As we heard Sam preach in last Sunday’s sermon, Christ is building his church. And he has given a blueprint for church leadership: elders and deacons. One of the privileges of covenant membership is to have elders who personally shepherd and pray for individuals. And deacons help by alleviating some of the shock and help elders focus on people by leading up teams who serve in various practical matters, such as Sunday morning setup and teardown, all-church meals, and helping those in need through benevolent giving. We have all seen the effects of ungodly leadership. For a fascinating podcast on the danger of ungodly leadership, listen to “The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill,” which Sam referenced in his sermon (NOTE: It is recommended for more mature listeners). Character matters, and all of God’s people flourish (leaders included) when godly leaders lead with Christ-like character and conviction.

“God IS FOr Us”
by CityAlight

Christians often need to be reminded of the the elemental aspects of the faith. “God is For Us” reminds Christians that God is a Father and cares for His children. Even when we stumble and especially when we feel alone or are unsure of the future, we know that God is for us. He is on our side and helps us press onward. In the next few Sundays, we will be introducing “God is For Us” written and recorded by CityAlight. The lyrics of this song reminds us:

Sing with joy now: our God is for us
The Father’s love is a strong and mighty fortress
Raise your voice now, no love is greater
Who can stand against us if our God is for us


The CPC needs volunteers to make baked goods (pies are great sellers) for a bake sale at the ‘Steps for Life’ Walkathon. Please bake your goodies and bring them to the Walk at MacDonald-Ruff Ice Arena on Townline Road in Bryan on Sept 18th. (Please have them at the ice rink by 9:00am.) If you would like to bring them earlier, you may drop them off at the business office on Friday, September 17th.

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. 


Students in 3rd-5th grade are invited to participate in King’s Crew, which will be every Sunday morning @ 9am starting October 3rd until December. Students will be learning theology through songs with actions and choreography. In December, King’s Crew will sing a song during the Sunday morning worship gathering. Parents can either drop their kids off and go get coffee at Cabin Fever by the roundabout or stay and fellowship with other parents. Contact Chelsea for more information.

Women’s Study
Tuesday @ the Commons, 7pm
Starting October 5th

Attention ladies! Come out to Women’s Study starting October 5th. The plan is to meet 6 consecutive nights on Tuesday evenings @ the Commons, 7pm. There will be a variety of topics covered from different teachers on common issues women face. For more information or to RSVP, contact Chelsea Andres.


The Andres family is back in full swing after our summer sabbatical, refreshed and full of gratitude. Sam put together a blog post and video about their travels and spiritual rest. Click on the button below to read the post.


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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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