Overview

The word church comes from the Greek word ekklesia which is defined as “an assembly” or “called-out ones” so according to the Bible, the church is the body of Christ—all those who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ for salvation.

We do church more like a family gathering than a corporate event. We have round tables so you can relax with your coffee and open your Bible without fighting a balancing act on your lap. We do not pass an offering plate and we do not have local church memberships. Your a member of the church at CrossHope Chapel by your regular involvement and belief in Jesus Christ, being part of the body of Christ.

We know our building is not the church, we are. Since God is not into disorganization, we do have core operating principles and practices and here is an overview…

 

Our Mission…

CrossHope Chapel “exists to love God and to make His love known by worshiping, witnessing, and waiting for the return of our Lord Jesus Christ.” We hold this in light of Matthew 22:37-39 and seek to fulfill along with Matthew 28:18-20 in partnership with like-minded ministries that can reach further than us in advancing the Great Commission.

 

Our Philosophy…

CrossHope Chapel holds to three biblical purposes and seven Governing Values that guide our philosophy of doing church and how we put that into practice as we gather in fellowship as a church family. 

 

Our Beliefs…

CrossHope Chapel subscribes to traditional Christian theology, historical biblical interpretations, and the 3-point beliefs of faith, hope, and love as outlined in our Statement of Faith and as an expression of our fundamental beliefs, recorded in our By-Laws, which governs the doctrines of our pastoral leadership.

 

Our Leadership…

CrossHope Chapel was founded by Pastor Steve Durkac while serving as a hospital chaplain at Providence Hospital in Mobile, Alabama he sensed God calling him to start a simpler church alternative centered around teaching God’s Word verse by verse.

 

Our Affiliation…

CrossHope Chapel is an autonomous, self-governing, and independent without restriction, supervision or domination from any outside individual, organization or institution with full freedom of deliberation, decision, and department under Christ Jesus as its Head.

 

Our Vision…

CrossHope Chapel exists by the will of God and we are committed to trusting in the Holy Spirit (Zechariah 4:6) for the direction and future of our fellowship’s growth. We are both content with whoever or how many the Lord sends to us, and restless in our desire to reach more, but we will not defined by the number of budgets, buildings, or butts in our seats.