Frequently Asked Questions
We get a lot of questions about our church and so we compiled a quick guide to answer the most common ones...
Where do you hold services?
Right now we meet on Saturday nights at Crosspoint Church. The format is more initmate and casual than a normal worship service. It feels more like a Bible study and once a month we have Communion. As we add people and resources we will add in more service elements until we can launch a typical weekly public service.
What is "church planting"?
Church planting just means the work of starting new churches. A plant is meant to grow and produce fruit and the same is true for a church plant. Church plants might lack the resources and power of established churches but what they benefit from is a highly dedicated group of local missionaries (who can be any ordinary person) who know each other, serve the community, and create an environment that is ten times more effective at reaching the unchurched than an established church is.
So...are you Protestant or Catholic?
Anglicans are Protestants. What everyone thinks of as Anglicanism came out of the reformation of the Church of England in the 1500s. We do not pray to saints, we do not believe in Transubstantiation (the belief that the bread and wine in Communion transform physically into Jesus), we do not follow the pope, we hold the Bible as our highest authority, and we believe that we are saved by grace through faith alone. The English Reformers did maintain some more "catholic" practices like bishops, liturgical worship, and a central role for the sacraments in our spiritual life. While some would like to say that Anglicans have more in common with Roman Catholics than Protestants this is demonstrably false. The biggest indicator of where we align on these issues is that the Anglican Church in North America is in full communion with the Lutheran Church but we are not in communion with the Roman Catholic Church. And without Luther there would be no Protestants.
If you aren't Roman Catholic why do you where a clergy collar?
The clergy collar originated with the Presbyterian church in Scotland and was later appropriated by Roman Catholic clergy in English speaking areas. In those days, men's shirts had detachable collars for easy cleaning. Scottish clergy decided to wear their collars backwards as an outward sign that they have turned their backs on this world and decided to fully follow Jesus. Just as police and doctors wear uniforms, pastors wear collars to let everyone know that they are "on duty" in case someone needs pastoral care.
How can I join your church?
We are always looking for pioneers to help us form this new community of faith. When a new church is established it impacts people for generations. If you are interested in what we are doing I would encourage to come and check it out. We are always holding community events and every Saturday night we hold our weekly gathering at Crosspoint Church. Pastor Seth will also want to get together with you to hear your story and tell you more about our church. If you or someone you know might want to join us in our work please email Seth (email@example.com)
What are some other ways I can help?
We always need prayer. We truly believe in the power of prayer and we trust that God hears us and cares for us. You can join our prayer team to receive our newsletters. You can donate to our church plant. All gifts are tax deductible and every penny goes to help reach McKinney for Jesus. You can also help us by connecting us to other people who might want to help. If you know someone who might want to join us or someone who would like to donate please reach out to us and let us know.