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  Our goal is simple and straight forward: To help fulfill the Great Commission of our Master Jesus Christ in our generation where He has placed and positioned us.
Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15-19; Acts 1:8

Preach the Gospel and use words only if they are necessary.
Francis of Assisi  

We preach Christ crucified.
1 Corinthians 1:23

Christ in us is the hope of victory and glory.
Colossians 1:26-27; Romans 8:10; 1 John 4:4.

“Unlike so many, we do not peddle with the Word of God for profit. On the contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity, like men sent from God”
2 Corinthians 2:17 with 1-12.

Identifying with the Cross is the marker of real disciple of Christ
Matthew 10: 38, 16:24; Luke 9:23 with Romans 14:7-8;1 Corinthians 2:20-21, 6:14;  

Bearing the Cross is crucible of true discipleship of Christ

Luke 9:23; Matthew 10:38; Galatians 2:20

Sharing the Gospel is strength of a disciple desiring to make impact for Christ

Acts 1:8; Mark 16:15-19; Acts 20:24; 21:13.  

1. A firm commitment to the Bible emphasizing Cross and the Gospel
Your understanding and application of the Bible effects your lifestyle more than anything tangible and timely. We live in a man - made culture and economy, where we continue to create compatible ways to stay true to our calling and viable means to maintain economic independence by cutting cost of living in order to dev ote more time, talent and treasure to our distinctive. No extra and contra Biblical material is promoted so that we may live faithfully, evangelistically and fruitfully. Every effort is made to keep Christ in context and focus on His cause, the Great Commission!

Authenticity, relevancy and efficacy of the Bible largely depends on how we understand the Cross and live worthy of the Gospel. All battles in the Christian life are connected to the Cross and all its advances to the Gospel. The Cross is the ultimate and absolute reality, without relating to it knowing God, let alone following/serving Him is an impossibility. How we apply the demands of the Cross in the context of the Gospel makes the difference both in time and eternity. We follow Christ by bearing our Cross and obey Him by living worthy of Gospel. Gospel is the great watershed, the destiny of every person is decided upon his/her response to it!  

Relevance of the Cross and appropriation of the Gospel destroys evil and establishes God - ward Godliness. That is why we glory in the Cross. Our Laguna - Franka is the Cross. “But God forbid that I should glory, save in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world” Galatians 6:13 KJV.  

Careworn Christians who are stressed with burdens of living and drenched with cares of the world are essentially workaholics and worriers instead of being worshipful witnesses of the Master. Addicted to attractions of the flesh and the demand of the world, we crash land on every sign of public sale and mass appeal. Majority of us are, either seasonal worms or week end warriors. Most churches are like a 19thy century old steam engine set in a countryside museum permanently fixed to a point on earth.  
Romans 8: 6-11; John 4:22-24; Acts 1:8; 20:24  

2. A supportive community of committed disciples of Christ
Our Community of the Crossbearers consist of, “Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other”
Galatians 5:24-28 with Romans 5:1-5; 6:19-23; 8:5-17; Galatians 4:6-7; Ephesians 5:8-14; Philippians 2:1-10;

We do not force our values and virtues, do not prefer any race and do not prejudice against any religion, instead; we call believers in Christ: to a faith based education, Spirit filled worship, voluntary service and dedicated excellence in thought, conduct and character. We discourage and renounce self serve Christianity where selfish self is enthroned to self fulfilling purposes. Instead, emphasize and promote sacrificial service of Jesus Christ who bought us with a price. Life is all about Him, not us-you and me, we are the details, expression and representation.. .

“Preferring others over you” is the buzz word. In other words, while we seek first and at best the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, we prefer others in the household of God and take care of our brother. You will study, live and serve in a communal set up of Christians who have trusted Christ to save them and follow His word as real, relevant and redemptive. We are dedicated to build you in to Christ-likeness that your life will gravitates around Him and to equip you with the knowledge to make a ripple effect for Him.

Our knowledge of Christ is not merely ideal and only academic, it is practical, relevant and redemptive. We practice what we preach. Our service of Christ is not business as usual, “we are not seasonal worms and week end warriors,” we a re in Him for all it takes. We will help you transform from pop culture to powerful Christ. From self serve Christianity to a faithful stewardship of Christ bearing His Cross, making impact of the Cross/Gospel which is everlasting, never fading…contagious cross culturally, continues timelessly and Cross  

3. A team of Servant leaders, engaging mentors and Godly ministers based on fivefold ministries!

Expert Evangelists, passionate Pastors, anointed Apostles, powerful Prophets and educated teachers, whose passion is to preach the whole word to the whole World!  

Who take basic authority from the Apostles as it is passed on to Timothy and successive spiritual generations, “to rebuke, teach and encourage.” We are to preclude theatrical acting disguised as teaching that pleases people and displeases our Master simultaneously. We are to shun get rich and popular quick schemes at people expense.  

We note that popularity and get rich quick schemes are ‘killing’ more ministers than persecution. Jealousy and bad relationship among ministers are destroying more ministries and churches than harrying, infamy and poverty. When we have the revelation that JESUS is the living sovereign God; than we are set free from worrying like the worldly, and are increasingly concerned for the Kingdom of God and our right stand in it.  

