Mission & Values

Helping people navigate the journey home…

Transformation is central to the Gospel and therefore central to the mission of the church.  All of our core values emerge from the desire to be conformed to the image of Christ. Personal and spiritual growth are ongoing processes facilitated by healthy spiritual rhythms. Crossroads exists to lead people to Jesus, and then assist them in the work of transformation.

Consider the words from Romans 12:1-2: I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Crossroads is constantly on the move to help you navigate the journey. Though over 26 years have passed since we first opened our doors, our core values have remained constant. These include:

CORE VALUES

The Bible is God’s Word to us. Understanding God’s Word allows us to become who God created us to be, and do what God created us to do. We read the Bible for transformation, not just for information. 

2 Timothy 3:16-17: All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that all God’s people may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

 

Worship is a life of love connected to God in all of life… Crossroads exists to love, and connect with God and seek to connect with God in our worship, work, study, prayer, recreation and relaxation. 

Mark 12:28-30: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. 

 

Take the message of Jesus to the people in your life. Lost people matter to God, so lost people matter to us. 

Luke 19:10: For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.

 

Water baptism and receiving communion are vital in the journey for a devoted follower of Jesus Christ.

Acts 2: 38: Each of you must turn from your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins.  

Luke 22:19-20: And He took bread, gave gthanks and broke it, and gave it to them saying, “This is My body given for you. In the same way, after the supper He took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is poured out for you. Do this in remembrance of Me.

 

The baptism of the Holy Spirit is available for every believer today, and all the gifts and ministries of the Holy Spirit are operational in the church today.  

Acts 2:17: …I will pour out My Spirit on all people…

Acts 1: 8: But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.

 

Using the resources that God has given us to further the work of the church includes finances, natural talents and spiritual gifts.  

Malachi 3:10: Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house. “Test Me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.”

 

Personal and spiritual growth are ongoing processes facilitated by teaching, encouragement and personal example of healthy spiritual rhythms. Crossroads exists to lead people to Jesus, and then assist them in the work of transformation.

Romans 12:1-2I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters,[a] by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual[b] worship. 2 Do not be conformed to this world,[c] but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.

2 Peter 3:18: But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and forever! Amen.

 Ephesians 4:15-16: Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into Him who is the head, that is, Christ. From Him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.

 

Relationships with one another in a small-group environment is God’s idea, so we will follow that journey.

Acts 2:46-47: Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.

 

Crossroads invites men, women and children of all ages, races and socio-economic stations to lead and serve this generation… reaching out through culturally updated communication while maintaining the integrity of scripture. 

Galatians 3:28: There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Acts 2: 17 (TNIV): “In the last days,” God says, “I will pour out my Spirit on all people.”

 

Every person, vision, decision and change is discerned with love as the guiding core value. We don’t trash talk, gossip, betray, judge or malign one another’s character. We do our very best to keep the unity of the faith and handle all challenges with the language of love as our native language. Love and unity will guide us all the days of our journey. 

Ephesians 4:15-16 (TNIV): Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into Him who is the head, that is Christ. From Him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.

Psalm 133:1, 3 (TNIV): How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity… For there the LORD bestows His blessing, even live forevermore.