Congratulations on deciding to take your next step. We are so excited to come alongside you as you move forward on your spiritual journey towards a life of freedom and fulfillment.
We look forward to walking with you as you take your next steps through our discipleship path, which is based on our mission to know God, grow together, discover purpose and make a difference.
Download the Discipleship Path below as you take your next steps.
At King’s Park, we want you to know God through our Sunday Services and through Life Groups. We believe engaging people to know God and make Him known is the heart of mission.
We also want you to get established in a relationship with Christ and with other believers so that we may all grow together. We invite you to attend Growth Track, a four-step class where we explain our mission and vision and help you find your place in it. Growing together also happens in Life Groups and in more personal settings using One2One.
We equip people to discover purpose through Growth Track, Life Groups and the Go Team. As you serve on the Go Team, you will be able to know and use your spiritual gifts, which will help you understand God’s purpose for your life. We also want to encourage you to participate in our upcoming Discipleship Classes and Equip.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
As you are knowing God, growing together and discovering purpose, we also want you to be empowered to make a difference. Join us in serving people through Community Outreach, in being trained as leaders through Leadership 215 and in living lives that declare and demonstrate the good news of Jesus Christ!
The King’s Park Growth Track introduces you to the nature and purpose of God and how you fit into His plan. It is made up of four steps to help you Know God, Grow Together, Discover Purpose and Make a Difference.
If you’re interested in learning more about King’s Park, getting more involved or becoming a member, join other guests at Growth Track. Classes are on Sundays after our 11:00 am service in the Baptismal Lobby.
You can download a digital copy of the workbook below or pick up a hard copy at our Welcome desk in the lobby. We will be providing lunch and childcare.
Registration is not required to join. For more details, email Macaela Campbell.
Note: There is no Growth Track during the months of July and December.
Step 1: Know God
Every First Sunday
We believe the first step in growing as a Christian is knowing God. stepONE provides an opportunity to learn more about the Gospel in more detail, including information about water baptism. You also have the opportunity to be baptized at the end of stepONE.
Step 2: Grow Together
Every Second Sunday
We believe the best next step is to connect with others. stepTWO explores the history and mission of King’s Park, the purpose of Life Groups and how you can be involved in the mission of King’s Park.
Step 3: Discover Purpose
Every Third Sunday
We believe the next step is to discover our unique God-given purpose. stepTHREE is where you can identify spiritual gifts, personality traits and ways to utilize them in your life.
Step 4: Make A Difference
Every Fourth Sunday
We believe a person’s next step is to start making a difference in the lives of others by participating in the Gospel mission. stepFOUR is where you have the opportunity to speak with a ministry leader one on one to discuss next steps and the possibility of serving on the King’s Park Go Team.
Life Groups have one, simple purpose: to bring people together. We believe God created us to live in relationship with others and as we do that, we enter into the full life He intends for us.
Sharing life within community is part of our design, but it’s not always easy to find meaningful relationships. That’s why Life Groups exist—to make space for you to access healthy, life-changing friendships.
WE HAVE VARIOUS TYPES OF GROUPS
There are different types of Life Groups. Some groups are study-based while others connect over common interests.
We offer two semesters annually. The Spring semester is January – April and the Fall semester is August – November. Click below to browse our directory and find a group that’s right for you.
What happens at a Life Group meeting?
You’ve probably seen Life Groups meeting and not even realized it. A Life Group looks like friends at lunch, teams playing basketball, or people studying a book or topic of interest. At its core, a Life Group is a small gathering of people, and it is less about what you do and more about who you do it with. By participating in Life Groups, you can expect to connect with others through sharing a common interest, common curriculum, common commitment (like marriage), or a common cause.
How often do Life Groups meet?
During the semester, groups meet at least twice monthly. Life Groups are meant to bring meaning and community into the flow of your Life, so even if you can’t attend every meeting, there is still great value in joining a group.
Where do Life Groups meet?
Life Groups happen throughout the triangle area of Durham, North Carolina.
Is there childcare available?
