Cruciform Church of Christ

Who We Are

The word “cruciform” means “formed in the shape of the cross”.  We believe this word describes our identity as a church.  We are a group of Christians who have committed ourselves to shaping our lives according to the cross of Jesus Christ.  His example of sacrifice, submission, and service defines who we seek to be.  We have not yet achieved a fully cruciform state, but we seek to do so, and we strive to encourage one another as we draw closer to Jesus Christ.  We invite you to join us on this journey.

Our Mission —

To Live as God’s Family Under the Cross — Loving, Serving, Praising and Proclaiming

God’s Family:  Through God’s grace, we have the opportunity to be “born again” through our faith in Jesus Christ and baptism to become God’s children, and the differences between us dissolve.  God makes us family (Gal. 6:10), and our task as a church is to live out that unity (Eph 4:3).

Under the Cross:  The cross is at the center of Christianity (1 Cor. 15:3).  It is God’s power to save us (1 Cor. 1:18, Col. 1:20).  We live for Christ by taking up His cross (Luke 9:23).  No matter what we do to serve God, we can only boast in the cross (1 Cor. 2:2, Gal. 6:14).  The Lord’s Supper is a reenactment of and participation in the cross,  and it is always an essential part of our worship every Sunday.

Loving:  The essential nature of God is love (1 John 4:7-8).  The essential way we love God is in loving others (1 John 4:20-21, 1 Cor. 13:13).  Jesus said that love for God and love for others are the two greatest commandments of the law.  Indeed, these two great loves are foundational to everything we seek to do as a church.  Though we are diverse racially, socially, and economically, we seek to treat one another in love despite those differences.

Serving:  Paul says “serve one another in love” (Gal. 5:13).  Just as Jesus died for us, so we die for one another by meeting one another’s needs (1 John 3:16-18).  We seek to serve one another and our community.

Praising:  Jesus said that if people don’t praise, the rocks would cry out (Luke 19:40); our job is to keep the rocks silent!  Worship is expressing humbly and exuberantly how much we love God… and why!  Our worship style is blended, using both familiar hymns and contemporary praise songs.  You may be surprised that we sing without musical accompaniment; this is both to stress the Bible command to sing and also to stress participation in worship.

Proclaiming:  We have been given a precious gift of knowing God’s grace through Jesus Christ.  When you know good news, you feel compelled to share it with others.   There are many ways in which we share the gospel.  We share the good news in our worship services and Bible classes (Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings).  And we offer home Bible studies to people who are interested in studying more about the Bible.

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