What a church chooses to publish as its Core Beliefs is vitally important because those beliefs help define what that church stands for. CrossPointe Church holds the following Core Beliefs up as being essential to the faith:
We believe in the God of grace, who loves us so much that He gave His only Son so that whoever believes in Him might have eternal life.
(Romans 5:1-11, John 3:1-21)
We believe in Jesus, the Son of God, who came to earth as a man, died on the cross, and was raised from the dead three days later.
(I Corinthians 15:1-8, Philippians 2:5-11)
We believe that God sends His Holy Spirit to believers to equip them for service and comfort them in time of need.
(Romans 8:9, Romans 12:6-8, I Corinthians 12:4-7, Ephesians 4:11-12, I Peter 4:9, John 14:16)
We believe that the Bible was given to us to reveal who God is and how we can develop a relationship with Him.
(The Whole Bible)
Salvation by Grace
We believe that all human beings sin and that our sin prevents us from having a right relationship with God. Doing good deeds or living a moral life cannot mend the broken relationship with God caused by human sin. Jesus died on the cross so that sin could be forgiven. A right relationship with God is a gift available to all people, but received only by those who have faith that Jesus died on the cross for the forgiveness of their sin.
(Ephesians 2:1-10, Romans 4:5)
We believe that the Church belongs to Jesus and is comprised of all those who have received the gift of salvation. The purpose of the church is to glorify God through both worshipping and ministering in the name of Christ.
(Ephesians 1:13-23, I Corinthians 10:31)
We believe in the two sacraments of Communion and Baptism. Communion is the reenactment of Jesus’ Last Supper whereby we remember His sacrificial death on the cross. Baptism is a public declaration of a person’s faith and is symbolic of the cleansing of sin through faith in what Christ did for us on the cross. We believe that the Scriptures allow any believer to administer the Sacraments.
(Luke 22:14-20, Mark 16:16)
We believe that the ‘great commission’ of Jesus to His disciples to go into the world and make disciples, baptizing them in His name and instructing them in His teachings is binding upon the Church today. This mission work is accomplished as the Church engages in ministry.
(Matthew 28:18-20, Mark 16:15-16, Luke 24:46-49, John 20:21, Acts 1:8)
We believe that all Christians are called by God to be involved in some sort of ministry that is suitable to them. We believe that the Holy Spirit has gifted each Christian with one or more spiritual gifts (teaching, serving, leadership, preaching, etc.) that indicate where and how a person should minister.
(I Corinthians 12:4-7, Ephesians 4:11-12, I Peter 4:9)
The Walk of Faith
We believe Christianity is more than a religion. It is a relationship; a relationship with a holy and personal God. As with all relationships, spiritual maturity is essential for our walk with Christ to become all it should or can be. We believe that the goal of Christian living is to become more and more like Christ. Engaging in the inward spiritual disciplines of group worship, Bible study, meditation and prayer, and the outward expression of doing ministry effects this spiritual growth.
(I Samuel 16:7, Romans 8:15, 12:1-21, Galatians 4:6, Ephesians 5:1, II Peter 3:18)