Welcome to Christ the King and thanks for visiting our website. We are a church in Alexandria and a church is a wonderful thing. Church has always been a big part of my life. Every week, often against my will, my parents took me to church. Eventually, I grew to appreciate the rhythm of Anglican worship and its gentle reverence. I grew to appreciate the sense of community, even family, that the church fostered; I grew to appreciate the churches’ role in the broader community.
At Christ the King, we want to be nothing more than to be a good and faithful church. We want our church community to feel a little bit like family. We want our worship of Jesus to be joyful and reverent. We want our service and witness to have a positive impact on our community. We summarize these goals in our mission statement: To worship our risen King; To grow as a family, And make Jesus known by what we say and do. Take a look around our web-site. You’ll find a lot of good information about us. Even better, come visit us on Sunday morning.
Our mission informs what we do. Our values inform how we do what we do. We want these things to be true of our church family:We want these things to be true of our church family:
Humble: Humility and gentleness are modeled by Jesus, exercised by his disciples, and needed in our world.
Welcoming: We desire to practice hospitality in our church and in our lives.
Joyful: The Christian life is marked by joy and laughter.
Reverent: The rich tradition of Anglican worship exalts Christ as King.
Neighborly: We desire to know, care for, and serve our neighbors.
Courage: Pursuing Jesus is seldom easy. Therefore, courage is a necessary part of Christian discipleship.
We affirm our belief in historic Christianity as revealed in Scripture and summarized in three creeds (Apostles', Nicene, and Athanasian) and the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion. We recognize the need today for reaffirming the following beliefs:
THE HOLY TRINITY The one God exists eternally in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and has so revealed Himself to us in Scripture.
THE LORD JESUS CHRIST Our Lord Jesus Christ, God incarnate and fully human, is, by reason of His birth of the Virgin Mary, sinless life, atoning death, bodily resurrection, glorious ascension, and triumphant reign, the only mediator between God and man.
THE HOLY SCRIPTURES The canonical books of the Old and New Testaments are trustworthy as "God’s Word written.” They sufficiently teach God’s will for His world, and have supreme authority for faith, life, and the continuous renewal and reform of the Church.
MARRIAGE AND HUMAN SEXUALITY Marriage is a lifelong covenant between a man and a woman in which the two become one flesh. Marriage is an ordinance of creation, affirmed by our Lord and commended by the apostle Paul as a sign of the mystical union between Christ and His Church.
THE GOSPEL SACRAMENTS The sacraments of Baptism and the Lord's Supper, ordained by Christ Himself, are outward and visible signs of inward and spiritual grace. When received in true faith and repentance, they are means by which we receive such grace, and they are means by which our faith is strengthened and confirmed.
THE RETURN OF CHRIST Our Lord Jesus Christ will personally return in glory at the end of this age for the resurrection of the dead, some to life and some to condemnation, for the glorification of His Church and for the renewal of the whole creation.