CROSSCOUNTRY COWBOY CHURCH
4544 Hwy 431, Columbia, TN
What is a cowboy Church?
“CrossCountry is a cowboy church that isn’t just for cowboys”
Cowboy really represents a culture and value system that is quickly being lost, forgotten or resisted in our world. And CrossCountry is a church for everyone that rides and ropes, farms or gardens, hunts and fishes... or for those that long to or wish they could. For people who understand how extraordinary the simple things in life are. It's also a church that is moving into the future, by reaching back into a time when things were slower and family-based, and values were valued-more and when life was Bible-based. To a time when words like family and faith and right and wrong meant something… and your personal word meant everything. These are things that matter to God and helped make our country great and out of which Jesus can be lifted up and proclaimed to the whole world. Any given Sunday you'll hear country music and you’ll see cowboy hats, along with men and women who wear a hundred other hats; engineers, musicians, nurses, teachers, contractors, landscapers, business executives and farmers, all sitting side by side in worship. Some are real cowboys, and some just have the heart of one.
CrossCountry is more of a bunkhouse for the hurting than a hotel for the holy. A place for sinners who need Jesus and in some cases saints who think they don’t. A spot on life’s trail where the cowboy in all of us can tie our horse to the hitching post and catch their breath or rest a spell.
Isn't there really a little bit of Cowboy in all of us...
We’re located 45 minutes south of Nashville, Tennessee in the community of Hardison Mill... on the outskirts of heaven.
The mission of CrossCountry Cowboy Church is to connect people who live in or love the country to the message of the Cross. Rural, country, western, equine or those who just love that lifestyle, this church is for you.
CrossCountry Church is a cowboy church, but that doesn't mean it is just for working or professional cowboys. Cowboys will certainly feel at home here, but CrossCountry is for anyone who enjoys rural lifestyle, is family-oriented, and may or may not have livestock. It is the kind of laid-back church that identifies with western, down-home culture, where hats and boots aren't required but are certainly welcome. Most importantly, it is the kind of church where God is real, and everyone will feel like part of the family.
Essential Beliefs (Our non-negotiables)
1. The Bible is…
A. the divine revelation of God to mankind
B. our fixed source of authority for faith and conduct
C. without error and endurable for all generations and culture
2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21; Psalm 119:160
2. God is…
A. eternal, having always existed outside of time and space
B. a single Being consisting of three Persons – Father, Son, & Holy Spirit
Genesis 1:1,26-27; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22
3. Jesus is…
A. eternal Son of God
B. conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin
C. one who ultimately restores mankind from sin
D. raised from the dead and seated with the Heavenly Father
Revelation 1:8; Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:31, 35; Hebrews 7:26; 1 Peter 2:22; Acts 2:22; 1 Corinthians 15:3; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:16-17; James 5:14-16; Matthew 28:6; Luke 24:39; 1 Corinthians 6:14, 15:4; Acts 1:9, 11; 2:33; Philippians 2:9-11; Hebrews 1:3
4. The Holy Spirit is…
A. active today to make people aware of their need for Jesus
B. active today to empower believers to live the Christian life more victoriously
C. We believe the Spirit of God indwells every believer. The fruit of the Spirit is the by-product of a spirit-filled life and evidence of spiritual
maturity. The gifts of the Spirit should be earnestly sought and used to serve others and glorify God.
John 16:7-13; 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; Ephesians 1:13; 2 Corinthians 1:21-22; Romans 8:16; Luke 24:49; Acts 8:12-17; 19:1-7; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31; Acts 10:44-46
5. Mankind is…
A. made in the spiritual image of God
B. fallen from innocence due to a willful choice to do wrong
C. destined for eternal separation from God
D. provided an opportunity to be reconciled to God through Christ
E. invited to accept Christ, repent of sin, and receive a fresh start
Genesis 1:26-30; 3:8-9; Genesis 3:6-24; Romans 3:23; 5:12-19; Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 3:3, 16; Acts 20:21; Romans 5:1; 1 John 1:9; Titus 2:11-13; 3:5-6; Romans 8:38-39; John 10:29; 2 Timothy 1:12; 1 Peter 1:3-5; John 15:6; 1 Peter 1:16; Hebrews 12:14; Revelation 22:19; Luke 8:13; Romans 12:1-2; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 13:12; 1 Peter 1:16; Romans 6:1-11; Galatians 2:20; Philippians 2:12-13
6. The Church is…
A. the body of Christ that consists of all Christians on a three-fold mission of upreach, inreach, and outreach
B. respectful of two ordinances – water baptism and The Lord’s Table (Holy Communion)
Ephesians 4:16; Galatians 3:28-29; 1 Peter 2:9; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Matthew 22:37-38; Ephesians 4:11-11-13; Matthew 28:19-20; Matthew 28:19; Acts 10:47-48; Romans 6:4; 1 Corinthians 11:26; 2 Peter 1:4
7. The Future is…
A. hopeful for those ready for the imminent return of Christ
B. bright for the Christian because of eternal life with God
1 Corinthians 15:51-52; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Revelation 22:12-13; Romans 8:23; Titus 2:13; 2 Peter 3:13; John 14:2-3; Revelation 21:1-7; 22:5; Mark 9:43-48; Revelation 20:11-15; Matthew 25:46