Cross timbers Core Beliefs
We believe in one True God eternally existing in three persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
We believe the Bible is the true and inspired word of God. It tells the story of God's love for His creation, and His continual pursuit of Humanity. It is also the completely dependable guide for faithful Christian living.
We believe our sin breaks relationship with God and that salvation (forgiveness) is experienced by sincere faith in God's grace accomplished through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ alone is Savior.
We believe individuals who make a personal confession of Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord should be baptized and in order to grow in their relationship with God, should make a commitment to a local group of believers (a church).
We believe the Church is comprised of believers who are called to worship together, love each other deeply, and hold one another accountable for a Christ-like walk of faith.
We believe God calls all Christians to share the Good News of Jesus around the world, starting within our own homes and communities.
We believe that God calls us to seek peace in all of our relationships. And since peace only exists in relationship with God, we seek to draw others to Christ so that peace may abound with God and with one another.
For a more thorough explanation of our belief's click here to read the USMB Confession of Faith which serves as our understanding of Faith and conduct.
Cross Timbers is here to help equip, inspire, and mobilize people to live and share the Good News of Jesus.
Cross Timbers' Affiliation
Cross Timbers is a Mennonite Brethren Church and part of the United States Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches.
So what is a Mennonite Brethren?
Well first, we do have electricity, we don't drive buggies, wear bonnets, or make our own clothes!
Mennonite Brethren are a group of churches who identify as Evangelical Anabaptists.
We are Evangelical in that we trust wholly and completely in the finished work of Christ for our salvation. We believe the Bible to be the inspired and inerrant Word of God and we see the Grace of Jesus as the only hope for the world. We are also Anabaptist in that we see our decision to follow Christ as a life-changing one. No longer do we do what comes 'natural or easy'. Our life as a Christian is not defined by the moment we trust Christ, but rather is a journey to live as Jesus calls us to. Although our salvation is completed in a moment, the journey as a Christian is not. We now live pursuing Christ and His calling in our lives.
We now live seeking to lead others to Him, we now live seeking to bring hope to the hopeless, light to the darkness, and grace to those in desperate need.
To learn more about the Mennonite Brethren, click here to access the national website.