THE PURPOSE OF PREACHING IS INVITATION
In Mark 16:15, Jesus instructs believers, to “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation."
The word “preach” comes from the Greek word kerusso, which means to proclaim, to declare, to announce, or to herald a message. As believers of Jesus, we are very literally called to be messengers. We have been given the mandate to proclaim to the world that Jesus Christ has made a way for all of us to be in a relationship with the Father. We firmly believe that this proclamation takes on the form of an invitation. All discipleship starts with an invitation. All of us are invited into a life we could never qualify for in our own ability. It’s an invitation sent in grace and received in faith.
In Mark 4:19 Jesus says this to His disciples: “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
Jesus extends an invitation connected to a promise. He is telling us that if we will simply place our trust in Him, He will transform our lives forever. We will never be the same again.
We believe that our job is as simple as giving the world a wide-open invitation to receiving redemption and life.
Here at theCross we believe it is our mission to extend an invitation to all those that are lost and we have turned this invitation into a celebration of all the goodness of God.
Our Sunday morning services are an “open house” to the Kingdom of God. We strive to create an environment that gives people a glimpse of the Kingdom life, and then we invite them to join us in the pursuit of that life. Whether it is through our community outreaches, online platforms, or Sunday morning worship services, we strive to celebrate the good news of the Gospel by inviting lost people to join us on the journey.