Dispensing grace since ’58

At Mount Cross, whether you are a cradle Lutheran or new to the Christian faith, know that you as a whole person are welcome here — questions, complexities, and all.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Does Mount Cross have a confirmation program?

    At Mount Cross we do have a confirmation program. We call it A, B, Not C, which stands for “Affirmation of Baptism, not confirmation”. It is a program spanning 7th, 8th, and 9th grades during which students are given an opportunity to explore who God is in their lives and are prepared to affirm the promises that were made to them in the waters of baptism.

  • Does Mount Cross serve their local community?

    At Mount Cross we are committed to transforming the world locally and globally. Through our partnerships with local groups such as Families Unlimited and The Family Housing Network and globally through groups like Lutheran World relief, we seek to enable all people to not only survive, but to begin to thrive.

  • What does “Lutheran” mean?

    “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is a gift of God” Ephesians 2:8 This is the heart of what it means to be Lutheran. We believe that God's grace, which is God's undeserved and unmerited love, is a gift that God freely gives to all through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Through God's gift of grace, we are set free from trying to save ourselves, so that we can be set free to generously love and serve our neighbors. Centered around the word and sacraments of baptism and holy communion, we are filled by God's Holy Spirit, to live out this faith filled life.

  • Does Mount Cross have a VBS program this summer?

    Our 2018 VBS program has ended, but check back for information on our 2019 VBS. For more information, or ways to get involved, contact our youth director at

  • Does Mount Cross have opportunities for families?

    Yes we do! Families are a vital part of the Mount Cross community and are welcome at all events. We also have special events catered specifically to families of all shapes and sizes. These include movie nights, board game afternoons, and opportunities to learn together as a family.

  • What are youth events like at Mount Cross?

    For youth in grades 6-8, Mount Cross hosts monthly fun events. Last year we explored a corn maze, saw Star Wars VII, went ice skating and bowling, and meandered through the Tacoma Art Museum. This year, we have even more fun planned! For this month's event, check out our calendar!

    The first and Third Sundays during September-May at 10:00am, we have Sunday School for youth and children of all ages. 2018/19 has us excited for a set of new Sunday School programs including “Illustrated Compassion,” “Re:form,” and “Colaborate.”

  • Is it okay for me to bring my young child with me to worship?

    Children are always welcome in our worship services. We have coloring packs and books for them to enjoy during worship. We also have a children's time during the service.