CrossHope Chapel is an “un-denominational” simple church fellowship in west Mobile, Alabama that does church simply.
We gather together on Sunday mornings for a simple worship service around a Bible teaching, Christian fellowship, prayer support, some praise music, and continental breakfast.
We are sometimes called a “non-traditional” church, because our philosophy is somewhat opposite of today’s traditional churches in that we are not into bigger is better thinking and we don’t do pulpit sermons, choirs, offering plates, or membership roles.
“Chapel” identifies our approach to doing church as more personal, smaller scale, rather than a bigger liturgical program that many church organizations tend to aim toward.
Our “Cross & Dove” logo identifies our intention to trust, in all things, in the power of the Holy Spirit to bring hope to lives through the gospel of Calvary’s cross.
Our Mission Statements…
CrossHope Chapel exists to bring glory to Christ Jesus in worship, fellowship, and discipleship.
Our Fellowship Distinctives…
We teach through the Bible, with an expository chapter by chapter format, with open dialogue and conversation, with simple relational fellowship. (We are not about lectures, pre-packaged lessons, promoting the whims of culture, or pushing programs.)
“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer” (Acts 2:42, NIV).
We rely on the power of the Holy Spirit, having a zero-budget, zero-membership, fellowship, keeping our church gatherings simple, with and mission giving voluntary. (We are not about having any church debt or asking for contributions.)
“So he said to me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty” (Zechariah 4:6, NIV).
We seek to be authentic in our fellowship, casual, open to communicate with our Lord, free to share our hope with others, and devoted to praising our God. (We are not about pressuring people into involvement, questioning them, being critical of expressed opinions, nor do we allow disorderly disputes.)
“They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved” (Acts 46-47, NIV)
Our Biblical Beliefs…
CrossHope Chapel believes in faith in Jesus Christ as the only Savior and Way to Eternity in Heaven (Ephesians 2:4-9), hope through the teachings of the Bible as the only authority in matters of beliefs and behaviors (Romans 15:4), and love for one-another as the ultimate witness of the Spirit-filled life and testimony to the true character of God (John 13:34-35).
We subscribe to conservative evangelical beliefs, hold to traditional evangelical theology, and have listed our full statement of beliefs at our Statement of Beliefs page.
Our Ministry Strategy…
We provide encouragement to Grow in Faith through pastoral teaching and resources that point us to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” -2 Peter 3:18 (NIV)
We provide fellowship to Gather in Hope through simple discipleship based worship gatherings that acknowledge “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” -Matthew 18:20 (NIV)
We provide opportunities to Go in Love through cooperative missions and multiplication of simple church ministries, knowing that “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” -Matthew 28:18-20 (NIV)
CrossHope Chapel is an independent, autonomous, non-denominational, and self-governed church ministry. As a church we are not affiliated with a denomination, nor are we opposed to such, but we freely partner with like-minded believers through denominations, ministries, and other churches in cooperative missions.
We are members of the National Association of Evangelicals, an association representing over 45,000 local churches and 40 different denominations with a purpose of making its members “…stronger, influence society for justice and righteousness, and gather the many voices of evangelicals together to be more effective for Jesus Christ and his cause.”