Christ the King Church, a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America located in the Rice Village, is an inclusive community welcoming people of all cultures, races, sexual orientations, and gender identities. We draw many people from Rice University, the Texas Medical Center and the surrounding neighborhood, yet a good number of our members drive the distance from the larger metropolitan area. Currently about 365 people attend worship on any given weekend.
We are committed to the mission of proclaiming the message of God’s reconciling work revealed in Jesus Christ and proceeding in the Spirit of God. We share a common faith with Christians everywhere who baptize in the name of the Father, and the Son, and Holy Spirit. Our faith is expressed in the rich liturgical life of the congregation, our baptism, and our celebration at the Lord’s Table. We continually educate children and adults to appreciate the elusive but real presence of God in the world and to bring faith to expression through our actions as a caring community.
Our Missional Emphasis for 2016
As the Village Church with a Global Mission, Christ the King Lutheran Church in 2016 will focus on the following as we continue to grow in fulfillment of the work God has called us to within God’s mission.
- We will work together guided by the Holy Spirit to select a new Senior Pastor.
- God has entrusted to our care – our time, our talents and our treasures to love God and our neighbors. Using that as our guide we will focus on implementing a year round stewardship plan.
- We will continue the capital campaign, “Build Us Up, Send Us Forth” to revitalize and extend our infrastructure, pay off some debt and contribute to the Campaign for the ELCA.
ELCA Mission Statement
Marked with the cross of Christ forever, we are claimed, gathered, and sent for the sake of the world.
Christ the King Church Emphasis
The congregation will prepare for and fully support the new senior pastor as outlined in the Ministry Site Profile (MSP) completed by the Call Committee using congregation input
We are part of the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod of the ELCA.