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Faith @ Work 4/15 Gathering

On April 15th, the Faith & Work Ministry hosted its third Faith @ Work Gathering inviting church members from Living Faith Community Church and King’s Cross Church, regular attendees, friends, and family to join the conversation of Faith @ Work and answer some pressing questions: Why do we work? Can our respective industries be redeemed? What would work look like, in a biblical context? How do we apply biblical knowledge and help our industries thrive? What is a “calling”?

While work can be grueling and each field with its unique pain points, coming together to explore how work can be...

The Church: Gathered and Scattered

We believe God has planted King's Cross Church in Flushing to be a witness and community of Kingdom Minded, Kingdom People in this city, for this city. 

As we approach summer, I want to invite you to review or for some, explain, our vision of where we are moving as a church this year. I shared at our last town hall meeting how our Congregational Retreat will be vitally important for us to grow in our understanding of how God has and is gathering and scattering us as a people--to accomplish his mission of redeeming creation and doing good for the city.

This year, as we gather once again around...

Ruth: Background and Introduction

Dear King's Cross,

This past Easter Sunday we saw Jesus open scripture and claim that all of it points to him. In other words, if we truly want to know God and have a relationship that brings life abundant--we need to find him throughout the whole of scripture. 

We'd like to invite you to go through a short series in Ruth with us, and see God working and revealing himself throughout each passage in this beloved story of friendship, courage, romance and redemption. 

I'm also including a short intro to Ruth from the New Bible Commentary to help you gain a little context, as many of us may be new...

Portraits of Grace: Hee-Jung (2 of 2)

Portraits of Grace is a snapshot into the lives of the people at King's Cross Church. As "kingdom minded, kingdom people," we recognize God's work in every detail of our lives. We invite you to meet the people of our church.

The Bible says we need to fight sin to its death. “In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.” (Hebrews 12:4, ESV) How am I going to be able to fight to the point of shedding blood and break the sinful pattern of anger? Sometimes, I even can’t bite my tongue for two seconds. When I need to make an active choice to not react...

Portraits of Grace: Hee-Jung (1 of 2)

Portraits of Grace is a snapshot into the lives of the people at King's Cross Church. As "kingdom minded, kingdom people," we recognize God's work in every detail of our lives. We invite you to meet the people of our church.

“If I lose, if I lose, let me lose.” Gillian Welch

When I am angry, it feels like nothing really matters but my feeling at the very moment. It feels like my whole being is swept up into one big black hole of anger. Even if I have to lose, I will lose. I want to lose. I am willing to lose. If I lose, let me lose. That’s how I feel when I get angry and how I lose my battles...

Dust to Dust, Ashes to Ashes

As of now, King's Cross does not follow the liturgical calendar too strictly. However, both Norman and I wanted to share a few thoughts on this day that many will be observing around the world.

Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, which is the solemn preparation for the church to move toward the reflection and consideration of Jesus Christ’s passion—especially his crucifixion and then, subsequent resurrection.

The significance of the ash on the forehead, which many “high-church” or liturgically heavy churches practice are demonstrative of the reflection on our own human brokenness. Ashes...

Today is Ash Wednesday

Today is Ash Wednesday: the beginning of the Lenten season. We don't officially practice Lent at King's Cross but if you'd indulge me anyway with some thoughts on the season.

For those of you (like myself) who did not grow up practicing this because it was too formal/dry/dead or had the perspective, "Isn't Lent for Catholics?!"... Lent is a season of lament, intended to help the church posture herself in repentance to anticipate the cross (Good Friday) and the resurrection (Easter). Just as we prepare for anything in our lives (wedding, job interview, certification, exam, etc) with practices...

Portraits of Grace: Caleb

Portraits of Grace is a snapshot into the lives of the people at King's Cross Church. As "kingdom minded, kingdom people," we recognize God's work in every detail of our lives. We invite you to meet the people of our church.

What do you want to be when you grown up?

A car wash man

What do you like to do?

Play with my toy cars

Do you like your sister? 

Yes

Why? 

Because she shares

Why do you go to church?

To worship Jesus

What is your favorite thing about church?

CEM!

Why?

Because I learn more about Jesus

Who is Jesus?

God's son

Do you love Jesus? 

Yes

Why? 

Because he died for our sins

Portraits of Grace: Iris

Portraits of Grace is a snapshot into the lives of the people at King's Cross Church. As "kingdom minded, kingdom people," we recognize God's work in every detail of our lives. We invite you to meet the people of our church.

Over the last few months, I have learned it isn't true that I'm not good at making decisions. Rather, I always want things on my timeline. When clarity doesn't come when I want it, I become anxious and frustrated. I need to keep learning to simply walk with the Father's lead instead of running ahead of Him. The Father is continually working in my heart and preparing me for...

2017 Elected Leader Nominations

Dear King’s Cross,

This has been an incredible season of seeing God’s provision and faithfulness to us a church. We are growing, as is our commitment and vision to the Kingdom here in our neighborhood and city. However, we need to recognize the great importance and role of leadership in the church. In Ephesians 4, the apostle Paul reminds the Church:

“And he [God] gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ…”

I am hardpressed to believe there can be any lasting and impactful work...