About UsWe are followers of Jesus who gather to worship in the West Broadway neighbourhood of downtown Winnipeg. We believe in the Bible as the revealed Word of God, and are passionate about His presence and the gifts of His Holy Spirit. In our church community, we praise together, pray together, celebrate together, rejoice together, grieve together, and seek together. Though we’re a community made up of young and old, single and married, what we have in common is a desire to come together in worship, prayer, and healing, and a longing to see and feel even more of the person of Jesus. We welcome any who would like to learn more about God and His son Jesus to come and join us.
We welcome all to our worship service at 10:30 on Sunday mornings. What can you expect when you visit King’s?
Praise & Worship at King’s
As our congregation comes from diverse Christian backgrounds, you’ll notice many of us are exuberant, outwardly passionate worshippers. But you will also find that many of us prefer to worship quietly. We hope that you will feel able to worship in any way you feel comfortable. Sometimes we are scripted and sometimes spontaneous. We are also rather ‘unpolished’ in our approach to worship. We don’t wish to be passive spectators, but active participants! We have different worship teams with different qualities, which means that no Sunday is ever the same.
Jesus said that God’s house was to be a house of prayer. As worship is a “work of the people” it is important to us that there is freedom to pray out loud. We practice open prayer during many of our services. Often prayer will be invited by a pastor or worship leader.
We love kids, even though they can be noisy and disruptive! Please join us in exercising patience in this regard. Our sanctuary is small, and we like the kids to be with us during worship. That being said, if you are visiting with kids and they are getting squirmy, please know they can play in the back room where there are colouring supplies, or in the side room where there are toys. During the sermon, there is Sunday school downstairs for school-aged kids, and supervised nursery for toddlers.
The Lord’s Supper (or Communion) – At King’s we celebrate the Lord’s Supper every Sunday. We receive bread and wine in Jesus’ name as by doing so we receive by faith what He did for us on the Cross. The Lord’s Supper is serious but also joyous. It is the last thing we do together before dispersing to serve God and the world for the rest of the week. We don’t fence the table (prevent people from partaking).
Christian faith is so much more than just a set of doctrines. But doctrines are essential as they describe who God is and how we can experience Him. This is the King’s Fellowship Confession of Faith.
The Scriptures (Bible) were written by uniquely inspired men and therefore have at the same time both divine and human authorship. They are true and trustworthy in all that they teach about the identity of God, humanity, the world in which we live, and are the only reliable guide for faithful living.2 Timothy 3:16-17
There is only one living and true God. His name is YHWH, and He is the Creator and Ruler of all. He is a Trinity of persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Each is equal in perfection but their roles in the work of redemption are distinct.Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 28:19, 2 Corinthians 13:4, 1 Peter 1:2, 1 John 5:7
3) JESUS CHRIST
Jesus Christ is the eternal Son/Word of God, was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born to a virgin. He is both fully Man and fully God having two natures that are inseparable and unconfused. He came to reveal God and redeem humanity. He accomplished our redemption through His death on the Cross – a sacrifice in which He takes our place. After three days He rose again, making our redemption sure. He ascended into heaven and now continues His ministry as our intercessor.John 1:1-2, Luke 1:35, 1 Peter 2:24, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, Acts 1:9, Hebrews 7:25, 2 Timothy 4:1
4) THE HOLY SPIRITS AND HIS GIFTS
The Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. He causes people to be born again, indwells, empowers, and keeps them unto the day of redemption.John 3:5, John 16:8-11, 1 Corinthians 12:12-14God sovereignly gives His spiritual gifts to the church. It is our privilege and responsibility to receive and grow in the use of His gifts.Romans 12:1-8, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, James 5:14-15, 1 Peter 4:10-11
All persons, both male and female, are created in the image of God. Every human life is sacred, precious to God and entitled to respect, dignity, and protection. By God’s wise design, men and women are not interchangeable, but complement each other in mutually enriching ways. Marriage and sexual relations are precious gifts from God, intended for one man and one woman.Genesis 1:27, Matthew 19:4-6, Ephesians 5:31-32
Humankind was created holy, good, righteous, innocent and enjoying perfect friendship with God. Our first parents, Adam and Eve, through the temptation of Satan, turned from God to sin. They came under the judgment of God, suffered the corruption of their nature bringing all their posterity under the same. Every person is now a sinner, under God’s righteous judgment, and in need of a salvation they cannot affect themselves.Genesis 3, Psalm 14:2-3, Romans 3:23, 1 John 1:8
7) THE WAY OF SALVATION
Salvation is completely by grace through the ministry of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. By the will of the Father, He took on our nature but without sin, lived in perfect obedience to God’s Law, and by His death made full atonement for our sins. He is risen from the dead and is now enthroned in heaven. He is every way qualified to be a suitable, a compassionate, and an all-sufficient Savior.
