CTK church goal: Authentic Christian community


By Paul Klemetsen - Pastor, CTK Wilmington



On Sunday, Oct. 16, Christ the King Community Church in Wilmington gathered outdoors, with chairs set up in a circle. One characteristic of Christ the King churches is to utilize, within the church body, a “small groups” approach where people get to know each other better, said Pastor Paul Klemetsen.


WILMINGTON — Christ the King Community Church is relatively new to Wilmington. We meet at the Hampton Inn and Suites, 201 Holiday Drive at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. This is the fourth meeting place in our short history, which has led us to say, “We would love to have you meet with us, if you can find us.”

The word “church” is a common one, but what does it mean? Church is a gathering of people, a community who share a common focus. At Christ the King (CTK) our mantra is to be “deliberately simple” in our approach to “church.”

In this day when everyone is busy, we believe church should not be an added burden but rather a respite from the cares of life.

We see church as a lifestyle, which means we look at our entire week as a church “service” — where we work, play, raise families, etc.

CTK is a nondenominational church living in harmony with different denominations; accentuating our common faith and tolerating our differences. We believe that there are essential beliefs revealed in the Bible for which there is no compromise, but there are areas that allow for differences of opinion. If other churches or denominations share our views of the essentials of the faith, they are our fellow servants of Jesus.

Our primary purpose is to share the love of Jesus with people. CTK is a place where people will find love, acceptance and forgiveness, no matter their situation. In conversations and by observation, it appears that people haven’t given up their belief in God; they’ve become disillusioned by religion. Our goal at CTK is to show the relevance of Jesus in the 21st century.

The CTK Mission: “Our mission is to create an authentic Christian community that effectively reaches out to unchurched people with love, acceptance, and forgiveness so that they may experience the joy of salvation and a purposeful life of discipleship.”

It is our desire to see people experience the peace and joy that come from a personal relationship with Jesus.

We have both a children’s and youth program available. Check us out at www.ctkonline.com/wilmington, on Facebook at Christ The King/Wilmington, and join us on Sunday mornings.

Paul Klemetsen is the pastor of CTK Wilmington.

On Sunday, Oct. 16, Christ the King Community Church in Wilmington gathered outdoors, with chairs set up in a circle. One characteristic of Christ the King churches is to utilize, within the church body, a “small groups” approach where people get to know each other better, said Pastor Paul Klemetsen.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_church_this_one_p_f.jpgOn Sunday, Oct. 16, Christ the King Community Church in Wilmington gathered outdoors, with chairs set up in a circle. One characteristic of Christ the King churches is to utilize, within the church body, a “small groups” approach where people get to know each other better, said Pastor Paul Klemetsen.

By Paul Klemetsen

Pastor, CTK Wilmington

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