Our vision is to obey the two greatest commandments, love God and love others (Matthew 22:36-40), and to fulfil the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20).
Loving God is our highest priority. We love him because he first loved us. And because he loves us, we want to demonstrate that love for him from our hearts and with our lives. It drives everything we do. Any good work that we may do is motivated first by love for him.
Our love for people flows out of our love for God. The more we love God, the more we will love others. As we demonstrate God’s love to other people they will see that God loves them, and hopefully desire a relationship with him. Just as Jesus came to serve others because of his love for them, we are called to do the same.
Impact the world.
Jesus told his followers to go and make disciples among every people group in the world. We believe his mandate to us is to participate with him in what he is doing in the earth today. We do not take a passive approach to this mandate. We are looking to actively share the good news of Jesus with those around us as well as make disciples among those in other nations.
At Crossroads, we believe in passionate worship. We honour and praise God because he is worthy. And we also deeply desire his presence among us. Worship is one of the primary things we can do to invite God to be close to us. And as we honour him from our hearts it opens the door for him to change us and speak to us.
The Word of God
The Bible is God’s unchanging foundation for our life in him. From it we receive direction, inspiration, encouragement, and instruction. We seek to live our life from its precepts and truths.
Prayer is at the core of who we are. Prayer changes things, but more importantly it changes us. It is the primary means by which we maintain our abiding relationship with Jesus. We talk to him; he talks to us.
Prophesy is hearing what God is saying and sharing that message with others. Jesus said his people hear his voice (John 10), and that remains true today. God has specific things to say to us about our lives and he desires to live in a conversational relationship with us.
Missions + Church Planting
Crossroads Church Edinburgh is a church plant launched out of Waypoint Church in Omaha, Nebraska and Antioch Ministries International in Waco, Texas. Our desire and vision is to see other churches planted here in Scotland and around the world by raising up church planters among us who will join God in that endeavor.
Just as fellowship was a core value of the early church (Acts 2:42), we believe that community is essential for the growth and spiritual vitality of believers. We cannot fulfill the “one another’s” in scripture without actually being together. Thus we value time spent together, eating together, and loving each other as the family of God.
We live in a broken world. Jesus came so that we can have abundant and full life (John 10). Complete physical, emotional, and spiritual healing are available to us through God. He is able to restore and redeem all things, even our deepest hurts and wounds.