About Us

Cross of Hope is a young and vibrant ministry on Albuquerque's west side, dedicated to sharing the good news of Christ with all. We are part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) and part of the larger body of Christ. Please feel welcome to browse through our site, contact us with any questions, or visit one of our services. We welcome you in the name of Christ.

  • What to Expect (2)

    Thinking of visiting Cross of Hope? Welcome! You will find a warm, loving, and caring congregation dedicated to pursuing God's vision for us. We offer a range of services from traditional through contemporary. Please browse through our service descriptions in this section and see what best fits your needs.

  • What We Believe (2)

    We believe that Jesus Christ is God’s Word to us, through whom everything was made and through whose life, death, and resurrection we have life. Jesus is Lord.

  • Staff/Leadership (3)

    Cross of Hope follows God's direction through its leaders on the church council, on staff, and through a wide variety of ministries.

  • History (1)

    Cross of Hope organized officially on May 16, 1982 with a membership of 75 baptized, 46 confirmed, and 3 associate members. More than 30 years later, we are now a dynamic and growing congregation with Sunday attendance averaging about 220 across three services, including a service on Wednesday evenings to accomodate attendance and preferences for worship.

  • ELCA (3)

    Cross of Hope is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA). The essence of the ELCA's belief system is: We are saved by the grace of God alone. Our salvation is through faith alone. The Bible is the norm for faith and life.