CCK Life.

Posted on March 02, 2011 by Emily Sneyd
CCK Elder Matt Davis and his wife Alison are going to be leading the very first multi-site venue of Church of Christ the King out in the West of the City. In this second part of the 'Towards multi-site' series, Emily Sneyd sits down with them to find out more about the launch and what it involves for them as a couple and for our Church. Emily: Right, I’ll come straight to the point. Why did you move from sunny Hove to even sunnier Shoreham!?
Posted on February 24, 2011 by Katie Leversuch
Nick Chatrath has just released a new book called Reaching Muslims: A One stop guide. Rich Spear had a chance to catch up with him about his passion for telling Muslims about the true identity of Jesus, and why he is written this book. RS:Hi Nick, it’s great to get a chance to speak to you today. Before we get into talking about your book, why don’t you start by telling us a bit about yourself? NC:Ok, well I love the outdoors! My wife Tan and I spent a few days in Zermatt, Switzerland, scaling parts of the Matterhorn. It wiped me out for 3 days! In terms of church life, I’m one of the elders of Emmanuel Church Oxford, which we planted 5 1/2 years ago.
Posted on February 24, 2011 by Katie Leversuch
In the final part of our blog series about Zones, we ask the question ‘What is the link between Zones and multisite?’ For our new ‘Towards Multisite’ series, click here.... We are always looking to God to lead us in our planning and in our conviction of doing church in a way that honours both the Word and Spirit.  Part of this process is trusting that God will help us to build great spirit-filled community of believers in the City, not compromising with our foundations AND learning how to engage relevantly with the prevailing culture.
Posted on February 15, 2011 by Katie Leversuch
We have had the pleasure of catching up with musician Paul Oakley to find out what he has been up to! We haven’t seen you leading worship at CCK for a little while. What’s the reason for that and what have you been up to recently? I've been busy writing and recording and working on a whole new project with a new and very different feel and objective. The result is a new album with a new band called ‘Alamein’s Torch’!
Posted on February 09, 2011 by Rich Spear
Nick Chatrath: Reaching Muslims A One-Stop Guide for Christians In the last ten years, Britain has continued to advance into more and more of a multi-faceted, multi-cultured society. In this time, there has been a growing fear with the rise of extremist Islam in the west, which has left many people (including Christians) unsure of how to relate to the many local Muslims, and to effectively share their faith. It is into this context that Nick Chatrath (Emmanuel Church, Oxford) has written an extremely helpful and well-researched book, where he paints a refreshingly positive picture of Muslims and their rich cultural heritage.  Despite the extensive bibliography, this book is very accessible and covers a whole range of issues in short bitesize chapters.
Posted on January 31, 2011 by Katie Leversuch
Last year CCK had over 300 volunteers at the first Brighton Marathon and the event was such a success that the city is hosting the marathon again! CCK played a vital role in the smooth running of the day, producing the most volunteers and letting the organisers train the volunteers at the Clarendon Centre. This was very valuable and positive press for the church, and we want to do it again. This year we would like more people to sign up and to show our support of this great event. There will be no morning services on the day of the marathon to free people up to help. Last year the people who served came back full of stories of the friends they saw running and the fun they had stewarding. This is a great event to get involved in and we want to bless the city as much as we can, so lets sign up and join in the fun!
Posted on January 27, 2011 by Katie Leversuch
Steve Boon continues the 'Towards Multi Site' series: In the first post I gave a brief introduction to this set of blog posts and outlined my role in this all. In this second post I aim to draw together the various strands of information to attempt to get us all on the same page!
Posted on January 19, 2011 by Katie Leversuch
This is the new preaching series, where Joel Virgo teaches from 1 and 2 Samuel. At the beginning of the series Joel explained :
Posted on January 13, 2011 by Katie Leversuch
Please tell me how you became a Christian: I grew up in a non-Christian home, although my Mum, Dad and brother were all God-fearing but we never went to church. However, my Mum and my Nan both worked for St. Joseph’s Church on Elm Grove, so I got to know the priests down there quite well. It’s funny because even though I didn’t understand exactly what was going on, there has always been a desire to know who Jesus is and to work full time to serve the Church. My Nan died when I was 16 which had a profound affect on me because even though Nan’s body was here it was just a shell. Nan had gone somewhere. Looking back I had a deep desire for the meaning of life.
Posted on January 06, 2011 by
Joel Virgo has recently been blogging on The Resurgence website about 'God & Depression' based on a few preaches on Psalms 42 & 43 from the Jesus Songbook series. Read the God & Depression blog posts here or check out more of Joel's articles on The Resurgence here.