It’s un-American to be patient. We don’t like to wait. Whether in line at the BMV, Cedar Point, or at a traffic light, we struggle with being patient. This is also true when we’re suffering. We don’t want to wait. We might even cry out, “How long, O Lord?” For Christians, being patient is one of the ways God strengthens our hearts. In last Sunday’s sermon, we were encouraged to be patient because God is working in the waiting. The more we suffer under the weight of suffering, the stronger we become. As a result, we are drawn into deeper fellowship with and dependence on the Lord that we wouldn’t have experienced otherwise. That is indeed something worth waiting for.

Gospel Life Groups

The goal of Gospel Life Groups is to bring the gospel into everyday life as the family of God on the mission of God. They put the mission of the church (i.e., to make disciples of Jesus Christ) at the forefront of everything we do. Groups of 12-20 people get together in homes for Bible study, prayer, and fellowship. In addition, each group serves in the community in some way to engage our community for the gospel.

Equipping Classes

Every Christian needs to be equipped for the work of ministry (Eph. 4:11). There are various ways we seek to accomplish this. But one way is through Equipping Classes. The purpose of Equipping Classes is to equip the people to grow deeper with the Lord by offering classes on various subjects so that they can in turn be able to better understand and apply the Bible to their lives and become a more effective gospel minister and lover of God and people. Simply put, Equipping Classes are topical, Bible-based instruction given in a classroom setting, usually offered twice a year (Spring and Fall).

We are meeting this fall every other week on Tuesday mornings @ 6:30am and an identical class every other Wednesday evenings @ 7pm. Both classes will be at the Commons. Nearly every GLG will meet 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, so we will have the Wednesday Equipping Class on the 2nd and 4th Sundays and the Tuesday Equipping Class will be the Tuesday before.

The topic of Equipping Classes this fall is on the Kingdom of God. The kingdom of God is a common theme in the Gospels, but what does it really mean? How does it affect my everyday life? That is what we will be exploring. Each lesson will have 10 or so pages of reading and discussion questions. In addition, there will be a link to a sermon to listen to and take notes. We will gather together every other week to discuss the workbook.

The first class starts on Tuesday, September 21st for the morning class and Wednesday, September 22nd for the evening class. Let me know ASAP if you want to join this semester so I can get you a workbook by clicking on the button below.

Covenant Members’ Meeting
Sunday, September 26th

We are planning on having a Covenant Members’ Meeting right after the worship gathering on September 26th. If you are a covenant member, please prioritize attending as we will be presenting and affirming new members. Also, per the KCC Constitution, we will be re-affirming a few of our existing elders for 3-year terms. 


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.

6 + 12 =


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