Get To Know Crossway

In "Get to Know Crossway" (G2KC) classes you'll learn all about what we do as a church and why we do it.  
We don't want to be slaves to tradition or to pragmatism.  We want to be Biblical.  
We want to know what the Bible says our priorities and values should be, and  that will shape the distinctive way we do certain things.
These videos cover all the content of our classes, but without the usual discussion and time for questions.  So use the notes, write down your questions or comments to address when you talk to one of the pastors.

Contents

I. Overview

1. Introduction
2. Membership
3. Our Purpose
4. Our Mission

II. Priorities

5. Worship
6. Instruction
7. Fellowship
8. Evangelism

III. Core Values

9. A High View of God
10. A High View of God's Word
11. A Biblical View of Man
12. The Sovereignty of God in Salvation
13. The Primacy of the Gospel Mission
14. The Centrality of the Local Church
15. A Biblical View of Church Leadership

IV. Distinctives

16. Plurality of Spiritual Leadership
17. Expository Preaching
18. Fully Training Disciples for Gospel Ministry
19. Teaching the Whole Gospel of Jesus Christ
20. Biblical Counseling
21. Biblical Reproof and Restoration

Overview

1. Introduction

An overview of the topics to be covered along with practical ways to benefit most from the class.

2. MEMBERSHIP

Why does Crossway have a formalized membership process? To obey certain commands in Scripture it is necessary to know who is part of the church and who is not. This video surveys some of the extraordinary benefits of publicly committing yourself to a local church.

3. Our Purpose

It's a common thing for Christians to talk about glorifying God, but what does that mean? In this lesson, we explore the Bible's teaching on glorifying God as individuals and corporately in the church.

4. Our Mission

What is the main mission of the church? This video explains Jesus’s commission to make disciples.

Priorities

5. Worship

Christians gather for worship, we sing worship songs, but God’s idea of worship may be more all-encompassing than we realized! This video will help you understand the Bible’s definition of worship and explore Scriptural principles that govern our worship at Crossway Church.

6. Instruction

At Crossway we treasure times of teaching from the Bible. Instruction undergirds and informs everything we do as a church.

7. Fellowship

Churches share fellowship meals in fellowship halls—but true fellowship is much more than just eating and talking together. God’s Word informs our understanding of what fellowship is, why we have it, and how to magnify the gospel through fellowship in the church.

8. Evangelism

Have you ever thought of yourself as a steward, a herald, or an ambassador? If you’re a Christian the Bible puts these titles on your spiritual business card! Learn how we at Crossway Church aim to maintain evangelism as a priority.

Core Values

9. A High View of God

It has been said: The essence of idolatry is thinking thoughts about God that are unworthy of Him. It is downright dangerous for a church to foster an inaccurate or low view of God! How can Crossway Church maintain a high view of God?

10. A High View of God's Word

At Crossway we are committed to exalting God’s living and abiding Word! Terrible danger awaits any church with weak convictions about the authenticity, authority, sufficiency, or relevancy of the Bible.

11. A Biblical View of Man

Scripture makes the case that all people are totally depraved. Why is it so vital that we agree with the Bible’s bleak diagnosis of our condition?

12. The Sovereignty of God in Salvation

God has saved us in such a way as to guarantee that He receives all the glory. Learn the many implications of this amazing truth.

13. The Primacy of the Gospel Mission

St. Francis of Assisi once said, “Preach the gospel; if necessary, use words.” What does the Bible say about verbal proclamation of the gospel? How should a church view social involvement such as caring for the poor?

14. The Centrality of the Local Church

What difference does it make if I am active in a local church? Couldn’t I just listen to sermons online and fellowship with my Christian friends at work? 1 Timothy 3:15 is a power packed verse that reveals God’s perspective on what the church is and why it must be central to our lives.

15. A Biblical View of Church Leadership

What does God want pastors/elders in the church to be doing? This video explains specific tasks God has charged leaders in the church to accomplish.

Distinctives

16. Plurality of Spiritual Leadership

How many pastors should a local church have? Is the concept of a "senior pastor" something that is found in Scripture? What kind of authority do elders/shepherds/overseers have? How are leaders in the church held accountable and prevented from abusing their authority?

17. Expository Preaching

What is expository preaching? Why do we practice it as a regular pattern at Crossway Church?

18. Fully Training Disciples for Gospel Ministry

In God’s plan, who is responsible to do the work of ministry in the church? Does God expect that local churches will raise up pastors or is that a job for seminaries? We have been equipped with the Scriptures to answer these questions and teach us how to pursue comprehensive discipleship.

19. Teaching the Whole Gospel

The gospel is the greatest news of all time! We must guard against the threat of incomplete or errant gospel proclamation lest we lose the truth altogether.

20. Biblical Counseling

The Scriptures are sufficient to transform peoples’ lives and make them like Christ. Anger, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, suicidal thoughts, addictions—these are not outside the purview of the Bible’s power to remedy. Crossway is committed to Biblical counseling and has a vision for how this will look at our church.

21. Reproof and Restoration

God cares about our holiness and has given instructions to the church for her purity. Sinners go astray just as sheep wander, but our Good Shepherd has a plan!