Preamble: Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Onaway MI, declares the following to be the values for which our church stands. To fulfill these values we seek and use creative and innovative methods, while honoring Lutheran doctrine and heritage.
The Bible and Bible Study: The Bible is the inspired, inerrant and infallible word of God and is the cornerstone of our preaching and teaching. (2Tim 3:16, 2Tim 4:1-4, 1Tim 4:13, Acts 17:11)
Evangelism: We reach out to the people in the greater Onaway area and actively seek the lost as Christ commands in "The Great Commission" of Matthew 28. (Matt 28:18-20, Acts 1:8)
Praise and Worship: We offer praise and worship in our service that brings honor and glory to our Lord and our God. (Eph. 5:19-20. Ps. 95:1-2. Ps. 95:6-7, Ps. 92:1-4)
People: We nurture our elderly, offer congregational and community fellowship, help the poor and disenfranchised and minister to our inactive members. (John 3: 16, John 13:34, James 1:27}
Families: Christian families are necessary for a strong church and a God-fearing nation; therefore, family unity and spiritual growth is a highest priority. (Eph 5:31-33, Eph 6:1-4)
Youth: We reach out to the young people in our congregation and our community to teach them Christian values and the Christian way of life. (Ps. 119:9, Mark 10:14-16, Titus 2:6-8, Prov. 22:6, 1Cor. 13:11)
Committed Christians: Christians, committed to the work of the church are evident through their stewardship of time, talents and treasures. (James 1: 16-22, 1 Peter 5:6- 10, Eph 4:11-13)