We are a Reformed Church in the Wenatchee Valley, rehearsing and celebrating the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Loving and Serving one another in true Community, and spreading Christ’s love through Missional ministry.
We are a Reformed Church desiring to be used of God to glorify His name in the making of disciples of Jesus Christ, in the planting of churches that will plant churches and the raising up of leaders that will raise up leaders.
King’s Cross Church, Wenatchee exists to glorify God and advance His kingdom by gathering regularly to proclaim and celebrate the Gospel of Jesus Christ, yielding to the authority of God's Word as illuminated by the Holy Spirit and summarized in the historic Creeds and Confessions, partaking together of Christ's presence in the Sacraments, providing opportunities to love and serve one another in Community, equipping the saints for Ministry to those who are lost and hurting, both locally and globally, and preparing them to cultivate Shalom (peace and well-being) wherever God calls them to serve.
Why We Believe What We Believe
King’s Cross Church, Wenatchee has adopted as its own statement of faith the Westminster Confession 1647. We believe it to be a reliable, but not infallible summary of Biblical doctrine. It is our prayer that the Church at large will recover the truths expressed in this historic reformed confession, that she will debate the issues where there is not full agreement, and that in due time she will rise up as one and edit the Westminster Standards, adding articles to address modern heresies, using the same principles of sola Scriptura and consensus that she employed at its first drafting.
This statement of faith is not intended to define the boundaries of our fellowship. Some Christians will certainly differ with some of what is set forth here. Such Christians are nevertheless welcome to fellowship together with us. Our basis for fellowship is a biblical confession of the lordship of Jesus Christ, and the absence of a scandalous lifestyle.
This statement of faith does represent the doctrinal understanding of the leadership of King’s Cross Church, and it is our intention that the teaching and preaching at King’s Cross Church reflect this understanding. Procedural standards for our church government can be found in our Constitution.
We Believe that God is the center of the Universe and that man exists to Glorify Him.
We believe God sovereignly ordains whatsoever comes to pass.
for “‘In him we live and move and have our being’"
Q: What is the chief end of man?
A: Man’s chief end is to glorify God and enjoy him forever.
-Westminster Shorter Catechism
Question and Answer 1
“I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me...I say: 'My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please'”
God, from all eternity, did, by the most wise and holy counsel of His own will, feely, and unchangeably ordain whatever comes to pass.
-Westminster Confession of Faith, Chapter III-
We believe sinners are saved by the grace of God alone, through the instrument of faith alone, plus nothing.
For it is by grace you have been saved through faith, and this not from yourselves; it is the gift of God,not by works, so that no one can boast.
We believe the Bible is the inerrant Word of God, internally consistent, and the only rule for belief and practice.
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
-2 Timothy 3:16-17
We believe God's law is found in the Bible and is three-fold in purpose: First, to drive the sinner to trust in Christ alone, the only perfect law-keeper. Second, to provide a standard of obedience for the Christian, by which he may measure his progress in sanctification. And third, to maintain order in society, restraining and arresting evil in the civil realm.
The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple;
The moral law doth for ever bind all, as well justified persons as others, to the obedience thereof; and that not only in regard of the matter contained in it, but also in respect of the authority of God, the Creator, who gave it. Neither doth Christ in the gospel any way dissolve, but much strengthen this obligation.
Although true believers be not under the law as a covenant of works, to be thereby justified or condemned: yet it is of great use to them, as well as to others...
-WCF Chapter 19: V and VI
We Believe God’s existence is self attesting and is not in need of human attempts at proving. The Bible does not attempt to prove God’s existence, it assumes it, and so do we.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
We believe Christ has been given all authority in heaven and on earth, and has commanded and empowered His church to make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the triune God, and teaching them to obey all that Christ has commanded.
And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
We believe Satan is a defeated foe, and that Christ will reign till He has put all enemies under His feet, and then comes the end.
"Or how can someone enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man? Then indeed he may plunder his house."
- Matthew 12:29
For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. 23 But each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ. 24 Then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule and every authority and power. 25 For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. 26 The last enemy to be destroyed is death.
- 1 Cor. 15:22-26
We believe the earth and all its fullness is the Lord's and that every area dominated by sin must be redeemed by the Gospel and reclaimed for Christ’s glory. This includes the individual, the family, the church, and society at large, including the state. We firmly believe in the separation of church and state, but not the separation of the state or anything else from God. We declare the Lordship of Christ in every sphere through the preaching of His Word with prayer, expecting eventual triumph.
“I saw in the night visions,
and behold, with the clouds of heaven
there came one like a son of man,
and he came to the Ancient of Days
and was presented before him.
And to him was given dominion
and glory and a kingdom,
that all peoples, nations, and languages
should serve him;
his dominion is an everlasting dominion,
which shall not pass away,
and his kingdom one
that shall not be destroyed.
They shall not hurt or destroy
in all my holy mountain;
for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord
as the waters cover the sea.
“The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever.”
We believe truth is absolute and that doctrine matters. However, our doctrine does not define the boundaries of our fellowship. Our basis for fellowship is a biblical confession of the lordship of Jesus Christ, and the absence of a scandalous lifestyle.
I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.
-1 Cor. 1:10
And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers,
to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ,
until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God,to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ,
so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes.
Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ,
from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.