Normally our services are thematic and revolve around one central truth grounded in Scripture that ties everything together. Although this requires a fair degree of forethought and planning, we always seek to remain open to God’s Spirit leading us in a different way. Therefore, we maintain a measure of flexibility and spontaneity.
Our particular calling involves a contemporary style of music which we hope helps communicate Christ in a relevant way to our modern culture. This has been a common practice throughout history. For example, Martin Luther used various culturally familiar music styles in his hymns, and Handel’s Messiah was at first rejected as being too worldly and modern in style. This does not mean we do not value or use more traditional forms, just that we have an emphasis distinctive to our mission.
Our messages address relevant topics that relate to everyday life. However, they are also based clearly on the Scriptures -- normally from one particular passage, which is taken in its proper context and explained and applied in an understandable way. Many times, these messages are part of a broader series as we work through particular books of the Bible.
Visuals, like movie clips, are often used in our services; not to entertain, but to help us appreciate how the Scriptures address real life. These forms serve to illustrate the sermon through beauty and truth. (Ezekiel, Jesus, and other biblical figures often used various forms to communicate God’s message.)
Normally we have a time for greeting each other during the services, which is a current application of a practice that dates back to the early church. It reminds us that, in Scripture, public (or corporate) worship differs from private worship in that there is a horizontal (people-to-people) element, as well as a vertical (people-to-God) element.
We celebrate communion monthly in the Sunday Morning Services. We also have special services that include the Lord's Supper around Christmas and Easter.
We do not pass an offering plate or basket in order to avoid making our guests uncomfortable. Instead, we hope you will see this service as our gift to you. We invite those already committed to our ministry to place their offering in the offering box provided on their way in or out of the santuary.
We believe God is more interested in the state of our hearts than what we wear. (Scripture never outlines a dress code). Therefore, we emphasize freedom, whether formal or very casual, as long as we all remain respectful to the Lord, and caring toward others.
To be a welcoming, Christ-centered church (Eom 12:5) dedicated to making disciples of Jesus Christ (Matt 28:19-20), testifying to the gospel of the grace of God (Acts 20:24), equipping every believer to mature towards the fullness of Christ (Eph 4:12-13) so that God alone is worshipped (Ex 20:3) and everyone is stirred up to love and good deeds (Heb 10:24), transforming Boone and beyond. (Acts 1:8)
Making, Maturing, & Mobilizing Disciple-makers for Christ
Crosspoint is part of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).
Rev. Scott Stewart, Pastor
Pastor Scott has been at Crosspoint since June of 2018! He is married to Amy and they have two teen boys, Luke and Jack. Scott is an Alumni of ASU (1992) and he has a heart for the students of App and desires for them to experience the prevasive grace of Jesus and that He is the Hero of every story. He is also an alumni of RTS Charlotte and has planted two churches (Grace Foothills in Tryon, NC and Midtown East in Nashville, TN). Scott loves spending time with his wife and boys, riding his scooter, watching Oscar-worthy films and discussing them over coffee, hiking, camping, skiing, and kickball.
Scott's email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Dennis Eldred, Elder
Dennis has been at Crosspoint since 2008 and has been an elder since 2012.
He is a carpenter for Enterline and Russell Builders. He and his wife Lori have two children and six grandchildren.
Dennis' email is email@example.com
Daniel Law, Elder
Daniel Law has been at Crosspoint since 2008 and has served as an elder since 2015. He works for Samaritan’s Purse on the Operation Christmas Child project. He and his wife Molly have 5 children- Sophie, Xander, Wade, Teagen and Vivienne.
Daniel's email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Lionel van der Westhuizen, Elder
Lionel is a general surgeon with Watauga Surgical Group, and has been in Boone since 2014. He has been an elder at Crosspoint for 2 years. He and his wife Stephanie have 4 children-- Elie, John, Caleb and Joel.
Lionel's email is email@example.com
Brenda Brown, Director of Children's Ministry
Brenda and her three sons, James, Jake, and Jason have lived in Boone since 2002. They started attending Crosspoint in 2014. Brenda has a master’s degree in Reading Education. She has served in the field of education either through teaching public school or home schooling since 1991 and has volunteered with children through many venues to include Awana, Sunday school teacher, and as a drama camp leader. She has a passion to see children develop a relationship with Christ- to know Him, love Him, and serve Him.
Brenda's email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Kate Vining, Admin
Kate has been attending Crosspoint since 2012 and has been in Boone since 2010. She graduated from Appalachian State University in May 2014 with a degree in GAIT. She now works at Samaritan's Purse full time as a Apparel & Imprint Specialist.
She finds joy in bringing the Body of Christ together.
Kate's email is email@example.com