WHO WE ARE
Crossroads is a church with a rich heritage. Founded in the mid-1800’s, God has been leading us and growing us ever since. While our buildings and our leaders have changed throughout the years, our mission has remained the same: to meet you where you are and help you take your next steps with Christ.
Our mission is: To meet people where they are & help them take their next step with Christ.
No matter what roads you've traveled - whether you feel close to God or far from him - we are about meeting you where you are. No pre-requisites. No judgement. No secret handshakes (that we know of). It's simply about us, coming to where you are in life & meeting you there.
The great thing about faith is that it truly is a journey. And all of us have one more step to take. Whether you feel close to God or far from him... Whether you have gone to church all your life and know the ropes, or you are brand new at this and feel like a fish out of water... At Crossroads we have a conviction that each person matters to Christ, and from the youngest to the oldest, we each have at least one more step to take with him.
We are about helping you find out what that step is and encouraging you take it.
OUR CORE VALUES
All People Matter to God Every person is created in God’s image and has immense worth and unique purpose. Because every person matters to God they matter to us, regardless of how they look, what they believe, or what they’ve done.[Psalm 139]
It's Okay to not be Okay We don’t expect people to come through our doors having it all together. Life throws some tough things our way, and we believe God meets us in the midst of the mess if we’re willing to admit we need help. [2 Corinthians 12:9-10}
Worshiping God is a Big Deal Through worship, we respond to God by declaring who He is and what He’s done for us. We make it a priority to publicly worship together each week, and to personally worship through daily actions devoted to God. [Acts 2:42]
We are Blessed to Bless God is abundantly generous, and He blesses us so we can be a blessing to others. Whether it’s sharing the gospel, giving our resources, or using our abilities to help others, Crossroads is a group of generous people. [John 3:16]
We Become More Like Jesus Together We are not meant to live a life of faith alone. We cannot fully develop into who Jesus wants us to be by ourselves. We believe spiritual growth best happens in a group where we can encourage and challenge each other. [Matthew 28:19-20]
We Build Faith at Home We believe 1/168 is not enough. There are 168 hours in the week. If we only focus on Jesus the one hour we’re at church, we’re missing out. The home is where faith is best built and lived out. Crossroads partners with every home to make the most of the other 167 hours of the week. [Deuteronomy 6:1-9]
God is …
The Creator and Ruler of the universe, exists eternally in three Persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. There is one God in three persons. God is personally and actively involved in our daily lives and cares about me. (Gen. 1:2, 2 Peter 1:21, Gen. 1:1, Heb. 11:3, Psalm 121)
Jesus Christ is …
An actual person who is the only Son of God, lived a sinless life as fully human and fully God, died for the sins of mankind and rose from the dead on the 3rd day, later He ascended to heaven, and will one day return to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. (Rom. 1:3-4, John 3:16, John 1:14, Heb. 4:15, 1 Cor. 15:3-8, Acts 1:9-11, 1 Tim. 6:14-15)
The Holy Spirit is …
Equal with The Father and His Son Jesus Christ, lives inside us, fills us constantly, intercedes for us with God the Father, and is a constant help with our sin problem and practices. (John 16:5-15, Romans 8:26-27, Gal. 5:25, Eph. 5:18)
The Bible is …
God’s word to all people, written by human authors under the Supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is without error and is the ultimate guide for living and has the right to guide my beliefs and action. (2 Peter 1:20-21, 2 Tim. 3:16-17, Prov. 30:5, Psalm 119:160, Psalm 119:105)
Made in the spiritual image of God, and put in charge to rule over God’s creation. Each man and woman has willfully turned away from God, and is separated from Him because of our disobedience called sin. (Gen 1:27, Ps. 8:3-6, Is. 53:6, Rom. 3:23, Is. 59:1-2)
Salvation is …
By God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ and is a gift from God to all people. This gift is not earned through good works; it is simply given by trusting only in God’s Son Jesus Christ and by accepting His sacrifice on the cross on our behalf so that we can be forgiven of our sins. We show our faith and acceptance of this gift through the testimony of public baptism. (Eph. 2:1-10, Matt. 20: 1-2,8,9,14, John 14:6, Titus 3:5, Romans 5:1, Acts 2:38)
My Identity is …
In Christ. I am called a child of God, and have been adopted by Him as His child. I am called a friend of Christ and a joint heir with Him. I am the dwelling place of God and considered a saint. (John 1:12-13, Eph. 1:3-14, John 15:15, Rom. 8:17, 1 Cor. 15:22, 6:19, Col. 1:2)
My Privilege is …
Demonstrated by a call to be generous as God has been generous to me. I recognize that everything I have and own is God’s, and He calls me to be generous with all that I have, and to show this same generosity to Him, and others. I show this generosity to others through a life of compassion for those in need, including the weak, fatherless, poor and oppressed, as well as the orphans and widows. This is best accomplished through my devotion to Christ and use of the supernatural abilities given by God known as spiritual gifts. (Ps. 50:11, 1 Tim. 6:17-19, Mal. 3:10, Ps. 82:3-4, James 1:27)
Eternity is …
A time that begins when Jesus comes back to earth to establish his eternal kingdom and judge each and every person. After that, all people will exist forever either with God in a place known as heaven or without God in a place known as hell. (Jn 14:1-4, Matt. 24:36-42, Rev. 20:15)
The Church is …
The body of Christ on earth, and is primarily God’s way to accomplish His purpose. The church is made up of people who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ. The purpose of the church is to show the lost the love of Christ, to equip its members for active service, and to disciple people so they can grow in their faith. (Eph. 4:15-16, 1 Cor. 12:27, Matt. 28:18-20, Eph. 4:11-14, Acts 2:38)