Acts of Compassion (Love People/Personal)
We start by serving our city and the world with simple acts of kindness to those in need: we feed the hungry, clothe the naked, visit the sick and imprisoned as described by Jesus in Matthew 25:31-46.
This is not a formal program, but our way of moving and being in the world as we encounter the hurting and broken in our city. Jesus’ parable of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10:25-37 illustrates of this kind of moving and being.
Another dimension of compassion is recognizing spiritual brokenness among our neighbors: those who are emotionally broken, spiritually bankrupt, or overwhelmed with shame.
Part of our core values states that “we believe that spiritual values are transferred best through relational environments.” More specifically, this means that we believe that one-on-one discipleship is the most effective form of spiritual discipleship.
As such, to be part of the CrossPoint movement means that each person will disciple at least one other person every year. We define discipleship as “following Jesus and becoming like him.”