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We gather each Sunday morning to celebrate what God has done for us in Jesus Christ, and honour Him with the praise He deserves. We love to express worship to God when we are together at King’s, we are grateful for musicians and worship leaders that God has given us to help us as a church when we come to worship on Sunday mornings and at our monthly Encounter Evenings. C. S. Lewis wrote: ‘It is in the process of being worshipped that God communicates His presence to men.’ and because we prize God’s presence among us want to be a worshipping people, not just on Sundays but in the way we live throughout the week, and by taking time in our mid-week Life Groups to thank and praise him.
Jesus was a great storyteller and teacher. He spent a great deal of his time teaching the crowds and instructing his disciples. He also commissioned his disciples to teach to others what he had taught them. (Matthew 28:19-20). At King’s this means during our Sunday meetings that teaching the Bible is at the heart of what we do. At our Sunday meetings after the time of worship the children go to their activities and one of our leaders speaks from the Bible. Over the last year we have taught series on: ‘Grace’, from the letter to the Romans, ‘One Anothering’, ‘Ruth’ from the Old Testament, ‘Wisdom for Life’ from the book of Proverbs, as well as other messages from guest speakers, which are available to download.
Prayer is about getting to know God, and is the way through which we connect and experience God. ‘Prayer is meant to be the conversation where your life and your God meet’, writes David Powlinson, and we believe pray is about bringing real troubles and real need to a God who really listens. At King’s we teach on and encourage prayer because as individuals and church family we want to learn to live praying lives. We pray personally and in our groups. Once a month our Life Groups join together for Prayer, and we also have other more focused times during the year where the church calls on God together for specific breakthroughs.
Lauren Enright is our children’s work co-ordinator, and she volunteers a day a week in this important role, including providing teaching material for Sunday mornings children’s groups. On Sundays the children stay in from the beginning of the service at 10:30am until about 11:10am and then go out for their own activities. We have Crèche (ages 0-3), King’s Kids (4-7) and Ignite (8-12 years). For family services at Christmas, Easter, Mother’s & Father’s Day the children stay in and play an important part in those celebrations.
Michael & Katie Scott head up our youth work and run regular Friday evenings, for school years 7 to 11, at Brigade House. These times are for fun,friendship and discipleship.
At King’s we have a good number of ‘twenty-somethings’ who are at the heart of church life, involved in everything from leading small groups, playing on Sunday mornings in our worship bands, giving the Sunday notices and getting together socially. The twenties also meet for ministry, worship and teaching evenings.
Fernando de Paula has authored a book on Singleness and leads the Adult Singles Ministry Harrow with a team from King’s. His heart is to see singles in the Harrow churches, especially those over 30, connected across the Borough by facilitating regular social and teaching events.