We love to welcome guests at CCK! Are you just passing through on vacation or did you just move to the area? Are you looking for a place where you can grow in your faith, or a place where you can explore the Christian faith? Whatever the reason, we want to extend a warm welcome to you. Here you can find out more about what to expect when paying us a visit...
Membership Profile: We are a small church with a big diversity! We typically have around 20-40 adults in attendance at our worship gatherings, with around 15-20 children in our kids ministry program. Age wise, our congregation consists of teenagers to old age pensioners with everyone in-between.
Service Profile: Our weekly gatherings begin at 13:15 with an introduction to the passage of scripture that will be preached on that morning. Then after some brief announcements we take a moment of quiet reflection to prepare our hearts to worship God and hear Him speak to us through His Word. Our worship service then begins with a scripture reading, followed by a variety of songs and prayers that connect to the theme of the passage of scripture we are studying that day. After the sermon, we typically take a moment to quietly reflect upon the preaching of God's Word before responding to it with worship in a final song. Our worship service then comes to a close with the reading of a benediction from the scriptures. You can probably tell already that at CCK we want the Word of God to be the thing that opens our service, closes our service and fills everything in-between. Our worship service typically ends between 14:45-15:00.
Preaching Style: Sermons at CCK are typically expository and tend to last for between 50-60 minutes in duration. Most commonly we take a book of the bible and preach our way through it week by week, chapter by chapter, verse by verse, with the main point of the biblical text being the main point of the sermon. As this expositional approach to preaching can mean that we often spend a long time in just one book of the bible, bi-monthly we take an entire book of the bible and preach an overview of what that book is about. This helps us to keep growing in our understanding of the bible as a whole unified story, even if we spend 2 years preaching through a gospel! As all scripture ultimately points to the good news of Jesus Christ, we seek to show each and every week how the passage of scripture we are studying points us to the hope of salvation by grace, through faith in Jesus Christ.
Kids Ministry: For kids aged 3-11 we have a kids ministry program in the basement level of the church where children enjoy age appropriate bible lessons with singing, crafts and snacks. Please keep your children with you at the beginning of our worship service for a time of scripture reading, singing and prayer. After approximately 20-30, we'll let you know when it's time for the kids to go to their kids ministry group and point out the respective group leaders. To help your kids feel comfortable settling in, we suggest arriving 10 minutes early for a meet and greet with the kids ministry leader and a look around the facility.
Parents with children under the age of 2 are welcome to stay in our main adult service with their children. If your little one needs to make some noise, we have a baby room next to the main meeting room where you can go with your baby. In this room there is a live feed of the audio from the main meeting room so you can still listen along while your baby lets off some steam.
We encourage parents with kids aged 12 and over to help their children open up their own bibles, listen to the sermon and then follow up with them at home, in order to help them to understand what was being preached in the church.
Afterwards: After the service is over we provide some light refreshments and encourage people to stay and spend some time together. This is a great time to discuss the sermon, get to know someone new or simply share what's been going on in your life with others. We typically spend at least another hour enjoying one another's company after the service and we would love to get to know you better during this time if you'd like to stick around!
Location: Reichenbergerstraße 8, 9020
Here is where we gather to worship on a Sunday afternoon. There is free parking all along the street and you can recognise the building easily by the sign on the front of the building.