CrossWay’s mission convictions start with the foundation that God is the sovereign Creator of everything that exists and that He created all things for the praise of His glory. As a church, we exist for the praise, and glory, and honor of God who created us.
Even though God created the world for the praise of His glory, right now all of humanity has rejected God and His glory. The result of humanity’s rejection of God is His just punishment for all who have rebelled against Him.
God knew before the foundation of the world that mankind would rebel against Him. God planned from eternity past to rescue a people, from the guilt and punishment of their sin, and for the praise of His glory. This is the mission of God.
God the Father sent Jesus to accomplish His rescue mission through redemption. Jesus redeemed a people from their bondage of slavery to sin through His perfect life, substitutionary death, and life giving resurrection. The Holy Spirit is regenerating those who have been redeemed by Jesus.
The church exists because of the mission of God, and for the mission of God. CrossWay exists to make the good news of what God has done through Jesus Christ known to all people everywhere. CrossWay exists to preach the unsearchable riches of Christ until Christ returns.
If God’s mission is to redeem a people for the praise of His glory, and if the church exists to execute God’s mission, then the church exists to proclaim and demonstrate the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Gospel is the good news of all that God has done for sinners through Jesus Christ.
Repentance is a turning away from our rebellion against God, seeking His forgiveness, and forsaking a life of rebellion. Faith is casting ourselves wholly and only on Jesus Christ for our forgiveness from God, reconciliation with God, and righteousness standing before God.
God’s mission is to rescue people from all nations and He sends the church with the Gospel to all ethnicities all over the world. CrossWay’s mission starts locally and expands regionally, nationally, and globally to all peoples from every tongue, tribe, nation, and language.
CrossWay is committed to the four primary ways that the church executes its mission to proclaim and demonstrate the gospel to all people everywhere: (1) evangelism; (2) mercy ministries; (3) pastor training; and (4) church planting.
At the end of human history, whether willingly or unwillingly, every knee will bow and tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Included in that chorus will be the community of the redeemed – the fruit of God’s mission of redemption.