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Portraits of Grace: Matt

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.

My first year of teaching was the worst year of my life. I was fresh out of undergrad and I had only completed a short stint of summer school student teaching before being thrown into the fire. I had absolutely no idea what I was doing as I was learning new teaching and math techniques on the job while attending grad school. Each day was filled with dread as I had little...

Portraits of Grace: Diana

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.

Sam and I had a very traumatic time at our first church, where I became a Christian. People were doubting the integrity of the pastor, who was a close friend to us. And it was very heartbreaking when it happened. There was a lot of mistrust. In the beginning we supported the pastor because we thought he was right. But we slowly realized that while there were aspects in...

Portraits of Grace: Justin

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.

Basketball ministry has given me a great opportunity to share knowledge with the kids. When I was younger, I developed a love for the game through watching games on TV and attending camps as a kid. But I’ve also always loved developing relationships with younger people. It’s been a longtime passion of mine—I used to do VBS at my old church and gave up my lunch periods to...

Portraits of Grace: Brendon (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.

I’ll admit, transitioning to Flushing was difficult. Our church is big on moving into the community and getting to know the people here, so I thought I’d move and try to, you know, affect the community. Initially, I was so encouraged—these little kids playing in the hallway of my building wanted to get to know me, and I had such high hopes that they went to P.S. 20 since...

Portraits of Grace: Brendon (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.

When I first moved to Flushing, part of me was thinking pretty selfishly. Coming out from freedom in college to live under another set of rules was hard, and I didn’t want to take care of obligations that I didn’t want to do. It was all about me. But through moving out (and growing up!), God has definitely pressed upon me how important family is. My parents supported me...

Portraits of Grace: Tiffany

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.

In my relationship with Ifte, he confronts me when I’m doing wrong or being double minded. Even though this process has been really hard and painful, it’s helped me to see myself so that I can repent, change, and live my life in a way that’s more in line with how God wants me to live. If it weren’t for this relationship, I’m not sure I’d really understand what it means to...

Portraits of Grace: Stephen

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.

Fourteen years ago, I left a fairly stable (albeit uninspiring) job in fashion retailing and decided to pursue my passion for design. It was completely nerve wracking as I had to start from the beginning – going back to school, having no experience, and spending my savings to make ends meet. I loved it and still love the creative process of turning an idea into a tangible...

Portraits of Grace: Jennifer

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.

My struggle with anxiety has been a lifelong battle, and this pregnancy has forced me to face it head-on. I’ve encountered quite a few health scares and woes over these past nine months. At first, it was terrifying to realize that I had zero control over the situation. All I could do was give it up to God. After that, every challenge became a lesson of surrender and trust....

Portraits of Grace: Jane (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.

My father and I were close when I was young, but we hit a rough patch in college. We couldn’t see eye to eye- probably because we are very similar in personality. We went for a long period without talking which was a very painful time in my life. A few years after college I became a Christian, and my father had also become more religious later in his life. Yet on his...

Who Can Pray?

Every week, while planning our Sunday Worship, one of the most difficult roles to fill is that of corporate prayer. I get a mix of responses when I approach church members with the opportunity to participate in Sunday worship through corporate prayer: “Can you put me on for scripture reading instead?”; “I’m really bad at public speaking”; “Praying is not really my gifting”; “I’m not comfortable doing that”’; “I feel so disingenuous when I pray”; and so on.

Prayer is no easy task.

Public speaking ranks as one of the biggest fears that people have. While many may have a genuine and legitimate...