Crosspoint Community Church
It is a joy to pastor.
Pastoring is not about owning and growing a franchise. It is about living in a community with other believers serving them according to the gifting God has given you. To be a pastor means to be near the people God has placed you with. You cannot only pastor from the stage.
This nearness means pastoring will be messy. The sins of others weigh heavy on your own soul. But there is little that can compare to the joy of seeing people fight the fight of faith and seek to follow Jesus at all costs. It is a blessing to share in the lives of others.
My desire for Crosspoint is that we become a force for good in our town and beyond. We are not saved to become monks. We are to be God's instruments in the restoration of this world. This means that we are to be in the business of renewing society whenever we have the chance. Simply, we need to be a people that take care of others. True religion is taking care of those in need (James 1:27). Now, this social mindedness does not come at the expense of the gospel. We must also be a people that fearlessly proclaim the good news that all can be saved by having their sins forgiven through faith because of Jesus' sacrificial death on the cross.
As the church seeks to spread the gospel and do good works in their communities, life will spread. This is my desire. I trust that the Lord will use me and those at Crosspoint to cultivate life in our town and beyond.