LeadershipWritten by Jol on Jan 13, 2014
LEADERSHIP AT CROSS POINT COMMUNITY CHURCH STARTS WITH…JESUS
It’s his church, and he’s our senior pastor, he is our shepherd. At Cross Point, our formal leadership structure involves elders, deacons, and church members.
Jesus calls qualified men to lead his church as elders, whom we also call pastors. Qualifications for eldership are found in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1, and include leading their families well, a record of serving Jesus well both in the church and in everyday life, a thorough knowledge of the Bible and a mature Christian walk, and a good reputation both in and out of the church.
The primary duties of elders include praying and studying Scripture, leading the vision of the church, caring for the people of the church, teaching, living lives that are Christ-like, protecting the people of the church from false doctrine and teachers, and developing other leaders.
Jesus calls qualified men and women to lead his church as deacons, a word that is literally translated as “servants.” The office of deacon is first mentioned in Acts 6. As the burden of ministry grew for the early church, elders, in addition to prayer, study, leading, and teaching, were also taking on large workloads to serve the needy in the church and handle the administrative functions of the church. As a solution, the elders appointed deacons to assist the elders in these responsibilities.
Qualifications for deacons are found in 1 Timothy 3 and include integrity, generosity, soberness, a clear understanding of the Bible, a well-ordered home, and a good reputation both in the church and outside the church.
We rely on members to support our ministry and to carry out much of the work required to help accomplish our mission to have as many people meet Jesus as possible. It’s a high calling that takes hard work—but it’s also the most rewarding work.
The leadership of Cross Point strives to love and care for its members well. In turn, we rely on our members to accomplish our collective work as the church. As an organization, we operate with minimal staff, budget, and programming because we trust the Holy Spirit to move through the transformed hearts of our members, mobilizing the collective body of Christ in humble ways to love Wamego, love our family, and glorify God on his terms.
If you’re desiring to make a deeper commitment to Cross Point, we encourage you to become a member. Follow the steps listed here to get the process started.
- Attend on Sundays
- Join a community group/small group.
- Get involved
Cross Point members are required to be professing Christians who believe and have faith in Jesus as God and Savior. If you have questions about this please contact us.
Cross Point offers a Membership Class to help you understand fully who we are as a church, what we believe, and how we operate. It’s also a great chance to meet others and get to know your leaders. We believe it’s important to know these things so that you can make an informed decision about membership. We will offer this class two times a year. Check the website for the next available class.
Cross Point members share in their commitment to the church by agreeing to our membership covenant and joyfully living in community, serving the church, and giving faithfully.