As stated on our "We Believe" page, we see our mission as this:
The Crossing is called to raise up children, youth, and adults that love God with their whole being, whose lives and relationships reflect Christ’s character, and who are empowered by the Holy Spirit to fulfill the Great Commission to the World.
How is this vision lived out among us? It is lived out through purposeful living. The Crossing expresses these values with the acronym P.U.R.P.O.S.E. A more in-depth description of our purposes follows, along with declarations of many of our values.
We are committed to worship that is creative, relevant and participative. Recognizing God's desire to have a renewed church, we believe that worship should be creative and fresh, embracing and affirming the things God is doing today in the life of His church. We believe God has not called us to be spectators, but people who involve themselves in acts of praise and adoration. We believe that all worship is under the direction of the transforming power of the Holy Spirit and welcome all authentic manifestations of His ministry among us.
Value: We value hosting the presence of God.
We are committed to relevant Bible teaching. We are committed to equipping all people through the teaching of God’s Word, to follow Christ and be empowered by the Holy Spirit in every sphere of life.
Value: We value God’s truth.
We are committed to the restoration and renewal of the church. We believe that God is always seeking to renew His church. In Revelation 3:20, we hear Jesus say: “Behold, I stand at the door and knock, if anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him and he with me.” We recognize that these words were written to the church. In keeping with the words of Jesus, we seek to restore the fallen, to heal the hurting, and to proclaim God’s message of grace and restoration to His church.
Value: We value renewal and revival.
We are committed to prayer. We believe that prayer is the heart of all ministry. All of the ministries of the church are dependent upon prayer for its conception, development and implementation.
Value: We value humility before God and dependence upon God for everything.
We are committed to outreach. The Scriptures specifically call us to reach out to those around us, and throughout the world, to bring the good news to all. We believe that God has called us to minister to the whole person, caring for the social, relational, physical and spiritual needs of individuals.
Value: We value giving God’s love away.
We are committed to Small Groups. Through Small Groups, people are discipled by forming relationships that last, growing in relationship with God, and learning to reach out to new people in their sphere of relationships.
Value: We value authentic relationships.
We are committed to helping people identify and develop their spiritual gifts. We believe the Bible teaches that God has called all of His church to be in ministry, one to the other, and to the world. We are committed to developing effective lay leadership and lay ministry.
Value: We value sacrificial service.