Our Story & Our Mission

Our Story

Cross of Christ Lutheran Church was organized as a congregation in November of 1994. We are a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, part of the worldwide communion of Lutheran churches.

We worshiped at Mountain View Elementary School until March 1997, when our first building was finished at 121st and Lowell Blvd. We began with under 200 members; now we are a growing church of about 1,000 folks.

We began with one pastor who worked to develop the congregation and its ministry. Over the years, we have added pastors and other staff in order to provide opportunities to worship, grow in faith, and serve the community and the world.

In 1999-2000 we completed a building addition that helped to realize the vision of beginning a Christian preschool as part of our ministry. Another addition of classrooms in 2008 provided more space for Sunday school, the preschool, and weekday kindergarten classes. In December of 2012 we completed another major building addition that added office space, a choir room, a larger youth room and additional classrooms.

In 2019, we celebrated our 25th Anniversary.  We are excited to see where God’s mission is leading us into the world!

25th Anniversary Booklet

Our Mission

Cross of Christ Invites All to join in celebrating Christ’s Love as we Worship, Learn, and Serve.

As Lutheran Christians, we are committed to the gift of grace that God brings to the world through Jesus Christ. On the cross, Jesus bridges the divide that we place between ourselves and God. In Jesus’ life, death and resurrection we are given forgiveness and hope for today and for eternity. As a congregation, we experience the love of Jesus in scripture, in the sacraments of Holy Communion and Baptism, and in giving of ourselves in our community and in our world.

Our congregation’s mission and vision are centered on worship, learning and service:

Worship: we offer a place to gather in Word and Sacrament, inspiring all to walk as children of God.

Learning: We invite and engage all to strengthen their faith, deepen their relationship with God, and empower them to share their faith with others.

Service: We inspire all to share their God-given gifts in service to the church, the community, and the world.

Cross of Christ Core Values

Cross of Christ Lutheran Church boldly meets the future in our ever-changing world. We welcome individuals and families of all types to share in the grace and acceptance found in our community.

 Together we worship and learn, as we study and strive to live the Word of God in our everyday vocations.

 In our neighborhoods and in our world, we extend helping hands, offering ourselves in service to others and sharing our resources with those in need.