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The Gospel in Life


How do you bring the Gospel to bear on every aspect of your life? Join us at 4pm on Sundays.

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The Gospel in Life


How do you bring the Gospel to bear on every aspect of your life? Join us at 4pm on Sundays.

As our time in Galatians solidified, we believe that as Christians we never get “over” the Gospel. It effects all aspects of our daily lives in wonderful ways. But this is something we all need help with. Tim Keller helpfully asks, “How do you live out the Gospel between Sunday morning and Saturday night? How do you live out the Gospel in life between mission and discipleship, evangelism and social justice, cultural engagement and distinctive practices, between your Christian community and the community around you?”


Each Sunday this Fall we will be answering a question every week in hopes of helping us be a church that brings the Gospel to bear in all of our lives. 

  • What is God’s design for a healthy church?
  • What is the Bible and why can we believe it?
  • Why should we love our city?
  • What is the Gospel and why do we keep it central?
  • What is worship?
  • Why we follow a modern liturgy when we gather on Sundays?
  • What is a healthy disciple?
  • Why is Christian community important?
  • How has God designed the family in the home and church?
  • How can we talk to friends about Jesus?
  • What is God’s design for our work?
  • Why should Christians seek the good of the world?
  • What happens at the end of everything?

Join us Sundays at 4pm.

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Life in Community


God did not make us to be alone. Though there are 3.2 million people in Orange County, it is entirely possible to be surrounded by people but remain unknown. Though we may have family, dating relationships, coworkers, or neighbors in our lives, it it possible to have a life that is completely fragmented.

 We invite you to live life as God intended it, not just authentic but vulnerable, not compartmentalized but whole. Get connected to a Community Group here.

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Life in Community


God did not make us to be alone. Though there are 3.2 million people in Orange County, it is entirely possible to be surrounded by people but remain unknown. Though we may have family, dating relationships, coworkers, or neighbors in our lives, it it possible to have a life that is completely fragmented.

 We invite you to live life as God intended it, not just authentic but vulnerable, not compartmentalized but whole. Get connected to a Community Group here.

God did not make us to be alone. Though there are 3.2 million people in Orange County, it is entirely possible to be surrounded by people but remain unknown. Though we may have family, dating relationships, coworkers, or neighbors in our lives, it it possible to have a life that is completely fragmented.

 We invite you to live life as God intended it, not just authentic but vulnerable, not compartmentalized but whole. Get connected to a Community Group here.

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Working Wardrobes


Bring professional clothing on Sunday to donate to Working Wardrobes. 

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Working Wardrobes


Bring professional clothing on Sunday to donate to Working Wardrobes. 

Working Wardrobes empowers men, women, veterans and young adults overcoming difficult challenges to confidently enter the workforce and achieve success.

Working Wardrobes has been doing great work in Orange County since 1990.

There are two big reasons we believe in supporting this work as a church.

1. Biblically, true power is creative power. God uses his power to create life and bring flourishing. When God gives mankind the cultural mandate (Genesis 1:28) it is an instruction about using their power to create, cultivate, and contribute to the flourishing of life. To have power is to be able to create artifacts and meaning in our lives. To be powerless is to be unable to either of those. The work that Working Wardrobes does empowers people to create, cultivate, and contribute to the flourishing of not only their workplaces but their families and cities.

2. The Gospel compels us to confront not only idolatry but the injustice that results from it. Conservative Christians tend to be more comfortable with talking about idolatry. Liberals tend to focus more on the injustice that results from it. Cross of Christ wants to be a church that does both because Jesus died for both our disordered loves (idolatry) and the ramifications of them (injustice). Crucifixion is a 

 

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Learning From Church History


Thriving Jesus-Following: Lessons from Pre-Christian Rome for the Post-Christian West

October 30th, 7:30pm

The Village Church Irvine

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Learning From Church History


Thriving Jesus-Following: Lessons from Pre-Christian Rome for the Post-Christian West

October 30th, 7:30pm

The Village Church Irvine

Christians have much to learn from the past.

Christians have much to learn from the past. How are Christians not just to respond to, but thrive in, a time of war, disease, and economic disparity in a society that is largely non-Christian? The circumstances of 2014 are not that different from those faced by Christians of the past. Join us on October 30th to learn how the Christians in Pre-Christian Rome thrived in the midst of difficult circumstances..

RESERVE YOUR SEATS HERE


Dr. James Petitfils is the Assistant Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at Biola University. Dr. Petitfils completed his Ph.D. from UCLA in 2013, writing a dissertation exploring ancient Roman, Jewish, and Christian discourse on exemplary leadership. His research interests include storytelling and moral formation in the Roman Mediterranean, early Christian martyrdom, and leadership in the New Testament and early Christianity. He has previously taught courses at UCLA, Talbot, and Biola University in the areas of world history as well as New Testament history, literature, and leadership.


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What We Are Celebrating From Our First Year


We’ve said that we are a church that is passionate about seeing Orange County renewed by the Gospel of Jesus. Maybe, in light of all of the above, a better way to say it is that we are pursuing renewal-empowered mission: mission that flows out of communion and personal renewal. Read more here.

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What We Are Celebrating From Our First Year


We’ve said that we are a church that is passionate about seeing Orange County renewed by the Gospel of Jesus. Maybe, in light of all of the above, a better way to say it is that we are pursuing renewal-empowered mission: mission that flows out of communion and personal renewal. Read more here.

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Visit Us


Service Time & Location

4pm, Sundays

3186 Pullman St. Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Directions & What to Expect

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Visit Us


Service Time & Location

4pm, Sundays

3186 Pullman St. Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Directions & What to Expect

Service Time & Location

4pm, Sundays

3186 Pullman St. Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Directions

 

What To Expect

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Jesus

We preach Jesus from the Bible.

While you may learn some good things like historical background on the text, how to be a better person, or how to date or marry well, none of those are the primary purpose of preaching. Without Jesus, none of those things matter. Since Jesus is what we all need, and since the Bible is all about Him, we preach Jesus from the Bible every Sunday.

Kids Ministry

Help parents raise kids who love Jesus.

Our focus is on helping parents raise kids who love Jesus. We don’t just want to babysit children or do the work of discipling kids for their parents, we want to help train you, the parents or future parents, to raise kids who know and love Jesus.

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Modern Liturgy

Public rhythms for private practices.

Our Sunday gatherings are also shaped by the rich heritage of faith that has been handed down through the centuries, so we seek to use a modern liturgy. We sing hymns that are centuries old done in ways that are understandable to us in this time. We read creeds, catechisms, and responsive readings together because we believe God loves hearing his kids proclaim truth about him together.