- Love God - We will love the Lord our God with all our heart, all our soul and all our might.....
- Love People - ....And our neighbors as ourselves
- Reach the World - We will go into all the world and preach the Gospel....
In 1985, fifteen families joined together in a hotel conference room in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to initiate a new work, a church plant through the Mennonite Church. Christ the King Community Church was born to be a place where people could experience the Holy Spirit's work in their lives and enjoy fellowship with one another. Since those 15 families began at CTK, the church has been home to many people over its 30+ years of ministry.
A strength of CTK is the diversity of experiences and backgrounds represented within the congregation and its leadership. We are thoroughly convinced that Christ's Body is a place where differences are to be honored and celebrated and individuals are made richer by building relationships with people who may or may not be "just like them."
Christ the King Community Church is a member of New Testament Fellowship of Churches and looks forward to a continued influence for the Kingdom of God throughout Lancaster County and the world.
We believe there is one God eternally existing as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Isa. 40:18-28; Matt. 28:19; John 15:26; Isa. 42:1-9; Rev. 1:8, 17-18; John 14:23-27, 16:15; 1 Cor. 2:9-16.
The Authority of Scripture
We believe God revealed himself in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, the inspired Word of God, without contradiction, it constitutes the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice. Ps. 119:9, 30, 65-72, 105, 137-144; Neh. 8:9-12; 2 Tim. 3:14-17; Heb. 4:12-13; 2 Peter 1:16-21; John 20:30-31.
We believe God revealed himself supremely in His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, born of a virgin, being both fully human and fully divine. Matt. 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-38; John 1:1-14; Heb. 1:1-14; Isa. 9:6-7; Phil. 2:5-11; Heb. 4:14-16.
We believe that in the beginning God created all things by His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. Gen. 1; Col. 1:15-16; Ps. 104:1-35.
We believe that God made humanity in His divine image, with free will, moral character, and a spiritual nature. Gen. 1; Ps. 139:1-18; 1 Cor. 15:42-49; Rom. 1:18-20; Prov. 16:1-3.
We believe humanity fell into sin through disobedience, bringing depravity and death, both spiritual and natural upon the race; as a sinner, each one of us is self-centered and self-willed, unwilling and unable to break with sin that leads to eternal separation from God. Gen. 3:1-24; Rom. 3:9-18; Ps. 14:1-3; Eccl. 7:20; Jer. 17:9-10; 2 Tim. 3:1-5; Ps. 51; 1 John 3:4-10.
We believe that on the cross Jesus Christ took our place, bore our sins, died our death, and rose from the grave; and for that reason alone, God freely forgives those who repent and believe in faith. Salvation is a gift from God, not a result of our good works or any human efforts. Eph. 2:1-10; Rom. 3:21-26; Col. 1:13-14, 2:13-15; Rom. 6:1-14; John 3:16-17; Acts 4:8-13; Titus 3:5; Rom. 10:9-10; Heb. 9:22.
We believe that repentance is the commitment to turn away from sin in every area of our lives and to follow Christ, which allows us to receive His redemption and to be regenerated by the Holy Spirit. Therefore, through repentance we receive forgiveness of sins and appropriate salvation. Acts 2:21, 3:19; 1 John 1:9.
We believe that sanctification is the ongoing process of yielding to God’s Word and His Spirit in order to complete the development of Christ’s character in us. By the power of the Holy Spirit we strive to obey the command, “Be holy, for I am holy.” 1 Thes. 4:3, 5:23; 2 Cor. 3:18, 6:14-18; Heb. 12:14; 1 Pet. 1:15-16.
The Holy Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit convicts of sin, guides for life, and empowers for service. His supernatural work makes new life and new birth possible. Gal. 5:16-26; John 16:7-15; Rom. 8:5-17, 26-27; 1 Sam. 16:13; Luke 4:18-19; Acts 1:4-8, 2:17-21; Luke 11:9-13.
The Baptism in the Holy Spirit
We believe that all believers are entitled to and should ardently expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Spirit and fire, according to the command of the Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early church. With it comes the enduement of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry. This experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth. Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4,8; 1 Cor. 12;1-31; Acts 8:12-17; 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9.
We believe the gifts of the Holy Spirit are given to all who follow Christ, so that men and women, single or married, young and old, can work together to build up the church and bring the world to Christ. Eph. 4:7-16; 1 Cor. 12:1-31; Eph. 3:7-8; Rom. 12:1-8; 1 Peter 4:8-11.
We believe that Christ is the head of the body, the church, which is the body of Christ, a redeemed people, obedient to God, a people of love, prayer, and healing Eph. 1:22-23, 2:19-22; 1 John 2:3-6; John 17:6-26; Phil. 2:3-4; Gal. 6:1-5; 1 Peter 2:21-25; Col. 4:2-6.
The Great Commission
We believe God gave the whole church and every member of it the task of making Christ known throughout the world. Matt. 28:16-20; John 15:15-17; Col. 4:5-6; 2 Cor. 5:11-6:6; Acts 4:18-31; 1 Tim. 6:11-16; Acts 8:4.
We believe spiritual warfare demands spiritual weapons; the Word must be preached in the power of the Spirit; and we must intercede for Christ’s victory to be established over principalities and powers of evil. Eph. 6:10-20; 2 Cor. 10:3-4; Dan. 10:10-14, 20; Matt. 18:18-20; 1 Peter 5:8-11; Luke 8:26-39; 1 Tim. 2:1-8.
We believe we must demonstrate God’s love visibly by caring for those who are deprived of justice, dignity, food, and shelter. 1 John 3:16-18; Matt. 5:13-16; Col. 3:12-17; Matt. 5:43-48; Rom. 12:9-21; Matt. 25:31-46; James 2:14-19.
We believe that God is the source of all blessings, temporal and spiritual; all that we have and are we owe to Him. Christians should serve Him with their time, talents, and material possessions; and should recognize all these as entrusted to them to use for the glory of God and for helping others. According to the Scriptures, Christians should contribute of their means cheerfully, regularly, systematically, proportionately, and liberally for the advancement of the Redeemer’s cause. Gen. 14:20; Matt. 6:19-21; 23:23; Acts 17:24-25; 20:35; Rom. 12:1-2.
We believe that both singleness and marriage are honored by God. Marriage is a covenant between one man and one woman for as long as they both shall live. Homosexual and/or transgender practices rejects this celebration of the diversity God intended. Matt. 19:3-12; Gen. 2:20-25; Malachi 2:13-16; Eph. 5:22-33; 1 Corinthians 7:10-11, 15; 1 Cor. 6:9-11; Rom. 1:18-32.
We believe that Jesus Christ’s personal return will be visible in power and glory to consummate salvation and judgment, thus the church serves sacrificially and joyfully anticipating eternal life with God. Mark 13:5-31; Rev. 1:5-8; Matt. 13:37-43; 1 Cor. 15:20-26, 51-56; Rev. 21:1-5; 2 Tim 4:6-8; Rev. 22:12-21.
The Lake of Fire
We believe that the devil and his angles, the beast and the false prophet, and whosoever is not found written in the Lamb’s Book of Life shall be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake which burns fire and brimstone, which is the second death. Rev. 19:20; 20:10-15.
The New Heaven and New Earth
We believe that, as promised in the Scriptures, we can look forward to a new heaven and a new earth wherein righteousness dwells. 2 Pet. 3:13; Rev. 21:1.