General Information

Service Times:          9:20am & 11:00am

What To Expect

Partnership vs Membership

If you are new to the faith, there is a truth you may not have heard. Those who have been around church for any length of time have heard this in hundreds of messages over the years. The truth is this:

 

The “church” is not a building, or an address, or even a denomination. The “church” is a family consisting of each and every person who has a real and intimate relationship with Christ via faith in Him with heartfelt repentance.

 

This truth caused us to look at the way we do “church” here at The Cross. We felt that the word "membership" really doesn’t fit the vision we have. People become members of places that offer them a service that they want. For example, you might place your membership in a gym that has the type of equipment you want, is open at the times you desire, and is affordable to your budget. As we look at the example of the early church as laid out in Acts 2, we don’t see a group of people who were joined because of receiving what they wanted, but rather a group of people who were unified in accomplishing something great. They were partners together for the sake of the Gospel. Having everything in common, they partnered together to minister to each other and their community. When you read the title on this page, you may think that this concept is simply an exercise in semantics. We don’t believe this is simply word play, but rather a fundamental shift in the way we see ourselves as the Church. Partnership is a movement from "me", to "we", to "Him". It is not about man being elevated, but God being glorified. It is about seeing God accomplish exceedingly more, through our unity, than any individual could conjure on their own. The Cross Loganville isn’t looking for members. We are looking for partners who want to serve together to see God glorified and magnified.

 

If you would like to partner with us, or simply get more information about The Cross Loganville, we invite you to click the link below and sign up for our next Cross Connect Partnership Class.

 Core Doctrine

God The Father

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit; who are identical in essence, equal in power and glory, and possessing precisely the same attributes and perfections. They are, however, distinct in office and activity. (Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 28:19, 2 Corinthians 13:14)

Jesus Christ

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful man. After living a sinless life, He accomplished our redemption by voluntarily giving Himself as a sinless substitutionary sacrifice on the cross, thereby satisfying God’s righteous judgments against sin. After substantiating the accomplishment of that redemption by His bodily resurrection from the grave, He ascended to the right hand of His Father where He intercedes on behalf of those who trust Him. (John 1:1, 2, 14, 18, Luke 1:34-35, Romans 3:24-26, 8:34)

The Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is the Divine Person, equal with the Father and the Son, who convicts the world of sin. He alone brings new life to those who are spiritually dead, baptizes (or places) all believers into the one true Church, which is the Body of Christ, indwells them permanently, seals them for the day of redemption, gives spiritual gifts to them, and fills (controls) those who yield to Him. (John 3:3-8, 16:7-11, 1 Corinthians 12:13, John 14:16-17, Ephesians 4:30, 1 Corinthians 12:7-11, Ephesians 5:18)

Bible

We believe the Bible, including both Old and New Testaments, is the verbally inspired Word of God, written by men under God’s control, inerrant and infallible in the original manuscripts and the final authority in doctrine and life. (2 Timothy 3:15-17, 2 Peter 1:20-21, Psalm 19:7-9)

Man

We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, in innocence and without sin. In Adam’s voluntary sin, though, the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became spiritually dead, alienated from God and incapable of remedying his lost and depraved condition. (Genesis 1:26, 3:1-24, Romans 3:10-18, 5:12, Ephesians 2:1-3)

Creation

We believe that God created the heavens and the earth, including all life, “each after its own kind,” by direct act, and not by the process of evolution. (Genesis 1:1-2, Colossians 1:16-17)

Salvation

We believe that salvation is the gift of God’s grace. It cannot be gained by meritorious works, but is freely given to all who repent and put their faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ at Calvary. All who trust the Savior are forgiven of their sins and born into the family of God by the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit. (Ephesians 2:8-9, 1:7, John 1:12)

 Baptism

WHAT DOES BAPTISM MEAN?

 

Baptism says , to all who witness it, three things:

 

* That when Jesus died on the cross as a sacrifice for sin, it was your sins He died for.

* That a love relationship with God has begun, and is worth telling others about.

* That your life is different , new, God-focused, God-directed and God-nurtured.

 

HAVE YOU BEEN BIBLICALLY BAPTIZED?

 

Our challenge to you is to follow our Lord's command and be baptized. Prior to each Baptism Service, a class is held, in which attendance is required, for all baptismal candidates. The class reviews the biblical basis for baptism and answers any questions you might have about the service.

 

THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

 

* It is an external symbol of what has happened internally at salvation…

* Baptism doesn't save you.

* We challenge everyone who has placed faith in Jesus to be baptized. (If you've already been biblically baptized elsewhere as a believer, you don't have to be re-baptized.)

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The Cross Loganville

A Place of Authentic Ministry

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