Karis Church is sending several leaders to plant Coram Deo church in North Carolina. Core team member Josh Matejka shares his thoughts on answering God’s call to plant churches.Read More
The church can be messy at times. But it's a beautiful mess. That's because Jesus is involved.Read More
Pastor Kevin here explains how our approach to unity affects our mission as a church.Read More
At Karis, we regularly refer to the church as a family. From a social science perspective, the family social unit has the primal function of providing for its members. Just as parents bear the responsibility of meeting the needs of their children, the church has a weighty responsibility for her members. When we commit to becoming part of this rag-tag family of Karis, we are saying, “Your needs are my needs. My needs are your needs.” There is so much responsibility there. But, oh by grace, there is also comfort and security. This is the Church; the way God designed it to be.Read More
We don't talk about services at Karis Church. We talk about Gatherings. Why? That word choice says something about what we don't intend from our Sundays together. It also says something about what we do mean. First, we shouldn't think about coming on Sundays primarily to serve the Lord. Talk of serving God in worship confuses the beneficiary with the Benefactor. Psalm 50 makes clear who is serving whom. Of course, there is a biblical category for serving, but we need to be very careful in how we think about it. The Lord doesn't need our help. He wants us to revel in His help. Additionally, our goal is not to offer worshippers religious "services" on a Sunday morning. That subtle shift toward "services" makes it hard not to come to church without a consumer mentality.
Second, Sundays give us an opportunity to gather together after we've been scattered all week on mission. We gather together, proclaiming we need each other and the Lord. We come to hear God's word, sing songs of worship to Him, meet around His table, and serve one another. We move from the church scattered to the church gathered.
Join us this Sunday at 10 a.m. at 1703 W. Worley to experience the Karis Church worship Gathering.