Mission Statement

Our mission at Church of the Cross in Erie, PA is to help children, youth and adults to be: “Loving God, Connecting with others, and Serving in Jesus’ name.”

LOVING GOD:

Jesus said the most important thing in life is to “love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, strength and mind.” (Luke 10:27) We seek to do this through:

  • a personal commitment to Christ as Savior and Lord (heart)
  • regular involvement in corporate worship and personal devotions (soul)
  • a 24/7 faith (strength)
  • the development of a Biblical worldview (mind)

 

CONNECTING WITH OTHERS:

The second most important thing, according to Jesus, is to “love your neighbor as yourself.” (Luke 10:27) We encourage this in three areas:

  • healthy and growing relationships at home
  • meaningful and accountable relationships with a few other believers
  • intentional and authentic relationships with those around us who do not know Christ

 

SERVING IN JESUS’ NAME:

Since Jesus “did not come to be served, but to serve,” (Matthew 20:28), then surely our calling is no different. We want each person to experience the joy of serving God:

  • within the church
  • and beyond the church
  • according to their God-given abilities, passions, experiences, resources, and personality

 

2016 Mission Budget