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CrossWinds Church is a congregation of Grace Communion International. To learn more about Grace Communion International, please click on the image link above.

Our Beliefs

Below is a summary of our Christian Faith and a brief outline of Incarnation Trinitarian Theology, both express the core beliefs of our fellowship.

Summary of Our Christian Faith
  • There is one God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • God the Father made all things through the Son, sent the Son for our salvation, and gives us the Holy Spirit.
  • The Son of God, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, was born of the virgin Mary, fully God and fully human, and is the perfect revelation of the Father and the perfect representative of humanity. He suffered and died on the cross for all human sin, was raised bodily on the third day, and ascended to heaven. Standing in for all humanity before the Father, Jesus Christ provides the perfect human response to God. Since he died for all, all died in him, and all will be made alive in him.
  • The Holy Spirit brings sinners to repentance and faith, assures believers of their forgiveness and acceptance as God’s dearly loved children, and works in them to conform them to the image of Jesus Christ.
  • The Bible is the inspired and infallible Word of God that testifies to Jesus Christ. The Bible is fully authoritative for all matters of faith and salvation.
  • Salvation comes only by God’s grace and not by works, and it is experienced through faith in Jesus Christ. Christians respond to the joy of salvation when they gather in regular fellowship and live godly lives in Jesus Christ.
  • We look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the age to come.
Incarnational Trinitarian Theology: A Brief Outline
  • The Father, Son, and Spirit are one God, united in love for one another.
  • Jesus Christ, as the Word made flesh, is fully God and fully human.
  • Jesus accurately reveals the goodness and love of God, and reveals humanity as God intended us to be.
  • As our Creator, Jesus represented all humanity, and all people benefit from his vicarious humanity: his life, death, resurrection and ascension.
  • Jesus Christ atoned for all sin and suffered its full consequences, and as a result,
  • God has in Christ reconciled all humanity to himself (Colossians 1:20). (However, universal atonement should not be equated with universalism.)
  • The judgment of God against evil has been executed in Jesus Christ so that all might repent and receive forgiveness and, through the Holy Spirit, share in Christ's resurrected, eternal life.
  • People are exhorted to respond to this reconciliation and participate in the life for which we were all created.
  • Jesus, as the nexus of divinity and humanity, has enabled humanity to participate in the life and love of the Trinity, which was God's intent from before the beginning of time.

If you would like to make a detailed exploration into Grace Communion International’s beliefs, please click on a link below and download We Believe. We Believe is a question and answer curriculum, published in PDF format, that is available for adult and youth.

 

On October 14, 2018 in Charlotte, NC, Dr. Joseph Tkach “passed the baton” of the GCI presidency to Dr. Greg Williams.

The baton passing ceremony took us through a quick journey of the changes we’ve experienced in our denomination under President Tkach’s leadership. Russell Duke began with a synopsis of Dr. Tkach’s tenure as GCI President. Michael Morrison then gave a brief history of how Grace Communion Seminary began. Celestine Olive followed with a talk about how our doctrines changed regarding women in ministry. Ted Johnston then reviewed the process by which we changed our name to Grace Communion International and the significance of the new name. Gary Deddo then addressed GCI’s journey of embracing incarnational Trinitarian theology. President Tkach then talked about the significance and process of passing the baton of GCI’s presidency to Greg Williams.

You can watch the ceremony by clicking on the videos below.

Worship Service

Sunday8:30 AM - 9:30 AM


Fellowship Group

Sunday10:00 AM - 11:40 AM

Contact Us

P.O. Box 320251, Flowood, MS 39232
office@cwchurch.org
1 601 812 5940
Worship Location: Northeast Christian Church, 3169 W. Tidewater Lane, Madison, MS

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