VISION

To be a Church dedicated to serving the needs of Anthem, Phoenix and the World.

CORE VALUES

Be Doers

James 1:22 - Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves.  Do what it says.


 

Forgive Freely

Colossians 3:13 - Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone.  Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

Be Humble

Matthew 23:12 - For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.


Serve Others

1 Peter 4:10 - Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms.

Show Love

Matthew 22:37-38 - Jesus replied:  "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.  This is the first and greatest commandment."

Suffer Well

1 Peter 4:16 - If you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name.


 

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.  

SERVE — as Jesus gave freely, with no strings attached.  

GROW  — because Jesus wants us to live, love and look like Him.

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.