​119 N. Third Street,   Ishpeming, MI 49849     Phone  (906) 485-2044

      119 N. Third Street,   Ishpeming, MI 49849     Phone:  (906) 485-2044

"To Know Christ and To Make Christ Known"  

Connecting People to God By Way of the Cross Bridge of Christ  

Welcome to CrossBridge Church

CrossBridge Church Statement of Faith


The Bible

We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error
in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and
that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

(John 17:17, Romans 15:4, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:19-21)​
The Trinity

We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons,
that these are equal in every divine perfection, and that they execute distinct but
harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence, and redemption.

(Matthew 28:19, John 1:1-4, 1 John 5:7)

God the Father

We believe in God, the Father, an infinite personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom,
power, and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of each
person, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all
​who come to Him through Jesus Christ.

(John 3:16-17, John 4:24, John 17:5)

Jesus Christ

We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit.
We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings. We believe in His ​

substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, 

perpetual intercession for His people, and personal visible return to earth.
(Isaiah 7:14, John 1:14, Philippians 2:5-11, Hebrews 1:2-3, 1 John 1:7)

The Holy Spirit

We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and the Son to
convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify,
and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells
every believer in Christ, and that He is an abiding helper, teacher and guide.

​(John 14:26, John 16:7-15, Romans 8:14-17, Ephesians 1:13-14)


We believe that all people are sinners by nature and by choice and are, therefore,
under condemnation. We believe that those who repent of their sins and trust in
Jesus Christ as Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit.

(John 1:12-13, John 3:3, 16-17, Acts 20:21, Ephesians 2:1-9, Titus 3:5)

The Church

We believe in the universal church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head
and all regenerated persons are members. We believe in the local church, consisting
of a company of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized on a credible confession of
faith, and associated for worship, work and fellowship. We believe that God has
laid upon the members of the local church the primary task of giving the gospel

of Jesus Christ to a lost world.
(Matthew 16:16-18, Acts 2:38-41, Ephesians 2:19-22, Ephesians 5:25-27)

Christian Conduct

We believe that Christians should live for the glory
of God and the well-being of others; that their conduct should be blameless
before the world; that they should be faithful stewards of their possessions;
and that they should seek to realize for themselves and others the full stature
of maturity in Christ.

(2 Corinthians 9:6-8, Ephesians 4:11-16, Philippians 2:14-16,
Colossians 3:17-23, 1 Thessalonians 5:17-18)

The Ordinances

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local
church: baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We believe that Christian baptism is
immersion of a believer in water into the name of the triune God. We believe that
the Lord’s Supper was instituted by Christ for commemoration of His death.
We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and administered until
the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

(Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 2:41-42, Romans 6:3-5, 1 Corinthians 11:23-32)

Religious Liberty

We believe that every human being has direct relations with God, and is
responsible to God alone in all matters of faith; that each church is independent
and must be free from interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority;
that therefore Church and State must be kept separate as having different
functions, each fulfilling its duties free from dictation or patronage of the other.

( I Timothy 2:5; Romans 13:1-5; 14:7-9,12.)

Church Cooperation

                We believe that the local church promotes the cause of Jesus Christ by cooperating with one

           another in association with other like-minded organizations. Such an organization, whether

                a regional or district conference, exists and functions by the will of the church. Cooperation

                       in a conference is voluntary and may be terminated at any time. CrossBridge Church may           

likewise cooperate with interdenominational fellowships on a voluntary basis.
(Acts 15:36, 41 & 16:5; I Corinthians 16:1; Galatians 1:1-3; Revelation 1:4; 10-11.)​

The Last Things

We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth
and the establishment of His kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body,
​the final judgment, the eternal felicity of the righteous, and the endless
suffering of the wicked.

(John 5:28-29, Revelation 20:1-15, 2 Corinthians 5:10, Matthew 25:31-46)