We aim to help students know Jesus as the defining reality of their lives, capture a vision of God that overcomes competing loyalties, and form a life built upon Scripture and belonging to a local church.
We focus on helping students develop the habits and practices that point them towards Jesus Christ, within the context of Christian community—both in and outside of King’s. We encourage students to belong to a local church and form upbuilding relationships within their House, with student development staff, and with faculty. Because we want students to embrace Christianity for themselves, rather than mandating participation we invite them to join in a rhythm of Scripture readings, prayer, Sabbath habits, and service to the City.
A Biblical-Theological Commitment to Unity in Diversity
Throughout Scripture, we see God working to bring together people from various racial and socio-economic backgrounds. This is central to God’s mission, not an optional addendum. Read what this means for the King’s community.
Throughout the year, students gather to worship in song and prayer at Refuge services held twice a month.
The King’s Liturgy
The King’s Liturgy is designed to define King’s as a Christian community and reflect the rhythms we celebrate within the global church.
We purpose to read and reflect on Scripture as one community. Following the revised common lectionary, each week we read passages from the Psalms and Old and New Testaments.See Schedule
Every week, a member of the campus community writes a personal reflection on a theme in the week’s lectionary readings. These liturgy notes go out to the community at large.Read
Public Reading of Scripture
Students gather every Monday at lunch for the Public Reading of Scripture, where members of the King’s community read aloud the week’s lectionary passages.See Schedule
Days of Fasting and Prayer
We hold dedicated days of fasting and prayer once every semester, with opportunities to pray in small groups and a campus-wide worship service at day’s end.
The Rev. Dr. Johnson teaches Biblical literature, theology, and biblical interpretation at The King’s College.Learn More
Joey and Kylie Willis
A husband and wife team, Joey and Kylie Willis partner with staff, faculty, and student government to help students form character, practice the spiritual disciplines, and serve New York City.Learn More
We encourage students to belong to a local church through regular participation that goes beyond attending worship services. Fellow House members help new students make connections with churches in the City.
House Service Partnerships
House of Clara Barton
God’s Love We Deliver
House of Susan B. Anthony
House of Dietrich Bonhoeffer
House of Winston Churchill
Cru High School
House of Margaret Thatcher
Father’s Heart Ministries
House of Ronald Reagan and House of Queen Elizabeth I
New York Gospel Mission
House of Sojourner Truth
House of C.S. Lewis and House of Corrie ten Boom
The Bowery Mission
Fall Retreat is a beloved annual tradition that gives students an opportunity to grow in their faith and experience renewal and rest while cultivating relationships with others.Register
Day of Service
The Annual Day of Service in January gives our community the opportunity to love our New York City neighbors, responding to the spiritual and physical needs around us with kindness and compassion.