Anointed, educated and efficient leaders who are Biblically characterized, Spirit filled and live evangelistically are expected to train students capable to live by faith and preach ”the whole word to the whole world.” To them revival produces evangelism and it is lifestyle before it becomes task. They endeavor to be embodiment of sacred scholarship, deep spirituality and seamless servant-hood. The Crossbearers prefer Spirit-full character over Charisma, truthful self sacrifice over selfishness and sharing the Word as over theatrical performance, making every effort to maintain Biblical authenticity, integrity, morality, transparency and primacy . You come in as boy and will go out as a man!  

To the Crossbearers all ministries are redemptive or evangelistic. However, excellence for the sake of His Excellency Jesus Christ is needed to be worked out constantly. Excellence glorifies Christ. Therefore, our partners, staff and ministers are required to be authentic, accountable and transparent operating on ‘roof off-walls- down policy’. In our teams, everything is open without secrets, mysteries and myths and manipulation! Personal accountability in prayer and transparency in public is the hall mark of our teachers, preachers, workers and Crossbearers, committed to restore the glory of the Cross!    

Frankly speaking, we are evangelical in relevancy, conservative in theology, orthodox in piety, catholic in continuity, charismatic in zeal and above all Crossbearers, trusting God to live up to His expectations namely in restoring glory of the Cross personally, corporately and publicly.

We believe in:
The Holy Bible inspired, inerrant, irreplaceable, indubitable, relevant and final on every matter it speaks.  

The Triune God, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit is one true living God, who is more than we know. He is the maker of life, eternity and infinity. There is nothing like the Holy Trinity in the universe, sciences, nature, cultures and art except what we see in the sacred Scriptures and the doctrines of the Church. He is indescribable yet conceivable, infinite yet approachable and invincible yet cordial.  

Because of the Holy Trinity Salvation from the punishment and power of sin is possible. Christ Jesus is the Savior for all humans, salvation is His prerogative. He alone is able to save us to the uttermost, human resources have not been able to save the world.  

The Triune God, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit is one true living God, who is more than we know. He is the maker of life, eternity and infinity. There is nothing like the Holy Trinity in the universe, sciences, nature, cultures and art. He is indescribable yet conceivable, infinite yet approachable and invincible yet cordial.  

Jesus Christ, God manifested in human flesh. He is both God and Man (Romans 1:3-4). He is co equal and of the same supernatural substance, everlasting essence, seamless character and redeeming purpose as the heavenly Father and the Holy Spirit.  

Jesus Christ is Unique and in a category of His own. He is the only one who lived before His birth and lives after His death. He sets standards and values that make positive difference for good.  

Jesus Christ, the sovereign Savior and Master of the Church is coming soon to reign and judge the world. Therefore, we live in a sense of accountability and transparency, work with urgency and sincerity.  

Jesus Christ is the author and finisher of saving faith and the builder of the church that approach, relate and live by faith. The Church awaits expectantly for the return of the Master to take her up to be with Him forever.  

The Church, the congregation of converted sinners who are saved by God’s Grace manifested in Christ; climaxed at the Cross at Calvary is founded upon the confession of Christ and appointed to fulfill His cause. She is the Body and Bride of Christ, called to seek first and at best the Kingdom of God and His righteousness.  

Evangelistic Christology, not only sacred scholarship but also evangelistic scholarship, full Gospel and fully Christological - significant and sustained to bless the Church first and the world through her. God has chosen His people to bless all the peoples to become believers through intelligent, comprehensible, relevant and redeeming knowledge of Christ Jesus, the Savior, Mediator of the New Testament, High Priest, Baptizer in the Holy Spirit and fire, Revealer of the Sacred Scriptures, Embodiment of the Truth, Author and Finisher of faith and the Coming Sovereign.

Missiological eschatology, the imminent return of the Christ when He will rid the Earth from Satan and sin, judge the quick and the dead and reign in righteousness. Therefore, we commit ourselves to His worship, witness, works and wage warfare that is scriptural, spiritual, and supernatural with utmost sincerity,  authority and urgency!

Our creed and conviction are not primarily based on cultural popularity, academic excellence, intellectual superiority and theoretical integrity, instead; they are intrinsically and unmistakably rooted in the Sacred Scriptures, the Holy Bible.
2 Timothy 3 :16; Deuteronomy 32:2,4; 2 Samuel 22:31; Psalm 18:30, 12:6; Isaiah 40:8, 55:11; Revelation 1:3, 3:11 and 22:7  

  “To keep this command without spot or blame until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ , which God will bring about in His own time - God the blessed and only Ruler, the King of Kings and Lord of lords, who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To Him be honor and might forever.”
1 Timothy 6:14-16 with John 1:18; 6:48; 10:30; 1 John 4:12

Our mission is both traditional and contemporary:
To operate primarily in the church to renew, equip and encourage her. Secondarily, to be in volunteer programs in the nation in partnership with sustainable community initiatives, bringing people together to work side-by-side while sharing their perspectives and fostering broader understanding in faith, culture and community development. We are an international and interdenominational not-for-profit organization with no political affiliations.  

