God is love. This is probably three of the most often used words to describe God. Jeremy’s sermon last Sunday was on this attribute of God. God is often portrayed in Scripture as a loving Father, which sets Him apart from other faith traditions. He relates to His people as His children and not just subjects. This is because He doesn’t merely tolerate us but loves us. And not because there is anything inherently lovable about us, sinners as we are, but because He has chosen to love us despite our sinful tendencies. He loved us to the point of sending His son to pay the penalty of our sin. In short, if we want to know how much God loves you, look at the cross.

Church Picnic w/2nd Baptist
Sunday, August 28th @ 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 28th 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.

Covenant Members’ Town Hall Meeting
Sunday, August 28th
6pm @ The Commons

Kid's Corner

We will be hosting another Town Hall Meeting for KCC covenant members on Sunday, August 28th @ the Commons, 6pm to discuss the proposals relating to joining together with 2nd Baptist. We will NOT be voting at this meeting; we will discuss the FAQ’s document we previously handed out. A large portion of the time will be devoted to Q & A about the specifics of joining together. Please contact Sam or Parks if you have any specific questions not covered in the FAQ. Also, see Sam or Parks if you like a copy of the FAQ.

Announcing Plans for Fall Equipping Classes on Wednesday Evenings

Kid's Corner
King’s Cross is planning to have Equipping Classes for all ages at the Second Baptist Church building this fall. We will meet every Wednesday evening from 6-8pm beginning Sept 21 and running until Nov 16 (a total of 9 evenings). There will be a group meal from 6-7pm followed by classes for all ages from 7-8pm, including nursery.
This is likely not a permanent replacement to KCC’s traditional autumn Gospel Life Groups (GLGs). In-home groups will probably return in the spring 2023. However, for those who can’t make it to Wednesday night gatherings, there will be an in-home GLG on Sunday evenings that will go through the same study as the Wednesday adult study. Contact Garrett Atkins for more info about the Sunday GLG.

Embrace Grace and Embrace Life

Kid's Corner

King’s Cross is excited to announce our fall semesters of Embrace Life and Embrace Grace! The 2022 season kicks off with Embrace Grace (for pregnant women) meeting every Tuesday, 7-8:30pm from September 6th through November 15th at the KCC Office and Commons. Embrace Life (for current mothers) will meet every Monday from 5:30-7pm at the Commons from September 12th through November 21. Volunteers are still needed. Please be praying over this unique ministry. Contact Becca Rupp at ruppfamily423@gmail.com with any questions or to sign up to help. Participants must register by clicking on the corresponding button below.

LifeWise Praise Report

Kid's Corner
Huge Praise Report! In the first 2 days of LifeWise at Defiance only 6 students in the 1st and 2nd grade are not attending! There’s a need for more volunteers for Lifewise Defiance as well as Ayersville. Volunteering is a weekly one and a half hour commitment, and you’re basically a classroom assistant. If you love Jesus and kids, you can do it. They’re also looking for a backup bus driver. This is a great opportunity for retirees who want to be active with their faith. Contact Jenny Hanson if you want to volunteer: jennyhanson@lifewiseacademy.org.

Community Fundraising Events

Kid's Corner

September 9th @ Ironwood Golf Club (Wauseon, OH)
YFC (another one of our ministry partners) is hosting a golf scramble fundraiser on September 9th, 2022. Registration starts at 7:30am and shotgun start at 8am with lunch at the turn. Entry fee is $300 per team ($75 per player). All proceeds will go directly to impacting area teens. For more information on the event or to register, click HERE.

Kid's Corner

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: Since we are redeemed by grace alone, through Christ alone, must we still do good works and obey God’s Word?

ANSWER*: Yes, because Christ, having redeemed us by his blood, also renews us by his Spirit; so that our lives may show love and gratitude to God; so that we may be assured of our faith by the fruits; and so that by our godly behavior others may be won to Christ.

*Children’s answer is the bold text



Psalm 91:14-16 – “Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name. When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.

YOUTH DISCIPLESHIP: Thursdays @ 6:30pm


KCC T-SHIRTS and Water Bottles

We still have KCC t-shirts available in several sizes for $10. There are also some KCC water bottles for $5. These can be purchased at the YMCA on Sunday mornings.


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