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Kent Lutheran is a community church whose love, service and compassion empower all to lead, grow and share the love of Jesus Christ with all people.

Mission

Kent Lutheran Church lives and celebrates the accepting love of Christ.

Core Values

We affirm the following values:

We value the love of God revealed in Christ Jesus;

We value God's love as a gift to be shared with everyone;

We value everyone as a child of God, and invite all to be embraced by God;

We value the participation of people of all ages, ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, educational backgrounds, disabilities and economic conditions;

We value providing a loving, caring environment supporting spiritual needs;

We value that all people are empowered by the Holy Spirit to serve God and community.

Kent Lutheran is a community church whose love, service and compassion empower all to lead, grow and share the love of Jesus Christ with all people.

Kent Lutheran Church - Celebrating Faith

We celebrate that God is gracious and merciful slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. Jesus Christ, in life, death and resurrection, came as God among us and offers us forgiveness and newness in our living. The Holy Spirit is God present in us and through us for our own growth in faith and for giving away the love of Jesus in word and deed.

At Kent Lutheran we nurture faith through enriching worship and music, children and youth gatherings, and adult ministry experiences. Adults participate in faith conversations through Sunday education classes, Master Builders monthly Bible study for men, Women on the Way activities, small group studies, topical forums, music ministries, and service opportunities. We also are the ELCA church in the Northwest Washington Synod with the largest presence of S. Sudanese members who are active in our church practices together - not a separate church of their own.

Kent Lutheran Church - Celebrating Caring

We are a church whose members build fellowship by working together to live out our vision and mission. That fellowship brings out the lay leadership skills of our congregation. Those lay leaders use thier talents in worship, education, music and service.

Caring actions at and through Kent Lutheran vary from being the site of Kent Community Supper (a weekly dinner serving 150+ with no one turned away) to offering one-to-one personal crisis support through trained Stephen Ministry Caregivers. Our Prayer Ministry encompasses opportunities to ask for prayer, to pray for others, to participate in Open for Prayer events, and to knit or receive Prayer Shawls. Also our Prayer Garden is a wonderful place to visit and is open for all.

Other creative service opportunities include an emergency feeding program providing homeless snack packs and baby packs,  classes for English as a Second Language, semi-annual Unsales (giving our household items away at no cost), holiday gifts and food baskets, youth-sponsored service projects, hosting H.O.M.E. (a shelter for 30 men) two months during the year and jail visitation.

Kent Lutheran Church - Celebrating Community

KLC is a vibrant faith community in the midst of the larger community of Kent. We are located in the downtown core which provides unique advantages for being a place where people can converge, communicate, and contribute. The community we build with one another in ministry and mission is freely offered to those among us and around us.

The KLC campus is used by two ethnic churches, “Christian Church Strong Foundation” (Ukrainian) and “Lo Mejor Del Trigo” (Latino) and numerous non-profit groups such as E.C.E.A.P (Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program), KYFS (Kent Youth and Family Services) Parenting Classes, A.A. (Alcoholics Anonymous), N.A. (Narcotics Anonymous), Kent Valley Artists, Valley Rose Society and Lutheran Counseling Network.