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.”


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)



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



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