At Cross Point, we aren’t interested in being a one-stop shop- providing a variety of ministries, with none of them done well. We are called to narrow our focus to what we can do, and do them quite well with the gifted people that God has called to our church . Too many churches spread themselves so far out, and begin to lose sight of what God called the church to do. That’s why we have only four main areas of ministry:
- Gatherings (Music & Teaching)
- Children’s Ministry (Nursery, K-4, 5&6 Grades)
- Hub Groups (Adult and Youth)
- Missions (driving local outreach and ministries that develop our region)
In the Quad Cities area, there are many ministries that reach outside of our scope. We do not try to replace those ministries with inadequate efforts of our own resources, but instead reach out to help build up those ministries and work together to touch our community. If you ask us to provide a service that doesn’t fit into these areas-we’ll happily help you find the ministry you are looking to find.
God’s plan for people is evident throughout the Bible. The more one gets to know God’s word, the more God reveals that plan. We have chosen as our purpose statement a summary of Isaiah’s own account of his call into a lifetime of service to God as is found in Isaiah chapter 6. We believe that the process that Isaiah goes through in this account is the same process that God desires all of humanity to go through. We sum it up in five simple points:
My Heart Gets Touched
My Hand Goes Up
I Ask How Long
In this chapter, Isaiah sees a vision of the glory of God. Confronted with the reality of God’s holiness Isaiah recognizes that he is not holy. He cries out, “Woe to me I am ruined!” When Isaiah confesses his own lack of holiness, an angel touches his lips the way that Jesus touches our hearts and says, “Your guilt is taken away.” Isaiah’s heart is now aligned with God’s heart and the things that are important to God become important to Isaiah. Upon hearing God’s appeal for someone to go and represent him to the people, Isaiah says, “Here I Am. Send me!” When he hears how difficult the task is before him Isaiah asks, “For How long, O Lord.” In essence God answers, “Until my word is complete and my people are called.”
We believe that this process is for every person. We must first recognize that God is holy. If we do not recognize that God is holy, we can never fully realize how far short we have all fallen. But when we truly recognize how holy God is, it doesn’t take us long to realize that we are not holy and we need Jesus to touch our hearts. When the love of Jesus touches our hearts, making us holy, our hands will go up. If our hands are not up, our hearts may not be touched. After our hands go up and we express our desire to be used by God the question that remains, is “how long?” We believe that we are to serve God until his word has been fulfilled and his people are called, or until Jesus calls us home. Isaiah served God for more than forty years until, according to Hebrew tradition, he was sawed in half for his faith. Whatever it takes, Cross Point Church is here to serve God and to help you become a Christ follower.
Cross Point Church is a nondenominational diverse community of faith who loves people and cares about the things that Jesus cares about. We are located in downtown Bettendorf, Iowa on Spruce Hills Drive and very close to I74.
Cross Point Church consists of a Board of Elders and a Governing Board which serve as our church body. Further details concerning church government should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
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