For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly:

Romans 12:4-6

NEXT STEP

Becoming a functioning member of a local body of believers is God's will for every Christian. We invite you to exercise your unique giftings to serve Christ with us as we practice the Great Commandment and pursue the Great Commission. 

So take the NEXT STEP and join us today!

Membership Pathway

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DECIDE
Read our qualifications, standards, and devotions below, then decide to register as a new member. 
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DISCOVER
After registering, you'll receive a link to a motivational gift test that will help you discover your giftings.
 
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DEVELOP
A ministry leader will help you develop your giftings and prepare you to serve in an area of ministry.
 
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DEPLOY
New members will be deployed to serve the church and community in short- and long-term ministry capacities.
 

Qualifications

What do you need to become a member?
  • Cross Culture Church members must believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

 

What is the Gospel?

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the good news of how God made a way for us to be saved from our sins by placing our faith in the finished work of Christ. It is the overarching message of the entire Bible and believing it qualifies us for salvation.

Understanding the Gospel

-Creation - God demonstrated His Divine wisdom, power, and love by creating the universe with enormity, complexity, order, and beauty. He created mankind as the crown of His creation, in His image as His representative, with the capacity to exercise free will and choose to love or reject God.

-Curse - Mankind chose to distrust and reject God by disbelieving and disobeying His word. This lack of confidence in God's word and character cut us off from His life and power, resulting in the curse of sin and death that has infected all creation. 

-Christ - Jesus Christ is God incarnated in human form, Who came into the world He created to become the perfect, sinless representative of God to man and of man to God. By His works of power and words of life, He proved Himself to be God with us. He is the way back to God, the truth of Who God is, and the life of God able to eradicate the curse of sin and death. 

-Cross - Jesus gave His life to demonstrate God's love and satisfy His divine justice. He allowed Himself to be mocked, cruelly beaten, and crucified, taking the punishment for the sin and guilt of all mankind. He died on the cross and was buried but then, just as the Scripture foretold, He rose from the dead victorious over sin and death on the third day.

-Confidence - God now offers His eternal life to everyone through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Anyone who turns away from their sins to follow Jesus, putting their confidence in His Gospel to save them, will be restored to a right relationship with God our Creator and enjoy His life forever.  

  • Cross Culture Church members must also read and agree with our doctrinal beliefs.

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Cross Culture Church members must be baptized in water after believing the Gospel.

If you want to learn more about or schedule a baptism, click the link below. 

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Standards

Members commit to uphold our biblically-based community standards and submit to appropriate discipline for violations, including limiting ministry participation or rescinding church membership.

Moral Purity

As Christians, we should hold ourselves to the highest standards of moral purity. We are called to excel in our morality and pursue a life of holiness. 

  • Moral Excellence

Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence... 2 Peter 1:5

  • Perfecting Holiness

"I will dwell in them and walk among them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. Therefore, come out from their midst and be separate,” says the Lord. "And do not touch what is unclean; and I will welcome you. And I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to Me," Says the Lord Almighty. Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. 2 Corinthians 6:16–7:1

 

Doctrinal Purity

God has entrusted His divine truth to the church. It is our responsibility to guard and defend it against attack.   

  • Guard

...guard what has been entrusted to you, avoiding worldly and empty chatter and the opposing arguments of what is falsely called “knowledge” which some have professed and thus gone astray from the faith. 1 Timothy 6:20–21

  • Defend

...contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints. Jude 3

 

We Pray for Unity

Part of Jesus' high priestly prayer recorded in the Gospel of John, is that we are united with Him and with one another. 

“For their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they themselves also may be sanctified in truth. I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word; that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me. The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me." John 17:19–23

 

We Preserve Unity

Unity is a priority that must be diligently preserved. 

...being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. Ephesians 4:3

 

We Protect Unity 

Leaders and members are expected to protect the church from divisive and contentious people. 

Now I urge you, brethren, keep your eye on those who cause dissensions and hindrances contrary to the teaching which you learned, and turn away from them. Romans 16:17

Reject a factious man after a first and second warning, knowing that such a man is perverted and is sinning, being self-condemned. Titus 3:10–11

 

We Plan Unity 

In Matthew's Gospel, Jesus gives us His three-step plan for resolving conflict and maintaining unity. 

Step 1 - “If your brother sins, go and show him his fault in private; if he listens to you, you have won your brother.

Step 2 - “But if he does not listen to you, take one or two more with you, so that by the mouth of two or three witnesses every fact may be confirmed. “

Step 3 - If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector. Matthew 18:15–17

 

Devotions

Members commit to practicing seven biblical devotions that promote the spiritual growth and health of the individual and church.

Members commit to developing habits of daily Bible reading and receiving weekly Bible teaching from church leadership.

All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; - 2 Timothy 3:16

 

Members commit to developing habits of daily personal prayer and attending weekly church-wide prayer when possible. 

Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving; - Colossians 4:2

Members commit to developing a habit of participating in regular Christian fellowship with other church members.  

They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship...- Acts 2:42

Members commit to developing a habit of attending and participating in weekly church worship services.

Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God. - Colossians 3:16

Members commit to developing a habit of biblical stewardship by giving a tithe of their income to the church and giving offerings as God may direct.

 ...of all that You give me I will surely give a tenth to You. - Genesis 28:22

Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. - 2 Corinthians 9:7

Members commit to developing a habit of actively serving the church's mission with their God-given gifts, talents, and abilities. 

...through love serve one another. Galatians 5:13

Members commit to developing a habit of gathering unreached and unchurched people to Jesus and the church. 

...Go out into the highways and along the hedges, and compel them to come in, so that my house may be filled. - Luke 14:23

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