Our Core Beliefs
At Crossview, we believe we are a family because God our heavenly Father has adopted us through Christ (Rom 8:12-30; Eph 1:3-14). We believe we are servants because Jesus first served us (John 13:1-18). We believe we are missionaries, in the city for the city because the Holy Spirit was first a missionary to our hearts to make us disciples of Jesus.
There’s no secret handshake for church membership, just faith in Jesus and a desire for Holy Spirit empowered living in the biblical context of the local church. To put it simply, members are those who are committed to following Jesus with their whole heart, mind, and life in community.
Some Christians question whether or not they need to have a church home. God makes his call to live out our faith in community abundantly clear in his word.
Scripture calls all Christians to:
- Meet together as family (1 Tim 3:15, 5:1-2)
- Disciple each other (Matt 18: 15-20; 1 Cor 5; Gal 6:1)
- Keep each other accountable (Heb 13:17)
- Meet each other’s needs (Acts 2:42-47)
- Stir up and encourage one another towards love and good works (Heb 10:24-25)
Hebrews 10:25 actually warns us not to neglect meeting together as some are in the habit of doing. Needless to say, our commitment to living in community includes Sunday morning, but it does not stop there. We gather and mobilize throughout our city during the week in groups called Life Groups to disciple one another, and make new disciples together.
We seek to be a generous body of believers who would meet each others needs, further the mission locally and internationally, plant churches, and fill the broken places in our city through leveraging our time, talent, and treasure. We believe that everything we have is already God’s, so we give joyfully and worshipfully because in Christ God has given us something more valuable than all the money in the world.
In the midst of all of our hopes, dreams, and core beliefs we recognize that we are imperfect, and family is messy. We pray and believe that God will empower us to be an extension of his grace and mercy in Christ towards one another as we learn to follow him together.