Christ Our King is a member of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. We are a community of Christians striving to grow in the knowledge and the love of Jesus, our Savior, and to spread the Good News of salvation to the world around us. In the fall of 1978, Pastor Dan Wurster began the Lord's work in Saline by accepting the call as a missionary-at-large. The first church service was conducted in February 1979, at the local U.A.W. hall. Christ Our King was chosen as the official name in March 1979. A 5.45 acre parcel of land was purchased in June of that year. This piece of property would become our current church site. In September 1981, Pastor Kenneth Huner was installed as Christ Our King's first pastor. Another milestone in the congregation's life was the ground-breaking ceremony for the church building in August 1984. The sanctuary was dedicated to the glory of God in April 1985. Since that time, an Education Center and Fellowship wing have been added. In the fall of 2002, Christ Our King completed another building expansion with the addition of a family life center, more classrooms, and an expanded sanctuary. Pastor Tom Schroeder recently reflected on the church's renovation: "The year 2003 will be a pivotal one in the life of this congregation. After all, we didn't build and renovate just for ourselves. We built it as a tool to help us in getting the Word of Jesus out. With that in mind, our theme for the year is "Looking Beyond Ourselves...doing together what none of us can do alone." When Christ Our King was established in 1979, it served 47 members with an average Sunday attendance of 44. Today, there are nearly 700 baptized members with an average attendance of nearly 300.
Activated by the Holy Spirit, we will glorify God (through):
So that all people can be transformed into devoted followers of Jesus Christ.
At Christ Our King, we believe: In the Triune God; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. that the Bible is God's inspired, inerrant Word from cover to cover. that Jesus bore the punishment of our sin and made us right with God. that those who ignore or reject Jesus Christ will suffer eternal separation from God, while those who believe and trust in Him will live forever in heaven. That a Christian demonstrates his faith by showing love toward God and others. For more information about our beliefs and practices, visit the web site of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, www.lcms.org