Who We Are

Cross Church exists to...

Care for one another, to
Reach out to all people, to be
Obedient to the teaching of God’s Word, to be
Steadfast in daily spiritual growth, and to
Share the Good News of Jesus Christ  
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Our church is a loving community seeking to express the truths of
scripture through our worship and also educational
opportunities.  Our mission statement above gives a good
overview of what Cross Community Church stands for.
Our Affiliation

At present, Cross Church is not affiliated with any denomination.  
We belong to the Evangelical Association of Reformed and
Congregational Christian Churches.  The Evangelical Association
(or EA) is a nationwide network of churches, ministers, and
believers who share information, fellowship, resources, and the
love for our Lord Jesus Christ.

Evangelical Association

The Evangelical Association of Reformed and Congregational
Christian Churches is a nationwide voluntary association of
churches, ministers, and believers networking together to further
the cause of our Lord Jesus Christ. Recognition in this
Association is fully compatible with the participation in other
denominations and associations.

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Cross Community Church’s Statement of Faith is based on our understanding of historic
Christian doctrines; derived from Scripture and proclaimed in the ancient creeds of the
Church (i.e. the Apostle’s Creed and the Nicene Creed).

We believe the following concerning the foundation of our Christian Faith:
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Statement of Faith   
Adopted January 7, 2013
About the Church:
All who have placed their trust and faith in Jesus Christ comprise what is known as Christ’s Church.
The Church is commanded to gather together in order to devote themselves to worship, prayer,
the teaching of the Word, the observance of Baptism and The Lord’s Supper, fellowship, service to
the body through the use of spiritual gifts and to the sharing of our faith with the rest of the world.
About Scripture:
The Bible, the Old and New Testament, sixty-six individual books yet one all-encompassing Word,
was given to human authors under the guidance and inspiration of the Holy Spirit. It is inerrant and
infallible, in its original manuscripts, and is the unique full, and final authority on all matters of faith
and practice.
About Salvation:
It is only by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ that one is able to take hold of a restored
and reconciled relationship with God and be assured of an eternity with Him in heaven.
About Humanity:
All people are created in the image of God; however, because of Adam’s sin all people are sinful,
but by nature and by choice, and left on their own are destined or an eternity separated from Him
in hell.
God the Holy Spirit:
God the Holy Spirit exists to draw creation back to their Creator, God the Father. The Holy
Spirit convicts people of their sin and convinces them of the salvation available only through
Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit indwells believers giving them understanding of spiritual truth,
assurance of their salvation and power for holy living.
God the Son:
God the Son - Jesus Christ - was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, was crucified and died on
a cross, was buried and rose from the dead so that all who trust in Him might become heirs of
His mercy, grace, and salvation.
God the Father:
God the Father is the creator of heaven and earth; of all things, seen and unseen.
About God:
There is but one living and true God everlasting, without beginning and without end, perfect in love
and holiness. He has eternally existed as three persons; God the Father, God the Son, and God
the Holy Spirit.