The mission of the Crossbearers is to spread the Gospel of Christ and to build up His church by seeking first and at best the Kingdom of God and His righteousness (Matthew 6:33), and by the fulfilling of the Great Commission (Matthew 28: 1-20; Mark 16:15-19; Acts 1:8), which includes soul-saving, disciple making, training, networking, supporting and credentialing ministers who are soundly saved and committed to the infallibility and inerrancy of the Holy Bible as the only rule of faith, thought and conduct.

All give some, some give all
Human are composite being . If we compartmentalize and departmentalize or divide and fragmentize them we either bound or break them apart. Therefore, we preach the whole Gospel to the whole person, dealing with intellect, emotions, the will and human concerns is mandated by Christ when He said, “Make disciples, teaching them all things I have commanded you.” Matthew 28: 18-20  

Making Disciple is not possible through one hour on Sunday worship service, it has to be like the new born, first century Church recorded in the book of Acts. We take cue from the Apostles and disciples. Hence, our approach is two pronged: Renewal in excellence including networking among Christians and Evangelism and discipleship including church planting among non Christians.

Faith over macho - ism and mechanism  

Righteousness and truthfulness over tactfulness and stylishness,  

Tough Love over Truancy and Hypocrisy  

Discipline over Laziness and lethargy and go as please  

Teachable and trustworthy over unreachable and untrustworthy  

Obedience and conformity over …Murmuring and reactionary  

Leading of the Spirit over rut and routine and  

Contented and committed over disconnected and uncommitted  

Assured and skilled …over un-assured and … discontented..  

Engaged and empowered over disinterested, and dis-attached dude..….  

Consistency, conventionality and orthodoxy over go as you please with pops…  

Connected and continued and not disconnected and discontinued  

Conformist and partial and one-sided over nonconformist, maverick and rugged  

Individualist but not an opinionated eccentric like robotic religionists who only seek self gain  

Impartial and unbiased over bigoted, prejudiced and grudged

Dysfunctional parasites and impassionate egomaniacs  

Simplicity, sincerity and over diplomacy and techniques  

Servant - hood and sacrificial living over aggression and get ahead mindset

Non Member - Non voting and non subscriber – an Affiliate and an endorsee, a friend!  

Must be a born again convert of Christ and an informed, faithful and prayerful believer of the Holy Bible.  

Must be a genuine member of the universal Body of Christ, a church and a fellowship. Understands Sin , Savior, Salvation, Sanctification, Servant hood, Separation from the world and the hope and scope of Sainthood.
Romans 1:16-17; 3:23; 6:23; 5:8-9; chapters 6,7,8

Must take keen entrust in the Kingdom of God and live right accordingly.
Matthew 6:33

Must understand the Gospel and the Great Commission.
Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15-9 Acts 1:8

Must understand genuinely the meaning of Cross and subscribe legitimately to the Crossbearers’ statement of faith and the statement of need and action.  

Understand clearly the difference between vices and virtues, and demonstrate moral integrity in conduct and character and willingness to assimilate Christ likeness. Additional he/she must reflect Scriptural values and impart Christ likeness against odds, challenges and pressures. Understand zealously what is hype, a pop opinion, cultural trend, social scandal and market scheme verses the principle of the Bible and what should be done in response through a prayerful Gospel approach.  

Must be concerned for the lost and desire a genuine interest to help the lostness of man while keeping away from sin.  

Must anticipate the return of Christ by participating in Biblical injunction in Matthew 24:14 and Titus 2:13.

"For none of us lives to himself alone, if we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord"
Romans 14;7 with Galatians 2;20; John 14;4; Ephesians 1: 15-23; Philippians 1:21  

“And He died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for Him who died for them and was raised again"

2 Corinthians 5:15

We share resources but do not give salary.  

We give license to hunt but no game to shoot.  

All give some, some give all.  

We impart faith and inspires values that excel routine and rudimentary lifestyle for the sacrificial services of our holy Savior.  

Christ of God, the Savior of the world and the Master of the Church is the theme of the Bible  

The Crossbearers exist to bear the Cross of Jesus Christ factually, experientially, characteristically and symbolically; and identify with Him by bearing the Cross, pursuing a life of truth, righteousness and service. Our primary and paramount call is the discipleship of Christ. We draw cue from the exclusive accounts of the Cross in:
Matthew 27; Mark 15; Luke 23 and John 19 and by explicit demand in Matthew 10: 38, 16:24; Luke 9:23 with Romans 14:7-8;1 Corinthians 2:20-21, 6:14 

The Crossbearers focus to renew the church and evangelize communities by partnering and pioneering in concert with consortium of churches and ministries with a primary concern that there will be a vibrant church in every nation, tribe, tongue and people groups.
Daniel 7:13; Jeremiah 33:9: Malachi 1:11; Matthew 14:24; Revelation 4:11, 5:9-10, 7:9-10, 14:14-20

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