By Godâ€s guiding hand, we continue to reach people for Christ by having five key distinctives that make Crossings the kind of place so many people call their church home:
â€śFor just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other. Romans 12:4-5
We believe unity is essential, and we focus our efforts on teaching the non-debatable principles of Scripture while leaving freedom for personal convictions related to non-essential doctrinal issues.
â€śWhen He saw the crowds, He had compassion on them because they were confused and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Matthew 9:36
When we view people like God views them, it drives us to love unconditionally and seek to serve them in any way possible. Our hearts should ache for those in need and it should move us to take action.
â€śAll the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need." Acts 2:44-45
"You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. For God loves a person who gives cheerfully." 2 Corinthians 9:7)
From the beginning of the Church, generosity has been a distinguishing attribute of Christ-followers. It is no different in this community. We believe God has given us everything we have, including hope for our future, so we want to give all we have joyfully and without reservation.
HUMILITY / TRANSPARENCY
â€śDo nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of others. Philippians 2:3-4
Realizing we can’t do life by ourselves, we encourage a culture of openness as we go through life’s journey. We recognize the need for Godâ€s help and for community. We learn from others experiences and knowledge while sharing ours so others may benefit.
â€śWhatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lordâ€¦Colossians 3:23
Our belief is that excellence honors God and inspires people. We know, too, that we are responsible for how we use the gifts and offerings we receive. For these reasons, we consider it imperative to do everything to the absolute best of our ability and with the attitude of Christ.