Formed by the gospel and the Scriptures, King’s Cross Church exists to make disciples of Jesus who live for the glory of God and the good of others in the everyday stuff of life.
(Matthew 22:36-37; Matthew 28:18-20)
Our story began in 2016. God drew together a team of people who were pursuing a vision for biblically-functioning Christian community in our 21st century South Orange County context. Initially meeting in backyards and living rooms before moving to the back room of a generous church down the road, we now gather on Sundays in the center of Rancho Santa Margarita. Throughout the week, we are committed to living out the transforming grace of Jesus Christ in community with one another and in our families and neighborhoods and workplaces.
Why “King’s Cross Church”?
Our name “King’s Cross Church” is a clear reminder of the gospel that is the center driving force of what God has done for us and who we are as His people. We’re all about Jesus, the KING of kings (Revelation 17:14), who lived a sinless life (Hebrews 4:15), died on the CROSS and rose on the third day in order to save sinners (1 Corinthians 15:3-4) and bring them together as his CHURCH. Through His victory over evil, sin, and death, He is undoing all that is wrong with our world and bringing everything back under His perfect rule and reign (Colossians 1:18-20).
The Scriptures tell us that the church is the “manifold wisdom of God” on display for all to see (Eph. 3:10). Therefore, through the following values that shape our church community, we hope to display the character, heart, and beauty of our great God. These values flow outward from our foundation and starting point: a vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ (Rev. 2:4).
Gospel (Good News)
We never graduate from the gospel of Jesus Christ.
The gospel is our central core value and the foundation for all the others. It is the pinnacle of God’s redemptive work, the center of the Bible’s story, and the message of our faith. It is God’s power for salvation not just for unbelievers but believers as well. (Rom 1:16; 1 Cor 15:3; Col 1:16, 2:6-7; Gal 2:14)
We are transformed by the truth of God.
Since Christians are formed, grown, and shaped by God’s Word, biblical literacy is key to spiritual health and growth. As the gospel comes to bear on everyday life it produces in us holiness and humility. (Psa 19:7-11; Acts 17:11; Eph 2:1-10; 2 Tim 3:16; Heb 4:12)
We were wired to worship God and enjoy Him forever.
As one theologian said, “Our hearts are restless until they find their rest in God.” Worship is both the aim of our mission and the source of our joy. God is not a means to some idolatrous end—He is the means and the end. (Ps 96:1-3; Isa 60:21; Hab 2:14; Rom 11:36; 1 Cor 10:31)
We are called into authentic community.
Jesus not only saves us as individuals, He saves us into a new community of grace. We will fight the impulse for secluded individualism in favor of the authentic community Jesus calls us to. (1 Co 12; Jam 5:13-16; Heb 10:24-25)
We desire all of Jesus in all of life.
Christianity isn’t just about believing in Jesus, but in becoming more like Him and walking in His ways. Because true faith bears weight on our whole lives, we seek to love God not just with our heads, but our hearts and hands too. When we take part of Him but not all of Him, then we have none of Him. True holiness is wholeness (Deut 6:5; Isa 1:11-18; Mat 22:36-38; Rom 12:1-2)
We are made for a mission.
God empowers and equips every member for service in the church and mission in the world. We use our gifts to strengthen the body by worshiping together, working together, and walking with Jesus together. We are then sent into the world to love, serve, and bless our neighbors. (Luk 19:11-27; Eph 2:10, 4:11-16; Jer 29:7; Hab 2:14; Mat 28:18-20; Acts 7:1-53)
We are persistent in prayer.
We are completely dependent on God through humility and prayer. We cannot grow in the gospel or walk in the ways of Jesus without the Spirit’s help. As a church we want to pray for God to do great things in and through us that would otherwise be impossible without Him. (Psa 85:6-7; Jhn 3:6-8, 15:26; 1 Th 5:19)
Learn More at “Starting Point”
At Starting Point, you’ll learn more about who we are, why we started this church, and where we’re headed in the years ahead. It’s also a great place to meet our leadership team and learn how to get plugged in.