PURPOSE OF THIS CLASS
This class is designed to be the first point of connection for those considering CrossPointe as their church home. The purpose of this class is to explain what it is to be a Christian, to equip you to live a Gospel centered life, and show how that fleshes out at CrossPointe.
Though this class is necessary for partnership, you are not obligated to partner with us. We invite you to work through this material as a means of growing in understanding of the Gospel and to search out if God is calling you to partner with us at CrossPointe.
Paul wrote these words to the Philippians,
“I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” [Philippians 1:4-6]
Church participation, in recent years, has been drastically reduced to religious consumerism, instead of a called people who have been radically transformed by the Gospel, and, thus, live their lives deeply committed to being an integral part of the Body of Christ. The result is that the local church becomes impotent to effect the change that is so desperately need in our communities. Our Gospel Partnership series is designed so that you would not simply join the church, but that you would be the church. That is why we use the language of partnership.
It is our hope that God would work both in and through you as you consider partnering with CrossPointe Church.
CROSSPOINTE PARTNERSHIP PROCESS
The elders of CrossPointe believe the Scriptures take seriously the call for Christians to partner with a local church and the local church caring for Christians. We consider it a privilege and find great joy in following Jesus and caring for His church.
“Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping a watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account Let them do this with joy and not with groaning for that would be of no advantage to you.” [Hebrews 13:17]
Per this, we have set up the following process as a means to best equip and care for the those who desire to partner with CrossPointe Church. All who desire to partner with CrossPointe need to complete the following:
- Read through the material in the Gospel Partnership book (to be distributed at the first class).
- Attend and participate all 4 classes.
- Write out your Faith Story (see details in section 5 of the Gospel Partnership book)
- Complete Partnership interview with CrossPointe Leader
- Sign a Partnership Covenant
We are excited you are considering a partnership with CrossPointe as we seek to point our community to Jesus.