What we believe
Crossway Church has a modest membership size with an average attendance of 50 congregants per week. We welcome the more intimate and relational fellowship that values each person and has easy access to the church leadership. We hope that nobody feels anonymous and there is a warm welcome to newcomers. We celebrate the diversity of the congregation in terms of ethnicity and culture.
We believe that each Sunday service should be reverent and worshipful, with a priority for teaching, preaching and fellowship, recognising the limited availability of people during the week. Our services aim to be Bible based teaching with informal liturgy blending traditional and newer expressions of worship.
We are opposed to linking material prosperity with God’s blessing and we accept that God alone will judge. We will not engineer an expression of worship that gives people false hope or manipulate them.
We are privileged to own our building and believe that we must steward our resources in such a way that brings honour to God and maximises the opportunity of furthering the Kingdom.
Therefore our Vision is:
- To be a sensitive Church for all ages, all cultures and all ethnicities.
- To welcome, engage and encourage people new to the community
- To be home to other Christian groups seeking to work together to serve the neighbourhood and other communities
- The building to be used 90% between the hours of 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Our mission is ‘to deepen our relationships with God and each other, and participate in God’s transformation of our individual lives and of our community’ and is based upon the ‘great commandment’ that Jesus gave to His first followers in whose footsteps we follow today:
Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”
Crossway is committed to enhancing the welfare and wellbeing of its worshippers, building users and local neighbourhood by modelling an open and welcoming attitude to all who seek a just and fair society. We accept that there is no hierarchy on earth (Galatians 3:26) and submit ourselves to the will of God, following the example of Christ Jesus and led by the Holy Spirit. We will persist and persevere in worship and prayer, as we know that any challenges will enhance the end result. (Romans 5:3–5)
What we believe
We are a mainstream Christian church believing in God the father, the son and the Holy spirit. We believe that God is real and that all can have a relationship with Him.
Crossway Church has a long and rich history of serving the community linking back to the Mayflower ship and the pilgrims.
Meet the team behind Crossway URC and find out more about the work we do.