Christ Church Kirkland - Christ Church Kirkland
Families seeking a Christ-centered, vibrant worship experience east of Seattle may want to spend a Sunday at Christ Church Kirkland in Washington. The church began almost four decades ago as a small, home-based worship community. Under the leadership of Pastor Norm Willis and his wife, the church has expanded into an energetic Christian community complete with youth programs, an academy, an Associate’s degree program, publishing house, and foreign medical missions. Members of Christ Church Kirkland recognize God as a Father and strive to return to a pure, biblically based form of Christianity.
Christ Church Kirkland has held services in the old Spectra Lux building since 1991. Currently, the church offers both Saturday night and Sunday morning services in order to accommodate the large number of members. The first Sunday of each month also includes the Champions group for children in the first through sixth grades. Champions is limited to once a month so that families can worship together most of the time. Members of Christ Church Kirkland also meet on Thursday nights for small, home-based study meetings. A teen ministry consisting of youth from the 7th to 12th grades meets on Wednesday evenings. As a result, the youth are free to worship with their families. In addition, there are other opportunities throughout the year for families to share fun and faith with other members of the church.
Moreover, Christ Church Academy provides students in the 1st through 12th grades with a Christian education in the classical tradition. In 2000, the school organized a co-op in order to allow parents to blend their talents in order to provide the children of the community with the best education possible. The curriculum uses the traditional division of grammar, logic, and rhetoric in order to educate students who value their relationship with Christ. Christ Church Kirkland also sponsors the School of the Prophetic Arts, an accredited two-year program in which students can earn an Associate degree in the Prophetic Arts. As they study music, dance, studio arts, and creative writing, members aim to recreate the Kingdom of God on Earth through their artistic efforts.
Christ Church Kirkland continues to expand and constantly add new ministries, educational opportunities, and activities. The vibrant worship services fill members with a love of God and a zeal to spread the faith throughout the world. As a growing community, the church welcomes new members.