Welcome to Desert Cross!

We're glad you're here! Whether you've attended church your whole life, are returning to church, or have never stepped foot in a church before, Desert Cross welcomes you with open arms. We invite you to stop by for a visit and get connected.

Our Vision & Mission
We Believe

The ELCA confesses the Triune God — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. In our preaching and teaching the ELCA trusts the Gospel as the power of God for the salvation of all who believe.

ELCA teaching or theology serves the proclamation and ministry of this faith. It does not have an answer for all questions, not even all religious questions. Teaching or theology prepares members to be witnesses in speech and in action of God’s rich mercy in Jesus Christ. 

To further explore what the ELCA believes and teaches, please go directly to the ECLA Teaching page on the ELCA's website. 

About the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America:

The ELCA is one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States, with more than 3 million members in about 9,000 worshiping communities across the 50 states and in the Caribbean region. Known as the church of "God's work. Our hands.," the ELCA emphasizes the saving grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ, unity among Christians and service in the world. The ELCA's roots are in the writings of the German church reformer Martin Luther. Learn more at ELCA.org.

We are a member of the Grand Canyon Synod. Learn more at GCSYNOD.org