Here at Crossway, we hold to several core beliefs.
ALL SCRIPTURE IS INSPIRED
The Bible is the divinely inspired book on how we should live our lives. We strongly believe that if we follow God's Word that we will grow stronger as a community, and closer to God. We don't teach what we think is true, we teach God's Word because it is true. We rely heavily on what the Bible says so that we will never stray away from the path that God has set before us.
(2 TIm 3:15-17; 1 Thess 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21)
THE FALL OF MAN
People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called sin. Sin separates us from God and causes many problems in our life.
(Gen 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Rom 3:23)
THE SALVATION OF MAN
Salvation is God's free gift to us but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin's penalty of death. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.
(Rom 6:23; Eph 2:8-9; John 14:6, 1:2; Gal 3:26; Rom 5:1, 10:9-10)
THE GIFT OF GRACE
Jesus offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He physically rose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. Jesus ascended to Heaven and will physically return again someday to earth to reign as King.
(Matt 1:22,23; John 1:1-5,14; Heb 4:14-15; 1 Cor 15:3-4; Rom 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Tim 6:14-15; Isaiah 7:14; 9:6)
THE HOLY TRINITY
God is the Creater and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are coequal and one God.
(Genesis 1:1, 26, 27 & 3:22; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
THE BAPTISM OF THE
The Holy Spirit begins to dwell within us at the moment of salvation. The baptism of the Holy Spirit is another biblical experience that follows salvation. This baptism of the Holy Spirit is available to every believer who seeks it. In 1 Corinthians 12-14, the Bible lists many gifts of the Holy Spirit baptism that God uses in His people to encourage and edify others.
(Acts 2:1-4; 8:14-17; 10:44-46; Gal 3:14-15)
GROWING IN CHRIST THROUGH COMMUNITY
A home-based Bible study began in Cranberry Twp
Cranberry Community Church was born
30 people began meeting weekly at Marshall Middle School
Congregation outgrew their space
Services moved to Hanes School
God planted a vision for the 228 area
Property was purchased on Davis Road
Built new building to accommodate larger congregation
We are currently undergoing a transition in our staff. Our board is prayerfully considering and looking over resumés as we are searching for the next senior pastor of Crossway Community Church.
Pastor Buddy & Sorina Crabtree
Pastor Buddy serves as the Family Life Pastor at our church. He has a strong heart for the students and children in the Mars/Butler area and actively seeks to build relationships with them, their schools, and their community.
Pastor Richard serves at Crossway as our Inreach and Outreach Pastor. He passionately seeks opportunities to serve our church members, encourage them, and build them up. He is also actively reaching out to the people of our community to love them and walk them into a relationship with Christ.
Pastor Don serves as one of the Executive Pastors at Crossway. Currently he has become our interim preacher as we undergo our pastoral transition. He has a strong desire to lead others into a life of holiness and a passion for the things of God.
Pastor Oscar serves as the Spanish Pastor here at CrossWay. You will find him here mostly on Sundays for our 2:30pm Hispanic services. He also leads services in Monroeville. He has a strong desire to reach the Hispanic community in our area for Christ.
Kacy is the woman that keeps CrossWay from burning down. She serves on our team as our administrative assistant, but she does far more than that. Whatever help you would ever need in regards to our Church, she is the one who can give you what you need.
"Crossway is home! We found Crossway about 7 years ago after moving into the area. We knew it would be home instantly. The presence of God is real, the people are real, and the relationships are real and that’s what’s most important to our family."
"The church family is so down to earth and everyday people, I've never felt so welcomed and look forward to church!!! Pastors and their families are all super amazing!"