What we believe

 “Leading People to Become Fully-Devoted Followers of Jesus Christ”

Crosswater Community Church is a church for people who are seeking answers for their lives. Many people are looking for a relationship with Christ. Some are just looking for answers to issues they are struggling with on a daily basis. Our church is geared to help you with that search. We are a Community Church and everyone is welcome.

We are often asked what kind of church we are. We have people from every background and denomination as a part of our church family. Our own leadership team comes from a very diverse background. We chose to be identified as a “Community Church” so that EVERYONE feels welcome. Below you will find a description of our beliefs and a link to our by laws.

DOCTRINAL STATEMENT

We believe in the Triune God of the Bible as expressed through. . .

God the Father, the creator of the Universe who has revealed Himself to humanity through His written Word, the Bible, and whose greatest desire is to be in a relationship with mankind in whom our response is one of submission, gratitude, and praise.

God the Son, with God before the foundation of the world who came to earth through a virgin birth taking on human form for the purpose of redeeming mankind’s sin, His sin-free life and death on a cross provided the way of redemption. His bodily resurrection provided the authority for Him to offer eternal life to all who would believe. He is currently at the right hand of the Father interceding on our behalf. One day He will return to take those who are alive and have believed in Him. At the end of the world He will judge all humanity as to their faith in Him.

God the Holy Spirit, with God before the foundation of the world, He is given to each believer as a guarantee of our salvation. His work in our lives is to conform us into the likeness of Jesus Christ and to reveal the truths of Scripture. He is the source of our empowering and spiritual gifting given to each believer as the church has need. The more a believer surrenders control of his/her life, the more the Holy Spirit is free to fill that believer.

We believe salvation is a gift of grace given as a free gift from God to all who would place their faith in Jesus Christ as the source of their salvation.

We believe the Bible is the revealed word of God. It serves as our only source of absolute truth. It is infallible in its content, trustworthy in its teaching, and perfect in its application.

We believe in the Church universal and the church local as the Body of Christ. With Christ as the head, believers are brought into the Church as parts of the body, each with a specific function and role to benefit the local church and the universal Church. The purpose of our church is to lead people to become fully devoted followers of Christ. We accomplish that purpose by celebrating the Savior, converting the seeker, cultivating the saints and comforting the suffering. God calls pastors to lead His church, to equip the members for their roles in fulfilling the above purposes, and to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ.

We believe in the priesthood of the believer. With the Holy Spirit’s indwelling and the restoration of our relationship with God, each believer is capable of communication with God on his/her own. We believe upon conception all humans are given eternal souls and deserve an opportunity to live. If a person places his/her faith in Jesus, then his/her eternal destiny is in a literal heaven. If a person does not place his/her faith in Jesus, then his/her eternal destiny is in a literal hell. Because God is a God of grace, children are not held accountable for a decision or concept they can not understand until they reach an age of accountability.