CTK's Adult Ministries create opportunities for people to grow, connect and serve alongside others. No matter where you are in your walk with God, we would love to have you be a part of what we are doing, and want you to find a place to belong and grow here at CTK. 


Here are a few opportunities open to all adults:

Changes that Heal- Learn More

Starting Your Journey with the Bible- Learn More

Hearing God, 8 Week Class, May to June - Learn More
Finding God's Help to Forgive Workshop, June - Learn More

Scroll down for Women's, Men's and Senior events

Small Groups

Our small group ministry exists to create an authentic Christian community that works for you. Small groups provide opportunities for face-to-face connection, a sense of family, a place for people to belong, and opportunities to serve. 

I'M INTERESTED IN A SMALL GROUP!

Men

Men's Biblical Deep Dive

The spiritual practice of Scripture reading is key for a thriving life of faith with Jesus. But is your busy calendar getting in the way?

We know the challenge too well. That’s why we’ve created The Biblical Deep Dive to ideally fit within your workweek. We’ll use an ancient practice called midrash to “seek with care” practical wisdom from scripture and to apply it to our lives today.

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There are several ways to connect with other guys at CTK. We offer small groups, mentoring, and service opportunities. Please contact Brian for more information.

Women

We are ordinary women from all walks of life. Some of us have a passion to know and love God deeper. Others are just exploring this whole "God thing." Young or old; daughters, moms, grandmothers; married, divorced or single, working inside the home or out - there is a seat at the table for you. The Women's Ministry has several opportunities for you to connect - small groups, mentoring, serving and more. Contact Stacy to learn more.

Interested in the next in-person Bible study? Click here!

Interested in the next ONLINE Bible study? Click here!

Would you like to gather with other women at CTK who knit and crochet?
Check out our Prayer Shawl Ministry

Would you like to gather with other women at CTK who sew and put together hygiene kits for girls around the world? Learn more about Days for Girls.

Marriage

At Christ the King, we care about your marriage. That's why we are here to support and encourage you on the journey. Whether you're newly engaged or approaching your golden anniversary, living marital bliss, or struggling to make it another day, we hope the resources you find here will help equip, strengthen, and encourage your relationships.

Are you engaged or Married? Consider joining our Marriage Mentoring Experience by contacting .

Mended Ministries

No marriage is beyond the reach of God's ability to heal and restore, even when it feels hopeless. If you were inspired by the story of Rick & Tiffany Bulman during our weekend services on May 9/10, be sure to check out Mended Ministries. On their website, you will find their book, Mended, their new video study, 7 steps to turn your marriage around in 7 days, and information on couples coaching from Rick and Tiffany.

The Art & Science of Love

Looking for practical principles and research-based methods to connect deeper, understand better, and navigate conflict? The Art & Science of Love is based on the book 7 Principles of Making Marriage work and more than 20 years of research conducted at the University of Washington. John Gottman is considered one of the leading marriage experts in the world. This self-paced online workshop can help couples just starting, needing a refresh, or even those who feel on the verge of giving up. Please note this is excellent research-based help, but it is not faith-based. Some opinions expressed are not shared by Christ the King Community Church. This online workshop can also be an excellent resource for couples where one or both spouses are not believers. 

Reconnect

Sometimes the challenge we face in marriage is rooted in hurts and coping skills that began before the couple ever meets. In his book Reconnect, Dr. Call explains that when we become aware of the myriad of factors that contribute to disconnection, we can develop new understanding and strategies that promote deeper connection and healing interaction. You can purchase it on Amazon by clicking here.

Wedding Officiating

Congratulations if you've recently become engaged! Marriage is God's good idea to join a husband and a wife for a lifetime. Did you know premarital counseling or classes can reduce the chances of divorce by 31%? Since your marriage is the most important human relationship you'll ever have, CTK requires premarital counseling before your wedding. Plus, we regularly offer classes & workshops! Talk to your officiant for more information.

The following CTK pastors may be available to perform weddings: Derek Archer, Ryan Ervin, Melonie Kemp, Garret Shelsta, Wendy Powell, Brian Steele, Brian Behrends, Angel Finsrud, Julie Burleson, Kevin Brearley, and Stacy Koning. Please fill out this Wedding Officiant Request Form if you would like any of these pastors to perform your wedding. Officiating includes 1-2 meetings with the pastor for ceremony planning, rehearsal, wedding ceremony, and filing your marriage documents; pastoral fees vary. Please note our pastors require couples to engage in premarital preparation. If you are looking for suggestions or referrals, we would be happy to assist you! Please contact Erin with questions.

Using a CTK Facility

If you would like to use Christ the King Church facilities for your wedding, please fill out a Facility Rental Request, and someone will follow up with you shortly!

Families

My name is Angel Finsrud and I am the Family Pastor here at CTK Bellingham. I’m also a mom of five, so I know that parenting can be incredibly rewarding and extremely difficult.

We aim to encourage and equip families by offering parenting classes and groups, providing resources to support you in your parenting journey and creating events and service projects to help your family connect and grow together. Check out some of the opportunities below!



Family Spiritual Growth Opportunity



We're excited to invite you to join us in watching Season 1 of The Chosen.

