Simply Responding To Jesus
Crossroads Community Church is a community who loves Jesus.
As we simply respond to Jesus, He takes ordinary people like us and uses us in extraordinary ways. We know God is in control, and we believe He gives us everything we need, not only redeeming us from sin, but equipping us to live an incredible life beyond what we can imagine.
Jesus Is Real
If there’s one thing we know, it’s that Jesus is real.
And He really loves us.
He really lived, died on a cross for our sins, and rose from the grave, forgiving us. And He invites each of us to have an amazing relationship with Him, being loved and loving others in community. Our church family, Crossroads Community Church, is a collection of remarkable stories of real people whose lives have been transformed after meeting and simply responding to Jesus.
If we were honest, many of us picture Jesus wearing a halo, detached from the world around Him. But the truth is, He came to earth and wore the same skin we do…He moved into the neighborhood and lived like the rest of us. He faced the same things we do. He knew what it was like to be broke, hungry, lonely, sunburned…you name it, He experienced it. And He not only shared His love with the world, He showed us how to live with purpose and joy. That’s the Jesus we know, Jesus at street level.
Because Jesus is real, we are a family of faith, fully engaged, transforming our community and our world.
– We like to call this Dr. Mr. (doctor mister) for short.
- We trust in the Biblical God (Word and Worship)
- We are all in process (Grace and Formation)
- We celebrate God using us in extraordinary ways (Purpose and Generosity)
- We always give love, even when it hurts (Ethics and Sacrifice)
- We are passionate about seeing people take the next steps in ministry (Service and Multiplication)
- We use whatever means necessary to help people meet Jesus (Evangelism and Methodology)
- We are committed to making the world a better place (Compassion and Renewal)
- We are all in, all the time, especially for each other (Philosophy and Community)
WHAT WE BELIEVE
- We believe there is one true, holy God, eternally existing in three persons — Father, Son and Holy Spirit, each equally possessing all the attributes of deity and personality characteristics. These three are one God. (Genesis 1:1, Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 28:19, John 10:30, 2 Corinthians 13:14)
- We believe in God the Father, the sovereign Creator and Sustainer of the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1, Acts 17:28, Philippians 2:9-11)
- We believe in the divinity of Jesus, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His death as substitutionary atonement, His bodily resurrection, His ascension and His personal and visible return to earth. (John 10:33, Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:23, Luke 1:34-35, Hebrews 4:15; 7:26; John 2:11, 1 Corinthians 15:3, Ephesians 1:7, Hebrews 2:9, John 11:25, 1 Corinthians 15:4, Mark 16:19, Acts 1:11, Revelation 19:11-16)
- We believe the Holy Spirit proceeded from the Father and the Son, as the source of empowerment and comfort for believers until He returns. The gifts of the Spirit are given as a sign of His presence, and we are open to all spiritual gifts, with no particular gifts having superiority. As each of us allows the Spirit to work in us and through us, and as we operate in the gifts He offers us, the Church will become all that God intends her to be. (Romans 8:13-14, Romans 12; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 6:19-20; 1 Corinthians 12; 1 Corinthians 14; Ephesians 4:30; 5:18)
- We believe that the Bible (commonly called the Old and New Testaments) is the inerrant and authoritative standard for life, faith and practice. (2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21, John 16:12-13)
- We believe that the church, which is the body and the promised, pure bride of Christ, is a spiritually-unified organism made up of all born–again believers. The church was created to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ, and to live on mission and bless the world, meeting it at its places of pain for the glory of God and the betterment of humanity. (Eph 1:22, 23; 5:25; 1 Cor 12:12; 2 Cor 11:2)