Welcome to Christ the King’s inaugural blog. I’m Wayne, one of the deacons at Christ the King. The goal is to let you, the congregation, guests, and people who want to know more about Christ, know what we are doing as a church. We want you to feel connected to us in more ways than one. In this blog, I want to let you know some of the things that we have going as a church and how you can get involved.
In the two years I’ve been a deacon I have had the privilege of ministering to people in and outside the church and one of topics that keep coming up is how do we become a part of the community and service others that is done in a God-honoring way. Mercy is talked about a great deal today but what does it mean? What does it look like? How do we apply it? We give to people’s needs as we can (and we know we can’t meet all of them), but in the process, we apply a two-fold ministry: word and deed. There are countless examples in the Bible where Jesus didn’t just do; he taught, prayed, and read. This is what we want to achieve in our ministries at Christ the King. We want to give others relief with the gospel and any physical or mental distresses they may be suffering. If nothing else, we want to preach Christ and his words to our community.
- Established a mercy fund
- Spring cleanup day
- VBS (will be going into our second year)
- Volunteer work with Mission Norman
- Kennedy Kids
- Working with individuals in our neighborhoods
- Working with BirthChoice
- Angel Tree
- Short- and long-term Missions
- Toy drive for children (not associated with Angel Tree)
- Clothing drives for the needy
- Food drive for homes and shelters
- Community-wide invite to socialize
- Personal and spiritual help
- Skill development
- Much, much more!
I’m not here to try to sell you anything. I’m excited about the direction that Christ the King is going. God put us in this location to do something with it and we are seeing some of the effects of it already. Our future is bright and I ask that you pray for the church, the elders, deacons, and our community as we strive to spread the gospel to them – and beyond!
That was a bit cheesy, but it fits. Everyone can get involved with our current and future ministries. We have a ministry/mercy meeting that meets the second Tuesday of every month to debrief what we have done, and talk about what we will be doing in the future – and then putting a plan in place to do it. We welcome input and want your suggestions. If you can’t make it let myself or Chris Cope know and we’ll hook you up with minutes. Anyone is welcome to attend these meetings.
My hope is to update the blog at least twice a month and as needed. The topics will vary, but I promise they’ll be good.