A life we couldn't imagine is possible because of Jesus' death on the cross. He has given us a new life, an abundant life, an eternal life! Our mission is leading people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. That journey, for each one of us, begins at the cross and revisits the cross each day as we walk by faith in the Lord Jesus.
HOW WE DO IT
Our strategy is grace immersion. We want to immerse people in God’s grace because a lot of people are either cynical about Christianity and the church or they are confused about what His message is. We immerse our area in the grace of Christ through practical acts of service that show God’s love and through sharing God’s love found in the good news of salvation by faith in Jesus Christ.
To accomplish our strategy of grace immersion we encourage all followers of Christ to live out these values: Gather, Grow, and Give. The best example of what life looks like as a group of followers of Christ is found in Acts 2. These Christians are passionate about sharing and showing God’s love.
Early Christians devoted themselves to gather together and learn about their relationship with God from the Bible (Acts 2:42). This is what we do in the Gathering. We worship the Lord Jesus and we engage with practical Bible teaching. This brings spiritual transformation and renewal. God changes us so He can use us.
Early believers also met regularly in small groups to pray and fellowship. During these times, they discussed the Bible and encouraged each other. Through CrossPoint’s Growth Groups, we grow in our relationship with God and with one another. We learn how to pray for and witness to others about the good news of Jesus. We develop the disciplines of Time Alone with God (TAG Time). We commit to serve and we learn about generously giving of our time, talents and treasure.
Everyone who grows spiritually will grow in their love and concern for others. At CrossPoint, we make it a priority to show God’s love through practical acts of service (Community Service Projects) and through sharing the good news of salvation by faith in Jesus Christ. Our values show our “grace immersion” strategy. We aim to Gather, Grow, and Give in order to “immerse our area in the grace of Christ and break down barriers of cynicism and confusion in people’s lives.” Ultimately, this helps us accomplish our mission: to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe that the Bible is the verbally and plenarily inspired Word of God, inerrant in its original manuscripts. The Bible is our supreme and final authority in faith and life. (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20,21)
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:1,26; Matthew 28:19; John 1:1,3; 4:24; Acts 5:3,4; Romans 1:20; Ephesians 4:5, 6; 2 Corinthians 13:14) We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true man. (Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-38; Romans 9:5; Titus 2:13)
We believe that man was created in the image of God, that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death but also that spiritual death which is separation from God, and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature, and are guilty sinners in thought, word, and deed. (Genesis 1:26,27; 3:1-24; Romans 3:25; 5:12-18; 1 John 1:8) We believe that the Lord Jesus died for our sins according to the scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice; that He rose victorious from the grave on the third day; and that all who believe in Him are justified on the grounds of His shed blood. (Isaiah 53; Matthew 20:28; John 3:16; Romans 3:24-26; 5:1; 1 Corinthians 15:3; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Ephesians 1:7; 1 John 2:2; Matthew 28:6 Romans 10:9; 1 Corinthians 15:14) We believe that all who come by grace through faith to accept the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God. (John 3:3, 5; 1:12,13; James 1:18; 1 Peter 1:23; Ephesians 2:8,9)
We believe in the personal and imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Act 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:16,17) We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting joy of the saved and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost. (John 5:28-29; 1 Corinthians 15; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Matthew 25:31-46; Revelation 20:4-6; 11-15)
We believe that those who partake of the Lord’s Supper should be born-again believers, walking in fellowship with the Lord Jesus Christ. (Acts 2:42-46; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29) We believe that as Christians we are to meet together regularly for worship, ordinances, and the encouragement of each other. (Hebrews 10:24, 25; Acts 2:42, 46, 47a)