Crosspoint Values & Beliefs

 

What a person values in life defines that individual. The same is true about a church. What a church values can tell you alot about that church. At Crosspoint we value:

 

God’s Word - The Bible is God’s authoritative guide to life. Therefore, we seek to help every person understand and apply God's word on a daily basis. We believe that in doing so a person will experience an ongoing, life changing, encounter with God.

 

People - People matter to God and to us! People are why God created, why God sent his son, and why we exist as a church.

 

Serving Others - We believe our interaction with and the service we can render to the community, will offer healing and hope to others as they see the love of Christ in us.

 

Transparency - Wearing a mask doesn’t help anyone. When we admit our struggles, we create certain credibility to our lives. Only then people are free to see Christ in us and how he helps us with our imperfections.

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Discipleship - Christianity is about more than a single decision in life. It is about a lifetime pursuit of the heart of God not the obtaining of a certificate of completion. The process of discipleship is a journey rather than a destination. No one should walk alone on that journey. The journey requires a traveling partner.

 

Simplicity - We believe that the church and the pursuit of God should be simple. We don't have a lot of busy programs at our church. We believe we need to keep things simple so that we can keep the main things the main things.

 

Multiplication - We will actively engage in seeking to launch new churches throughout the region and our world. We believe that the impact a church can have on Kingdom growth is more important than the size of a church.

 

Offering Hope - In a world of confusion and brokenness we unashamedly believe that Jesus is the only hope!

 

Statement of Faith

 

God

We believe in one God. We believe in God who is eternally existent in three distinct persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit - each of whom possesses equally all the attributes of deity. We believe that God not only created the world but also now upholds, sustains, governs, and providentially directs all that exists Psalm 104; Psalm 139; Matthew 10:29-31; 28:19; Acts 17:24-28; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Ephesians 1:9-12; 4:4-6; Colossians 1:16-17; Hebrews 1:1-3; Revelation 1:4-6

 

Jesus

We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal second person of the trinity who was begotten by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary and is fully God, but became fully man to save a lost world. We believe that He lived a sinless life and was crucified and three days later rose from the grave. He ascended into heaven and will one day return again. Matthew 1:18-25; John 1:1-18; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:1-28; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 3:10-14; Ephesians 1:7; Philippians 2:6-11

 

Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is the eternal third person of the Trinity and convicts unbelievers of their need for Christ and regenerates, baptizes, seals and permanently indwells all believers, and provides them with spiritual gifts to serve and build up the church. Crosspoint Church is completely dependent on the power of the Holy Spirit to affect change in people’s lives.who permanently indwells every believer upon his or her faith in Jesus Christ. Matthew 3:11; John 1:12-13; 3:1-15; Ephesians 1:13-14; 5:18

 

Scriptures

We believe that only the sixty-six books of the Bible are the inspired, and therefore inerrant Word of God. Therefore, we believe the Bible is without error and is the final authority of faith and practice. Matthew 5:18; John 10:35; 17:17; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21.

 

Satan

We believe that Satan, originally a great and good angel, rebelled against God, taking a multitude of angels with him. He was cast out of God's presence and is at work with his demonic hosts to establish his counter-kingdom of darkness and evil on the earth. Satan was judged and defeated at the cross of Christ and will, at the end of the age, be cast forever into the lake of fire which has been prepared for him and his angels. Matthew 12:25-29; 25:41; John 12:31; 16:11; Ephesians 6:10-20; Colossians 2:15; 2 Peter 2:4; Jude 6; Revelation 12:7-9; 20:10.

 

Man & Sin

We believe that Adam was originally created in the image of God, righteous and without sin. In consequence of his disobedience, Adam's posterity are born subject to both imputed and inherent sin, and are therefore by nature and choice, justly condemned in the sight of God, wholly unable to save themselves or to contribute in any way to their acceptance with God. Genesis 1-3; Psalm 51:5; Isaiah 53:5; Romans 3:9-18; 5:12-21; Ephesians 2:1-3.

 

Salvation

We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ a sufficient payment for their sin. We believe no ordinance, ritual, work, or any other activity on the part of man is required in order to be saved. John 1:12-13; 6:37-44; 10:25-30; Acts 16:30-31; Romans 3-4; 8:1-17,31-39; 10:8-10; Ephesians 2:8-10; Philippians 2:12-13

 

Eternal Security

We believe because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. If you have been genuinely saved, you cannot “lose” it. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God. We believe the church is the body of Christ of which Jesus is the head. The members of the church are those who have trusted by faith the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving Him and making Him known to a lost world. Matthew 16:17-19; Acts 2:17-18,42; Ephesians 3:14-21; 4:11-16; 1 Timothy 2:11-15; Hebrews 10:23-25; 1 Peter 2:4-5,9-10

 

The Church

A church of Christ is a congregation of baptized believers, associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel; observing the ordinances of Christ, governed by his laws, and exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by his word, and seeking to extend the gospel to the ends of the earth. Its Scriptural officers are bishops, or elders, and deacons. Matt. 16:18; Matt. 18:15-18; Rom. 1:7; 1 Cor. 1:2; Acts 2:41-42; 5:13-14; 2 Cor. 9:13; Phil. 1:1; 1 Tim. 4:14; Acts 14:23; Acts 6:3,5-6; Heb. 13:17; 1 Cor. 9:6,14.

 

Ordinances

We believe that water baptism and the Lord's Supper are the two ordinances of the church to be observed until the time of Christ's return. They are not a means of salvation but are channels of God's sanctifying grace and blessing to the faithful in Christ Jesus. Matthew 26:26-29; 28:19; Romans 6:3-11; 1 Corinthians 11:23-34; 1 Peter 3:21.

 

Social Responsibility

We believe that God has called the church to preach the gospel to all nations, and especially to remember the poor and to minister to their needs through sacrificial giving and practical service. This ministry is an expression of the heart of the Lord Jesus Christ and is an essential part of the kingdom of God. Isaiah 58:6-12; 61:1; Matthew 28:18-20; Luke 4:18; 21:1-4; Galatians 2:10; 1 Timothy 6:8.

 

Stewardship

We believe God is the source of all blessings, temporal and spiritual; all that we have and are we owe to Him. Christians are therefore under obligation to serve Him with their time, talents, and material possessions; and should recognize all these as entrusted to them to use for the glory of God and for helping others. According to the Scriptures, Christians should contribute of their means cheerfully, regularly, systematically, proportionately, and liberally for the advancement of the Redeemer's cause on earth.Genesis 14:20; Malachi 3:8-12; Matthew 6:1-4,19-21; Acts 2:44-47; 5:1-11; 17:24-25; 20:35; Romans 6:6-22; 12:1-2; 1 Corinthians 4:1-2; 6:19-20; 12; 16:1-4; 2 Corinthians 8-9; 12:15; Philippians 4:10-19; 1 Peter 1:18-19.

 

Return of Christ

We believe in the imminent return of Jesus Christ and the final judgment of all mankind after which the saved will experience everlasting blessing in heaven and the unsaved will experience everlasting suffering in hell. Matt. 24:36; Matt. 24:42-47; Mark 13:32-37; Luke 21:27-28; Acts 1:9-11

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