"God is gracious to us...
...that we might be gracious to the world"
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Who we are
Knox Presbyterian Church is a small community of believers located at the corner of Knox and Post, in North Central Spokane, where we have been serving since 1917. We are five minutes from downtown, in a mixed income urban neighborhood. Increasingly our community of faith desires to become a place of refuge and sanctuary. In our worship we are beginning to experience a sense of holiness and the Divine. In the spirit of those who have gone before us we are paying attention to the familiar patterns of God’s active grace.
Our building may be 95 years young, but our church is even younger! Formed in 1888 by the Rev. Howard Stratton, Centenary Presbyterian Church thrived. However, after suffering a total loss in a devestating fire, the congregation voted to rename itself for the 16th century Scottish Protestant Reformation leader, John Knox and the reinvented and reinvigorated Knox Presbyterian Church congregation subsequently moved to what is our current location at the northwest corner of Knox and Post. That catastrophic fire may have destroyed Centenary's building—but not the congregation's spirit of service. Read more about Knox Presbyterian's history
What we believe
"We Preach Christ Crucified" was the title of the very first sermon presented at Centenary Presbyterian Church back in 1888, and to this day it continues as Knox's mantra. Indeed, God sent his son, Jesus for us—FOR US!— that we might be born again through Him. But, as Nicodemus asked Jesus, "How can a man be born when he is old? Surely he cannot enter a second time into his mother's womb to be born!"..."How can this be?" We believe Jesus' response as recorded in John 3:16-17 is simple, yet powerful and revealing:
Seeking God’s direction, the Knox family is dedicated to worship and transformation through: Providing a safe, loving environment; Worshiping together freely; Confessing and praying with humility; Equipping and passionately serving one another; Sharing Christ’s gospel.
Shared Ministry—a different organizational approach
Knox Presbyterian Church is reinventing itself...again. Indeed, we have embarked on a fascinating new journey called Shared Ministry. Shared Ministry represents a return to how the early Christian churches practiced and lived their faith. It is congregation-centric, not leader-centric as in the true spirit of Presbyterianism. Under the Shared Ministry model adopted by Knox Presbyterian Church, the Session (elders) provides the vision and leadership for the church, and the congregants—by organizing and actively participating in one of three shared ministry “teams” (Administration; Worship experience; Outreach/mission)—run the church. In fact, Knox and its shared ministry ‘experiment’ was featured in one of the daily devotionals in the 2012 Presbyterian Yearbook For Prayer. Learn more...
Intrigued? Want to be part of the experiment?
Always mindful of the salient traditions and values of the Presbyterian ethos, our close-knit Knox family is nonetheless hard at work reinventing the way worship is done at the corner of Knox and Post—indeed, the experiment is underway "as we speak". We're praying a lot. We're worshiping the risen Christ. We're stubbing our toes. We're making progress. If you're longing for something new, something spiritually challenging, something refreshingly different; if you're longing to be an active and valued part of a tenacious and passionate Christ-centered family of believers—then maybe you need to check things out. Come by and worship with us. Help us let Christ shape our (and maybe your) future. Help us identify and embark on meaningful, local missions. Get active. Be part of the solution. Breathe the fresh, intoxicating air of salvation. Live.
Our Korean brothers and sisters
The congregation of Knox Presbyterian Church is truly blessed to be able to host what has become essentially a sister congregation of principally Korean descent. Pastor David Shin serves the Spokane Hope Christian Reformed Church, a group of approximately 40 energetic and devoted believers. This cultural juxtaposition has proved to be a uniquely fascinating, sometimes challenging, but always fulfilling circumstance—indeed, this cultural proximity cultivates opportunities and benefits not commonly experienced. You can check them out on their Facebook page.
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