Childcare varies from group to group. When you search our directory for a group, the group profile will indicate if childcare is available.
What if I don’t like the first group I try?
The truth is, not everyone will find the best fit with the first group they try. This is why we encourage you to select a few groups that interest you, contact the leaders and try out a couple different groups before choosing the best one for you. The simple strategy to finding success in Life Groups is to not give up. We believe there is a group that is right for everyone—including you!
Start a Life Group
If you’re interested in starting a life group, begin by using the link below to access a series of videos that explain how to become a leader. Starting a Life Group isn’t about being perfect–it’s about serving others by giving them a place to connect.
Once you’re ready to lead, choose a topic that interests you and select a time and location to meet with others. We believe people’s lives are changed one semester at a time as they move one step toward Christ. As a Life Group leader, you get to play an important role in that process.
Resources for Life Group Leaders
The Go Team serves King’s Park and creates opportunities for others to know God, grow together, discover their purpose and make a difference. The Go Team is a group of people who have discovered their gifts and strengths and are actively serving as they go and make a difference. If you’re ready to serve on a Go Team, completing Growth Track is the first step.
Make a Difference
Whether you have the gift of playing an instrument, hospitality, administration, photography, planning events, or working with children, there is sure to be a team that fits you!
Profile: The people on this team serve as hosts to care for individuals of the King’s Park community by meeting new people, greeting regular attenders, connecting with people who miss Sundays and meeting various needs of our community. The Section Hosts are the first point of contact and care for our King’s Park family. Section Hosts serve as a team led by a Section Leader for a section of our sanctuary, impacting the people sitting around them. These teams help our church to be a true spiritual family that is growing together.
Contact: Dana Williams
Profile: This team works to invite guests and our King’s Park family into what God is doing through storytelling, designing, writing and other creative forms. They serve as the mouthpiece of King’s Park by creating announcements, social media posts and engaging content. They also write scripts for videos and other informational pieces designed to impact our community.
If you are interested in engaging our guests and community through creative channels such as videography, graphic design, writing or editing, contact one of our team members below!
Profile: This team works behind the scenes to maintain a safe and excellent environment for our ministry and activities. Serving opportunities include preparing facilities for events and supporting events as they are happening. If you like craftsmanship or serving behind the scenes, this would be a great team for you!
Contact: Matthias Handrich
Profile: This team strives to create a welcoming environment in order to leave a lasting, positive first impression on our guests. There are various roles within the team. Some greet, others direct traffic, others provide guests with their next steps, others set up coffee and tea and others serve as auditorium hosts during the service. Whether introverted or extroverted, people-oriented or task-oriented, there is a role on this team for anyone who wants to help guests feel welcomed.
First Impressions Team you can join: Greeters, Sanctuary Hosts, Hospitality, Parking Lot, Guest Services.
Contact: Macaela Campbell
Profile: These teams help to create a friendly, warm and welcoming environment for guests and our King’s Park family as they host services and events with excellence. They decorate, serve refreshments and set the atmosphere for our gatherings. Gifts of helps and hospitality mark the ladies and gentlemen who serve in this area; join us if that’s your heart as well!
Contact: Sherry Wendelburg
Profile: This team welcomes families and spiritually develops kids in a safe, fun, and age-appropriate way. From infants to 5th Grade, children are engaged with the Gospel through Bible stories, songs, games, crafts and small groups.
If you're interested in serving our kids, please fill out our application: Kids Ministry Application Form
Life Group Leadership
Profile: This team hosts small groups, offering a place for people to find meaningful community. Life Group leaders host groups based on topics or activities they are passionate about.
Contact: Dana Williams
Middle School & High School
Profile: Reality Youth is our ministry to middle and high school students. Our purpose is to help teens Know God, Grow Together, Discover Purpose, and Make a Difference. We do this by helping them understand and apply God’s word to their lives, encounter God in prayer and worship, share their faith with other people, and live under authority at home, in the church, and in their community.
