What We Believe

Our beliefs form the foundation of everything we do and are a reflection of our commitment to God's Word and His grace. Here, we outline the core beliefs that guide us, the principles we hold dear, and how we apply these truths in a complex world.

In Essential Beliefs

In the essential beliefs, we strive for unity. “There is one Body and one Spirit… there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father of us all…” - Ephesians 4:4-6

A person in a black shirt baptizing another individual in a water tank, on a stage with musicians in the background and a screen displaying names.
Pastor Mark laughing and interacting with attendees at a men's cornhole tournament and chili cook-off event.

In Non-Essential Beliefs

We strive for liberty. “Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters… Who are you to judge… Each of us will give an account of himself to God… So whatever you believe about these things, keep between yourself and God.” - Romans 14:1, 4, 12, 22

In All Beliefs

We strive for charity. “If I hold in my mind not only all human knowledge, but also the very secrets of God, and if I have the faith that can move mountains – but have no love, I amount to nothing at all.” - 1 Corinthians 13:2

Did you know one could be positionally right, but wrong in disposition? Even though one might be correct about doctrine, he/she could still have an inappropriate attitude toward others. However, when believers dwell in unity, there is a place of commanded blessing. “How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!…For there the Lord bestows His blessing, even life forevermore.” - Psalm 133:1, 3b

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Our Beliefs

Explore the foundational truths that guide our life and worship at CrossWalk Church. Here we share the essential beliefs that shape our community and our walk with God.

The Bible's Authority

The Bible is God’s Word, written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. We hold the Scriptures as our fixed source of authority for faith and conduct, without error and endurable for all generations and cultures

2 Timothy 3:15-17, 1 Thessalonians 2:13, 2 Peter 1:21, and Psalm 119:160

God's Love and Sovereignty

We believe in one God, the sovereign creator of all that exists, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God’s love is unconditional and He desires a personal relationship with each of us.

Genesis 1:1 & 26-27, Psalm 90:2, Matthew 28:19, and Luke 3:22

Jesus Christ's Lordship

Jesus Christ, God's only Son, is the bridge between God and humanity. His life, death, and resurrection offer forgiveness and new life to all who believe in Him. Jesus is our Lord and Savior, and through Him, we receive the grace of God and the promise of eternal life.

Jesus is the eternal Son of God, without sin, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin, one who ultimately restores mankind from sin, and raised from the dead and seated with the Heavenly Father.

Revelation 1:8, Matthew 1:23, 8:16-17, & 28:6, Luke 1:31, 1:35, & 24:39, Hebrews 1:3 & 7:26, 1 Peter 2:22, Acts 2:22, 1 Corinthians 6:14 & 15:3-4, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Isaiah 53:4-5, James 5:14-16, Acts 1:9, 1:11 & 2:33, and Philippians 2:9-11

The Holy Spirit's Presence

The Holy Spirit actively works in the world and in the hearts of believers, guiding, empowering, and imparting gifts that equip us to live in fullness of life. The Holy Spirit's presence assures us of our relationship with Christ and enables us to live in unity.

John 16:7-13 & 14:16-17; Acts 1:8 & 10:44-46; Ephesians 1:13; 2 Corinthians 1:21-22; Romans 8:16; Luke 24:49; Acts 8:12-17 & 19:1-7; and 1 Corinthians 12:1-31

Humanity's Value and Purpose

Every person is made in the image of God, designed for relationship with Him and destined to reflect His glory in the world. Our greatest joy and fulfillment come from living in harmony with His will and purposes for our lives.

People have fallen from innocence due to a willful choice to do wrong, destined for eternal separation from God, provided an opportunity to be reconciled to God through Christ and invited to accept Christ, repent of sin, and get a fresh start.

Genesis 1:26-30, 3:6-24, Romans 3:23, 5:1, 5:12-19, 6:1-11, 6:23, 8:38-39, & 12:1-2, Ephesians 2:8-9, John 3:3 & 3:16; Acts 20:21, 1 John 1:9, Titus 2:11-13 & 3:5-6, John 10:29 & 15:6, 2 Timothy 1:12, 1 Peter 1:3-5 & 1:16, Hebrews 12:14 & 13:12 Revelation 22:19, Luke 8:13, 1 Thessalonians 5:23, Galatians 2:20, and Philippians 2:12-13

The Church's Role

The Church is the living body of Christ on earth, called to worship God, share the good news of Jesus Christ, and work for the betterment of society and the care of creation. We embrace our calling to be a community where all are welcomed, nurtured, and empowered to live out their faith.

Ephesians 4:16, Galatians 3:28-29, 1 Peter 2:9, 1 Corinthians 11:26 & 12:13, Ephesians 4:11-11-13, Matthew 22:37-38 & 28:19-20; Acts 10:47-48, Romans 6:4, and 2 Peter 1:4

The Call to Discipleship

Following Jesus means embarking on a journey of continual growth and transformation. We commit to living lives that reflect His teachings, loving God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, and loving our neighbors as ourselves.

The Future

The future is hopeful for those ready for the imminent return of Christ and bright for the Christian because of eternal life with God.

1 Corinthians 15:51-52, 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, Revelation 20:11-15, 21:1-7, 22:5 & 22:12-13, Romans 8:23, Titus 2:13, 2 Peter 3:13, John 14:2-3, Mark 9:43-48, & Matthew 25:46

Church Bylaws

Our Church operates under a set of Bylaws that govern our organizational structure, leadership roles, and decision-making processes. These Bylaws are designed to ensure that we function in a way that is both biblically accountable and responsive to the needs of our congregation and community. If you want to read all of the official church bylaws document click the button below.