What We believe
Crossroads Community Church belongs to the global Church of the Nazarene.
The Church of the Nazarene is a Protestant Christian church in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition. Organized in 1908, the denomination is now home to about 2.3 million members worshipping in more than 29,000 local congregations in 159 world areas.
We Are A Christian People
As members of the global Church, we join with all believers in proclaiming that Jesus Christ is Lord and affirm the historic creeds and beliefs of the Christian faith. We value our Wesleyan-Holiness heritage and believe it to be a way of understanding the faith that is true to Scripture, reason, tradition, and experience.
We Are a Holiness People
God, who is holy, calls us to a life of holiness - He wants us to become more like Him! We believe that the Holy Spirit seeks to do in us a second work of grace, bringing us to a place of full surrender where God sanctifies us, empowers us to love Him with our whole heart, soul, mind, and strength, and produces in us the character of Christ.
We Are a Missional People
Responding to the call of Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit to go into all the world, we are witnesses to the power of Jesus Christ and participants with God in the building of His Church. Through worship, evangelism, compassion, and Christian higher education, we equip people to become more like Jesus.
These are the essential beliefs that we hold to be true:
We believe in one God—the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe in Jesus Christ, who being one with the Father, became like us to bring about our salvation.
We believe that the Bible is the word of God and that it contains all truth necessary for faith and Christian living.
We believe that man is born with a fallen nature and that we need God’s forgiveness for our sin.
We believe that Jesus Christ died for our sins and rose again, and that by believing in Him, anyone can be forgiven and restored to a right relationship with God.
We believe that when we are forgiven, the old record of sin is wiped clean, and we are born again, becoming part of the family of God.
We believe that God calls us to be entirely sanctified, and that through the power of the Holy Spirit, we can live victorious lives of freedom with hearts fully surrendered to Him.
We believe that the Holy Spirit bears witness to the new birth, and also to the entire sanctification of believers.
We believe that those who have placed their faith in Jesus will have an eternal home with Him in heaven, and that those who reject Him will be hopelessly and eternally lost.
We believe that Jesus will return, the dead will rise, and the final judgment will take place.