Monday, September 18, 2017

"A Place to Belong" in 5 Tweets

A recap of Pastor Logan's message "A Place To Belong" in 140 characters or less: 
  1. The Harris Poll found that 31% of American adults suffer from chronic loneliness (2016). #CrossPointUT 
  2. It is not good that the man should be alone (Gen2:18). We are created for community, not just with God but with each other. #CrossPointUT 
  3. Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour (Ecclesiastes 4:9).  #CrossPointUT 
  4. "Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ" (Galatians 6:2). #CrossPointUT 
  5. God is building a family that will support, stir up and strengthen one another—and He created you to be part of it. #CrossPointUT 
Be sure to follow @CrossPointUT on Twitter!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Meet Chris and Dana Glenn

Christopher and his wife, Dana, were born and raised in small farming communities in central California. They met in high school guitar and theater classes. Bonded by a mutual love for music, cats, and humor, they were married in 2005. After spending four years in Phoenix, the economy—and God—led them somewhere they never expected: Utah. 

Christopher is a web developer by day, but his true passion is music. He has always felt most at home aiding in worship alongside his brothers and sisters in Christ, and he is excited to be able to use his skills for the glory of God serving as worship leader at both campuses of Crosspoint Church!

Get to know Chris and Dana better by joining their small group starting September 20 at our Taylorsville campus!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

"Hope" in 5 Tweets

A recap of Pastor Logan's message "Hopeless" in 140 characters or less: 
  1. Psalm 42 describes a man literally cutoff from others & who feels cutoff from God. Have you ever felt isolated and abandoned? #CrossPointUT 
  2. As human beings we are a dichotomy. We are created materially, with a physical body, & immaterially, with a soul & spirit. #CrossPointUT 
  3. There is such a thing as spiritual depression. You cannot medicate the spiritual. It requires a spiritual solution.  #CrossPointUT 
  4. Depressed, the psalmist forgot God & had to intentionally remind himself,Hope thou in God (Ps. 42:5). We must do the same. #CrossPointUT 
  5. Turn your eyes upon Jesus, // Look full in His wonderful face, // And the things of earth will grow strangely dim. #CrossPointUT 
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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

A Place to Belong

Back to Church Sunday is coming up on September 17. Eight out of ten people say they are open to visiting a church if invited. That's powerful! With that in mind, we're having a special service specifically designed to welcome people back to church. Imagine how our community can be transformed if everyone at CrossPoint Church invited at least one other person to come to church with them.

The message that Sunday will be titled "A Place to Belong" and will encourage all of us to get plugged in to living life they way we were meant to—with others in authentic community! During the service everyone will have an opportunity to register for small groups and we'll serve pizza afterwards. You won’t want to miss it!

This is the perfect opportunity to invite your friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers to join you and grow deeper in their faith, or perhaps encounter God for the first time. Begin praying for those you will invite and be sure to pick up a few Back to Church Sunday invitations this week. You can even invite your friends on Facebook. Click here for the Taylorsville service and here for the Provo service.

Who will you invite?

Small Groups at CrossPoint Church (Fall 2017)

This coming Sunday (September 10) registration will open for our fall trimester small groups! We know from Pastor Logan's recent series Committed: Understanding Your Role in the Local Church the importance of gathering together around the Word of God for encouragement and accountability. We hope this trimester you'll be a part of one these great studies:

The Art of Neighboring: Building Genuine Relationships Right Outside Your Door. We know the Great Commandment—"Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself" (Matthew 22:37-39). However, like the lawyer that questioned Jesus (cf. Luke 10:25ff) we often try to justify ourselves by our definition of the word neighbor. What if we took this command literally? What would happen if we reached out to those on our street, those right next door? Don't miss this paradigm changing study at each campus where we'll explore what it really means to love our neighbors! (Book is required and available for $9.)

Begins: Sept. 20 | Time: Wed. 6:30-7:30pm | Duration: 7 weeks | Location: Taylorsville Campus | Leader: Pastor Logan/Chris Glenn

Begins: Sept. 21 | Time: Thurs. 6:30-7:30pm | Duration: 7 weeks | Location: Pastor Logan's House (South Orem) | Leader: Pastor Logan

#DeathToSelfie. When we compare our unfiltered lives to a world cropped and edited, where everything is perfect, we're left with thoughts of misery and frustration. The struggle to know who we are in the world without compromising who we are in Christ is a battle as old as mankind—but so is God's answer for finding peace. In this special study for teenagers, we'll discover how finding our identity in Christ can save us from the greatest obstacle standing in our way—us.

