Our Core Beliefs


We believe the Bible to be our entire statement of faith; a representative doctrinal statement is printed below in order to aid current and prospective members in knowing what we believe.

  1. We believe the entire Bible to be the inspired, inerrant, and authoritative Word of God and we seek to order our church and live pure lives thereby.
     
  2. We believe that there is one God, the creator of heaven and earth, who is an infinite and eternal Spirit and unchangeable in His being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth. God exists in three persons – the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit.
     
  3. We believe that Jesus is God who embodied human flesh. We believe in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His substitutionary atonement for man’s sin on the cross of Calvary, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His future return in power and great glory.
     
  4. We believe in the Holy Spirit, whose ministry to the world is the conviction of sin, of righteousness, and of judgement and whose indwelling ministry to the saints is the empowerment to live a Godly life, dedicated to serving Christ and His Church.
     
  5. We believe one receives the Holy Spirit by believing on Jesus Christ who baptizes us with the Spirit. To be baptized with the Holy Spirit means that Christ places us by means of the Spirit, in union with Himself and His Church. The evidence of having received the Holy Spirit is the fruit of the Spirit. Though the baptism with the Spirit is a one-time experience, the filling with the Spirit is a repeated reality as we live so as not to grieve or quench the Spirit.
     
  6. We believe in salvation by God’s grace through faith alone in the Lord Jesus Christ and His finished work on the cross. We believe this new birth is the result of the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit and is evidenced by a changed life, submitted to the Lordship of Christ. All those saved by God will endure to the end and will never be cast out.
     
  7. We believe that at the end of time the dead will be raised and Christ will judge all men in righteousness. The unsaved will be consigned to hell and the righteous will dwell forever in heaven with the Lord.
     
  8. We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in the Lord Jesus Christ as the Body of Christ who is the head of the Church.
     
  9. We believe the Universal Church of Jesus Christ consist of those who have personally believed on the Lord Jesus Christ, who are born again and baptized into His Body by the Holy Spirit. These believers constitute the Body or the Bride of Christ. This universal church consists of individual believers meeting and worshiping as groups of believers anywhere in the world. No one belongs to the Universal Church of Jesus Christ simply by virtue of belonging to a local Bible-believing and Bible-preaching church. In spite of minor doctrinal differences and practices existing among local churches, members of the body of Christ are to love, appreciate, and bear the burdens of other Christians.
     
  10. In the New Testament, there were churches made up of individual believers who lived in certain areas, which constituted the church at Corinth, at Berea, at Philippi, etc. It is in this sense that the Cross Pointe Community Church exists and is known as such. The local church is composed of born-again believers who have voluntarily united together for the purposes of worshiping God, ministering to the saints (fellow believers), evangelizing the world, and discipling new believers. It provides an opportunity for those who are of the same mind in Christ to meet together for the study of God’s Word, common prayer, social contact and mutual uplifting. Cross Pointe Community Church will never seek to exclude from its more general fellowship other believers who may belong to other churches or other denominations or who may differ from us in minor matters but nevertheless belong to the Body of Christ.