Mission & Values

Helping people navigate the journey home…

Since our beginning, Crossroads Church and Ministries has been devoted to spreading the good news of Jesus Christ, including his work of justice and mercy.

Crossroads works with and financially supports both Christian ministries and other non-profit agencies doing great work for the human family. Whether it’s reaching out to local youth in challenging neighborhoods, housing the Child Advocacy Center, coordinating short-term mission trips, or supporting 1,000+ students and their families in Haiti through our Haiti School Box and Goat Projects, Crossroads Church and Ministries lives mission.

Crossroads is a place where charity begins at home… and your home is much bigger than you think! 

Values

Crossroads is constantly on the move to help you navigate the journey. Though nearly 25 years have passed since we first opened our doors, our core values have remained constant. These include:

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.

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.