Live. Love. Learn.
We believe that being a disciple of Christ is about more than just attending church on Sundays. It is a complete way of life that is defined by:
• LIVING life as a gift and a calling from God.
• Receiving and giving away the LOVE of God.
• LEARNING and sharing the Word of God.
This LIVE, LOVE, LEARN (L3) approach to life defines everything we do. LIVE events, and Teams, have their basis in fellowship. LOVE events, and Teams, focus on service. LEARN events, and Teams, are about study of God’s Word and other things that help us to live as God’s people.
First Sunday of the Month Cookouts
The first Sunday of the month we have a cookout in the courtyard following the 11:00am service. People have the chance to hang out and get to know one another while enjoying grilled hamburgers, hot dogs and veggie burgers (free of charge).
Load up and make an impact! Every month we offer an opportunity to serve together at a variety of places. Each service event is designed to be kid friendly so you can bring the whole family, or feel free to come yourself!
Holy Cross 101
Want to find out more about Holy Cross? Interested in “membership”? Then this is the class for you! Holy Cross 101 (HC101) is a fun and casual class offered every other month (on the first Tuesday of the month). In this 3 hour, one meeting class, you will get to know Holy Cross and what we believe. A light dinner is provided, and babysitting can be arranged upon request. Contact Pastor Matt for more information.
Join an L-Team!”
Jesus formed a team of people around Himself, and we believe we should be on a team too! Discipleship and growth happens best in the context of relationships. L-Teams give us the opportunity to build those relationships as we form little pockets of community in our life.
Teams also follow an L3 approach. Live teams are fellowship oriented teams. Love teams are about serving. Learn teams focus on study and learning of the bible and other Christian based materials. But the best thing about Teams is that they are made by you. L-Teams are grassroots organizations, designed and created by the people that are in them. So if you don’t see a Team you are looking for, talk to Pastor Chris about starting one yourself!”
Serve in the Church
Holy Cross believes that serving others is great for both the people being served and the people serving. We also recognize that we could never meet the goals of our mission without the help of many, many volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering here, there are many opportunities for you. We have need of Ushers during services, Communion Assistants, an Altar Guild to prepare for Communion, people to help serve in the fellowship hall, Leaders for youth and children’s worship and much more.
Since 1984 the folks of Holy Cross have chipped-in to make a difference in the community around them. But recently we noticed something: while there were many opportunities for adults at Holy Cross to serve in the community, and our student ministries include service opportunities for young folks, there haven’t been many opportunities for whole families to serve the community together through Holy Cross.Serve in the Community
Holy Cross strives to be a people who make an impact for good in the community. We accomplish this in two ways; by serving at Holy Cross sponsored events like our quarterly Family Serve or our service-based L Teams , and by partnering with local organizations to serve others.
Boy Scouts of America
Holy Cross has a long-standing relationship with Boy Scouts of America. For over 20 years Holy Cross has sponsored BSA Troop 854
Holy Cross Lutheran Ministries of Lake Mary established Cancerbank.org™ in 2010 to help families when cancer suddenly strikes.
We are Caring People, Caring For People who provide free primary care and specialty care medical services, education and wellness programs to uninsured and underinsured men, women and children in Central Florida. Since 1997, we have provided over 300,000 free patient visits and medical services. In 2019 alone, more than 20,000 free patient visits and services were provided to our most vulnerable friends and neighbors.
The Sharing Center works to prevent and end homelessness in Central Florida with a food pantry, thrift store and counseling services.