We are a grace-formed community of Christ followers striving to live with God for the world.
The mission of Crestmont is to be a God-centered, God glorifying community of worshippers
who are being changed by the gospel through joyful obedience to God’s Word and prayer.
We strive to be a community of Christ followers who are known
by their loving, compassionate service to others.
Impacting the World
As followers of Christ, we have been sent to engage the culture and proclaim and
embody the gospel both locally and globally.
Matt. 22:37-40, Matt. 28:18-20
1. Gospel Renewal
At Crestmont, we are committed to clearly and creatively proclaiming the gospel first to ourselves, and then to the world. We believe the gospel is both the message of salvation for the unbeliever as well as the message that leads to maturity in the believer. We hold to the truth that our identity as a grace-formed community of Christ followers anchored in Christ’s accomplishment and not our own. We take our spiritual temperature according to the gospel. John Piper put it this way:
For many, Christianity has become the grinding out of general doctrinal laws from collections of biblical facts. But childlike wonder and awe have died. The scenery and poetry and music of the majesty of God have dried up like a forgotten peach at the back of the refrigerator.
At Crestmont, we make it our aim to reverse this trend through gospel renewal. By preaching and teaching that salvation and spiritual maturity is through faith alone in Christ alone we believe that we can create a gospel culture where childlike wonder and awe at the majesty of God is restored and lives are forever changed.
Core Doctrines: Sola Scriptura, Sola Gratia, Sola Fide, Solus Christus, Soli Deo Gloria
Core Practices: The ministry of the Word and prayer
Romans 5:8; Romans 6:23; Romans 8:1, 32; 1 Cor. 15:3-4; 2 Cor. 5:21;
1 Tim. 1:15; 1 John 4:10; Rev. 5:9
At Crestmont, we know that we are a people under construction. We are not what we were before Christ nor are we what we will one day be in Christ. We are a grace-formed community who are called to shine the light of Christ in a dark world. When we placed our trust in Christ, we were then baptized into a new faith community. God has called a people to himself to represent Him to the nations. Through Christ we are sons and daughters of God our Father, thus we are a family of faith. We are not an audience who comes once a week to be entertained but instead, like Jesus, we have come to serve rather than be served. As a family we are committed to loving and serving one another. We encourage one another, pray for one another, build up one another, and are kind to one another. Because we are on this journey together and none of us have arrived, we forgive one another and withhold judgment from one another while never withholding love. When faced with relational conflict, we do not walk away but we work it out. Our goal is not uniformity but unity; recognizing the diversity that makes the Body of Christ so beautiful and effective. We strive to breakdown barriers that separate and instead reflect the diversity of the kingdom of God.
As a community we use our resources, time and gifts to support and build up the Body and participate in God’s mission in the world.
Core Doctrines: Salvation, Church, Christian Living
Core Practices: Faithful participation, generosity, service, prayer, love.
1 Cor. 12:12-14; Acts 4:32-35; 1 Peter 2:4-12.
3. Communion with God
Why does God often feel more like a doctrine we know about than a Person we know? Why do so many of us think of Christianity as a lifestyle to which we conform, rather than a God with whom we commune? Jesus made it clear that if we want to see our lives and church produce spiritual fruit (biblical character and effectiveness) that we must continue at all times to abide in Him. We believe that our ability to be changed and to bring change is in proportion to our dependence on the Holy Spirit.
The outcome of believing the gospel is a changed life. We believe the gospel has the power to set people free from the bondage of sin. Those who are imprisoned by deep wounds, idolatry, addictions, and hopelessness can be set free and set upon a journey of transformation. When the truth that God accepts me, not on the basis of my performance but on the basis of the infinitely perfect righteousness of Jesus Christ is fully embraced, it will impact every area of my live. I am now free to live with God and enjoy and worship Him freely. He is glorified when He is my treasure and all-consuming satisfaction. I can now approach Him with confidence. I can now take big risks for His glory. I am no longer satisfied with the trivial pursuits of this world but have found my satisfaction and purpose in my communion with God! Every beautiful and good thing I now see as a reflection of God’s love, grace, beauty and glory.
Core Doctrines: The Trinity, Christian Life, Church, Vocation.
Core Practices: Worship, Prayer, Feasting and Fasting, Study, Sabbath, Celebrating.
John 15:1-11; John 17:21; Acts 2; Acts 4:31
At Crestmont, mission is not simply a verb that describes what we do, it is also an adjective that describes who we are ą a people sent by God to proclaim the gospel through word and deed. We are not simply a church that supports missions (though we do!), we are a church of missionaries. We believe that the core of our mission calling is to bring healing to every form of suffering in the world. Whether that suffering is physical or spiritual, temporal or eternal, we seek to bring redemption and restoration through Jesus in the place of injustice, pain and lostness.
Core Doctrines: Mission, Eschatology, Mankind, The Fall, Christology, Salvation, Holy Spirit, God, Gospel.
Core Practices: Evangelism, Mission, Prayer, Justice, Service, Love, Spiritual Warfare, Vocation, Celebration.
Matt. 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; John 20:21, Matt 24:14; Rev. 7:9-10