We know it can be daunting to walk into an unfamiliar place, but our prayer is that you will take that next step in your faith and join us for worship. Below are a few questions and answers to help you get to know King of Kings better.
How big is your church?
King of Kings was founded in 1968 and has grown into a healthy and vibrant Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LCMS) congregation of more than 1100 baptized members. Both of our services average anywhere from 150-250 attendees on any regular Sunday.
Who goes to your church?
King of Kings is a generational congregation that truly spans all ages. We have infants through teens and young adults through our spirited seniors in their nineties. You will find just about every type of person in every type of life-stage: single, married, widowed, professionals, retired and more. Our congregation includes those new to the faith, some that have transitioned from other churches and many life-long Lutherans.
Additionally, King of Kings is considered a regional church with members from all corners of the Northland and outlying areas. We have extended families that all attend together, folks that live around the corner, and many families whom have transferred to KC – all who now call King of Kings home.
What time is church?
We offer two traditional worship services each Sunday at 8:00am and 10:30am. Worship is held in our sanctuary at the north end of the building. Our 10:30am service is livestreamed online each Sunday - on our website, on YouTube and Facebook.
We also invite you to attend one of our Sunday School classes/Bible studies that start at 9:30am.
- Children (ages 2-12) - Meets in Sunday School commons on lower level
- Middle School - Meets in Board Room on lower level
- High School - Meets in Youth Room on lower level
- Adults - Meets in Fellowship Hall (gym) on south end of building
- Parents - Meets in ELC commons on north-side of lower level (for parents of Sunday School-aged children)
Where should I park and enter?
Help yourself to a “Guest Parking” spot in the upper parking lot aligning the sidewalk. Find a map to our location here.
You can enter through the doors of our Welcome Center (large central entrance) to be warmly greeted by one of our members – all of whom are happy to answer questions and direct you to class or worship.
What should I wear for church?
You are welcome to come as you are. Some of our members show up in Sunday best, others are more comfortable in casual shirt, slacks or jeans. We are just glad you are coming to worship God and further your faith.
What happens during worship service?
Both of our Sunday services are traditional Lutheran services that offer divine Lutheran worship. Both services mirror one another and incorporate biblical readings, liturgical response, a short children's sermon, adult sermon, hymns and prayer. Holy Communion is offered on the first, third and fifth Sundays of every month.
We encourage all visitors and guests to fill out a Visitor Card found on the back of each pew, and place it in the plate during the offering. Additionally, please take a moment to sign the guest register near the entrance to the church before leaving.
Are children welcome in worship?
Children are always welcome, encouraged and included in worship! Each service includes a Children’s Sermon that invites all children 0-12 years old to make their way to the front of the church to hear a short sermon just for kids. They will leave this special Children’s Sermon with a piece of paper and a drawing challenge to work on during the adult sermon. Children are then invited back during the offering to give their drawing as an offering to God.
If you have a young child and need to leave the sanctuary during service, please know that it is perfectly ok. We understand. You can find our nursery next to the church office that has a changing table, rockers and toys. Or simply take a walk around. Each service is broadcast over speakers throughout the building so parents won’t miss the weekly message.
Do you have a nursery?
Yes, our nursery is located next to the church office for parents and children 3 and under. The nursery is not staffed, but open to parents to use for feeding, changing, or simply a change of scenery for little friends.
What about Holy Communion?
King of Kings offers Holy Communion on the first, third and fifth Sundays of every month, plus special services throughout the year. All confirmed members of an LCMS church, are invited to partake in the Sacrament of the Altar. Please speak to a Pastor prior to service.
If you are not a member of Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, but wish to partake in the Lord's Supper, please speak to a pastor prior to service.
Gluten free wafers available upon request, prior to service. Please speak to an usher or Altar Guild member prior to service.
What accessibility options do you offer?
King of Kings Lutheran Church is ADA accessible with handicap parking and ground-level entry at each entrance and automated doors at our main Welcome Center entrance. Our sanctuary offers multiple handicap spaces for persons in wheelchairs to sit next to their family. A centrally-located elevator offers access to both levels of the building and restrooms on each level are handicap accessible.
For hearing impaired guests, Assisted Listening Devices (ALDs) are available in the rear of the sanctuary. Please speak with an usher for assistance. Additionally, some of our members prefer to sit in our overflow room where a speaker is right overhead to aid in hearing.
I think I want to be baptized. What next?
We would love to baptize you at King of Kings. This holy sacrament is offered to all disciples of Jesus, including adults, infants and children. Adults coming into the faith should first attend Foundations, an 8-week introductory class. At the conclusion of the course, you can elect to be baptized and profess your faith. Learn more about baptism.
How can I learn more about the Lutheran faith and maybe become a member.
Wonderful news! We are excited you want to take your Next Steps. We invite anyone intersted in knowing more about the Lutheran faith or becoming a member, to attend our Foundations class, an 8-week introduction to the faith. At the end of the class, you can decide if you would like to join the church through adult confirmation.
Please contact the church office to enroll in our next Foundations class.
I am a member at another LCMS church. Can I transfer?
Absolutely. Please contact your current home church and ask that they transfer your membership to King of Kings Lutheran Church. Once membership is sent over, we will add you to our directory, assign an elder to your family and schedule a new member meeting with a pastor. Read more on our Next Steps page.
Whom should I talk to if I want to know more?
We would love to answer any questions you have about King of Kings. Please don’t hesitate to ask. We are happy to answer quick questions by email or phone 816-436-7680. Or, we can set time to meet you.