We believe that the Bible is the Word of God and the Truth. In a world filled with relativistic (what’s true for you might not be true for me) thinking, even those who are not Christians, are begging and searching for “real truth”; absolute truth. There has been no greater time for the Church to stand up and boldly proclaim the Truth of God found in the Bible. Our teaching will be Biblically based and will be relevant for all people, challenging them to grow in their faith and equipping them to face the world and all of its challenges.
John 17:17; Romans 1:16
2. Serving (Local and Worldwide)
Throughout the Bible, God constantly admonishes his people to care for those who are in need. God reminds us that He is the God of the poor, the widow, the orphan, and the alien and that He hears their cries. As God’s people, it is our responsibility to care for those whom our Heavenly Father cares about. We must be out in our community, sharing the good news of Christ, meeting the needs of people and serving those in need of help. We also need to be supporting missionaries around the globe who are caring for the needy in other countries. We need to be “the light of the world”, a place of hope, support and encouragement for those who need it.
Matthew 20:25-28; James 1:27
The Bible tells us that the prayers of the righteous are powerful and effective and yet prayer is something that most churches in America don’t spend much time doing. If we are going to accomplish all that God has called us to accomplish, we must be people of prayer and we must be a church that prays together. We constantly underestimate the power of prayer, yet we read that if we are praying according to God’s will He can move mountains, heal the sick, and make the impossible, possible. We invite you to join us as we discover what it means to be a people of prayer and find out what mountains God wants to move in our lives, the community, and the world.
James 5:16; Matthew 21:22
4. Music as Worship
Music stirs our souls. For many of us, music is the way we connect with God the most. It might be a great concerto by Mozart, a jaw dropping guitar solo by Jimi Hendrix, or an amazing performance by Pavarotti; there is something about music that moves us all. We believe that God created us to respond and be moved by music and if music about things of this world invokes such emotion, we know that music about God, the Creator of the Universe, the Light of the World, the Beginning and the End, can usher us in to His very presence. Our worship times will be led by a band. They will be participatory, encouraging everyone to join in the singing. They will include the new music of today which speaks to the searching, the need and the hope of this generation; yet we will not forget those songs which have stood the test of time and proclaim God’s love, grace, and mercy as loudly today as they have for centuries. Above all else, the focus of our worship times will be to gather God’s people together to praise Him, cry out to Him, and celebrate all He’s done for us.
Psalm 100; Ephesians 5:19-20
We need help becoming the people God desires us to be. Most of that help comes from God but God also places people in our lives to invest in us, challenge us, support us and help us find the answers we’re looking for. When we hear the word “disciple” many of us think about “super-Christians”, people whose faith changed the world around them, people…not like us. In the Bible, we are commanded to make disciples; it is the starting point for all Christians. The goal for a Christian is to hand more and more of their life over to Christ, to allow Him to guide us into a life that impacts not only ourselves, but the world around us. At its core, that is what discipleship is. It is a mature believer (someone who has spent years following Christ through thick and thin) encouraging and guiding a newer believer as they begin on their journey of faith. We believe that all believers (new and mature) need to be discipled because we never stop learning about God. We also believe that there comes a time when the “discipled” needs to also become a “discipler”. Discipleship is a core value because no one can become the person God desires them to be on their own. With that being said, discipleship is something that is lacking in many churches today; we do not want that to be the case in our church. God’s plan for your life is too important to us!
Matthew 28:19; Ephesians 4:11-13
We need people around us. In Genesis, after God had created Adam He says, “It is not good for man to be alone.” (Gen.2:18). We were created to live life with other people; to have people to care for and to have people who care for us. We believe that this is why God created the church. Faith, like life, is not meant to be lived out alone because faith is not a private matter. The church is called to be a place where all people can come; broken, sinful, hurting, searching, doubting, healing, messed up and scarred, and find a place where they belong. They will find people who will celebrate with them the victories in life and cry with them in the midst of pain. They will find people who will walk them through tough times as well as the good times. This church is a place for anyone who needs a family, which is all of us.
1 Timothy 2: 1-4 says this, “I urge then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone… This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.” As Christians, our passion should be to see God’s will fulfilled. If God’s will is that all people would be saved, then we need to be a people and the church needs to a place where all people feel safe, cared for, and accepted. Our example is that of Christ who loved people no matter what situation he found them in, but he loved them enough to not leave them there. The church needs to be a place where all people can ask questions, have doubts, and wrestle with the idea of following God and we, as Christians, need to be their biggest supporters. We need to pray for them, build relationships with them, learn to love them the way Christ loves them and then sit back and watch God change their lives.
1 Timothy 2:1-4; 1 Peter 3:15-16
OUR BELIEFS The Bible
The Bible is God's Word to all people, written by human authors through the guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the only source of truth and authority for all Christian beliefs and living. It is inspired by God without error.
(John 17:17; II Timothy 3:16-17; Psalm 119:105; Proverbs 30:5)
God the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit. These three are equal and are one God. (Ephesians 2:4-5; II Corinthians 13:14; I John 1:9)
God the Father
God the Father is the creator of the universe and is a personal God who desires a relationship with all people. He is a supernatural being who has always existed. He is the ruler of all creation who also hears and answers prayer. He is perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love.
(Genesis 1:1; Psalm 89:26; Isaiah 9:6; John 6:27, 45-46; I Corinthians 8:6; II Corinthians 1:3; Galatians 4:6; Ephesians 5:20)
Jesus Christ is God's only begotten Son. We believe in His conception by the Holy Spirit, His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings, and that He offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on the cross. He rose from the dead on the third day to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to heaven and will return again to earth to reign as King and Lord.
(Ephesians 4:1-8; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; I John 5:20; Isaiah 53:3-4)
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is present in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right.
The true church is composed of all people who trust in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. Believers are united together in the Body of Christ of which Jesus Christ is the head. Crosspoint Friends Church is a group of believers in Christ who have gathered together to do the work of God's ministry. Our church is responsible to provide opportunities for fellowship, growth, teaching and serving by using one's spiritual gifts
(Romans 12:5; I Corinthians 12:12-28; Ephesians 3:6, 4:11-16, 5:23)
Crosspoint Friends Church meets at Morningside Presbyterian Church 1201 E. Dorothy Lane Fullerton, CA 92831 DIRECTIONS
Mailing Address: P.O.Box 6242 Fullerton, CA 92834-6242