Vision & Core Values
"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
King's Cross Church exists...
To glorify God by making disciples of all nations. We accomplish this by intentionally pursuing our Vision and cultivating a culture that reflects our Core Values.
During this opening season of ministry, our Vision is to plant A Gospel Community on Mission for Charleston and the World.
A gospel community... We believe Christianity was never intended to be merely an individual’s private religious expression or experience. Rather, when God calls someone to faith He also calls him or her to the community of faith that is the local church.
...on mission... We believe all Christians are called to actively participate in God’s Mission of redemption and restoration as a practical outworking of their faith.
...for Charleston and the world. We believe the people of God exist to be a light in the darkness. The Church does exist not for itself, but for the world. Therefore, we seek to intentionally and sacrificially serve our city and the nations.
Our Core Values
We strive to cultivate a church culture that is:
- Gospel Centered - the gospel is the good news that though we have all sinned against God, we can be reconciled to him through repentance and faith in Jesus, God's only Son, who lived a life of perfect obedience to God, died a death in our place, paying the price for our sin, and was raised from the dead. The gospel is of first importance, and we believe it should shape every aspect of our life together.
- Kingdom Minded – The Kingdom of God is His sovereign rule over His creation throughout redemptive history. It is the unifying theme of the Old and New Testaments and calls us to live as joyful subjects of Christ our King, seeking His Kingdom first.
- Committed to Community – Christians are saved as individuals, but are saved to a community of faith called the local church. We emphasize our covenant with one another by committing to weekly worship gatherings, small group bible study, and mutual discipleship and care as we seek to live out the Great Commandment and obey the Great Commission.
- Focused on Multiplication – The church is called not to be an end, but a means to an end; it is called to equip disciples to go and carry out the work of the ministry. Therefore we seek to intentionally identify, equip, and send disciples of Jesus to spread the gospel as missionaries, church planters, and leaders in both local churches and their vocational callings.