The Vision of CrossPointe Church
The vision of CrossPointe Church is to make more disciples by reaching out to and raising up the next generation to do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with God.
Deuteronomy 6:18, “And you shall do what is right and good in the sight of the Lord, that it may go well with you, and that you may go in and take possession of the good land that the Lord swore to give to your fathers.”
Micah 6:8, “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?”
We envision a justice ministry that leads our church to be involved in and with organizations that are leading people to Christ through actively defending those who are being wronged and unashamedly preaching the Gospel. We envision a justice ministry that involves our church in the Bothell community and beyond, partnering and serving with organizations that make a tangible impact, while giving our own church family opportunities to share the Gospel with people around us. We envision a justice ministry that trains people all year long to share the Gospel locally, regionally and globally, and gives them opportunities to do so. We envision an ongoing partnership with organizations like World Concern to dig wells in Somalia, cure intestinal parasites in places like Bangladesh, or adopt a village in Chad. We envision a partnership with the North American and International Mission Boards to see God’s work in Vancouver, BC with Victor Thomas and his family, become a vibrant ministry to their community. We envision partnerships with local food banks, shelters and other organizations that are actively sharing the love and the Gospel of Christ with our community. We envision partnering with ministries that defend the unborn, advocate adoption, and promote the welfare of single mothers in distress.
We envision an outreach ministry led by our deacons where the spiritually orphaned – the children who attend our church without their parents – are supported by men who will personally visit the dads and moms, seeking to lead them to Christ and bring them to church. We envision an outreach ministry where we are sending teams out to bring the Gospel outside the walls of the church and into the very homes and families we seek to empower. We envision a church filled with people who are, out of their brokenness for others, actively looking to minister to the marginalized, and they go through their day looking for people who need a right relationship with God; a people so focused on the eternity of those around us we cannot help but share the Gospel with our friends, relatives, coworkers and neighbors. We will do justice, a justice that will shine a light into the community and see lives changed for eternity.
We envision mercy ministries that include marriage mentoring and seminars, parenting classes, divorce care, financial counseling, after school programs for the nearly 45% of children in our area considered underprivileged and part of the Title I programs in schools. We envision a MOPS ministry that begins reaching the nearly 120 moms, close to half of which are unchurched, that are bringing their children to our Heritage Preschool every week.
We envision a worship service that has as its goal lives changed by God’s power, and a worship team that models authenticity, engaging love and dependence on God from the stage. We envision music that shows we understand our culture and the tastes of the people in our community while giving them a true taste of what it means to raise their voices in a living sacrifice to an intimate and loving Father.
We envision a college ministry for those away from home, or those in college from here who are beginning to develop their own lifestyles and skills for the road ahead. This ministry would feed and lead students to give their lives to Christ and to serve Him well while they are part of this church, training them to be a blessing wherever God takes them in life. We envision a ministry to the elderly, marginalized in the many in-home care centers throughout Bothell, where people sit day after day with no outside contact. These people can hear the Gospel preached, be visited, given devotional materials, and loved unconditionally. They can become disciples without ever attending our church, because of the mercy we show them each week.
We envision a prayer ministry that is actively engaged in interceding on behalf of our people and our community; a ministry comprised of the humblest of humble who know that without faithful dependence and constant prayer, our ability to make disciples is greatly diminished; a ministry of people who will receive the prayer requests weekly from Connection Cards and will communicate with each need that they have been lifted up in prayer.
We envision a men’s and women’s ministry that actively seeks to deepen the character and integrity of our men and women, leading them to vibrant relationships with the Lord and equipping them to raise up the next generation of believers.
We envision a Café ministry that supports the various other ministries of the church by being a place that serves love, and is hosted by people who will intentionally share the Gospel over a cup of coffee. We envision a Guest Services ministry that greets people at the door, treats them like family as they enter our campus, and seats them comfortably in a Growth Group or worship service. We envision a Deaf ministry that begins meeting the needs of the Deaf and hard of hearing in the midst of one of the largest per capita Deaf populations in the country. We envision a church filled with mercy ministries that are meeting people at their point of need and hurt, and doing something about it so they hear the Gospel and become disciples of Jesus Christ. We will love mercy.
We envision a growth group ministry that happens all week long, on and off campus. We envision homes and groups that are age appropriate, kid friendly, and invite whole families to walk humbly with God. We envision age-graded ministries on Sunday mornings and even Wednesday evenings that are teaching children and youth to walk humbly in an age specific context, led by an army of people from all ages and life stages that has a desire to raise up the next generation to love God and walk with God even closer than they do.
We envision a preschool and children’s ministry where the kids wake up on Sunday morning and drag their parents to church, where the volunteers are passionate about raising up the next generation to do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with God. We envision a facility for our children and preschool that facilitates learning and having fun, a clean and attractive environment where authenticity and creativity are immediately noticed; where concerned parents can drop off their children with confidence in our security; where a biblical foundation is laid, seeds are planted and nurtured from the youngest baby to the oldest child; where the celebration cheers of children in Children’s Worship compete with the music in our worship services; where the Bible comes to life and results in life-change, and where kids bring their Bibles and their friends, showing them the mercy of a wonderful God; where families are regularly engaged together to experience the wonder, amazement and majesty of our Savior.
We envision a youth ministry that leads students to do justice, love mercy and walk humbly by engaging them in real opportunities to serve others and meet their physical needs; a ministry that teaches a biblical worldview that will shape our culture; a ministry led by adults who model an authentic, fun walk with God so students will live with others before them and Christ above them; a ministry that will challenge students to serve in the justice and mercy ministries of the church.
We envision an overarching theme in all we do that engages our church family as a whole and each individual household to intentionally reach out to and raise up a generation that will do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with God in ways never seen by this community.