We believe the Bible is the inspired, inerrant Word of God. It serves as our guide and authority in life. It is God’s love letter to us that encourages, directs, convicts, and challenges us to become more like Jesus Christ. It is the foundation for all we do here at CrossRidge Church. “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."
2 Timothy 3:16-17
We believe Jesus Christ is our Savior and Lord. He took our place on the cross as our perfect substitute. The only way we have a relationship with God is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. We boldly seek to live in daily obedience to Him. We humbly depend on the Holy Spirit to encourage, guide, and strengthen us as we seek to follow Christ. “Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.”
Galatians 5:24, 25
We believe it is God’s desire to daily conform us into the image of His Son Jesus Christ. We understand we cannot live the Christian life in our own strength. We seek to encourage one another as we grow in our walk with Christ. We strive to be truthful, loving, and sincere in our relationships. We realize the love and encouragement we give one another is vital in helping us grow in our walk with Christ. "Whoever claims to live in Him must walk as Jesus did"
1 John 2:6
We believe God still answers prayer. We have the awesome privilege to speak with the Creator of the universe as often as we like. We can cast all of our worries, concerns, and cares on the Lord through prayer. We can thank God for all of His blessings and praise Him for who He is through prayer. We place a high priority on prayer in all we do. “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayer and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.”
We are amazed and humbled by the grace God showed to us through His Son Jesus Christ. We did nothing to deserve God’s grace and we understand it is our privilege and responsibility to extend His grace to others. We are confident that God’s grace can transform any life. "For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him."
We believe Jesus came to provide salvation and forgiveness from sin for those who believe on His Name and place their faith in Him. We have been blessed with a great salvation and we long to see others receive this wonderful gift. We have the greatest news to share with a world that is looking for answers. We are committed to faithfully sharing the good news of Jesus Christ. "Yet to all who received Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God."
We believe we have the greatest message to share and we strive to share it in the most effective ways. The methods of sharing may change but the message never changes. We seek to reach out to families, individuals, children, teenagers, and adults with God’s love. We prioritize building relationships with people so we can share Jesus with them and encourage them in their walk with Christ. “I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some.”
1 Corinthians 9:22
We believe God designed us for a relationship with Him and with others. We understand, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we have a responsibility to care for, to encourage, and to pray for one another. Spiritual growth accelerates when we live in genuine, caring relationships with other believers. We desire to provide an environment where we cheer one another toward developing a life that is pleasing to God. "From Christ the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work."
We believe strongly in the importance of becoming an active member of a local church. Christ died for the church and He is the head of the church. The New Testament shares the stories of the early churches formation, growth, and challenges. We ask the members of our church family to commit to the mission, purposes, and vision of our church. We are confident God has a wonderful plan for our lives as individuals and as a church body. "Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching."
Focused on Ministry
"We believe every member of our church family has been gifted by God to serve Him. We desire to help each member discover their gift and to provide them a place of service. We believe God is glorified when His children use the gifts and abilities He has given them to bring honor and glory to Christ. There is a great sense of fulfillment and blessing that comes from being involved in ministry. "For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do."