What We Believe

At Cross Connection, we believe that we exist to help people find their vital connection to...
Jesus Christ

At Cross Connection, we believe that Jesus gives meaning, direction, and purpose to all of life. Without him in our life we find ourselves lost in a sea of confusion and misdirection. We encourage you to let Jesus be to you what he was to the Apostle Paul when he said “I want to know Christ and experience the mighty power that raised him from the dead. I want to suffer with him, sharing in his death” (Philippians 3:10, New Living Translation).

We think attending Weekend Services, on a weekly basis, is one of the best ways to stay connected to a vital experience with God. In our Weekend Services you can experience the very presence of God through two very important avenues. First, you can experience His presence through the interactive power of our worship and creative arts ministries. Many of our songs have been composed by our members and help to connect us with the power and presence of God. Second, you can experience God’s presence through a retelling and a reliving of the Scriptures, as its practical application is given to us through the teaching ministry of our pastor. We also encourage you to stay connected to God through the week by forming a daily devotional habit with the Bible and prayer.
His Community

Cross Connection Church believes that Jesus loves something he calls “the church.” The church is simply a group of people called out of darkness into a living fellowship with God and each other. We have this wonderful snapshot of the early church living out a true sense of biblical community in Acts 2:42-47. There you will find them being “devoted” to five main things: Biblical Teaching, Caring Community, Table Fellowship, Passionate Prayer, and Loving Outreach. They did all of these things together as the extension of the living presence of Jesus Christ in the world.

“Church” at Cross Connection means much more than just a weekly experience in a building where the followers of Jesus gather to worship. In fact, it means involving ourselves at a level of friendship and accountability that allows us to experience a deeper sense of biblical community; a place where hurts are healed, sins are cleansed, and lives are transformed. The simple way for you to be involved with this experience is by attending one of our Small Groups.
His Service

Cross Connection believes that one of the primary ways we display the love of Jesus is through servicing real human need. Christians are called to be a living expression of the heart of Jesus. Jesus was the consummate servant (Philippians 2:4-11; Luke 22:25-27) and he calls us to emulate him (John 13). Jesus said to his disciples when they were squabbling over who should be considered the greatest, “Who is more important, the one who sits at the table or the one who serves? The one who sits at the table, of course. But not here! For I am among you as one who serves" (Luke 22:27, New Living Translation).

Besides encouraging all our members to find a need and fill it, Cross Connection seeks to involve as many people as possible in simple acts of service during our own Weekend Services. If you have been in our church six weeks or six years, we encourage you to sign up for the Dream Team. We believe you will discover what Jesus meant when he said “it is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35). We want to help you discover more about who we are and where you fit in here at Cross Connection. Once you discover who you are and what gifts and talents you possess, we believe it will help make you a better follower of Jesus.
His Mission

We are called to win the world for Jesus Christ! Jesus said, “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:18, New Living Translation). Cross Connection believes, as Jesus did, that lost people matter to God.

Cross Connection encourages our church to express this point of life through a lifestyle of investing and inviting people to our Weekend Services, believing that lost people have the greatest chance to experience a life-changing event when they hear the message of Jesus Christ. Throughout the year we also have several opportunities to get plugged into service projects within our local community and we help provide needed resources to local ministries based in Kingsport. Red and Marina Fraser have felt the burden of the Lord to raise funds to support Mission work. With this burden, they began a Missions Bake Sale ministry. They bake various cookies, breads and other delicious desserts that are sold at the Kingsport Farmer’s Market on Saturday’s during the summer and fall months. All proceeds go directly to Missions.  They began this ministry in 2008.

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