Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ
has welcomed you, for the glory of God. Romans 15:7
Christ the King Lutheran Church/Cristo Rey Iglesia Luterana is a community of children of God who are seeking to know God by following the teachings of Jesus Christ, who welcomed all.
This community of faith is enriched and strengthened by diversity. We welcome all to share in the life and ministries of worship, sacraments, responsibilities, leadership, and blessings of participation in this congregation. We are committed to the work of racial equity.
Believing that God’s unbounded love and grace are offered to all and meant to be shared and celebrated by all, we embrace differences of age, race, ethnicity, language, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, physical and mental abilities, appearance, economic status, marital status, and family situation.
No matter what your life experience is or has been,
you are a child of God and you are welcome here.
On May 22, 2022, the congregation of Christ the King Lutheran Church voted unanimously to become a Reconciling in Christ (RIC) designated church. The Wider Welcome Ministry Team (WWMT) is grateful to the CTK members and friends for taking an active role in this important, deliberate process.
Throughout our journey, the team has provided educational viewing opportunities. You will find the links below.
LGBT 101: An introduction to the queer community https://youtu.be/DE7bKmOXY3w The narrator makes diagrams which are visually helpful in explaining a lot of variations in the LBGTQ spectrum. It is only seven minutes long, and can be watched several times for a lot of information in a short period of time.
Documentary “For the Bible Tells Me So” http://youtu.be/LJUyf7j8k5E .
Not A Boy Not A Girl Meet young non-binary Australians who do not identify as either male or female https://youtu.be/g_eW1Igyp8M. This video is 45:24 minutes long and shares how some young people feel “non-binary,” and what that means to them individually.
Matthew Vines: For the Bible Tells Me So Hermeneutics and the debate about LGBTQ inclusion https://youtu.be/Jz8c0b8L-lY. This is the longest online viewing choice at just over an hour. This video played on YouTube after our Zoom movie “For the Bible tells Me So.” Matthew is engaging and delves into the Bible comparing the cultural and historical with Hermeneutics of what does that mean today and our culture.
Better Together: Matthew and Monte Vines on studying the Bible and LGBTQ inclusion https://youtu.be/Ct_9XyzPQbU. A father and son share their personal journey of Matthew (the son) coming out gay. The father, unsure, then agrees to embark on a Bible study journey with his son. 52:47 long.
The Reconciling Works website has some helpful resources to view, download, and purchase. There are also some online workshops.
ReconcilingWorks | Lutherans for Full Participation https://www.reconcilingworks.org