Our mission statement is simply a combination of the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:34-40) and the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20). God created humanity to have a perfect relationship with Him. We were designed to worship Him and enjoy Him forever. When sin came into the world, that relationship was severed. Through the gift of Christ’s death and resurrection, we can once again know peace with God. The purpose of every person is to love and worship God. The mission of the Church is to lead every person to saving faith through a relationship with Jesus Christ. We Love God because He loves us. We Love People because God loves all people. We Make Disciples because Jesus is a disciple maker.
As a member of the Southern Baptist Convention, our doctrinal guidelines and church bylaws serve to further reinforce our church’s beliefs.
And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. Matthew 22:37
We believe that God is the Creator of all things and that He has existed eternally in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that God created us to worship Him through community and to give Him glory. We believe that sin has kept us from knowing God and worshiping Him. Even so, God still loves us, and He sent His Son, Jesus, God in flesh, to live sinlessly on Earth and die on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins. After three days, He was physically resurrected, and now offers a restored relationship with God to all who believe in Him. We believe that salvation is a free gift given to us by God. Salvation can only be received through personal faith in Jesus Christ. We believe the Bible is God’s Word; it is a true and fully accurate account of God’s love for us. The Word teaches us how to have a relationship with Him, worship Him, and bring Him glory. Because we believe these things, we come together as a community to worship Him throughout the week through the studying of His Word, through prayer, music, Baptism, and Lord’s Supper.
And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. Matthew 22:39
We believe that Jesus established His Body on Earth in the Church. Jesus is the head of the Body and the Church exists as a community to declare the Gospel and glorify Jesus throughout the world. The church community is a part of the Kingdom of God here on Earth. This means that every believer should identify with a local body of believers for mutual encouragement, spiritual growth, and accountability. We believe in growing toward Christ together, so Crosslink uses Life Groups to help believers learn, grow, serve, and pray together.</p
And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[a] the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20
We believe that God cares about the salvation of every person. Christ promised that He would build His Church, and it would prevail. His plan for building the Church has always been through making disciples. Every believer is called and equipped through the Spirit to be a disciple maker by sharing the Gospel with the lost and discipling new believers toward a closer walk with Christ. The power for making disciples is not centered on the skill of the believer, but in the blood of Christ and the work of the Spirit. We want to see every Christian actively making disciples in their homes, communities, and throughout the world so that the Kingdom of God flourishes.