<h2><strong>Our Beliefs</strong></h2>


<p>Following Jesus means that we are equipped to grow in our understanding of who God is and what He is doing in the world. This must be based on what the Bible says about God,</p>


Our Beliefs


Following Jesus means that we are equipped to grow in our understanding of who God is and what He is doing in the world. This must be based on what the Bible says about God,

Our Beliefs

Thank you for exploring our beliefs here at Crossroads Christian Church! Like any
church or organization, our beliefs are the foundation for who we are and what we do.

Our beliefs are based on what the Bible says about God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and
humankind. The heart posture of our leadership is to convey, in truth and in love, what we believe God has spoken through His Word on key doctrines and important issues.

One God: In Three Persons

We believe there is one, true, living God who is perfect in all His attributes and eternally exists in three distinct persons (often referred to as the Trinity) – God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Each person of the Godhead is fully God, having the same perfect nature and attributes, and who is worthy of the same worship and obedience. The three have unique roles that work in concert with each other and are never in conflict. God is the Creator and Ruler of all things. He made humans in his image to cultivate and care for creation as partners who reflect his character and glorify Him.

Genesis 1:1-2, 26; Matthew 28:19; John 10:30

God: The Father
We believe God has revealed Himself through His Word by His actions, names, images, and attributes. His actions include His ability to create, His resolve to uphold and restore justice (Micah 6:8, Isaiah 1:17, Zechariah 7:9, and Luke 18:1-8) and His loving kindness to redeem and reconcile. His Names reflect His character including Yahweh “I AM”, Adonai (Master/Lord), Jehovah Jireh (Provider), and Protector of His children.

The images in scripture reveal the picture of Father, Rock, Husband, and Shepherd. His attributes include both those that He shares (in part) with us (namely wisdom, love, grace and holiness) and those that are exclusively His alone (namely His omnipresence, omnipotence, omniscience, His never-changing nature and His existence from eternity past). He is both transcendent (beyond our comprehension and scope) and yet imminent (close to us and attentive to our prayers; knowing us intimately). He has invited every person to become part of His family through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ.

Psalm 68:4-5; Isaiah 63:16; Matthew 6:6,9; Romans 8:14-17; Ephesians 4:4-6; Isaiah 55:8-9; Psalms 139:1-24

God: The Son, Jesus
We believe in the humanity and deity of Jesus Christ, that He was fully God and fully man, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His atoning death through His shed blood on the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His coming personal return in power and glory. We believe Jesus’s life, as conveyed in the Bible, is our example and pattern for living.

Matthew 1:23; John 1:1-4 and 1:29; Acts 1:11 and 2:22-24; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-4, 2:14-18, 4:15; 1 John 2:6

God: The Holy Spirit
We believe in the power and ministry of the Holy Spirit, who lives within people who profess Jesus as Lord and Savior. The indwelling of the Holy Spirit enables believers to resist sin, demonstrate the fruit of the Spirit and express the gifts of the Spirit. When we will listen, the Holy Spirit and God’s Word act together in cohesion to guide us as followers of Jesus in wisdom and discernment, allowing us to avoid being fooled by philosophy or fine sounding arguments.

John 3:5-8; Acts 1:8 and 4:31; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 2:14, 12:1-11; Galatians 5:16-18; Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 2:6-10; 2 Peter 1:21

The Bible: God’s Word

We believe the Bible is the Word of God and through it He reveals Himself to humanity. The Bible is accurate, inerrant and is the standard for truth. It contains everything we need in order to live a life that is honouring to God. (2 Peter 1:3) It is internally consistent and tells a story of the saving grace of Jesus Christ. God used over 40 different authors to write the 66 books of the Bible, all divinely directed by the Holy Spirit.

Proverbs 30:5; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:21

Humanity: God's Image

We believe all people from all races, nationalities, and both genders are created in the image of God. Because of this, every life is sacred from conception to its natural end, and we are called to love and care for the physical and spiritual needs of each other, and to care for all of creation. Though we are the pinnacle of God’s Creation, all people have sinned - we have willfully rebelled and disobeyed God. Therefore, apart from the atoning sacrifice Christ made on our behalf, all people are hopeless, lost, and deserving of eternal separation from God. We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus.

Genesis 1:26-27; Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 49:1; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 12:20-21; 1 Corinthians 12:27;  2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 6:10; Ephesians 2:8-10; 2 Peter 3:9

Salvation: God Pursues, Our Response

We believe salvation is a gift from God bringing forgiveness from sin and the promise of an eternity in His presence. We believe that though we are the pinnacle of God’s Creation, all people have sinned and fallen short of the right to enter heaven of their own accord.  We have willfully rebelled and disobeyed God. Therefore, apart from the sacrifice Jesus made on our behalf, all people are deserving of eternal separation from God. 

Being reconciled back to God begins as the Holy Spirit draws one to God and Christ. Salvation is based on the work of Jesus on the cross where He sacrificially died, paying the price required of sin. Any person who is old enough to hear and understand the Gospel should respond in faith, repent of his/her sins, and be united with Christ by the confession of faith in Jesus Christ as the Son of God and your Lord and Savior.

Upon receiving Christ, an important step of obedience is to be baptized (full immersion in water) as a public declaration of the inward decision to follow Christs. 

We are saved for good works, not by good works. 

John 3:16-17; Romans 3:21-26; Ephesians 2:8-10; John 17:3; Acts 2:38-41; Romans 6:1-4; 1 John 4:19

The Church: God’s Mission

We believe the church is not a physical building. The church represents all who believe in Jesus and are called to spread His love to the ends of the earth. It is a global community where anyone can belong. All followers of Jesus are called to take an active role in the body of a local church and God’s mission.  

1 Corinthians 12:27; Matthew 28:19; Ephesians 2:10

Communion: The Lord’s Supper

We believe in dedicating time every week to celebrating the Lord’s Supper. We eat
bread and drink juice to remember the sacrifice Jesus made when he died in our place on the cross. The bread represents his body, which was broken for us. The juice represents his blood, which was spilled out for us. Anyone who has professed faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord may participate in the Lord’s Supper.

Matthew 26:26-29; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29

Baptism: Immersion

We believe the Bible teaches that baptism by immersion identifies us with Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection. Baptism is a response to God’s gift of salvation and is an act of obedience characterized by the outward declaration of the inward decision to follow Jesus.

Baptism allows a professing believer to publicly communicate his/her commitment and surrender to God. Jesus modeled baptism for us when he was
baptized by John in the Jordan River.

Matthew 3:13-17; Acts 2:36-39; Romans 6:1-14

Single and Married

We believe God deeply and equally values people who live as a single or married. Both are considered gifts from God. Paul calls it good for people to remain single so they can devote themselves to the work of the Lord. We also believe God established marriage as a covenant between one created male and one created female, whose marriage covenant is perfected in union with God. We believe God’s plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage, since God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complete each other.

Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 7

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Crossroads Christian Church Articles of Incorporation
Crossroads Elders and Leadership
Crossroads Vision and Mission