Everyone essentially wants the same thing: we want the good life. Some would call it happiness, or deep fulfillment, or flourishing. This is the fundamental longing that drives all humanity. We all have an inner sense of what we think the good life is, and that’s what we’re living for.
But most people aren’t flourishing in this way. Most people don’t know what true flourishing looks like, or even how to find it. The Uptown community of Cincinnati is no exception. But biblical Christianity offers a vision and promise of the good life through Christ. Christ the King Church was founded because of our gospel belief that God invites us into His life – a life of flourishing, satisfaction, and delight; a life of wholeness and fulfillment, a life of purpose and meaning.
Our church was founded because we want to see our community enjoy the good life that Jesus offers. The good life is found as we fully submit ourselves – heart, soul, mind, and strength – to Jesus as Lord and King. And in God’s power, changed lives and changed neighborhoods can change the city.
The “good life” does not mean an “easy life” or a “pain free” life. The world is still broken and will remain broken until Christ returns. But since God is the source of all that is truly good, and since He is the giver of all good things, the life that is centered on Him is delightfully good. It is only in Him that human beings can truly flourish.
That’s why we’re here. We’re here to help people flourish in every way under the rule of Jesus our King and Lord. Or to say it another way…
Christ the King Church exists to help people know, love, and obey Jesus as Lord over all of life.