Dear CrossPointe,

Our text this Sunday, 1 Timothy 5:17–25, contains Paul’s instructions to Timothy about honoring leaders while keeping them accountable. There is a beautiful gospel-balance in Paul’s words: leaders are to be respected, but they are in no way above anyone else. In fact, they are to be held to a stricter standard in many ways. And, because the mission of the church is the mission of every Christian, it is our collective responsibility to live together in this mutually accountable way as we move ever closer to that day when we will all stand before Christ.

Nothing could be more important than our mutual gospel-ministry together as Christians in a local church. Take some time to read this text before Sunday. Looking forward to seeing you!

Grace and peace,


MWF: “Hard Sayings of the Bible” (Wed., 5:45–7:30 p.m., Oct. 5–Nov. 9) || Join us for six weeks of tough, even (seemingly) contradictory truths found in Scripture. Dinner ($5/person) starts at 5:45 p.m., followed by teaching at 6:30. There will be childcare as well. RSVP for dinner and/or childcare by contacting Molly Copley.

“One Another” Member Meeting (Nov. 6, 6–7:30 p.m.) || Every other month CrossPointe’s members gather to discuss matters pertinent to the life of the church. We’ll affirm new members and hear missions reports as well! Childcare is available, and non-members are welcome to attend.

Children’s Ministry Training (Nov. 13, 9 a.m.) || Learn more about how we care for the children God has entrusted to us every Sunday morning. To serve you must attend this class and complete a short application. Sign up by e-mailing Cristin Wise.

Missions Conference (Nov. 13, 6 p.m.) & Dinner (Nov. 16, 5:45 p.m.) || Jeff Barkhouse will help us consider how our church family can encourage missionaries we support. Then, on Wednesday, we’ll enjoy dinner together and spend time in prayer for missions efforts around the world.

Newcomers’ Lunch (Nov. 20, after worship) || If you’ve begun attending CrossPointe in the last few months and would like to know more about the church, please join us for lunch after worship! The pastoral staff will be on hand to introduce themselves as well. Childcare will also be available. Sign up by e-mailing Molly Copley.