CrossRoads is a community of believers in Decatur, Texas who are passionate about Jesus Christ and His Kingdom cause. We exist to develop engaged and empowered followers of Christ.
we’re committed to these main priorities:
- Connect - created for community
- Grow- growth brings change
- Serve- saved people serve people
- Give - grateful people give
- Invite - found people find people
Statement of Faith
We believe that the Bible is God's inerrant inspired Word. We revere its truth and respect its reproofs.
We believe that there is one true holy God, eternally existing in three persons:
We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the inspired Word of God, inerrant in the original writings, complete as the revelation of God’s will for salvation, and supreme and final authority in faith and life. We believe that Scripture in its entirety originated with God and that it was given through the pens of chosen people. Therefore, scripture both speaks with the authority of God and reflects the background, styles, and vocabularies of the human authors.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 | 2 Peter 1:19-21
We believe in one God, creator and sustainer of all things, eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, each of Whom possesses equally all the attributes of deity and the characteristics of personality.
Genesis1:26 | Deuteronomy 6:4 | Matthew 3:16-17;28:19
We believe in God the Father, an infinite personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, justice, power and love. We believe He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of humanity, hears and answers prayer, saves from death, and gives eternal life to all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
John 16:23-27 | Galatians 4:4-6 | Ephesians 1:3,17-23
We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s eternal Son. He is true God and true human, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. We believe that He lived a sinless life on earth and died a substitutionary death on the cross, that His sacrifice for the sins of all people satisfied God’s justice, and that all who believe in Him are freed from the penalty of sin and made acceptable before God on the grounds of His sin-payment. We believe in His bodily resurrection from the dead, His ascension into heaven, His current ministry on behalf of His people, and His visible return from heaven.
Matthew 1:18-23 | Luke 24:1-8 | John 1:1,14 | Acts 1:11 | 2 Corinthians 5:19-21 | Hebrews 4:14-16 | 1 John 2:1 | Revelation 19,20
We believe in the Holy Spirit. He is fully God, sent into the world by the Father and the Son to apply the saving work of Christ to humanity. He enlightens the minds of sinners, awakens in them recognition of their need of a Savior, and brings rebirth and renewal to them. At the point of salvation He permanently indwells every believer, and subsequently uniquely endows each believer with gifts for building the church.
Matthew 28:19-20 | John 3:5 | Acts 1:8, 5:3-4 | 1 Corinthians 6:11, 19; 12:4-13 | Ephesians 3:5-6, 4:11 | 1 Peter 4:10
We believe God created people, male and female, in the image of God and free from sin. We believe that all persons are sinners because of the fall and because of their own choices in life; and are therefore spiritually separated from God. We also believe that those who repent and trust Christ for salvation are born again spiritually by the Holy Spirit.
Genesis1:26-27; 2:7-9, 19 | Romans 3:23; 5:12-21; 6:23
We believe the central purpose of God’s revelation in Scripture is to call all people into relationship with Himself. We believe that salvation is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. We believe that salvation is based upon the sovereign grace of God, was paid for by Christ on the cross, is received by faith, and cannot be earned through good works or rituals. We also believe that salvation produces a desire to become more like Christ in character and purpose. We believe that sanctification initially occurs at salvation and is not only a declaration that the believer is holy, but also a lifelong process of separating from evil as the believer continues to draw closer to God and become more Christ-like.
1 Timothy2:4-6 | John 1:12; 3:3-7; 5:24 | Titus 3:5 | Ephesians 2:8-10| Romans 13:8-10
We believe that the Church is a spiritual body with Jesus Christ as its head. The Apostle Paul refers to it as the Bride of Christ and we believe it is the key expression of God’s Kingdom manifested here on earth. We believe the Church is made up of all those who have surrendered their lives to Christ as Savior and Lord. We believe that Scripture commands believers to gather together for worship, prayer, teaching of the Word, baptism, communion, fellowship, service, and outreach. We also believe in the interdependence of local churches and mutual submission of believers to each other and their spiritual leaders.
Matthew 28:18-20 | Acts 1:8; 2:41-47 | 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 | Ephesians 5:21 | Colossians 1:18 | Hebrews 10:24-25;13:17 | Ephesians 5:25-33
We believe that Scripture is the final authority in faith and practice. This church recognizes that it cannot bind the conscience of individual members in areas where Scripture is silent. Rather, each believer is to be led in those areas by the Lord, to Whom he or she alone is ultimately responsible. We believe that every Christian’s purpose in life is to glorify God, grow in Christ, build the Kingdom of God, and help believers and unbelievers know Christ more. We also believe that Scripture teaches faithful management of our resources.
1 Corinthians 4:2; 10:31 | Colossians 1:28 | 1 Timothy 6:6-9 | Hebrews 10:24-25 | 1 Peter 1: 13-15 | 2 Peter 3:18
We believe there will be a resurrection of the body for all people, and a judgment that will determine the fate of each individual. Unbelievers will be eternally separated from God and believers will be received into eternal communion with God and will be acknowledged for the way they have partnered with God in this lifetime.
John 5:19-30 | 1 Corinthians 3:11-15; 15: 1-58 | 2 Corinthians 5:8, 10 | Ephesians 2: 8-9 |1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18 | 2 John 8 | Rev 19-20