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An intergenerational Christ-centered, gospel-oriented, safe, competent and fun ministry from birth to homegoing!
We strive to equip all families to ignite passion for Jesus Christ within in their own family and out to the larger community and World!
To develop strong, healthy, joy-filled families through a church-home partnership that establishes the home as the primary place where faith is nurtured and restores the family as the community witness it is called to be.” Deuteronomy 6:4-9
Involve the development of covenants between people and families. These covenants (Marital/Partnered, Parental & Family) will be commitments by which our people obligate themselves to others–it’s us saying what we intend to do and why we’re compelled to do it. The covenants will serve to establish guidelines for Christ-centered homes and gospel-oriented families; not a book of rules, but instead a picture of how God says our relationships and families will flourish once touched by the gospel. Further, the covenants will create accountability within the context of our own commitments–a critical key to healthy families.
The covenants are our way of helping each other, equipping each other, and encouraging each other along a path to the establishment of or deepening of Christ-centered homes and gospel-oriented families. In combination with ministries tailored to individual family members as they relate to the larger family unit, the covenants will come alive and become a guiding force for discussions, teaching, modeling, forgiveness, mercy and grace.
“God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other.”1 Corinthians 12:24b-25
For a myriad of reasons, many people don’t have families that they can covenant with. Because of God’s goodness, though, God provides an answer for these within God’s family–the body of Christ, Us the church! Cross will work to enfold all people who: