CrossLife Church first service Sept. 20

Published 9:16 am Thursday, September 17, 2015

The first service at CrossLife Church will be Sept. 20 in the auditorium at Central Davie Academy off Campbell Road, with lead pastor Daniel Gamble leading the service.

Gamble was born and raised here and is a 2004 graduate of Davie High School and a graduate of Lee University in Tennessee. He lives in Mocksville with his wife, Candy and three children, Hailey, Anna and Asher. He has been in the ministry for 16 years and was at a Winston-Salem area church.

Gamble said he hopes the non-denominational CrossLife will be an “atmosphere where all people of every generation are free in their worship. Church is not a show or presentation. It is a place to encounter God and be transformed by his presence and His word.”

Services will be a blend of traditional and contemporary, with no dress requirements and a focus on love and acceptance, he said.

“We will present the gospel in a way that draws people to Christ. I definitely will preach the truth, not water things down. This will be church the way it’s supposed to be,” he said.

The mission statement of CrossLife is “Turn the hearts of parents to their children and the hearts of children to their parents; kindle true repentance in the hearts of sinners, and get people ready for the soon return of Jesus Christ.”

The auditorium will be the temporary meeting place, and there will be only one service a week, on Sunday at 10:30 a.m., until the church grows. However, Gamble said, there will be a nursery (ages 3 and up in the beginning) and children’s church.

CrossLife will take the focus off the style of worship and instead focus on the content, Gamble said.

“God wants us to really have a deep relationship with Him that transforms us to look like Christ. So many churches are trying to make the Bible relevant to people’s lives, but it should really be the other way around. Our lives need to be relevant to the Word. Once the Bible makes sense, the rest will be easy.”

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