Our church is a caring, prayerful and loving community, catering for people of all creeds and races and denominations, and all previous church experiences and backgrounds. Our community have previously come from Anglican, Baptist, Methodist, United Reformed, Evangelical and many other churches. Others have come to know Jesus Christ right here. We welcome anyone from any church background or tradition to join us in worship or at any of our home groups.
Our Church aim is:..... 'Seeking Jesus and making Him known'..........
We believe that we are created for God’s pleasure, and that we become what we were meant to be as we learn to worship the Creator. We teach worship as a way of life, but in our Sunday Services and in our small groups we encourage people to express their devotion to God in praise and prayer.
We believe that we all have a part to play in encouraging one another’s growth in Christian maturity.
We believe that we have the message of hope for a lost world, and that by inviting people to commit to Jesus we are offering them something that no amount of money can buy.
Many people who find their way to our doors have come to live in Milton Keynes from elsewhere or who have been seeking just the 'right' sort of church for them. Many have issues about God and faith and what is found in the Bible. If that's you then you will be in good company, we're always learning and seeking.
We urgently hope that your first visit to CtK will be a positive experience and you'll want to come back again.
As you come in you will find a welcomer who will give you all the information you might need or they will give you a copy of our weekly news sheet and hand you over to someone else for a longer and more detailed chat. We have a number of Church Stewards with special responsibilities for certain areas of church life. They meet with our Minister on a regular basis and discuss the life and work of our church
Our services start at 9.30 am on Sundays and will last between 75 and 90 minutes. Services are either communion (twice a month, on 2nd and 4th Sundays), Morning Worship or All Age Worship. We sometimes run a Cafe Church in the attached community centre. It's Church but not as you know it, certainly something completely different.
However, you will find lots of variety, not the same old repetitive stuff, week in week out. Our music is mainly contemporary but also sometimes traditional hymns with a twist in a modern style.
Following our services there is also time for a drink and a chat in the Narthex (Church annex with a view directly into church)
During our services we do take up a collection or offering. You are not obligated to give, in fact our worship leader will often say 'If you are new or visiting or you are not prepared to give' then just let the collection bag pass you by without embarassment. However, if you feel at home here and want to take part in the work and mission of this church we would encourage you to make a regular donation with an opportunity to 'gift aid' for that little extra from our government.
First of all there is no dress code, anything you are comfortable in is fine. The chairs are comfortable and we want your experience to be wholly positive.
Most churches try to be friendly and welcoming, but coming to church can be a bit overwhelming. You start asking questions like...'will I know what to do, when to stand, when to sit, when to sing and express myself?'.......'will people be nice to me?'.........'will my children like it'........'is it OK if I'm not sure what my beliefs are?'. Well, you'll be pleased to know that you are welcome 'just as you are'. The children are also really well catered for. They will soon join in a variety of experiences specifically designed for them and their 'faith journey'.
If you need help then we have a bunch of Stewards ready and willing to put you at your ease and to make your visit less daunting.
We hope that on reading this that you will give us a try!!
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Hebrews 11:1......."Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see"......