Crossroads United Church of Christ

An open and affirming congregation in Indianola, Iowa

Meeting in Smith Chapel on
the Simpson College Campus

Summer worship: 10 AM

What we believe

The United Church of Christ is a non-creedal church.  It is the responsibility of every member to work toward a coherent and informed faith.  
The United Church of Christ embraces a theological heritage that affirms the Bible as the authoritative witness to the Word of God, the creeds of the ecumenical councils, and the confessions of the Reformation.
The UCC has roots in the "covenantal" tradition—meaning there is no centralized authority or hierarchy that can impose any doctrine or form of worship on its members. Christ alone is Head of the church.
We seek a balance between freedom of conscience and accountability to the apostolic faith. The UCC therefore receives the historic creeds and confessions of our ancestors as testimonies, but not tests of the faith.

What else do we believe?

You are the authority on your identity.
God loves us just the way we are.
Every person is a gift from God.
Non-Christian religions are fine.
White Christian nationalism is a sin.

“The growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.”  George Eliot, Middlemarch
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