Crossmark Church is a cooperating Southern Baptist Church. As such, our doctrine is determined by Scripture and articulated through the 2000 Baptist Faith & Message.
What We Believe
We believe that the Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors, whose every word was guided by divine inspiration. Consequently, it is without error and completely infallible. It is also the final authority in the Christian’s life.
We believe God is one while existing as three distinct persons; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
God the Father
We believe that God is eternal and holy. He possesses all knowledge, all power, and is present in all places. He is also our divine Creator, who is both awesome yet loving.
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is fully God and fully man, born of a virgin, and sinless. He died to pay the price for our sin, was buried, and rose from the grave. He ascended into Heaven and will return for his people.
The Holy Spirit
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the divine helper who resides in every believer at his/her acceptance of Christ. The Holy Spirit convicts, guides, comforts, strengthens, and sanctifies the believer.
We believe that God has created humankind in his image. Designed to display God’s glory, we continually fall short of God’s standards through sin. Consequently, we are helpless to provide salvation for ourselves and are marred by the curse of sin and death.
We believe that Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection serves as the final sacrifice for our sin. Salvation can be obtained only through faith in Jesus Christ and the surrender of ourselves to him.
We believe in the Church, the universal community of those who have been saved. The purpose of the Church is to worship Christ supremely while spreading the Gospel message to the ends of the earth. Active membership in a local congregation is essential to spiritual growth and development.
Baptism & Lord's Supper
We believe in the New Testament ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Baptism is the act of immersing a new believer in water to symbolize his/her spiritual transformation. While not required for salvation, it serves as a public statement of one’s commitment to Christ. Likewise, the elements of the Lord’s Supper serve as a symbolic reminder to believers of our citizenship in Christ