Each week we will post a link to that week's episode and provide conversation starters to use during family discussions.

Week 1 
The Chosen Season #1 Episode #1 “I Have Called You By Name”
Watch Episode One

Click here for week 1 study guide/conversation starters.

Week 2
The Chosen Season #1 Episode #2 “Shabbat”
Watch Episode Two

Click here for week 2 study guide/conversation starters.

Week 3
The Chosen Season #1 Episode #3 “Jesus Loves The Little Children”
Watch Episode Three

Click here for week 3 study guide/conversation starters.

Week 4
The Chosen Season #1 Episode #4 “The Rock On Which It Is Built”
Watch Episode Four

Click here for week 4 study guide/conversation starters.

Week 5
The Chosen Season #1 Episode #5 “The Wedding Gift”
Watch Episode Five

Click here for week 5 study guide/conversation starters.

Week 6
The Chosen Season #1 Episode #6 “Indescribable Compassion”
Watch Episode Six

Click here for week 6 study guide/conversation starters.

Week 7
The Chosen Season #1 Episode #7 “Invitations”
Watch Episode Seven

Click here for week 7 study guide/conversation starters.

Week 8
The Chosen Season #1 Episode #8 “I Am He”
Watch Episode 8

Click here for week 8 study guide/conversation starters.


*We are using media with permission of The Chosen. To find more info about The Chosen, go to: https://watch.angelstudios.com/thechosen

Moms in Prayer

Tuesday Mornings
10:00am-11:00am
**We will not be meeting during Spring Break week on Tuesday April 5th**

Moms, come and experience the power of prayer and the way that praying together with other moms brings peace and hope. Praying God's Word over our children replaces any fear or anxiety we may experience for our children or their future as we continue trusting them to Him. Moms in Prayer gathers moms together weekly to pray specifically and spiritually for our children, our teachers, and our schools.

Whether you've been praying for your kids for years, or you are just getting started, this group is a safe and supportive place to connect with other moms to pray for the next generation.

Parenting Teens Series: Communication Strategies that Work (Usually)
Sunday, May 22, 2022
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
If you have a teenager in your house, you may be experiencing challenges in communication. You want to talk about homework, chores or friends, and before you know it, the conversation is blowing up. During the transition to adulthood, relationships between parent and child can become strained, but learning effective communicate strategies can help you prevent emotional firestorms, and even put out fires after they have begun. Join local counselor Mike Black for this 1 hour opportunity to add some effective communication strategies to your parenting tool kit. 
Register Here
Parenting Teens Series: The Heart of Parenting
2 Tuesday evenings, May 24th & 31st
6:30 - 8:00 PM

During the teen years, it can feel like the relationship we worked so hard to build with our kids is slowly slipping through our fingers one slammed door, little lie or "I hate you" at a time. Feeling over your head or discouraged is understandable in the midst of the challenges that often come with the teenage years. You are not alone. 
Join local Parent Coach Sydel McKim for a 2 session workshop where you will gain tools for restoring your hope, renewing your stamina and breathing some life back into your relationship with your teen, even in challenging season. This workshop is free and we encourage you to invite other parents you know. Please let us know you're planning to attend!
Register Here 

Child Dedication

2 Classes followed by a Dedication Ceremony offered 2-3 Times a Year. 

When it comes to raising our kids, the list of responsibilities is long. But nothing we do is more important than pointing them toward Jesus. Child dedication at CTK is about helping you demonstrate your desire and commitment to do just that. Join other families with young children for two class sessions that will prepare you to dedicate your child to God — and yourself to godly parenting.

The class culminates with a dedication ceremony; invite your friends and family to celebrate with you and pledge their support in your commitment to your child. For more information, please complete a child dedication interest form.

Wondering how to respond to your kids big feelings or emotional responses? Check out this step-by step guide to Emotion Coaching by clicking here, a researched based approach that helps us give our kids the skills to regulate their emotions in ways that lead to success.

Like CTK Families on Facebook and follow us on Instagram! Also, please sign up for CTK Families text messages*. You'll receive no more than two text messages a week with information on upcoming events, links to great content, and an occasional shot of encouragement, 'cause let's face it, parenting can be hard! (*Carrier rates may apply) 

Sign Up Now

Feel free to email Pastor Angel or Marissa with any questions you have.

Seniors

The Seniors Community at CTK is for the large and growing group of maturing adults within our church and community. Our goal is to help older, retired adults develop meaningful relationships through fellowship. Come join us monthly for fellowship and a snack on selected Thursday mornings. We will be enjoying a 12-part series by Max Lucado titled "Unshakable Hope" focused on the promises of God.

10:30 AM-Noon in the Meeting Place
April 14 • May 12 •

A $2 donation is appreciated. Questions? Contact Pastor Kevin.

discover more opportunities to grow, connect, & serve

When you want to know what’s going on at Christ the King Church, CTK Life is the place to look!

It’s also where you’ll find stories of what God is doing in the people of CTK. We hope you’ll be inspired and encouraged by these stories. And maybe you’ll be challenged to consider your own story as a gift from God, no matter what your story is.

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