For most of the congregation’s forty year history, it has been racially diverse and practiced gender equality in leadership. The openness to diversity and generosity of heart displayed by these choices has become a willingness to embrace all who worship with us, no matter their struggles or depth of faith.
At Crosscreek people are valued no matter their age or ability. Children, youth, and adults share worship leadership roles each week. We offer age appropriate programming for children that includes booster seats and activity bags for worship. Youth are offered faith-formative fellowship and Bible study. Adults of all ages find encouragement for faith through worship and Sunday School classes.
Recognizing the variety of practices among the Christian traditions, Crosscreek receives as members people who profess faith in Jesus as Savior regardless of the way they were baptized. All who come to faith while at Crosscreek are baptized by immersion during a service of worship.
“Warm liturgical” best characterizes worship at Crosscreek. With robed clergy, weekly litanies, and attention to the seasons of the church year, Crosscreek seeks to honor God with well planned and historically rooted worship. Both familiar and new hymns, meaningful children’s moments, and joyful fellowship (along with informal attire) combine with the liturgy to create an inviting and comfortable atmosphere of worship.
Crosscreek identifies with the “moderate movement” within Baptist life. We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God and is authoritative for our lives and faith. We also cherish the historic Baptist principles of the separation of church and state, local church autonomy, and the priesthood of the believer.