The KCC Loop is a weekly newsletter from King’s Cross Church featuring recent sermons, church family updates, community events, resources, and more.

Samuel Andres - April 16, 2023

The Certainty of Our Resurrection

1 Corinthians 15:12–34‌ | I. The existential dread of doubting our future resurrection, 1 Cor 15:12-19 | II. The existential hope of believing in our future resurrection, 1 Cor 15:20-28


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Kid's Corner

Chad B. is back

Chad B. has faithfully served KCC as an elder/lay pastor and the church treasurer for about nine years.

On Thanksgiving Day, 2022, his father, Larry, suddenly went home to be home with the Lord. That loss, plus the need to provide care for his mother who is suffering from Alzheimer’s, necessitated Chad taking a break from his responsibilities as an elder.

As of April, Chad is back. The council of elders wants to clarify that we originally announced Chad’s leave of absence from elder work as a “sabbatical,” but upon further reflection, it was more stressful than restful, so instead it was simply an emergency leave of absence for family purposes. We anticipate that Chad will take an intentional sabbatical for rest and spiritual rejuvenation in the future.

We are grateful for all the time and love Chad gives to our church family.

Kid's Corner


Thursday, May 11th | 6:30pm – 8:30pm @ 2nd St Building

We are relaunching the KCC Youth Group on Thursday, May 11th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the 2nd St building and we will meet weekly at the same time and place. All youth ages 12 through 18 are welcome to join us for studying the Word and fellowshipping with other youth aspiring to seek Christ first!

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Sunday, April 23rd | 11:45am-12:45pm

We are hosting a KCC Connect Lunch for anyone who would like to learn more about the church and get to know the pastors in a smaller setting. Whether you’re newer to the church, or this has been your home church for years, this meal time is open to you to get to know Pastor Sam a bit more.

We are planning for a group of about 25 people, so please RSVP below. This will take place in the church basement Youth Room following the worship gathering. We hope to host more Connect Lunches in the future if you can not make it to this one.

Kid's Corner

ACTS 29 Church Planting Sunday Recap

This past Sunday during Missions Moment, we briefly mentioned our involvement in the Acts 29 network. If you did not get one of the brochures that were handed out, make sure to check out the digital version and watch the short video “We Plant Churches Worldwide” below.

Kid's Corner

FEC Certificate of Theology

Now With Provision For Those Without a Bachelor’s Degree

The Fellowship of Evangelical Churches introduces a unique, theological education plan for pastors, church planters, and ministry leaders.

The FEC Certificate of Theology offers leaders within the Fellowship of Evangelical Churches an exclusive track of theological education that can be completed while in a ministry position or as part of training for one.

Fully-accredited Master’s level courses are offered at a comfortable pace, 100% online, and at a fraction of the normal cost. This is a first-ever partnership that brings together three leading seminaries into one program:

Trinity Evangelical Divinity School – Deerfield, IL
Denver Seminary – Denver, CO
Bethel Seminary – St. Paul, MN

KCC Building Project

Kid's Corner


2nd St. and Florence Ave. Locations

As we continue to work on the building renovations, we’ll try to keep you updated through the LOOP. We try to post pictures or other updates as needed so that we can all see the progress as well as the work that still needs to be completed.

The volunteer work day crew on Tuesday built the frame for the Ravens Care wall in the Florence building. The polishing of the concrete floor is also complete.

Community Events and Needs

Kid's Corner

YFC Evangelism Training

Several people from KCC participated in a morning of evangelism training hosted by the Defiance YFC. We value the importance of “all always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you…” 1 Peter 3:15.

Kid's Corner


New Book – During School Hours

Written by Lifewise founder and CEO, Joel Penton, During School Hours tells WHY and HOW LifeWise Academy is reinstalling religious education into the public school day.

Kid's Corner

Discipleship Corner

New City Catechism: Question 16

Question: What is sin?

Answer*Sin is rejecting or ignoring God in the world he created, rebelling against him by living without reference to him, not being or doing what he requires in his law—resulting in our death and the disintegration of all creation.

*Children’s answer is the bold text

Weekly Fighter Verse: Isaiah 43:25

“I, I am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins.”

Next Sunday’s Sermon Text: 1 Corinthians 15:35-49

We Would Love to Pray for You

We would love to pray for you! Some people think that only major crises of life are worth praying for, but the truth is that everyone needs prayer for something. James 4:2 says that we do not have because we do not ask, and when we do we often have false or impure motives. So the first step is to ask. So please come and let us pray for you in person at our Sunday worship gathering. Or, if you would like prayer now, just click the button below and fill out the form and we will pray for you.

Biblical Counseling at KCC

Life is full of things to be discouraged about, and it can be overwhelming. We believe that Jesus offers real help, hope, and healing in the difficulties of life. We believe that the power of God’s Word and Spirit offers hope of life change from the inside out. So we offer biblical counseling to those needing the comfort and wisdom of Scripture. While we believe God can work through various methods of counseling, our lead counselors are certified through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). We also have pastors and other counselors who have received training from Faith Biblical Counseling, and are able and willing to counsel according to the Scriptures.

If you would like to explore meeting with one of our counselors, please fill out the contact form by clicking on the button below and we will try to match you with someone.


We understand skepticism about online giving, which is why we have an Online Giving Frequently Asked Questions page on our website that explains how it works. Here are a few ways to give :
  1. Give online by clicking on the “GIVE ONLINE” button which takes you to our secure transaction site.
  2. Send your check or money order by mail, made out to King’s Cross Church.
    King’s Cross Church
    521 W. 2nd St.
    Defiance, OH 43512
  3. Drop in giving box on Sundays at the YMCA.

Compassion Fund

We know that with many businesses and services being shut down, people are losing jobs and struggling to pay their bills. If you are in need of help, we would like to know. We have a Compassion Fund for this reason. Fill out the film below as best you can and we will follow up with you.

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To help keep as many people informed as possible while keeping communication simple, we use Church Center for most church-wide announcements and group chats. If you’re a KCC Covenant Members, you are automatically added in Church Center to receive KCC updates. Just download the app and sign in with your phone or email. KCC visitors and regular attenders need to manually join the “General Announcements” group to receive updates. Make sure notifications are turned on for Church Center in your phone.