What We Believe


Sunday 10:30 am Worship Service

Thy Word is a Lamp unto my Feet

2 Timothy 3:16 

16, All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for [a]instruction in righteousness,

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Cross Point Vineyard Church Core Beliefs


We believe the Bible to be the complete Word of God.

  • That the 66 books of the Old and New Testament were inspired by the Spirit of God as originally written
  • That the Bible is the final authority in all matters of faith and conduct · 2 Timothy 3:16


We believe in one God, Creator of all, holy, sovereign, eternal, existing in three equal Persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit

Jesus Christ

We believe in the absolute and essential deity of our Lord Jesus Christ

  • In His eternal existence, with the Father in pre-incarnate glory
  • In His work of creation, in His virgin birth, sinless life, substitutionary death and bodily resurrection
  • In His triumphant ascension, mediatorial ministry and personal return

The Holy Spirit

We believe in the absolute and essential deity, and in the personality of the Holy Spirit

  • Who convinces of sin, of righteousness and of judgment
  • Who regenerates, indwells, seals, sanctifies, illuminates and comforts those who believe in Jesus Christ
  • Who baptizes believers at conversion into the Body of Christ
  • Who fills and baptizes believers with His annointing presence and bestows upon them His gifts sovereignly as He wills to those yielded to Him


We believe that Adam was divinely created in the image of God

  • That by the sin of disobedience he fell from that state
  • That all his posterity inherited spiritual depravity and defilement
  • That all men therefore are guilty before God and condemned to physical and spiritual death


We believe that salvation is by the sovereign grace of God

  • That by the Father, Christ voluntarily suffered a propitiatory death
  • That justification is by faith alone in the all-sufficient sacrifice and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ
  • That those whom God has effectually called shall be divinely preserved and ultimately perfected in the image of the Lord

The following is a statement of values

The following is a statement of values that Clarify who we are and what we do and why.

1.Worship (What you were created for)

What is the absolute bottom line reason that we were created? Why did God go to the trouble of making the planet and the billions of us? What does every other thing we do ultimately accomplish? Everything we know is to bring God glory. Our every day, every minute life is to worship him and bring HIM glory. For this we exist and wake up to have another day.

When this is understood, then everything else in the Bible and the things of life starts to make sense. Worship is the bottom line. 

2. Servant Community (In community we serve together)

Living everyday life in community is supposed to be normal life. It has a divine precedent in the community of the Father, Son and Spirit. The true care and nurture of one another as declared almost 60 times in the New Testament leads everyone who is in a small community toward their best personal safety and spiritual growth.

But more than that, when those in community turn their eyes outward and serve together, the power exhibited to those watching is overwhelming. Those in the world see Jesus loving them. That is the way it is supposed to be. What a good idea for normal everyday life!

3.Outward Focused (It's all about somebody else)

Selfishness is the clearest symptom of our fallen nature. On the other hand, selflessness is the clearest inner-life change that reflects God's redemption of us. When we live outward focused lives, it speaks to everyone around us of the real life change that is happening in us. The "abnormal" outward focused life draws all man's attention to the acts of kindness and can draw them to a God who loves them.

An outward focused life changes everything it touches around the world. It's the basis for all evangelism and all missions. It sums up our normal daily living.

4. Empowered Transformation (Redeemed to maturity through the Holy Spirit)

Being changed from the inside out, from a sinner to a saint, is the norm of a Christ follower. But the change happens with mystery and wonder. The Holy Spirit of God is the change agent and the worker of "grace" in the life of every redeemed man and woman. The Holy Spirit shows up with power to change a person, and transforming change happens both instantly and steadily over time as a person hears and moves forward by the guiding of the Word of God.

As the Holy Spirit leads people and works in them, they learn from Jesus and over time begin to look like he lives in their skin. What a remarkably amazing grace is now revealed-a total transformation brought about by the power of the Holy Spirit! There is nothing else like it on earth.

5. Relevant (Just right for every moment)

Every fingerprint is distinct on the planet. That is the way God made it. Every tribe, nation, tongue and set of ears is unique. The one message of truth that God has given will be heard differently by different people unless the messenger adjusts the message for the unique set of ears that are prepared to listen.

Loving the world with God's love means loving people as they are, and relating to them in their own unique circumstances so the true message can be received. The value of listening, watching and working carefully to make those adjustments and clarify the message is the profound and exhilarating work of every Christ follower with God's message of good news.

Borrowed in part from Cincinnati Vineyard

Though recognizing the challenges and limitations of time constraints and other factors such as a mixed           group of participants (being in the faith or not), it is my vision and desire to have worship experiences and services to lead people into the presence of God in ways that attract all present to unite in hearts open to Him. I believe that worship should seek to lead people into encountering God's presence and therefore must be more than an effective production that appeals to a listening audience. Pursuing excellence and quality is fine but is done subserviently to the goal of divine encounters. Though the people present may not be able to enter in at the same level, I believe all present can discern the distinctive nature of the meeting.

We believe people need to be lead to be a growing people who are learning about and learning how to enjoy the wonder and power of God's presence. Since the ultimate goal is to unite God and worshipers the goal of worship services must be the same. Will the atmosphere created be 1) high quality music that celebrates God but is focused primarily on execution and presentation or 2) pursuit of His presence and a divine encounter that has effective musical support?

Often the discerning difference is in the impression on those present. In the first the production is praised and in the later God is. In the first people are awed by the ability of the worship leaders and band. In the later people are preoccupied and awed with God. If it comes to doing or choosing what will draw the crowd or "encounter the cloud" of God's manifest presence, I choose the later in hope of favor and wisdom as to how we might facilitate others to come and do likewise.

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