Who We Are
What We Believe
Crosspointe is a congregation of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. To learn more about our national church body click on the link. You can also scroll below to read a summary of what we believe.
God: We believe there is only one true God who has revealed Himself to the world as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - three distinct Persons each truly, fully, and equally God. God is eternal. God is infinitely perfect and powerful. God is gracious and merciful, steadfast in love, and faithful in all His promises. God is the Creator of all things and He remains active and present in the world to provide for and protect His Creation.
Jesus Christ: We believe that Jesus is both fully God and fully man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and lived a perfect, sinless life. He willingly died on the Cross in fulfillment of what God had long promised to take the punishment our sin deserves. On the third day, Jesus rose from the dead in victory over sin, death, and every enemy. He ascended to the right hand of God where He continually intercedes on our behalf until He returns again in glory.
The Holy Spirit: We believe the Holy Spirit works in our lives through God’s Word, baptism, and the Lord’s Supper. He creates and sustains our faith in God, brings us to knowledge of truth, convicts us of our sin, and leads us to repent or turn from that sin and seek forgiveness through Jesus. The Holy Spirit creates unity among believers, empowers us to live to God’s glory, and equips us to honor God and serve others with our unique gifts and abilities.
The Bible: We believe that the 66 books of the Old and New Testament have been given by God as a revelation of truth about Him, His Creation, and His redemptive plan and purposes. The Bible is the inspired Word of God – it originated with God and not man. It is authoritative – it provides the standard or the norm for our faith and life. It is infallible – it is without error.
Humanity: We believe God created man- male and female – in His image for perfect, sinless fellowship with Him and one another. However, sin entered the world through the deception of the devil and an act of rebellion against God. Since then all of us have inherited that sinful nature. Sin separates us from God and creates divisions and disharmony in our relationships with one another. The guilt of sin deserves the punishment of eternal death.
Salvation: We believe our relationship with God is restored only by His grace through our faith in Jesus. We are delivered and rescued from sin and its consequences and given eternal life only by being joined to Jesus’ life and death. Through our faith, the sinless life that Jesus lived is credited to us and is the source of God’s favor toward us. And through our faith, the death He died on the Cross satisfies the punishment that a holy and just God requires for sin. The death of Jesus on the Cross is completely sufficient; there is nothing we need to do and there is nothing we can do to make up for our sin.
The Church and the Sacraments: We believe that God gathers and calls the church so that the Gospel may be proclaimed and known throughout the world. God has given His church three wonderful gifts. By His Word, God accomplishes His purposes in our lives and in the world and makes us wise for salvation. In Baptism, God joins His Word with water to cleanse us from sin, create faith, give life, and invite us into His family as a beloved son or daughter. We believe that Jesus is truly present with us in the Lord’s Supper giving His body and blood in a special and mysterious way through the bread and wine. In this Communion meal, Jesus gives all the blessings and promises of life and forgiveness.