Crossroads values flow from being a Gospel-Centered church focused on
Developing Fully Devoted Followers of Christ:
The gospel is not only the way we begin in Christ; it is the way we grow in Christ. All of the Christian life flows from the Good News of what Jesus has done (1 Corinthians 1:18). No Bible lesson or ministry strategy is complete without it.
Our spiritual growth is our response to God’s grace
as the Spirit changes us from the inside out, and we deepen our own faith (2 Corinthians 3:18). Spiritual transformation is essential, not optional, for followers of Jesus. It involves the practices, experiences, and relationship that help us live like Jesus. Live Like Jesus
Real life change takes place in the context of
relationships. Community is God’s idea. Only in relationships can we know and love others like Jesus did (John 13:34-35). Only through close, transparent relationships can we be transformed. Love Like Jesus
A lifestyle of generosity reflects the heart of God, who
freely gave his best for us (John 3:16; 2 Corinthians 8:9). As followers of Jesus, serving others and managing the blessings God has given are an integral part of our identity and key to our spiritual growth. Give Like Jesus
God’s calling into mission is inherent in our call to rsalvation. Every follower of Jesus has been given a spiritual gift and a role to play in the spread of the gospel (1 Corinthians 12; Romans 12). All of us have been called to leverage our lives for the Great Commission. Go Like Jesus
Seeing leaders intentionally developed, who in turn have
authority over and responsibility for ministry, while also making an impact on their community, is our goal (2 Timothy 2:2; 1:6). We seek to inspire, train, (or coach), and empower people to be leaders who develop
leaders. Jesus is our example of the kind of servant leadership to which we are called (Mark 10:45). Lead Like Jesus
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
About Our Humanity
We are all made in the image of God, to be like Him in character. We are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although mankind has tremendous potential for good, we are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God, called sin. Sin separates us from God.
We are all created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. The place of eternal separation from God is called Hell. Heaven is the place of eternal union and eternal life with God.
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless human life, and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all by dying on a cross. He rose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended into Heaven’s glory and will return again to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Salvation is a gift from God to all of humanity. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can we be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment we receive Jesus Christ into our life by faith.
About The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make mankind aware of our need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with spiritual gifts and fruit, power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. A follower of Christ seeks to live under His control daily.
About The Bible
The Bible is God’s word to all humanity. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is infallible truth that is authoritative for our lives.
About The Church
The church is made up of all those who acknowledge Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. All who follow Jesus Christ are called to use their gifts to strengthen the church in its mission in the world.