Simply Teaching The Bible Simply
We are a non-denominational church fellowship in West Mobile, Alabama and have been doing church more like a family get-together than a corporate event, since January 6, 2011.
We may have our own location now, but we are still as relaxed and informal as we were when we first met at the Ryan’s Restaurant or in a house.
When we meet, we enjoy time socializing over coffee and snacks and catching up with life since the previous week. We devote time to sharing prayer needs, giving praise to our Lord for answering previous requests and remain steadfast together in praying for requests still on our prayer board.
We will sing some hymns, some praise choruses, and enjoy a time of simple worship. We sit at round tables so we can place our Bible’s and coffee before us. We don’t have pews, bulletins, offering plates to pass around, no official church membership to pursued you into, and we don’t lecture.
Verse-by-Verse and Conversational
We teach through the Bible conversationally. When we gather together we open to God’s Word to our current book of study, because we believe in presenting “the whole counsel of God” through book-by-book, chapter-by-chapter, verse-by-verse Bible teaching.
We will ask questions, we will share comments and thoughts in real time during the teaching, and in our interaction style we will all have opportunity to participate.
We realize that CrossHope Chapel isn’t for everyone, but everyone is welcome and received as family. We simply teach the Bible simply as a smaller group and we just don’t have a back pew in a big building that you can slip into to remain unnoticed. We have more of a discipleship style gathering, reflecting the model of Acts 2:42, “And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.”
Growing in Grace and Knowledge
We don’t have a variety of ministries and age-related activities, because God has not called us to be everything to everyone. We are here for people who simply want a Bible centered relaxed Sunday morning fellowship that isn’t all about flashy production, fluffy social causes, or entertainment. We simply offer an opportunity “grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18).
We would love to see you at CrossHope Chapel this Sunday or at our Midweek Fellowship on Wednesday afternoon. Of course if you prefer, Pastor Steve Durkac is always happy to meet you in advance if you wish to talk, too.
Biblical Hope and Fellowship
While we encourage you to come visit CrossHope Chapel for yourself, we do want to encourage you to at least go somewhere. We know that Mobile, Alabama has plenty of churches to choose from, including a high percentage of new church starts. Wherever you go, we hope you will choose to attend a church where the Bible is taught, where the Bible is open, and where the Bible is honored.
We truly want you to find hope through the teachings of God’s Word. Not just teachings about the Bible but teachings from the Bible. It is no secret that the each new day’s headlines brings more reasons for discouragement. It is our prayer that we all, “through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope” (Romans 15:4, ESV).