Repentance and Faith
Repentance and Faith are sacred duties, but also gifts of grace worked within us by the Spirit of God. Being deeply convinced of guilt and need of forgiveness, we turn to God with remorse, confession, asking for divine mercy, which we receive through faith in Jesus Christ.Acts 2:38, Acts 17:30
Justification is an act of God’s free grace on behalf of sinners, in which He forgives their sins, accepts them as righteous in His sight; not because of any virtue found within them or accomplished by them but only because of the perfect life, death and resurrection of Christ imputed to them and received by faith.Romans 3:21-26, Ephesians 2:8-9
A sanctified life is one entirely set apart for God’s purposes. It is also a growth process by which, our characters are made Holy as is His. It begins at our new birth and carried on by the Holy Spirit who uses appointed means, – especially, the word of God, self-examination, self-denial, watchfulness, and prayer.1 Corinthians 6:19-20, Philippians 2:12-13, 1 Peter 1:15-16
Salvation is a process requiring the entire life of a believer. They work out what He works in them and are watched over by a special Providence that keeps them in the way of their salvation to the end.Philippians 2:12-13, Mark 13:13, John 10:28-29, Romans 8:29-30
Harmony of Law and Gospel
The Law of God is holy, just, and good, and shows us God’s character and holiness. In it we discover ourselves as sinners. Our inability to follow it arises entirely from love of sin. We are saved not through Law but through His grace made known to us by the Gospel. Saved people freely obey the Law because the Holy Spirit writes it on their hearts.Romans 7:12, Galatians 3:24, 5:14, Jeremiah 31:33
8) THE CHURCH
We experience God and live out our faith most fully not as individuals but in community – Church. The universal Church, called the Bride of Christ, is made up of all believers, dead or alive, in Christ. This Church is manifested in the local Church, which is both spiritual organism and local institution. She is distinguished by her gospel message, her sacraments, her discipline, her mission, and, above all, by her love for God, and by her members’ love for one another, and for the world.John 13:35, 1 Peter 2:9-10, Ephesians 5:25-27, Revelation 19:7-8
9) THE LORD’S DAY
The first day of the week (Sunday) is the Lord’s Day, or Christian Sabbath. Every day provides opportunity for service and worship of God but this day is specially set aside for the Church to assemble and worship God as an entire congregation. This day is a gift to us and a pleasure for all His people.Hebrews 10:25, Mark 2:27-28
10) THE SACRAMENTS
The sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper (Communion) are gifts to us from Jesus Christ Himself. The former is connected with entrance into His Kingdom and Church and the latter with continual renewal. They are divinely ordained means of grace as well as public expressions of our allegiance to Christ.Matthew 28:19, Luke 22:14-20, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
11) LAST THINGS AND THE WORLD TO COME
There is a coming Day of Judgment in which all people will judged in accordance with their faith in Christ and their works. There will be a bodily resurrection of both the just and the unjust – the unjust to judgment and punishment in Hell, as our Lord Himself taught, and the just to glory in His presence. On that Day, there will be the restoration of all things, the creation of the new heavens and new earth, and the consummation of the Kingdom.Matthew 25:31-46, 1 Thessalonians 4:16, 1 Corinthians 3:13, 2 Corinthians 5:10, 2 Peter 3:13, Revelation 21:1, 22:12
Al Gordon – Pastor/Elder
Ross Meacham – Elder
Tim Philips – Elder
Leroy Steele – Elder