Mission and Values

 MISSION 

Loving God and each other to change the world.

 Core Values 

|Love People| - Accept, love and embrace people as they are.

|Reach People| - Show people that Jesus loves them and they are valued.

|Teach People| - Teach people to grow in the Lord, and to serve together. We believe Crossroads is a Spiritual Family.

 Beliefs 

Our church body is guided by the Bible Based  16 Fundamental  Truths of the Assemblies of God: 

 

 These are tenets of faith that all Assemblies of God churches adhere to. To read the full list with links to scriptures from the Assemblies of God : click here

1. The Scriptures inspired

The Scriptures are inspired by God and declare His design and plan for mankind.

2. the one true god

There is only one true God -- revealed in three persons...Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Commonly known as the Trinity).

3. the deity of jesus

In the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ.  As God's son, Jesus was both human and divine.

 

4. the fall of man

Though originally good, man willingly fell to sin -- ushering evil and death, both physical  and spiritual, into the     world.

 

5. the salvation of man

Every person can have restored fellowship with God through ‘salvation’ (Accepting Christ's offer of forgiveness for sin).

 

6. the ordinances of the church

We practice two ordinances— |1.| Water baptism by immersion after repenting of one's sins and receiving Christ's gift of salvation, and |2.| Holy Communion (the Lord's Supper) as a symbolic remembrance of Christ's suffering     and death for our salvation.

 

 7. the baptism in the holy spirit

The baptism in the Holy Spirit is a special experience following salvation that empowers believers for witnessing   and effective service, just as it did in New Testament times.

 

8. the initial physical evidence of the baptism in the holy spirit

The initial physical evidence of the baptism in the Holy Spirit is ‘Speaking in Tongues,’ as experienced on the Day         of Pentecost and referenced throughout Acts and the Epistles.

 

 9. sanctification

Sanctification initially occurs at salvation and is not only a declaration that a believer is holy, but also a      

      progressive lifelong process of separating from evil as believers continually draw closer to God and become    

     more Christlike. 

 

 10. the church + it's mission

The Church has a mission to seek and save all who are lost in sin. We believe 'the  Church' is the Body of Christ       and consists of the people who, throughout time, have  accepted God's offer of redemption (regardless of      

religious denomination) through the sacrificial death of His son Jesus Christ.

11. the ministry

A divinely called and scripturally ordained leadership ministry serves the Church. The Bible teaches that each of     us under leadership must commit ourselves to reach others for Christ, to worship Him with other believers,           and to build up or edify the body of  believers–the Church.

 

12. divine healing

Divine healing of the sick is a privilege for Christians today and is provided for in Christ's atonement (His      

       sacrificial death on the cross for our sins).

 

13. the blessed hope

The Blessed Hope – when Jesus raptures His Church prior to His return to Earth (the second coming). At this future moment in time all believers who have died will rise from their graves and will meet the Lord in the air, and Christians who are alive will be caught up with them, to be with the Lord forever.

 

14. the millennial reign of christ

In the Millennial Reign of Christ when Jesus returns with His saints at His second coming and begins His       benevolent rule over earth for 1,000 years. At that time, many in the nation of Israel will recognize and accept       Him as the Messiah, the Savior who died for them and all mankind.

 

15. the final judgement

A final judgment will take place for those who have rejected Christ. They will be judged  for their sin and        

consigned to eternal punishment in a punishing lake of fire.

16. the new heavens +  the new earth

We look forward to the perfect new Heavens and a new Earth that Christ is preparing    

for all people, of all time, who have accepted Him. We will live and dwell with Him        

there forever following His millennial reign on Earth. 'And so shall we forever be with    

the Lord!'