Crossway College is a community of Christians who differ in experience, church and denominational association, ministry goals, academic ability, ethnic background and age. This diversity occurs within a context of unity because of a common allegiance to Jesus Christ, a desire by all to fulfill God's will in the church and world, and a shared commitment to the truths of the authoritative Word of God, the Bible.
Beliefs foundational to the Christian faith are taught with conviction as non-negotiable and unity is expected in relation to them. There are however, a number of issues which are secondary or peripheral, and many Christians have different views in regard to them, being matters of interpretation. The college grants faculty, staff and students the freedom to hold their own convictions in relation to such issues, in a context of unity and mutual respect.
The college seeks to uphold the following foundational beliefs:
The Scriptures, consisting of the Old and New Testaments in their entirety, are the inspired, written Word of God, and have been given by God to the church as the final authority for what we are to believe and how we are to live.
There is one God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit who share together equally and eternally in the one being of God.
God is the creator of all things.
Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is fully God and fully human, in one person.
Jesus Christ lived a sinless life, died in the place of sinful human beings, and experienced bodily resurrection before ascending visibly to heaven.
All humans are sinners through disobedience to God, and are separated from fellowship with God until given new life by the Holy Spirit.
The only way for men and women to be in a right relationship with God is through faith in Jesus Christ, who, through his sacrificial death, has done all that is necessary for God to forgive us our sins.
All Christians are indwelt by God the Holy Spirit who empowers us for spiritual growth and ministry.
The church, as the body of Christ, is made up of all who are joined to Jesus Christ through faith, irrespective of ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status or denominational association.
Jesus Christ will return personally at the end of the age when there will be a bodily resurrection of all people followed by judgment leading to eternal life or eternal death.