Christ is Central.
Its all about Jesus. He is our only choice for salvation and life. Everything in this body of believers revolves around Him. It is His church and He is supreme here. Because He is the Head, then we express our dependence on Him through humble, believing prayer. Thus, He is worthy of our worship. John 3: 13-17; 14:6; Acts 4:12; Ephesians 1:22; Colossians 1:16; Revelation 4:9-11; 5:8-14
Reflecting the glory of God.
As the moon reflects the light of the Sun, so we seek for our lives to reflect His glory. We want to reflect His glory through personal godly living, through unconditionally loving one another, and extending grace toward one another. We want to treat one another like Jesus treats us. To accomplish that, then spiritual growth is expected. We are continually in process; therefore mistakes are inevitable and change will be a permanent part of our lives and organization. We will put great emphasis on small groups gathering for Bible study, prayer, service and relationship building. We will also seek to strengthen families and marriages believing the home is the laboratory for Christian living. We seek to reflect God’s glory in our worship, walk and our work. (John 1:14; Ephesians 3:20-21; II Corinthians 3:18; Galatians 6:14
Only following Jesus.
Jesus has called us to “Follow Him.” The most important aspect of our church is the “hidden” personal walk with Jesus everyday through His Word, prayer and service. We are committed to developing fully devoted followers of Jesus, not a denomination or another person. Matthew 4:18-19; 10:1; Luke 14:25-33
Seeking First His Kingdom.
Jesus was about the Kingdom of God. We want to be about advancing His rule on this earth through our lives expressed in His Lordship, us being salt and light in our culture and caring more for the kingdom to grow than our individual church. We want to pray “thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.” Matthew 4:17, 23; 5:13-16; 6:10, 33
Submitting to His Teachings.
A true disciple will submit to His commands and Jesus said the greatest commandment was to “love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” “The second is like it: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” These two are our passion and priority. We believe these two commandments are to be lived out through two venues: our individual lives and a corporate body, the local church. Matthew 28:19-20; 22:35-40
|CrossRoads is an independent fellowship of Believers which chooses to be a cooperating member of the Southern Baptist Convention, the Alabama Baptist State Convention and the Colbert-Lauderdale Association of Baptists.|