- 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
We believe God revealed himself in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, the inspired word of God, without contradiction, the only reliable guidebook for life. Ps. 119:9, 30, 65-72; Ps. 119:105, 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. He made humanity in His divine image, with free will, moral character, and a spiritual nature. Gen. 1; Col. 1:15-16; Ps. 104:1-35; Ps. 139:1-18; 1 Cor. 15:42-49; Rom. 1:18-20; Prov. 16:1-3
We believe humanity fell into sin, bringing depravity and death 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. Eph. 2:1-10; John 10:14-18; Rom. 3:21-26; Col. 1:13-14; 2:13-15; Rom. 6:1-14; John 3:16-17; Acts 4:8-13
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
We believe the church is the body of Christ, a redeemed people, obedient to God, a people of love, prayer, and healing. Eph. 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 disciples of Jesus Christ 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 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. Luke 24:45-49; Eph. 4:7-16; 1 Cor. 12:1-31; Eph. 3:7-8; Rom. 12:1-8; Eph. 4:29-32; 1 Peter 4:8-11
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 manifest over principalities and powers of evil. Eph. 6:10-20; 2 Cor. 10:3-4; Daniel 10:10-14, 20; Matt. 18:18-20; 1 Peter 5: 8-11; Luke 8:26-39; 1 Tim. 2:1-8, 1 Cor. 15:25-26
We believe we must demonstrate God’s love visibly by caring for those who are deprived of justice, dignity, food, and shelter. Isaiah 58; 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 those who repent and believe should be baptized with water as a symbol of cleansing from sin, new life and commitment to Christ. John 3:1-8; Matt. 3:13-17; Acts 2:36-39; Acts 8:36-40; Acts 10:44-48; Rom. 6:1-14; Heb. 10:19-23
We believe that the church observes the Lord’s supper as a symbol of Christ’s broken body and shed blood, and the fellowship of his church until his return. Luke 9:18-22; Mark 10:32-34; Mark 12:1-12; Luke 22:7-23; 1 Cor. 10:14-17; 11: 23-34; Acts 2: 46-47
Marriage & Purity
We believe that both singleness and marriage are honored by God, who designed marriage to be the union of one man and one woman for a lifetime; sexual intimacy is reserved for within this sacred union. Gen. 2:20-25; Eph. 5:22-33; Song of Songs 2:3-13; 1 Cor. 6:9-11; Rom. 1:18-32; 1 Cor. 7:10-16; Matt. 19:3-12
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