The God of the Bible is a Trinitarian God who is one and three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God has made us in his image, which means we are made for community and friendship. And when we are not living in community we suffer because life in a sinful world is too complex and tempting to journey alone. Therefore, community groups are a place where can live in relationships with one another through the ups and downs of life. Biblical Community is so central to Spiritual health that we say that to be a part of CtK is to be a part of a Community Group. Being a part of a Community Group is not mandatory for CtK members, but is essential for their health. We are not a church that has a "program" of community groups, but we are a church OF community groups.
We are those who have committed themselves to follow Jesus Christ and also those who are skeptical/investigating. We understand that we are all “in process” and so our community is humble in our relationship to those who have different beliefs. A community is both what we already are and also what we pursue as we follow Jesus Christ. We are a worshiping community of love and forgiveness because we have experienced love and forgiveness through Jesus Christ.
There are many ways to join community life at Christ the King, but the primary way we connect in community with one another is through our community groups.
Biblical Community is so central to Spiritual health that we say that to be a part of CtK is to be a part of a Community Group. Being a part of a Community Group is not mandatory for CtK members, but is essential for their health. We are not a church that has a "program" of community groups, but we are a church OF community groups.
Our community groups meet 3/4 weeks per month in homes. (the other is our church-wide Ministry Community Meeting for equipping) A typical meeting includes:
15-20 min: welcome/mixer,
45 min: Sermon discussion using notes from the week's sermon, then
30-45 min: break up into smaller same-gender groups (3-4 people) for prayer.
Groups are being largely centered around geographic areas of Raleigh. This is for the purpose of built-in diversity. Affinity groups will always happen. But we are working geographically in the hope that the group is diverse in ages and life stations. It also facilitates our relationships; we hope people see one another in their neighborhoods. Finally, it encourages a missional focus: a common prayer focus and serving opportunities in their area of the city. To help you find the closest community group we have an interactive map here.
How Do I Get Connected to a Community Group?
- You can begin participating in a community group at Christ the King at any time, and we are glad to welcome you. They are all “open groups.”
- Feel free to connect directly with any of our community group leaders listed here.
- If you are having trouble finding or connecting with a community group, contact our Director of Community Life, James Sutton -
In addition to our weekly community groups, there are several other gatherings that happen throughout the week. These meetings range in purpose from fellowship to study and are designed for people of varying walks of life. For a list of these gatherings, click here.