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

Matthew Parks - April 30, 2023

The Death of Death

Outline: 1. Since our current bodies will face death, we’ll need new bodies (v. 50-54) | 2. Jesus defeated death and will return to finish what He started (v. 55-57) | 3. Therefore, we can live without fear in the face of death (v. 58) | APPLICATION: 1. Talk about death with sadness and celebration. | 2. Fight the fear of death by dwelling on heaven. | 3. Whether in death or life, live in victory, not defeat.

Scripture References: 1 Corinthians 15:50-58


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First Sunday Of Each Month | 9AM – 9:45AM

Starting May 7th and continuing every first Sunday of each month, there will be a light continental breakfast served at 9am. Enjoy fellowship while having a light breakfast. Breakfast is first come first serve. Free will donations accepted though not required.

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Sign-ups open till May 14th

One of KCC’s core identities is that we are disciples. Jesus calls us to take up our cross, so we learn from Scripture to follow Christ as our King. The purpose of Discipleship Groups (DGs) is to equip everyone in our church to help others follow Jesus. DGs are groups of 2-5 people of the same gender who meet regularly to read Scripture or gospel-saturated books, pray, and share in the joys and struggles of life. Click button below to view available groups and signup.

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!

Kid's Corner


ACPI Benevolence Need

FEC’s Africa Church Planting Initiative (ACPI) has seven church plants affected by a recent cyclone in Malawi’s southern region. According to the ACPI, 153 families from these church plants are in desperate need. The ACPI initiative is raising $10,000 to provide these families with a one-month supply of basic food staples (corn, beans, sugar, salt, soap and more). You can give online or you can mail a check to the FEC office at 6535 Maplecrest Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46835. Please designate “ACPI Benevolence” on the check.

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


Sat. May 6th | 9:00am-12:00pm
Tues. May 9th | 5:30pm-7:30pm
Tues. May 16th | 5:30pm-7:30pm
Tues. May 23th | 5:30pm-7:30pm
Sat May 27th | 9:00am-12:00pm
Tues. May 30th | 5:30pm-7:30pm

We’re hosting work days to assist with the ongoing renovation projects at the Florence Ave. building. If you are able and willing to help, please let us know or just show up.

Community Events and Needs

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.

Discipleship Corner

New City Catechism: Question 17

Question: What is idolatry?

Answer*Idolatry is trusting in created things rather than the Creator for our hope and happiness, significance and security.

*Children’s answer is the bold text

Weekly Fighter Verse: Romans 12:11-13

Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.

Next Sunday’s Sermon Text: Matthew 6:5-13

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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