OUR BELIEFS

 
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IN ESSENTIALS, UNITY.
IN NON-ESSENTIALS, LIBERTY.
IN ALL THINGS, LOVE.


Here at Crosspoint we value both belief and practice with Jesus at the center. Beliefs are important. They shape how we think about God. They also shape how we live our lives. Throughout God’s story, we see people demonstrate incredible trust in God by putting their faith into action. We want to be a church that does the same.

We major on the majors and minor on the minors. Unity is not the same as uniformity so we create space for diversity on lesser matters.

Jesus said, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these. Jesus held up love as the true mark of his followers. As a church, we chase after Jesus and measure our growth by how well we love — not just what we know.


We look to the Apostles' Creed, an affirmation that has held the church together for almost 2,000 years, to define the essentials of our faith.

 

THE APOSTLE’S CREED

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord
He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit
And born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
Was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again.
He ascended into heaven,
And is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
The holy catholic Church,
The communion of saints,
The forgiveness of sins,
The resurrection of the body,
And the life everlasting. Amen.


You can find a more nuanced statement of faith, including our denominational distinctives, by clicking here.