Worship & Creative Arts
Profile: These dynamic teams prepare the way for our guests to encounter the presence of God and experience the teaching of His Word through vocals, instruments, creativity and technology. Ideal volunteers will be passionate about worship and using their talents on stage or behind the scenes.
If you're interested in playing in the band or singing with our worship team, please click the link: Worship Team Audition Form
If you'd like to submit a song for the KP Worship team to consider adding to our rotation, please click the link: Submit Song Suggestion
Discipleship Classes are spaces at King's Park where anyone can regularly discover their purpose. These classes run for eight weeks, occur once a week and are scheduled on either Wednesday nights 6:30PM-8:00PM or on Sunday afternoons 1:00PM-2:30PM. Class attendance is free, some classes may require you to purchase books or materials which may range in cost from $0-$15.
Freedom 1: Life of Victory These classes help new believers gain personal spiritual freedom by learning the foundations of victorious living. The class materials include two workbooks, Preparing for Victory Weekend: Establish in the Faith and Victory Weekend: Establish in the Faith.
Freedom 2: Life of Wholeness These classes are offered to those seeking inner healing and deliverance; to those who have been making disciples and raising leaders – serving the Lord for more than a year. Attending Freedom 1 is a requirement before attending Freedom 2.
These classes will cover how believers can honor God with their finances as it pertains to their spending, giving, saving, investing, debt and future planning.
These classes equip saints to love well in a diverse community. The class reading material is free and is entitled: Race, Injustice and Discipleship. The class will also include an enriching pilgrimage activity for a minimal fee.
These classes are designed to teach about, demonstrate and activate the gifts of the Holy Spirit in the saints. You are encouraged to bring your Bible and notebook. This class will also use Reggie Roberson's study guide material – Spiritual Gifts: A Guide to Understanding and Activating Spiritual Gifts.
EQUIP is a free program designed to equip you in your journey to increasingly become a witness of Jesus Christ who impacts your family, relationships, church, job and community.
We will do this by studying the Bible together as a caring, praying community. We will support each other in practically living out the Gospel in every area of our lives.
Who is eligible?
Anyone who has completed Growth Track and begun or completed the Purple Book.
What topics are covered?
Your Life with God
Being Emotionally Healthy
Preaching the Gospel
King’s Park Values
Discipleship and Relationship
Defending the Gospel
When do classes meet?
Frequency: Every other week for 2 hours.
Semester System: Spring (2nd week of January-End of May) & Fall (2nd week of August- 3rd week of December)
Time: Mondays (6:30-8:30PM)
Date: Fall Semester '23: 8/14/-12/18
Where: World Prayer Center
How do I get more details?
Organizer/Contact Person: Dr. Jeff Wubbenhorst
Leadership 215 is a free program designed to help both vocational and marketplace ministers grow in maturity in Christ and impactful ministry, by deepening their theological foundations.
It is designed to help participants:
- dive deeper into the Word
- develop in their handling and teaching of Scripture
- be equipped for effective Gospel ministry in the church, campus and marketplace.
For vocational ministers, Leadership 215 is Every Nation’s minimum global theological standard for all Every Nation ministers.
For marketplace ministers, Leadership 215 is the most extensive training King’s Park offers to develop existing and future church leaders to be competent students, handlers and/or teachers of the Word.
Who is eligible?
All King’s Park elders, ministers (church and campus) and ministry interns are automatically eligible and enrolled in Leadership 215. Anyone else who has completed Growth Track, Biblical Foundations & Christian Living (i.e. the Purple Book), and Equip (or ENLI/VLI) are also eligible.
What topics are covered?
The Fall 2022 will be covering New Testament Survey, Hermeneutics and Systematic Theology 1
When do classes meet?
Frequency: Every week during spring and fall semesters for 2 hrs
Semester System: Spring (2nd week Jan- End of May) & Fall (2nd week of Aug – 3rd week of Dec)
Time: Mondays (6:30-8:30PM)
Date: Fall Semester '22: 8/01-12/12
View the calendar for information on meetings, breaks and topics covered.