Cross of Christ has been sharing the good news of Jesus
in the Treasure Valley since 1994.
Here's what we're all about.
God made everything and everyone. It was perfect. But the perfection didn’t last long. With human disobedience and selfishness came the awful reality of sin. Because of sin, things are wrong in the world, people do bad things, and everyone dies.
God’s heart broke when he saw what happened to his perfect people in his perfect world. So he became the solution. He sent his Son, Jesus, to live the perfect life we could never live. He sent Jesus to die and face the punishment for the sins of the world. He sent Jesus to conquer and win when he rose from the dead on Easter.
The good news
God loves you. He loves you so much he would move heaven and earth to rescue you from your sin. What he wants more than anything is for you to live with him in his perfect heaven forever. That’s why he sent Jesus. That’s why he gives us his Bible. That’s why he’s guiding everything in this world—to get more and more souls connected to Jesus. Nothing is required of you. Nothing is expected. Believe in Jesus and God’s love, acceptance, forgiveness, and eternal life are yours. This is the gospel. This is good news. Believe it!
We believe there is only one true God who is holy, loving, eternal, and all-powerful. He reveals himself in the Bible as Triune -- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe that the Bible is God's Word. From beginning to end, it is true and without error.
We believe that God created the entire universe in six, 24-hour days -- just as he tells us in the Bible.
Man + Woman
We believe that human beings are the special crown of all that God created. God made human beings male and female in his own image.
We believe that human beings lost their perfection when Adam and Eve first sinned. Sin separates us from God, leaving us unable to reconcile ourselves to him.
The gospel is good news! We believe that, in his love, God sent Jesus Christ to reconcile us to God by fully and freely taking away the sins of all people.
We believe that Jesus is fully God (God’s own Son) and also fully human (born of the virgin Mary). We believe that he suffered and died on the cross to pay for the sins of the world and that he rose to life on Easter morning.
We believe that God saved us when Jesus died for us and rose again. We believe that he brings us the blessings of our salvation -- full forgiveness and life forever in heaven -- through faith in Jesus.
We believe that faith is a gift from God. We cannot decide for Christ on own own. But because God chose us, the Holy Spirit works in our hearts through the gospel to give us spiritual rebirth and to empower us for godly living.
We believe that while there are many Christian denominations separated by differences in teaching, there is only one holy, Christian Church. This Church is made up of all believers from various denominations -- past, present, and future.
Baptism + Holy Communion
We believe that the sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion are special means by which God delivers his grace to us, forgives sins, and empowers us for godly living.
We believe that Jesus is ruling over all things for the good of his people, and that he promises to return to take all believers to heaven. Because our salvation is certain, we have peace, found at the Cross of Christ.