Begins: Sept. 23 | Time: Sat. 9-10am | Duration: 5 weeks | Location: Taylorsville Campus | Leader: Sarah Read

Which group do you plan on joining?

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month 2017

There are some topics that are uncomfortable to talk about. That discomfort causes us to ignore them. However, that doesn't make the issues go away and that certainly doesn't help those that are struggling with them. Suicide is one of those topics.

As of 2016, suicide is the leading cause of death among Utah children 10 to 17. Last year we took the first steps in opening up a dialogue, letting those both in our church and in our community know that CrossPoint is a safe place to open up, share struggles, and seek help. With September being Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, we want to again emphasize that point.

This Sunday (September 3) Pastor Logan will preach a message titled Hopeless in which he'll provide a broad overview of spiritual depression. The following week (September 10) we'll be joined by guest speakers from the Utah Suicide Prevention Coalition. Kimball Gardner of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will speak at our Taylorsville campus and Heidi Peterson of Communities that Care will speak in Provo. Each interactive presentation will provide tools and resources for those that are struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts, as well as for those that know someone who is. We hope you'll join us and be a part of this important conversation!

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please call 1-800-273-8255.

Monday, August 28, 2017

"Faith on Facebook" in 5 Tweets

A recap of Pastor Logan's message "Faith on Facebook" in 140 characters or less: 
  1. Every minute Facebook’s 2 billion users post 510,000 comments. That content reveals the condition of our hearts. #CrossPointUT 
  2. Like John, our motivation shouldn’t be amassing followers to ourselves but rather pointing the masses to Jesus (cf. Jn 3:30). #CrossPointUT 
  3. Before we click “post” we need to evaluate our motivation. Are we trying to draw attention to ourselves? #CrossPointUT 
  4. Using social media to criticism other believers or your church gives non-believers an opportunity to speak poorly of Christ. #CrossPointUT 
  5. Refuse to engage in the drama, negativity, and narcissism that breeds on social media platforms. #CrossPointUT 
Be sure to follow @CrossPointUT on Twitter!

Monday, August 21, 2017

"Committed to the Gospel" in 5 Tweets


A recap of Pastor Logan's message "Committed to the Gospel" (from the series "Committed: Understanding Your Role in the Local Church") in 140 characters or less: 
  1. Many children of God live as spiritual orphans, disconnected from the family of God. Our faith is to be lived in community! #CrossPointUT 
  2. Christ’s message is very succinct, Repent ye, and believe the Gospel (Mark 1:15). #CrossPointUT 
  3. Repent does not mean to promise not to sin. Such a promise reveals a belief that sin can be overcome through personal effort. #CrossPointUT 
  4. Do you believe the Gospel is enough to save your loved ones (cf. Romans 1:16)? #CrossPointUT 
  5. We not only labor together, but also with God to share the Gospel of Christ (cf. 1 Corinthians 3:9). #CrossPointUT 
Be sure to follow @CrossPointUT on Twitter!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

"Committed to Generosity" in 5 Tweets


A recap of Pastor Logan's message "Committed to Generosity" (from the series "Committed: Understanding Your Role in the Local Church") in 140 characters or less: 
  1. When Christians give, the work of God is supported, needs of the body are met & ministry in the community is funded. #CrossPointUT 
  2. Generosity is not circumstantial (cf. 2 Corinthians 8:1-2). #CrossPointUT 
  3. When we are forced to give, the act is robbed of it's means and significance. #CrossPointUT 
  4. Generosity is not compulsory (cf. 2 Corinthians 8:3-4). #CrossPointUT 
  5. If you can't trust God with your money, a finite amount, how can you possibly trust Him with your soul which is of infinite worth? #CrossPointUT 
Be sure to follow @CrossPointUT on Twitter!

Monday, August 7, 2017

"Committed To Growth" in 5 Tweets


A recap of Pastor Logan's message "Committed to Growth" (from the series "Committed: Understanding Your Role in the Local Church") in 140 characters or less: 
  1. You cannot separate the health of a local church from the health of its members. #CrossPointUT 
  2. A healthy Christian is a growing Christian & a growing Christian looks more & more like Jesus in all they think, say & do. #CrossPointUT 
  3. We're not in competition with each other. Spiritual growth isn't about being "better" than the person sitting next to you. #CrossPointUT 
  4. It's easy to fall into the performance trap - especially when we use those around us as our standard - and fixate on the outward. #CrossPointUT 
  5. Spiritual growth is not about the pursuit of self-sufficiency. It is about the pursuit of Christ. #CrossPointUT 
Be sure to follow @CrossPointUT on Twitter!