What to Expect
YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME!
We understand that taking the first step is often the most difficult. So we strive to create a welcoming environment. Expect to find the following at Faith Crossing:
- A service that lasts about an hour and thirty minutes
- Engaging worship music
- A relaxed atmosphere
- Expository preaching; the main point of the biblical text being considered becomes the main point of the sermon being preached
- A safe and caring environment where your kids can learn about the love of Christ
- A loving community where you can make new friends and grow in the likeness of Christ
LOVE GOD Worshiping God is central to all that we do at Faith Crossing. The church is made up of all true followers of Christ from all around the world. God has instituted local churches to help Christians grow into the likeness of Christ, this is called discipleship.
We believe that Scripture puts a high priority on worshiping the Father in Spirit and in truth. Jesus said to the woman at the well,
“But the time is coming and is already here when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for anyone who will worship him that way. For God is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth.” John 4:23-24 (NLT)
SHARE LIFE When we read about the New Testament church in the book of Acts we see that the believers spent a lot of time together studying God’s Word and hanging out with each other. We believe that the same is true today. The healthy church is the one whose members enjoy sharing life together.
“They joined with the other believers and devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, sharing in the Lord’s Supper and in prayer.” Acts 2:42 (NLT)
MEET NEEDS Studying God’s Word together is awesome and can be transforming, but if it stops there we’re missing the point. God’s Word is a message to obey, not just to listen to. If we don’t obey, we are only fooling ourselves. Jesus is our example He was always meeting the needs of others.
“Don’t be selfish; don’t live to make a good impression on others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourself. Don’t think only about your own affairs, but be interested in others, too, and what they are doing.” Philippians 2:3-4 (NLT)
Although there are no guarantees that if a person is involved in these three facets of church life, Loving God, Sharing Life and Meeting Needs, they will be well rounded disciples, but we do believe that this is a good starting place.