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Journey’s Crossing is a nondenominational, independent community of believers connected as a free association with Christian Churches/Churches of Christ.

We have no creed but Christ, no book but the Bible and wear no name but Christian. We wear the name Christian in the same sense that "the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch."

We believe that Christ is the Head of His church, and therefore every Christian is part of His body.

We do not believe that we are the only Christians, but we earnestly strive to be Christians only.

We attempt to speak where the Bible speaks and remain silent where the Bible is silent. We take the Bible and the Bible alone as our only rule of faith and practice.

We are committed to maintaining unity in the essentials, to allowing freedom in matters of opinion, and demonstrating love in all things.

We are committed to the Word of God. Jesus is the "Word made flesh," the "Living Word," and we are committed to Him.

Through His Holy Spirit, God has inspired men to accurately reveal His will and person in the scriptures.

According to His promise, the Holy Spirit lives in all Christians, assuring salvation, convicting of sin, and helping the believer to walk by faith.

We are also committed to the fulfillment of the Great Commission and obedience to the Great Commandment in this generation.

 

OUR CORE BELIEFS


We recognize the Bible as the inspired word of God and the single source for direction and truth for the Church and the Christian life. (2 Timothy 3:16; Proverbs 30:5)

We acknowledge that Jesus Christ is the one and only Son of God; that He died for our sins and resurrected from the dead. (John 1:1-14; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8)

We believe that there is one true God, the creator of the universe, who eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19; John 1:1,14; John 14:26; 1 Peter 1:2)

We believe that salvation is by the grace of God and through faith in Jesus Christ's death on the cross. (Ephesians 2:8, 9; Romans 5:8-11)

We practice that those wishing to identify themselves as followers of Christ would in obedience do two things inwardly (believe in Jesus; repent of sin) and do two things outwardly (confess that Jesus is Lord; be baptized). (Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38; Romans 10:9-10; 1 Peter 3:21)

We observe the Lord's Supper (Communion) weekly as the central act of Christian worship to remember the Lord's death. (Luke 22:15-19; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)