“True faith works.” One of the more controversial passages in Scripture comes from James 2:14-26. Theologians throughout history have struggled to make sense of the role of faith and works in regard to justification. Paul says justification is by faith while James says that it is also by works. Which one is correct? You’ll have to listen to last Sunday’s sermon for an explanation. Few Christians would say that we don’t need one or the other. Indeed, faith without works is dead and useless. But we can all agree that, though our works matter, Jesus’ works matter even more because he alone made salvation possible. We can’t have a conversation about works unless we fix our eyes on the cross and resurrection, the greatest works in history. So be encouraged this week that you are saved not by what you have done but what Christ has done. And by faith we work because of that gift.

Covenant Members’ Meeting
Sunday, July 18th

We are planning on having a Covenant Members’ Meeting right after the worship gathering on July 18th. If you are a covenant member, please prioritize attending as we will be presenting and affirming new members as well as discussing plans for the fall.

Guys’ Slow-Pitch Softball Hangout
Saturday, July 24th
10am @ UAW Park

Calling all guys! We are planning to play a somewhat-probably-not competitive of slow-pitch softball on Saturday, July 24 @ UAW Park, 10am-12pm. Be sure to bring a glove, and maybe bring an extra one if you have one. Also, we need some bats. So let us know if you have any bats. You can also RSVP so that we can have a ballpark number of guys who will be coming by clicking on the button below.

Meet & Greet: The Garcia’s
Monday, July 26th
7pm @ The Commons

We are pleased to be able to have Ramon and Cindy Garcia, who serve in the Basque in Northern Spain. They will be coming to Defiance on Monday, July 26th to share about what God is doing among the Basque people. We are hosting a Meet & Greet at the Commons from 7-8:30pm, so come out and support the Garcias! We will also be having desserts to share. See you then!

KCC 2021 Summer Calendar


Almost a year ago, we decided to make a new KCC t-shirt. Well, after some complications, we finally got one made. Now it’s available. If you originally signed up for a t-shirt, we have them reserved for you. But we also have extras. So if you would like a KCC t-shirt, we have them available for $10 @ the Commons.


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 counselor is 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 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.


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. Text (888) 554-8664 to receive a link for you to give.
  3. Send your check or money order by mail, made out to King’s Cross Church, to the King’s Cross Church, 521 W. 2nd St., Defiance, OH 43512.
  4. Drop in giving box on Sundays at the Dam.


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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  1. KCC Info – Text “@kccin” to the number 81010 to receive KCC text alerts and updates
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