Here are some FAQ questions that we hope will help you get to know us a little better.
What should I do first when I arrive?
Upon arriving, make sure to stop at the Welcome Center and pick up your guest gift packet and information to make your time with us both enjoyable and a blessing. From there, the Welcome Center staff or ushers will direct you to the appropriate class for adults and children.
What is your definition of biblical church leadership?
We are a congregation of committed followers of Jesus Christ. Our desire is to glorify God in everything we say and do (1 Corinthians 10:31). We hold the Word of God (The Bible) in highest regard as our only rule for faith and practice. Following the Word of God, our church is led by a plurality of godly elders who meet the 21 Qualifications for Elders listed in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9. We recognize from Scripture that Jesus Christ is the head of the church, the Chief Shepherd, under whom human shepherds lead the flock (1 Peter 5:1-4). Scripture identifies these human shepherds as pastors, elders and overseers. This is a single office with three manifestations.
How would you describe the preaching style at Cross Walk?
Cross Walk is primarily exegetical with an emphasis on the practical application of the Word to everyday life. Our desire is to explain each passage in its context while allowing the Bible to motivate us to glorify God in everything we do. The Bible teaching will challenge the non-Christians who might be present, with their need of total surrender to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
What do you have for my children?
Cross Walk offers classes starting at age 2 through 12th grade. The Training Hour classes start at 9:30am each Sunday morning. Children’s Church is for children age 2 through 5th grade that dismisses before Pastor’s sermon. If you have further questions regarding the Children’s Ministry, please contact Pastor Jason at 920.731.6101
What do you have for teens?
Pastor Tim Ryan and his wife Jul, work with the teen group during the Training Hour on Sundays and on Wednesday nights. They have a variety of activities, discussions and solid biblical teaching throughout their meeting times. For more information, contact Pastor Tim at 920.731.6101.
Do you have a Sunday School? Or Small Groups?
We call the traditional Sunday School time our Training Hour. Starting at 9:30am, we have classes for each member of the family starting at age 2. We provide a trained staff and clean nursery for any child up to 23 months old. We have small groups that meet in member’s homes on days that work best for each group. The small groups meet during the school year and take the summers off.
How can I meet people or learn more about the church?
One way to learn more about the church is to attend our “Intro to Cross Walk” class. This six-week small group class meets on a quarterly basis during the Training Hour time on Sundays. We cover membership, important biblical doctrines, and gives you an understanding how you can get more involved at Cross Walk. The best way is to spend time before or after the services talking with our church people. Our Wednesday night studies provide a much more informal time of teaching as well as prayer time in small groups. The more time spent conversing and getting involved with our church people the more we can be a mutual blessing and encouragement to one another!
What version of the Bible do you use?
Currently, we are using the English Standard Version (ESV) of the Bible in our teaching and preaching. We believe that we have an obligation to use the most accurate version available today, which provides at the same time a very readable translation and the ESV gives us this. Many of the members, as well as those who regularly attend Cross Walk use the NIV, NASB or other reliable translations for their private Bible reading and study. We believe we have liberty, as to which English Bible to use for reading and study, since the Bible was preserved from error in it original manuscripts. However, since these manuscripts no longer exist, we must rely on the huge quantity of manuscripts and partial manuscripts now available through archeological discovery, to guide translators to an extremely accurate modern English version of the Bible.
What type of dress should I expect when I attend Cross Walk?
Many of our people dress in a business casual style. We desire for each person to dress comfortably, but in a modest way that honors God.