At Cross Church, our mission is to Help People Cross Over from Sin and Death to New Life in Christ! We believe people are looking for something real and a genuine experience. From our passionate worship to our life-changing, relevant message and community groups, we are not your usual church. We are determined to serve others and impact our community, region and country with the message of hope offered only in Jesus Christ! We believe God has uniquely gifted our church with the people, talent and influence to equip others to realize their potential and fulfill their God-given purpose.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
The Word of God
We believe the Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man. It teaches us how to live and is the ultimate authority of of faith and conduct.2 Timothy 3:15-17
The One True God
We believe there is one true God who eternally exists as three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (known as the Trinity).Deuteronomy 6:4; 2 Corinthians 13:14
We believe Jesus is the Son of God and the Savior of the World.John 3:16
We believe man voluntarily fell into transgression and sinned against God, thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God. We have all sinned.Romans 5:12-19
We believe that Jesus came and died for our sins on the Cross and rose from the dead on the third day. We believe that every person can have a relationship with God by repenting of sin, accepting Jesus as lord and Savior. Salvation is a gift from God and cannot be earned through our own efforts.Romans 10:9-10
Baptism and Communion
We believe and practice two ordinances established by Jesus: (1) Water Baptism by following salvation; (2) Holy Communion (the Lord’s Supper) as a reminder of Jesus’ suffering and death for our salvation.Matthew 28:19; Luke 22:19-20
The Holy Spirit
We believe in the Holy Spirit. We acknowledge Him as God, as much as Jesus and God the Father. We believe in the infilling of the Holy Spirit in the life of every believer.Acts 1:4-5, 8
The Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit
We believe the initial physical sign of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is ‘speaking in tongues’. As experienced on the Day of Pentecost and referenced throughout Acts and the Epistles.Acts 2:4
We believe in holiness (sanctification). it is initiated by the Holy Spirit at the moment of salvation. It is a progressive work, that lasts throughout life.Romans 12:1-2
We believe ‘the Church’ is the Body of Christ. The Church is the Hope of the world with the mission of establishing the Kingdom of God on the earth. We have been given the assignment of evangelizing the world and making disciples of those who believe.Matthew 28:19-20
We believe that ministry. Every person has a ministry and should use their talents, treasure and time in order to fulfill their calling.Ephesians 4:11-14
We believe that God heals today. Divine healing of the sick is provided for through Jesus Christ’s death on the cross.Isaiah 53:4-5
The Blessed Hope
We believe Jesus is coming back as He promised, and all believers who have died and those who are still living will meet the Lord and be with Him forever.1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
The Millennial Reign of Christ
We believe Jesus will return with the believers at His second coming and will rule over the earth for one thousand years.Revelation 20:1-6
The Final Judgment
We believe a final judgment will take place for all who have rejected Jesus. They will be judged for their sin and condemned to eternal punishment in hell.Revelation 20:11-15
The New Heavens and the New Earth
We believe and look forward to a New Heavens and New Earth where all people who have been saved throughout time will live forever with God.Revelation 21:1
THIS IS WHO WE ARE
We desire to reach people from different cultures, ethnicities, and languages.We are commited to cross borders and breaking all barriers in order to reach every tribe, tongue, and nation with the life changing message of Jesus Christ.
We have a vision to reach people of all ages and stages of life. All life is precious to God and we believe that you are never too young or too old to pursue your calling and fulfill your destiny. We offer ministry to the entire family because we desire to see every generation fulfill their divine purpose and reach their God-given potential.
We have a mindset to reach people from all denominations or no denomination at all. We desire to reach across denominational lines and unite the Body of Christ around the world. We are a church who embraces people of any background with the objective of producing strong, mature Christ followers.
OUR CORE VALUES
No matter what CROSS Campus or Location you visit, this is what you will find. This is our culture, and we strive to make sure that it is evident, visible and woven into the fabric of our ministry. These values set the tone and trajectory for how we do things. This is who we are and what we will be known for.
We are CROSS-Centered
We stand on God’s Holy Word without compromise. We will proudly and boldly proclaim the whole counsel of God to the whole-wide world. We are committed to the Lordship of Jesus Christ and to the Message of the CROSS – His death, burial and resurrection. We are all about Jesus, nothing more and nothing less. Jesus is the Savior, Healer, Deliverer, and Friend that every person needs. He stands alone as the only answer for humanity.
We strive to be CROSS-Fit
We are passionate about people and desire to see them be healthy: spirit, soul and body. We will do everything within our power to see people far from God come to Christ and to help them grow in their relationship with God. In order to reach our city, region and world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, we will aggressively act in faith with every move we make. We will not allow our surroundings or limitations dictate to us what our God is capable of. We will set impossible goals, take bold steps of faith and watch God move.
We will go CROSS-Country
We are mindful of the Great Commission given to us by our Lord. Jesus commanded us to go into the entire world and preach the Gospel to every Creature, to make disciple of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever He has commanded. For that reason, we are committed to going beyond our borders, across the country and around the world strategically planting campuses and intentionally expanding our ministry outreach.
We Believe in CROSS-Pollinating
We are strategic about building and cultivating Kingdom connections. We will unapologetically find ways to network with key ministries and people in order to advance God’s agenda. We will identify, single out, and engage like-minded individuals in order to build strategic partnerships. We desire to learn from everyone and when possible incorporate a variety of influences into our methodology in order to fulfill the vision that God has given us. We will focus on the positive and refuse to allow the negative to overshadow the wonderful things that God is doing in our midst.
Because of the CROSS
- We Stand United – Because of the Cross, we are united under the vision that God has given our Senior Pastor. We stand behind him and support him wholeheartedly. We are grateful for the vision God has given our church and entrusted to our pastor. Though we are one church in many locations, we endeavor to maintain a spirit of unity throughout our ministry.
- We Give Generously – Because of the Cross, we are generous in every way. Generosity is not just what we do, it is who we are. Our pastors, leaders, staff and church will go above and beyond to give sacrificially to the work of God. It is our goal to be an expression of God’s generosity to the world.
- We are Grateful – Because of the Cross, we will be grateful. We will be grateful for everything that God is doing. We are fully aware that what we are experiencing is not normal. We understand that God could have easily chosen anybody, but He chose us. We will not take for granted any of the opportunities that are set before us. We will seize the moment, maintain a spirit of humility and vow to always give God the glory.