What to Expect

Well, it's a new place, and you need new friends. Here we are! Some of the most friendly people on earth live in Charlotte, a quite a few are a part of our community. Come for a visit, be our guest, and stay because it's home. 

Below are some things you can expect when you visit on Sundays, for a list of other gatherings click here

  • Sunday Mornings

    Our formal gathering starts at 11AM, but after you've been with us a couple of times, join us for prayer at 10AM in the prayer room. No worries on what to wear, jeans and a t-shirt to business casual is all good. We are a welcoming and diverse community, so all ethnic groups, ages, and classes are welcome. During our gathering, here is what to expect from our ORDER OF WORSHIP. 


    May

    Updraft Prayer (10AM)

    Welcome (11AM)

    Call to Worship - Prayer & Psalm Reading

    Musical Worship (Part 1)

    Offerings -- Releasing of Children

    Crosspointe on Mission

    Sermon -- Call to Response

    Lord's Table & Prayer with Elders (1st & 3rd Sundays)

    Worship (Part 2) 

    Announcements

    Closing Song 
    Blessing (Benediction)

    Order of Worship subject to change according to the leading of the Holy Spirit & special events.


    For our music, we sing hymns and modern worship choruses, sometimes even in other languages (with English lyrics available of course). It's a real treat to hear God worshipped in people's heart languages. 

  • Kids & Teens

    Kids are really important to us, so we do everything we can to make sure their time is well spent keeping active and learning,  they are safe, and we even throw in some fun! 

    We have a check-in system, so you can check them in when you arrive and get them back at the end of the morning. As you see above they are released back to the classrooms with adult supervision right before the sermon. 

    Students Middle School Age and older have Sunday School on the 2nd and 4th Sunday at 10AM, but join the adults for the main gathering. 

  • Sacraments

    Sometimes they are called ordinances. We believe from the scriptures and have experienced that God wants to interact with His children in the small things, as well as the big life moments. Some of these rites are natural and some are created with intent. We do our best to celebrate and/or remember them all. One of the ways we do this is through the Sacraments, key moments in the life of the church, and the journey of the believer. We practice the following: 


    • Believer's Baptism
    • The Lord's Table (sometimes called Communion, the Lord's Supper or the Eucharist)  
    • Confirmation (to affirm the witness of the indwelling Holy Spirit)
    • Forgiveness (which in its fullness has aspects of confessionrepentanceredemption & reconciliation)
    • Anointing the Sick (with oil)
    • Appointing & setting apart our leaders (laying on of hands)
    • Rites of Passage (Marriage, Baby dedications, Birthdays, Adulthood/Celibacy, Funerals, and others).