CrossWay Core Commitment #1

At CrossWay Church we challenge and encourage every member to make five commitments.  These five commitments represent our core values and express our desire to live out these values.

Our core commitments are summed up by our motto: Loving God, Loving People.  This slogan has a double meaning: we serve a loving God and are a loving people, and we are about the work of loving God and loving people.  “Loving God, Loving People” comes from two passages in the Bible known as the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:37-40) and the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20).

This week I’ll share a little bit about each of our core commitments.  They’re not in any kind of sequential order, but I’ll go in the order we have them listed.

The first core commitment at CrossWay Church is that I will commit to loving God by worshiping Him with His family.  Even though the commitments don’t necessarily go in order, this is a logical starting point.  Our weekly worship gathering is both our “front door”–that is, how people usually get connected with the church–and the focus of our group activity.

To be a member of CrossWay means to commit to participating each week in our worship services.  This happens in several ways:

  • I attend the worship service each week.  It’s not an option.  It’s not even an obligation–it’s a privilege.  Unless I’m out of town or sick, I’m there.  Of all the menu of options available to me on Sundays, I choose church.
  • I participate in the worship service.  This does not have to mean preaching or singing.  By making this commitment, I commit to showing up on time, engaging my heart, soul, and mind in the worship service, and offering myself to God as an act of worship.  I expect to personally encounter God there.
  • I serve on Sunday morning.  I’m not there for a show or to hang out.  Part of my act of worship is serving, whether it’s greeting people, helping collect the offering, making the coffee, running the projection, or a host of other options.
  • I invite my unchurched friends and family members to attend church with me.
  • I get there early and stay late so I can talk and pray and share–and often eat!–with other members of God’s family at CrossWay as well as our guests.
  • I pray for the worship service and ask God to show up and show off.
Published in: on October 7, 2008 at 5:49 am  Comments (1)  

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  1. Wow, Nathan–thanks for the reminders (and challenges!) these blog entries (specifically, regarding our Core Commitments) bring. I’m reading each one, and praying about what areas God wants me to work on and where I need to improve.

    As I’ve said, one of the ways I know I serve a LIVING God is how he’s constantly working on my heart to bring me to a closer like-ness of His Son.

    Thanks for your part in that.

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