What We Believe

What is Christ the King?
Christ the King is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), the largest and most moderate of Lutheran denominations in the USA.

What do Lutherans Believe?
Lutherans are Christians who believe in God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe Jesus Christ is the Word of God, and, through the Bible, God speaks words of correction (law) and good news (Gospel). We cling to God’s promises, that we are saved by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ. (Eph. 2:8-10) We come to worship expecting God to meet us exactly where we are. We believe that God calls believers to “do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with your God.” (Micah 6:8)

Who are the members of Christ the King?
Over half of the congregation is made of people who were not Lutheran. Many were raised Roman Catholic, Wisconsin or Missouri Synod, other denominations, or didn’t have a strong church background as children. Our members have a variety of family styles – married, single, single parent, etc. 35% of our people are under the age of 20 (hence our emphasis on children and youth programs!) Members live throughout the Fox Valley. We are a place where people of different faith backgrounds have found a new church home.

What is expected of a church member?
To grow as a Christian and follower of Jesus Christ. To that end, the church will help you grow in the spiritual disciplines, such as:

  • Regular prayer and Bible reading
  • Regular and faithful Worship
  • Sharing of your time, abilities, and money to support the work of the church.

Growing Your Faith
Members of Christ the King take advantage of parish and outside opportunities for growth, including day and evening Bible Study, prayer groups, pre-marriage workshops, marriage enrichment groups, new member orientation groups, parenting classes, Promise Keepers rallies and accountability groups, Via de Cristo retreats, and much, much more!

Christ the King’s Mission
To be a Christ-centered people, where members, staff, and pastors share leadership, so that everyone feels needed, and feels like they belong.