The church was planted in 2008 with the name Hatfield Christian Church Joburg South and has been greatly blessed by the legacy and support of The Hatfield Christian Church in Pretoria East. 2017 marked a new era in our growth as we embraced God’s call to become a church for all people in our city. The elders identified the need for a more appropriate name to which people in our community could relate, as opposed to the name “Hatfield” which is a suburb in Pretoria.
After prayerful consideration we felt the name Cross Culture City Church best describes who we are, and what we’re called to do. Our vision has always been to see ALL people encounter God, express His love, be empowered by His Spirit to extend His kingdom.
The cross of Jesus introduces a new culture that transcends our respective human cultures. Although we celebrate the unique strengths of our respective human cultures, we seek to prioritize the culture of the cross. The vertical arm of the cross speaks of how our relationship with Jesus enjoys center stage, while the horizontal arm speaks of building bridges to reach people from all cultures. Our values page illustrates our core values which we believe constitutes the culture of the cross. May our culture always represent the cross of Jesus Christ accurately!
We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments in their original writing as fully inspired of God and accept them as the supreme and final authority for faith and life.
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three Persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten of the Father, conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary and is true God and true man.
We believe that God created man in His own image; that man sinned and thereby incurred the penalty of sin which is death – physical and spiritual; that all human beings inherit a sinful nature which manifests (in the case of those who reach moral responsibility) in actual transgression involving personal guilt.
We believe in the principle of heterosexual relationships between a natural man and a natural woman within the confines of lawful matrimony.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins, a substitutionary sacrifice according to the Scriptures and that all who believe in Him are justified on the grounds of His shed blood.
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus, His ascension into Heaven, and His present life as our High Priest and Advocate.
We believe in the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that all who repent of their sin and receive the Lord Jesus Christ by faith are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God.
We believe in the baptism in the Holy Spirit, empowering and equipping believers for service, with the accompanying supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit; and in fellowship with the Holy Spirit. We believe in the divinely ordained ministries of Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher.
We believe in the resurrection of both the just and the unjust, the eternal blessedness of the redeemed and the eternal banishment of those who have rejected the offer of salvation.
We believe that elders carry the responsibility for oversight and care of the staff and members. Where necessary elders must carry out biblical discipline for the restoration of the believer who has fallen in sin and for the protection of the local church.
We believe that the one true Church is the whole company of those who have been redeemed by Jesus Christ and regenerated by the Holy Spirit; that the local church on earth should take its character from this concept of the Church. New birth and personal confession of Christ are therefore essentials of Church membership.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ appointed two ordinances – Baptism in water and the Lord’s Supper – to be observed as acts of obedience and as perpetual witnesses to the cardinal facts of the Christian faith; that baptism is the immersion of the believer in water as a confession of identification with Christ in burial and resurrection and that the Lord’s Supper is the partaking of the emblems symbolic of the Saviour’s broken body and shed blood, in remembrance of His sacrificial death, till He comes.
We believe that divine healing was provided for in the Old Testament and is an integral part of the Gospel.
We believe the Bible teaches that without holiness no man can see the Lord. We believe in the doctrine of sanctification as a definite, yet progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of the new birth and continuing until the consummation of salvation.
The Church is open to any further truth, which the Holy Spirit may illuminate from the Scriptures.