01. Make Jesus Famous
We have a skewed idea of fame. When we think of the word “famous”, we think of the fleeting 15 minutes of fame that we give to a reality TV star, or actors and actresses embroiled in scandal. That’s not fame. The very word means, “Having a widespread reputation; to be renowned and celebrated; acclaimed, glorious, and honoured.” Only Jesus is worthy of that.
“The fame of your goodness spreads across the country….” Psalm 145:7 NLT
“I’ll make you famous for generations!” Psalm 45:17 MSG
02. For the Good of the City
Crosspoint should make Fredericton better. In fact, every church should benefit the community it’s in. The Gospel says we should feed the hungry, clothe the naked, help orphans and widows, love our neighbours and live in such a way that we bring heaven to earth. If that doesn’t bring some good into our city, what will? Through a variety of partnerships with some great non-profit organizations in our city, we are living out the gospel in word and deed.
“Let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your Heavenly Father.” Matthew 5:16 NLT
03. And the Hope of the World
The Church is bigger than this church. We are part of a global family. Jesus Christ is the hope of the world and has told us to take his message to the “ends of the earth”. So, we are. We are sending missions teams across the globe and hosting/praying/supporting a variety of other full-time missionaries. We’re also part of a denomination that has a strong global presence, sending resources and aid to areas around the world when the need arises.
“Declare his glory among the nations, his marvellous deeds among all peoples.” Psalm 96:3 NLT
(our church values)
We Are Church Nerds
We are “all things to all men so that some might be saved.” If video and technology works, we use it. If the landscape of our culture changes and something else works, well, we’ll give that a shot, too. We are at the forefront of culture and technology in our attempts to reach people for Jesus.
Jesus came to give us life – but not just an average, run-of-the-mill existence – a ‘more and better life!’ Church CAN’T be boring. We refuse to make the gospel boring. It’s the greatest, most exciting news on the planet, and we’ll do everything we can to reflect that truth! We’re a church who is ALIVE.
We Take Risks
Faith is risky. It’s always been risky. God was constantly asking his people to do crazy and unpredictable things. It’s the same story for His church today. Crosspoint doesn't just sit tight and take it easy. Christianity is not an invitation to play it safe. We take risks. We have to.