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Mission and Beliefs

OUR CORE FOUNDATIONS

We believe that the true purpose of church is to equip, enable, encourage and inspire followers of Christ to be the body of Christ according to the Biblical model of 1 Corinthians 12.  For as the body is one and has many parts, and all the parts of that body, though many, are one body.

To facilitate these goals, we offer a variety of Bible studies, small groups, and Christian education classes targeted to different age groups, men, women, couples, singles and more. Please explore the current studies and groups that we have available under the “small groups” tab and let us know if we can help you find a fit that meets your needs where you are right now.

Mission statement

Cross Community Church is committed to helping people connect to Jesus Christ in three vital areas:

Growing Up – To help people know Jesus Christ as their savior and to follow him as Lord so that they “grow in the grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18).

Growing Together – To build a strong community with healthy relationships where we “carry each other’s burdens” and fulfill Christ’s command “to love one another” (Galatians 6:2, John 13:34).

Growing Out – To live a life of service in the church and in the world as we discover, develop, and use the gifts God gives us knowing that “the church grows and builds itself up in love as each part does its work”

(Ephesians 4:16).

Vision

We are a Christian community of Believers following Jesus Christ as Lord, making disciples of all nations through the power of the Holy Spirit for the glory of God.

The Four Pillars
  1. Proclaiming the authority of God’s Word without apology

preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.” 2 Timothy 4:2

  1. Lifting high the name of Jesus through worship.

God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth” John 4:24

  1. Believing firmly in the power of prayer and the power of the Holy Spirit

praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints” Ephesians 6:18

  1. Sharing the good news of Jesus with boldness

that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.” Ephesians 6:19-20

Statement of Faith

We Believe:

  • We believe in the Bible as God’s only inspired, inerrant and authoritative revelation of Himself to man in written form (2 Timothy 3:16,17).
  • We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit (1 John 5:7).
  • We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ
(John 1:1), His virgin birth (Matt 1:18), His sinless life (2 Corinthians 5:21), His miracles (Acts 10:38), His vicarious death as the only sacrifice for the sin of the world (1 John 2:2), His bodily resurrection from the dead (Luke 24:39), His ascension to the right hand of God as our intercessor (Hebrews 4:14), and His future return in glory, first to rapture His church (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18) and second, to establish the kingdom of God upon the earth (Revelation 20:6).
  • We believe in the finality of Christ’s mediatorial work for the redemption of humanity and the present freedom of access to the Father (1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 7:25).
  • We believe in the new birth as the only means of receiving eternal life. The new birth involves a cleansing and deliverance from the penalty and power of sin. It is effectuated through faith in Jesus Christ and repentance from sin (John 3:3,5,7; Ephesians 2:8,9; 1 Peter 1:18-20).
  • We believe in divine healing for the total man, spirit, mind and body and that this healing is accomplished in the redemptive work of Christ on the cross and appropriated in the believer’s life through prayer (Isaiah 53:5; Matthew 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24; James 5:13-15).
  • We believe in the baptism in the Holy Spirit as an enduement of power for all believers (Acts 2:4,38-39; 10:44-46; 19:1-6; Ephesians 5:18). This baptism results in a deeper expression of spiritual fruit (Galatians 5:22,23), a greater growth in Christ-likeness (2 Corinthians 3:18), a genuine manifestation of spiritual gifts (1 Corinthians 12:1-11), and a more effective prayer life (Romans 8:26, 27).
  • We believe in the process of spiritual development (sanctification) wrought in the believer’s life by the Holy Spirit. The growth involves daily dying to sin and living unto righteousness (Romans 6:1-23), finds expression in a holy life (Hebrews 12:24) and will be culminated at the return of Christ (1 John 3:2).
  • We believe in the resurrection from the dead. First, the righteous unto eternal life and second, the ungodly unto eternal damnation (Daniel 12:2; John 5:28,29; Revelation 20:4-6, 11-15).
  • We believe in the sacraments of the church established by Jesus Christ our Lord; the Lord’s Supper (Matthew 26:26-30; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26) and baptism by immersion as a symbol and witness of the new birth (Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 3:20-22).

These “Basic Beliefs” are simply a summary of fundamental Christian beliefs for teaching purposes and is not intended to be an official ecclesiastical statement as found in the Church of God statement of faith to which we hold as an official statement.