Our Mission

We desire to be a community of faith that is gospel-centered and grace-focused. If you are planning a visit, we hope that you will come wanting to hear Good News! We don’t want to give you religion because religion can’t save people. We don’t want to give you a list of “Do’s and don’ts” or a “Do better, try harder” talk.

Our hope is to give you a Savior and a cross. Church should be a place that awakens your soul to the beauty and depth of God’s incredible love for us. When that happens, God changes us is amazing ways. You are deeply valued and loved by God right where you are.

Church in a school?

CrossCentral currently meets at Fannin Elementary. Church in a school may seem strange to some but you’ll discover that it’s actually very nice. Our guests and regular members agree, it feels right. You’ll even forget that you’re in a school. We meet in the cafeteria / auditorium (cafetorium) every Sunday at 11AM.

You can enter the side entrance located off of S Hutchins St. The doors lead right into the cafetorium so you don’t have to worry about walking into the wrong area. Signs outside and inside will clearly point the way. Children’s classes are held just off of the cafeteria area and check in signs are visible as soon as you walk in.

What to Expect

When you attend a service at CrossCentral Church expect for us to be genuinely glad to see you. We’ll consider you our guest and want you to feel at home. (Don’t worry we never ask guests to stand, raise their hand or do anything to single you out.) We offer all our first time guests a free book; all you have to do is swing by the refreshment table and pick one up on your way out.

Before the Service Begins

When you arrive, coffee and refreshments are usually set out for you by our incredible hospitality team before each service. Sit wherever you like and enjoy the service.

Do You Have Little Ones?

Family is important to us so nursery and children’s classes are available. (We call this KidCentral). You can check your kids in with our trained staff and allow them to learn the bible and make new friends while you worship. KidCentral is in the library conveniently located next to the cafetorium.

What’s The Music Like?

We sing old and new songs. We have a live worship band that plays a blend of traditional hymns and modern worship songs. Worship is our response to God’s love and prepares our hearts to receive from the message.

What’s The Preaching Like?

Jesus is the central theme and Hero of the Bible, every sermon we teach points to the story of the cross. With in-depth Bible teaching and real life application, we want you discover the beautiful richness of the Gospel and experience scripture in a new way. We enjoy sermon series’, verse-by-verse teaching, topical and even whole books of the Bible together.

What We Believe

The Scriptures

We believe the 39 books of the Old Testament and the 27 books of the New Testament to be the inspired word of God, the final authority for faith and life and infallible.

(2 Timothy 3:16, 17; 2 Peter 1:20, 21; Matthew 5:18; John 16:12, 13)

The Godhead

We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

(Deuteronomy 6:4; 2 Corinthians 13:14)

The Person & Work of Christ

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful man (John 1:1–2, 14; Luke 1:35). We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a substitutionary sacrifice, and that our justification is made sure by His literal resurrection from the dead (Romans 3:24; 1 Peter 2:24; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:3–5).

The Person & Work of the Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; He is the Supernatural Agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption.

(John 16:8–11; 2 Corinthians 3:6; 1 Corinthians 12:12–14; Romans 8:9; Ephesians 5:18)

The Depravity of Man

We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that through Adam’s sin the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God; man is totally depraved and of himself utterly unable to remedy his lost condition.

(Genesis 1:26, 27; Romans 3:22, 23; 5:12; Ephesians 2:1–3, 12)

Salvation

We believe that salvation is three fold; justification, sanctification and glorification. It is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins (Ephesians 2:8–10; John 1:12; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:18–19). We believe that we are saved, being saved and will be saved (Ephesians 2:5, 2Corinthinans 1:10).

The Ministry and Spiritual Gifts

We believe that God is sovereign in the bestowing of spiritual gifts. It is, however, the believer’s responsibility to attempt to develop their sovereignty given spiritual gift(s). The baptism of the Holy Spirit occurs at conversion and is the placing of the believer into the Body of Christ. We also believe that particular spiritual gift(s) are neither essential, nor prove the presence of the Holy Spirit, nor are an indication of deep spiritual experience (1 Corinthians 12:7, 11, 13; Ephesians 4:7–8). We believe that God does hear and answer the prayer of faith, in accordance with His own will, for the sick and afflicted (John 15:7; 1 John 5:14, 15). We believe that it is the privilege and responsibility of every believer to minister according to the gift(s) and grace of God that is given to him (Romans 12:1–8; 1 Corinthians 13; 1 Peter 4:10–11).

The Church

We believe that the church, which is the body and bride of Christ, is a spiritual organism made up of all born-again persons (Ephesians 1:22, 23; 5:25–27; 1 Corinthians 12:12–14; 2 Corinthians 11:2). We believe that the establishment and continuance of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament Scriptures (Acts 14:27; 18:22; 20:17; 1 Timothy 3:1–3; Titus 1:5–11). We believe in the autonomy of the local churches, free of any external authority and control (Acts 13:1–4; 15:19–31; 20:28; Romans 16:1,4; 1 Corinthians 3:9, 16; 1 Corinthians 5:4–7, 13; 1 Peter 5:1–4). We recognize believer’s baptism and the Lord’s supper as scriptural means of testimony for the church (Matthew 28:19, 20; Acts 2:41, 42; Acts 18:8; 1 Corinthians 11:23–26).