Mission and Values
CrossPoint City Church exists...
to relentlessly pursue those far from God with the hope and love of Jesus Christ. WE WILL NOT WAIT.
Jesus came to this world in pursuit of lost, broken, hopeless, hurting people (Luke 19:10). We believe that following Jesus means pursuing these same people with the love and hope he offers (Matthew 28:18-20; John 20:21). For this reason, our goal is to equip every person who makes up CrossPoint to pursue relationships with people who don’t know Jesus for the ultimate purpose of helping them find their way back to God.
We believe that relationships matter and that it’s impossible to live on mission in isolation. The scriptures teach that when we care for and love one another deeply people recognize us as genuine followers of Jesus, the good news of Jesus becomes more real and believable, and the love of God is put on display through our lives collectively (John 13:35, John 17:21, 1 John 4:11-12). Because this is true our goal is to get every person from CrossPoint connected into a group for community, care, spiritual growth, and mission.
Gathering together regularly is both biblical (Hebrews 10:24-25) and critical to the health and success of our mission as a church. When we gather the goal is simple: To celebrate God, to have our lives transformed by Him, and to leave better prepared to be the church He’s designed us to be. We approach every gathering with great intentionality believing that the songs we sing, the messages we teach, and the stories we share should always honor God and move us toward our mission.
These values will guide and define our culture as we strive to accomplish our mission.
We Value Faith: Anything Is Possible
We believe that with God all things are possible (Matthew 19:26). Because of this belief, we will be a church that refuses to dream small dreams or pray safe prayers. We will take risks, we will attempt the impossible, and we will trust that our God is able to do abundantly more than we can ask or imagine (Ephesians 3:20).
We Value Grace: Everyone Needs Second Chances
We believe that our God is a God of grace and second chances. It’s only because of His grace expressed in Jesus that we can know new life in Him and eternal life with Him (Ephesians 2:8-9). We will be a church that displays grace to people far from God so that they can experience the second chance at life that only He offers.
We Value Community: Relationships Matter
We believe that God created us to share life with one another in community. Sharing life requires more than surface level interaction. Instead, it requires time, commitment, and deep love for one another (Acts 2:42-47). We will be a church committed to deep relationships, knowing that they are vital for us and instrumental in making the good news of Jesus more real and believable to the world around us (John 17:21, 1 John 4:11-12).
We Value Participation: Don’t Just Spectate, Participate
We believe that God gives us unique gifts, talents, and abilities in order to encourage one another, serve one another, and build up His church (Ephesians 4:3-16, 1 Corinthians 12:4-7). Because of this belief, we will be a church that refuses to simply spectate. Instead, we will participate in the mission and vision of our church by putting our gifts into play.
We Value Compassion: Acting For Those Who Can’t Act For Themselves
We believe that God is a God of compassion. Throughout the Gospels, we see proof of this in Jesus, who did for others what they couldn’t do for themselves (Matthew 9:36, Mark 1:41, Luke 7:13). We will be a church that displays compassion and defends those who are hurting, harassed, and helpless. We will feed the hungry, offer drink to the thirsty, invite in the stranger, clothe the naked, visit the prisoner, and care for the sick (Matthew 25:35-36). We will do justice, love kindness, and speak for those who have no voice.
We Value Generosity: Give To Change The World
We believe that our God is a generous God; that He is a giver, not a taker, and that the ultimate proof of this is found in Jesus (2 Corinthians 8:9). Since we are called to be imitators of God (Ephesians 5:1), we must be generous people, givers, not takers. We will be a church committed to sacrifice and generosity believing that the more we give, the more lives will be changed in our community and world.