It's more than a belief. It's a way of life!
Are you connected to Christ? That is our heart's desire. This is because we know our God is a God who longs for relationship with His children. And He is the One who has made that relationship possible through His Son Jesus Christ. That is the good news of the Gospel!
The Gospel of Jesus Christ is God’s story from beginning to end. It is the good news of God’s redemption of fallen man through the person and work of Jesus Christ. This Good News [what the word Gospel means] is recorded from beginning to end in the book we call the Bible. It is God’s story of His unfolding redemptive plan to reconcile His children to Himself. This good news, that because Jesus died for our sins, rose again, and is victorious over all the enemies of man, assures those that believe in it that they are no longer separated from God. The gospel isn’t just the good news that our debt has been paid and we have been ransomed from Hell. It is the power that allows us to live victoriously today. We don’t simply accept the gospel and move on with life waiting for our eternity. The real gospel power is that we are changed by Christ and live in His power as His very Spirit invades our lives. But, to understand the Good News, we must first understand that we are all sinners in need of this gospel – both for its power to live godly now and the victory to live forever with our Lord.
Are you already a follower of Jesus? Then He desires for you to get connected to others. There is no room in scripture for the disconnected Christian. If you do not already have a faith family, we would love to help you discover if CrossTrain Church is the right place for you to Be in Community with other believers. Please take some time to get to know us by reviewing what we believe and how we desire to do ministry by looking over the information on our website. But don’t stop there. To really discover whether CrossTrain Church is a community where you can fit in, be fed, and be fruitful, you need to spend some time getting to know us! We truly hope you will do that as you consider whether CrossTrain is where God might have you “get trained to teach God's truth in the context of redemptive community” as we live out the gospel in the NW Valley.
We were created to BE in community.
D-Groups - Walking WITH Jesus and others in His Word.
You cannot know God apart from the Word of God, for the Word of God reveals the God of the Word. - Charles H. Spurgeon
The #1 thing a person can do to know God better and look more like Jesus is to spend time daily engaging with Him in His Word. Study after study shows that reading and responding to the Word of God will improve every single area of your life now & forever. This is where D-Groups help!
Being engaged in a Discipleship Group (D-Group), will develop the daily habits that teach us to live like Jesus did. And that’s the point. We’re in this together WITH Christ!
What it will look like week to week:
We provide Daily Readings that flow from the Training Truths we see in the messages being shared on Sundays. As we read them do these 3 things and we ask these 3 questions:
READ - What does Jesus want me to see about Him and His character?
REFLECT - What does God want me to know?
RESPOND - What does God want me to do?
We will also:
Memorize a Bible verse each week.
Develop a pattern of prayer.
Agree to be in accountability with one another in the Word and Prayer.
Groups can look very different/unique and they will form as the Spirit leads.
They can be:
men/women, singles/couples; share a meal/make a meal; sing some songs; rotate homes/locations; around a hobby; in person/on Zoom/both.
These can be part of your family discipleship and a coffee shop group and a work-place or school study too. That is the beauty of it. All you need is a Bible, a journal, the Holy Spirit, and some others to walk on this journey with.
If you need help finding people to connect with for a D-Group please contact a leader right away. We'd be happy to help. But the best way to connect with others is to simply ask them to join with you on this journey with Jesus.
We have additional reading plans available including:
The Gospel of Matthew
Survey of the Old Testament
Survey of the New Testament
(more coming soon)
TOGETHER is not only BETTER but CONTAGIOUS
We don't grow in order to share, we share and He grows us. If you know enough to believe the gospel, you know enough to share the gospel with others! And, living and speaking out the good news of the gospel is what God leaves us here to do. Jesus commanded: "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation" (Mark 16:15). CrossTrain Church is partnering with YOU to do just that!
We believe that time is short, eternity in long, Hell is real and the Gospel is still going forward to see souls saved. This is why we are training people to not only know, BUT TEACH OTHERS, the Word of God is our mission — so that we might see His Kingdom come and His will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.
Along those lines, we have developed a Word-centered Training Program that, with the power of the Holy Spirit, will give YOU the resources you need to be not only a disciple, but a disciple-maker.
Opportunities to Engage:
ENGAGE IN THE CALL
You can help make a difference in the life of a child.
Operation Christmas Child
Through Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Christmas Child annually reaches children around the world to bless them with a gift box. When the children receive this physical gift, they are also offered the chance to hear of the best gift of all from our heavenly Father to His children (Jesus).
You are not too young or too old to pack a shoebox with gifts to send. We need filled shoebox with items back to church on November 13 so that we can get them to a drop off location.
If you would like to participate, head to the table in the lobby and pick up a box to fill or use an empty shoebox you have at home. Look for detailed information at www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child on suggestions for items and a few not to include items. Remember: no liquids, food or weapons of any kind are allowed in the boxes. You can activate your box online and pay the $10 shipping fee. It will get scanned at its destination and then you will receive an email telling you about the country your box was delivered to!
Questions can be directed to Janine Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check the Resources and Calendar pages to find out when more service opportunities are scheduled.
CrossTrain Church is partnering with Christian Light Foundation of Costa Rica to work to share the gospel, make disciples and build up local churches throughout Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Thousands of kids are fed each month at the feeding center, feeding both their physical and spiritual needs. Time is spent memorizing scripture, which they then share with their families at home. Check them out on Facebook: Christian Light Foundation Costa Rica or on the web at www.CFLCostaRica.com