture at a particular time. Although in one sense all of life is worship, public worship on the Lord’s Day (Sunday) holds special significance for the people of God. It is one of the “ordinary means of grace” that He has ordained for each of us as disciples of Christ for our nurture, instruction, and edification.
We gather with God’s people each Lord’s Day to exult in God’s truth, thrill over His mercies and graces, and worship His magnificence out loud – visibly, publicly, together. As we do, our desire is to Read the Word, Preach the Word, Pray the Word, Sing the Word and See the Word (in the ordinances of water baptism and the Lord’s Supper).
A HOLY DIALOGUE
God is the initiator in worship. We seek Him because He first sought us. We speak to Him because He first spoke to us. Worship exists as a holy dialogue between God and man: He speaks and we respond. You will no doubt see this reflected in our liturgy (order of worship). We begin with a call to worship taken from the Bible. He calls us to sing and we respond with songs filled with Scriptural truth. In all that ensues, we desire that each element is Biblical in precedence and compliance and brings Him glory.
Quoting a verse from the book of Exodus, Jesus said, “Have you not read what was spoken to you by God?” (Matt. 22:31,32). In these words, His view of the Scriptures was made clear: whenever the Bible is read or heard, God is speaking directly to us. In light of this, central to our worship is the reading and proclamation of the Word of God by way of verse-by-verse exposition. Because God is addressing us in every Bible-based sermon we hear, how we listen and respond is all part of how we worship God today.
FAMILY INTEGRATED – KIDS ARE WELCOME
“Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to Me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.’” – Matt. 19:14
We are a Family Integrated Church which means we believe Lord’s Day worship is a family event and encourage children to remain in the service with their parents/guardians. The Biblical basis for this is explained in an article here on our website.
Parents, feel free to quietly explain what is happening, taking the lead in singing, praying, and participating – your child will follow.
Noise: If the noise your child is making becomes an issue so that others around you are being disturbed and you therefore need to step out of the service with your child, that’s okay! You are warmly welcome to come back in at any time. (Please note that a ‘cry room’ is available.)
To Our Members: The presence of children is both biblical and beautiful – a gift and blessing to the church and a reminder that we are growing. The way we welcome children affects the way they respond to the church, to God, and to one another. Please welcome them as Jesus did and find ways and words to encourage them and their parents.
CURRENT PREACHING SERIES
THE EPISTLE TO THE HEBREWS
Having in recent times preached verse by verse through the book of Acts, Ephesians, the Gospel of John, and the first eleven chapters of Genesis, our current series in our Sunday morning worship services focus on the book of Hebrews.
ENGLISH STANDARD VERSION
In today’s English-speaking world we are blessed with an abundance of excellent Bible translations. It may therefore be helpful to know that the Bible used in our worship services is the English Standard Version (ESV). It is highly regarded for its elegance, readability, and accuracy.
Transcript: Dr. Michael Horton, from a Q & A session, December 7, 2007, Evangelism Conference, Phoenix, Arizona: Imagine you have a sailboat which has all the "bells and whistles" on it (a radio, fish finders, satellite, the most advanced mapping system...
Where did the chapter and verse divisions in our Bibles come from? When Scripture was originally written, there were no chapter and verse divisions. These man-made additions to our Bibles came much later. It was Stephen Langton, an Archbishop of Canterbury in England,...
King’s Church is a member church in FIRE (Fellowship of Independent Reformed Evangelicals) – a unifying network for independent Reformed (and Reforming) baptistic churches to experience mutual edification, fellowship, cooperation, and prayerful support in ministries and missions.
In Essentials UNITY
In Non-Essentials LIBERTY
In All Things CHARITY
ECCLESIA REFORMATA, SEMPER REFORMANDA
SECUNDUM VERBI DEI
The Church Reformed and Always Being Reformed by the Word of God