VISION + FOCUS + VALUES + BELIEFS

VISION

Our vision is to help our generation discover the adventure of walking with Jesus with a:

Ready spirit — eager to do what He wants us to do.

Radiant charm — reflecting His captivating and joyous glow.

Relentless drive — to keep following Him with all we've got.

FOCUS

Our passion is biblically fueled, Spirit-inspired and relationally-charged.

We want to help equip and engage people to:

  • WORSHIP — since Jesus modeled a "with all your heart" vertical focus.
  • GROW  — because Jesus wants us to live like, love like and look like Him.
  • SERVE — as Jesus gave freely, with no strings attached.
  • CONNECT — because Jesus invested in life-on-life relationships.
  • EMBRACEbecause Jesus became the story the Father wanted to write through Him.  

VALUES

As we fulfill our mission, we want to:

BELIEFS

This isn't intended to be a comprehensive description of all aspects of life and faith, just a summary of our core convictions.

God

We believe that God is the loving Creator of all things.

He is eternal and completely good, knowing all things, having all power and majesty and exists as three distinct personalities with distinct roles, yet one God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God passionately desires relationship with us and invites us into a relationship of faith, friendship, learning, and service.

 

Genesis 1:1; John 14:6-9, 15-17 and 16:7-15; Matthew 28:19; 1 John 4:9-10; 2 Corinthians 13:14 

Jesus Christ

We believe God expressed Himself in human form through Jesus Christ, the Son of God, born of the virgin Mary.

He lived a sinless life, was crucified for the sins of all, was buried and rose again from the dead. He has ascended to heaven and will return in triumph.

 

Romans 5:5, 8; John 14:26, 16:7-14; 1 Corinthians 12-14; Galatians 5:16-25; Ephesians 3:16, Ephesians 4:3-4, 5:18 

Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit, sent from God to live within all who believe in Jesus,

teaches, comforts and empowers us, giving each follower diverse gifts, fostering unity, interdependence, productivity, Christ-like character and love.

 

Colossians 1:13-23, Colossians 2:8-14; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; 1 Corinthians 15:3-8; Acts 10:42-42; Matthew 22:36-40; Hebrews 1:1-3

The Bible

We believe that God speaks to us through the Bible, and that it is our privilege to embrace God's message and apply it responsibly to our lives.

The Bible is our standard in all we say and do, containing God’s unchangeable truth for our lives, and is without error as originally transcribed.  It is our guide.

Salvation

We believe that all people are created with dignity and value in God's image, to live in a vital relationship with Him. However, through our sin...

 ...(failing to live by God’s moral standards), we broke our intended relationship with God and experienced the destructive consequences of that broken relationship, spiritually and socially, in this life and beyond.
However, God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to rescue us from those consequences and to restore our broken relationships with God and others, through Christ’s death on the cross, a perfect act of redemption for each of us.
We believe that Jesus Christ is the only mediator between God and mankind, and that salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as the complete and sufficient payment for their sin.

The Church

We believe that 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 by making Him known to the lost world.

Unity

We recognize diversity among Christians in nonessential areas.

We do not press for uniformity in these areas, but rather encourage people to search the Scriptures, seeking balance, mutual understanding, humility and love.  Additionally, we seek to respect one another’s differences without a quarrelsome, arrogant or divisive spirit, and to return continually to The Great Commandments, to love God and one another.

The Crossroads also believes that no person, nor group of persons will ever fully capture the complete revelation of God. Therefore, those who follow Jesus must follow Him with humility and an attitude of expectant discovery.

We must also seek to find reasons to include people, not exclude them. And when other equally sincere and Bible-believing followers disagree with our positions, we follow this simple, but powerful motto: In essentials, unity; In opinions, liberty; And in all things, love.