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AFFILIATION

CrossWay Church is affiliated with the Evangelical Free Church of America, through the agency of the Eastern District Association of the EFCA. We send delegates to their conferences, support their missions, and cooperate with their programs.

 

DOCTRINAL DISTINCTIVES

The EFCA Statement of Faith below describes broadly those biblical truths you will hear taught at CrossWay.  Several areas of greater specificity may be helpful.  We are reformed in our teaching on salvation in that we hold to God's initiative in salvation through His sovereign grace.  We are baptistic in that we baptize only confessing believers, not infants.  As to future things we hold a pre-tribulational understanding of the Rapture and are premillennial concerning the Return of Christ.  Another distinctive at CrossWay is our cessassionist position on Spiritual Gifts.  Our understanding of those spiritual gifts in operation today is contained in this article written by Pastor Dean Linsky: Doctrine of Spiritual Gifts.  Concerning the role of women in ministry at CrossWay we are "complementarian," meaning that we believe Scripture teaches different roles of equal value and importance for men and women which complement one another.  Finally, CrossWay Church honors God as Creator.  We understand Genesis 1 to teach that He created all that is described there in six days with an inherent appearance of age, and that He did so recently compared to popular evolutionary theory.  Please contact the church office or our pastor if you wish more information on any of these distinctives.

 

EFCA STATEMENT OF FAITH

The Evangelical Free Church of America is an association of autonomous churches united around these theological convictions:

GOD

1. We believe in one God, Creator of all things, holy, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in a loving unity of three equally divine Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Having limitless knowledge and sovereign power, God has graciously purposed from eternity to redeem a people for Himself and to make all things new for His own glory.

THE BIBLE

2. We believe that God has spoken in the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, through the words of human authors. As the verbally inspired Word of God, the Bible is without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for salvation, and the ultimate authority by which every realm of human knowledge and endeavor should be judged. Therefore, it is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises.

THE HUMAN CONDITION

3. We believe that God created Adam and Eve in His image, but they sinned when tempted by Satan. In union with Adam, human beings are sinners by nature and by choice, alienated from God, and under His wrath. Only through God'’s saving work in Jesus Christ can we be rescued, reconciled and renewed.

JESUS CHRIST

4. We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, one Person in two natures. Jesus--Israel'’s promised Messiah--was conceived through the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest and Advocate.

THE WORK OF CHRIST

5. We believe that Jesus Christ, as our representative and substitute, shed His blood on the cross as the perfect, all-sufficient sacrifice for our sins. His atoning death and victorious resurrection constitute the only ground for salvation.

THE HOLY SPIRIT

6. We believe that the Holy Spirit, in all that He does, glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ. He convicts the world of its guilt. He regenerates sinners, and in Him they are baptized into union with Christ and adopted as heirs in the family of God. He also indwells, illuminates, guides, equips and empowers believers for Christ-like living and service.

THE CHURCH

7. We believe that the true church comprises all who have been justified by God'’s grace through faith alone in Christ alone. They are united by the Holy Spirit in the body of Christ, of which He is the Head. The true church is manifest in local churches, whose membership should be composed only of believers. The Lord Jesus mandated two ordinances, baptism and the Lord'’s Supper, which visibly and tangibly express the gospel. Though they are not the means of salvation, when celebrated by the church in genuine faith, these ordinances confirm and nourish the believer.

CHRISTIAN LIVING

8. We believe that God'’s justifying grace must not be separated from His sanctifying power and purpose. God commands us to love Him supremely and others sacrificially, and to live out our faith with care for one another, compassion toward the poor and justice for the oppressed. With God'’s Word, the Spirit’'s power, and fervent prayer in Christ'’s name, we are to combat the spiritual forces of evil. In obedience to Christ'’s commission, we are to make disciples among all people, always bearing witness to the gospel in word and deed.

CHRIST'S RETURN

9. We believe in the personal, bodily and premillennial return of our Lord Jesus Christ. The coming of Christ, at a time known only to God, demands constant expectancy and, as our blessed hope, motivates the believer to godly living, sacrificial service and energetic mission.

RESPONSE AND ETERNAL DESTINY

10. We believe that God commands everyone everywhere to believe the gospel by turning to Him in repentance and receiving the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that God will raise the dead bodily and judge the world, assigning the unbeliever to condemnation and eternal conscious punishment and the believer to eternal blessedness and joy with the Lord in the new heaven and the new earth, to the praise of His glorious grace. Amen.

 

 

Services and Hours

NORMAL OFFICE HOURS:

The office is usually open Monday-Friday,  9:00 AM-4:00 PM
At other times, please call first to make sure someone will be there to give you access.

 

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We are located at 85 Chateau Dr., Mohnton, PA 19540
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NOTE: If using GPS or a map, do not enter Chateau Dr. from Candy Rd.  Enter from Imperial Drive.

 

SUNDAY MORNING: 

9:15-10:30 AM  Worship Service 
10:30 AM Break--coffee served  
                PreK through grade 8 to move to their class locations
10:45 AM Adult Bible Fellowship (with sermon discussion)
               9th Grade through Adult in Auditorium
11:30 Our morning concludes

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