On the first Sunday morning of July 2006, about seventy co-conspirators met at the main banquet room of a centrally located Orange County hotel (the one with a sign you can see from the freeway) and made a decision to begin a new church. While most of us grew up in a Korean-American church background, this would be an exodus moment that we would embrace, a time to challenge our assumptions about the mission and the culture of a church. It would be a God-given opportunity to start fresh, and be refreshed. Thus began the missional journey of Cross Community Church in Irvine, California.
Since then, we have moved twice, have gone through a structural overhaul a few times, served countless lunches, and have hammered out a vision for Cross that we would be willing to die--and live--for. Placing Christ's teaching of the Kingdom of God at the center of our understanding of the church, we have opened our eyes to see what God is already doing in our world, and how we can be a part of it. While fully committed to the ministry of the local church, we want live by the priority of God's mission in the world.
At Cross, we embrace our past and our present -- as a predominantly Asian American church with strong evangelical commitments; but we embrace our future even more, as a church driven by the hope of a loving God called to love our neighbors.