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.
ELCA Mission Statement
Marked with the cross of Christ forever, we are claimed, gathered, and sent for the sake of the world.
We are part of the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod of the ELCA.
We are a partnering or covenant church with the following organizations:
- Bread for the World
- Christian Community Service Center
- Community of Hope International
- Crossing Boarders Preschool
- ELCA World Hunger Appeal
- ELCA Division for Global Mission
- Freewheels Houston
- Godly Play Foundation
- Greater Houston Area Red Cross
- Hospitality Apartments
- Houston Food Bank
- Houston Lutheran Campus Ministry (Sanctuary)
- Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston
- Lutherhill Outdoor Ministry
- Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services
- Lutheran World Relief
- Montrose Grace Place
- Port of Houston Seafarer’s Center Chaplaincy
- Rice Village
- Rice University
- SEARCH Homeless Services
- Souper Bowl of Caring
- South Hampton Civic Club
- Texas Medical Center
- Upbring, Lutheran Social Services