It was a joy to hear the Sunday morning sermon from our Malawi ministry partner, Robert Manda, on the missional church. So often the mission of the church can get lost in the mix of so many other worthy and important pursuits. But we must always be called back to our purpose of reaching people for the gospel, whether next door or across the ocean. We strive to meet practical needs as well as spiritual needs. We cannot divorce the two. Making disciples doesn’t happen overnight, but you can start anytime. Be encouraged that the Lord has reconciled us to Himself in order to be ministers of reconciliation. So let’s gladly go be instruments of proclaiming his message of hope and righteousness, starting where you are and what’s right in front of you.

LifeWise Volunteer Meeting & Prayer
Monday, August 15th
@ Family Christian Center
Meeting @ 6:30pm | Prayer @ 7pm


Kid's Corner

You are invited to a volunteer meeting and prayer Monday @ Family Christian Center. The volunteer meeting is at 6:30pm and prayer immediately following at 7pm. They will be praying for our school administrators, teachers, and students as they prepare for the 2022/23 school year. They will also be praying for the LifeWise Ministry, LifeWise teachers and the new programs that are being launched this year!

Church Picnic w/2nd Baptist
Sunday, August 21st @ Latty Grove Park
after our worship gathering

Kid's Corner

We are planning to join with our 2nd Baptist brothers and sisters for a picnic at Latty Grove Park in Defiance on August 21st immediately following our worship gathering. KCC will be providing the main dish: TACOS! If your last name starts with N-Z, please bring a dessert. If A-M, please bring a side dish. And start rounding up some yard games you could also bring.

Helping Ukrainian Refugees
Please GIVE by Sunday, August 21st

Kid's Corner

In the wake of the war in Ukraine, millions of people have been displaced. American churches have lamented yet struggled to know how to help believers in Ukraine. Tim and Bert Shiarla feel led by the Lord to get involved. They have been connected with Pastor Ervin in Slovakia. The church he pastors has been helping Ukrainian refugees with practical needs, such as securing apartments, paying for rent, and getting them jobs. They specifically requested prayer, but you can give online by clicking the button below or put a check or cash in the giving box (make sure to include “Ukrainian Refugee Fund” on checks and cash envelopes). Learn more above Pastor Ervin and how to get more involved by reading our blog post.

Community Events

August 12th @ Kingsbury Park (Defiance, OH), 6pm
If you’re a concert junkie, you don’t have to go far. Internationally known artist and Grammy winner, David Phelps, will be live in concert this week at Kingsbury Park. Bring your own lawn chairs. Tickets are $20 per adult and are available at Biggby Coffeeshop or HERE. Kids 5 and under are free.

August 20th @ Eagle Rock
CPC Women’s Health Resource is one of our local ministry partners. On Saturday, August 20th beginning at 8:00am at Eagle Rock Golf Club in Defiance, Ohio, CPC’s Project Respect will hold its 12th Annual Golf Outing. The cost is $320 per team of 4 players or $80 per individual. This includes 18 holes, a cart, and lunch. Click HERE to register and support the CPC!

September 17th @ MacDonald-Ruff Ice Arena (Bryan, OH)
CPC Women’s Health Resource is also hosting another fundraising event in September. You can sign up to run or walk in the Walkathon and 5K Color Run (as well as 1 mile Fun Run for kids) at the MacDonald-Ruff Ice Arena (601 Townline Rd., Bryan, OH) on Saturday, September 17th. The 5K Color Run registration begins at 8am and the Walkathon registration begins at 9am. You can get sponsors to donate money for your run, and there will be prizes for the individuals and teams that raise the most funds. Click HERE for more information or to register.

Kid’s Corner


QUESTION: What do justification and sanctification mean?

ANSWER*: Justification means our declared righteousness before God, made possible by Christ’s death and resurrection for us. Sanctification means our gradual, growing righteousness, made possible by the Spirit’s work in us.

*Children’s answer is the bold text



Psalm 91:9-10 – “Because you have made the LORD your dwelling place—the Most High, who is my refuge— no evil shall be allowed to befall you, no plague come near your tent.

YOUTH DISCIPLESHIP: Thursdays @ 6:30pm



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 YMCA.


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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You can stay connected with all that is going on in the life of King’s Cross by signing up to receive KCC text alerts or the KCC LOOP email:

  1. KCC Info – Text “@kccin” to the number 81010 to receive KCC text alerts and updates
  2. KCC LOOP – Click HERE to sign up for our weekly email