A Renewal CongregationLearn About CTK Denver
Christ the King Lutheran Church, a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) has a proud history in the Harvey Park neighborhood of Southwest Denver dating back to its founding in 1956. The congregation was originally rooted in the rapid growth of the neighborhood in the late 1950’s. After 60 years of ministry, in 2016, Christ the King began a process of intentional renewal in partnership with the Rocky Mountain Synod of the ELCA, and Abiding Hope Church in Littleton.
As a renewal congregation, Christ the King is learning again to root its identity in God’s mission: drawing all things into intimate relationship with God, one another and the whole of creation, so that all people and the creation itself may experience authentic life with hope and purpose. Christ the King has embraced the idea that the church does not exist for itself, but that it exists to live out God’s call to love God, and love and serve the community that it lives in.
Hope and Purpose for All
We believe that the good news of God, held in the life, ministry, teachings, death and resurrection of Jesus, brings hope to the world as it is embodied and lived out through communities of faith today and throughout time. Such hope creates purpose as individuals and communities discover how they are called to claim their gifts and utilize them for loving and serving those we encounter each day.
Faith for our congregation is not only about head knowledge or believing the right things. Faith is about trusting the ways of life that Jesus modeled for his disciples and world, and discerning together how we are called to follow in the way of Jesus in our daily lives, both individually and as a community.