For the King has had an amazing start to 2013. We’ve been blessed to be a part of what God is doing in the city of Tacoma through college students. We’ve seen hundreds of students come through the doors and have had several new Fight Clubs start up as more students are desiring to be in community with one another and diligently follow Jesus.
January included a series called “Love is” where we studied how God loves us, so we would know how to love one another. Our study led us to see that God’s love is dangerous as it takes risks to seek the highest good for another. It’s relentless in that it doesn’t stop if the love isn’t returned. And love is painful because at times the most loving thing to do involves discipline, but God is not … Read More »
We wrapped up For the King this past Friday night for the year. The last two weeks were so much fun! We had a great end to our study of Ephesians, and had lots of fun celebrating along the way.
Guys night at the top of the Expedia Building in downtown Bellevue was a huge hit. 20 guys gathered for food, pub-style trivia, games, and a movie. It was a killer night!
Life Center was kind enough to let us use their chapel for a Friday night gathering. Jenny Snipstead lead worship. It was a great night, and students enjoyed the massive Christmas tree in their lobby.
Some of the PLU football players taking an ‘EMAL’ Christmas photo.
We closed out the year with a proper Christmas bash. Jonah Oh led us in some great Christmas music, … Read More »
For the King had another great week with its Launch Party and artist showcase Lights Out. We had our largest turnout yet at FTK with 150 students and had over 300 people in attendance for Lights Out.
Students gathered to celebrate what God has already done through FTK this fall. We worshiped through song and study of the Scriptures and then had a party with great food and talented artists.
We continued our series in Ephesians as Jeff Bethke shared about the gift of God’s grace from chapter 2.
Eric Vaughn kicked off the evening at Lights Out. Check out one of the poems Eric shared here.
Tia-Nache came down from Seattle and shared some amazing spoken-word calling out our technology absorbed society and reminding us that our identity is in Christ, not in our body … Read More »
Our second official city-wide gathering took place on Friday night in Tacoma. Students from the South Puget Sound region gathered to worship Jesus.
Every week we have different students take turns reading God’s Word and sharing how God is working in their lives.
Jeff Cherry taught this week from Ephesians 1:15-23 on Paul’s prayer for the Ephesians to know God. Students were challenged to pray Paul’s prayer for themselves and to see how Jesus made that prayer possible by his work on the cross.
This coming Friday at For the King we’re throwing two events that we’re pretty excited about. We’re having a launch party, celebrating the start of For the King and then we’re throwing an artist showcase called Lights Out. There are some great artists coming to share some original songwriting and spoken word. It’s going to … Read More »
Friday night was the official launch of For the King and our city-wide effort to raise up followers of Jesus. Over 125 college students joined us at The Warehouse on Portland avenue to study the book of Ephesians and worship Jesus through music.
Alyssa shared her story of how God’s grace. She reminded us that we need to know what God says about us so we don’t buy the lies of the world and satan. In Jesus we are adopted sons and daughters and loved as such.
Jonah Oh’s band led music as we worshiped Jesus through song.
Jefferson began our fall series through the book of Ephesians by showing that our identity is in Jesus not in our performance, possessions, or past pains. By God’s grace we are rescued from those to be defined by Jesus’ performance on … Read More »
Over 100 students gathered again Friday night to worship Jesus and study his word. The final week before our official launch, students were challenged from Romans 12 to live a life of Christian devotion and service as the Gospel transforms us to be living sacrifices for King Jesus.
Our small groups that we call Fight Clubs begin this coming week. We have seven girls groups and seven guys groups that will be meeting through out the week talking about how we fight for faith, purity, and the Gospel. Please be praying for our students and leaders as we take seriously the challenge of giving up our idols and worshiping Jesus with our whole lives.
This coming week we’ll be officially launching our fall series, beginning our study of the book of Ephesians and moving to our new … Read More »
As I’m writing this I’m sitting in the JFK airport coming home from the Fox News interview with Governor Mike Huckabee. Man! It was easily one of my favorite trips of all time. He and his staff were beyond gracious and a huge blessing to me and the friend that I travelled with. If you are here because you watched the segment, I first just want to say thank you! There is nothing that excites me more than being able to share and talk about Jesus on a national stage. Love it!
As I mentioned in the segment, ‘For The King’ ministries just recently launched this fall. Just to give you some background, me and some buddies of mine had a huge heart for the city as well as for college students. Tacoma is a huge urban demographic with 5 … Read More »
For the King had its first gathering Friday night at Pacific Lutheran University. About 115 students came out to worship Jesus and study his word. Students were challenged to consider how they would respond to the call given to Isaiah in chapter 6. Jeff Cherry shared that without a proper view of God and sin we can’t fully appreciate what’s been given to us in the cross of Jesus, which allows us to respond with the same words as Isaiah, “Here am I. Send me.”
Students were given the opportunity to connect with our small groups called Fight Clubs, where we fight for faith, purity, and the Gospel. We also had a number of students want to get involved with music and serving in other ways to make the Friday night gathering happen.
We met an international student from … Read More »
Welcome to the new For The King website. We hope it encourages you and pushes you closer to Jesus. For the King is a simple reminder that because we’ve been given everything in Jesus, we want our lives to be about making much of Jesus. We want to constantly ask, are we viewing everything in our lives as gifts from God that we can steward in such a way to make Him famous. We hope to provide resources on this website that will encourage others to live out the Gospel in their communities while showing how that is happening in our own.
For the King exists to bring glory to God by raising up young adults to maturity in Christ who love, serve, and share the Gospel as His church in everyday life, with their cities and campuses. With … Read More »