The core value of being culturally relevant means that we do ministry in a way that identifies with contemporary culture without compromising the truth of God’s Word. In 1 Corinthians 9:22 Paul says, “I have become all things to all men so that by all means I might save some.” Like Paul, we identify with our culture through things like casual dress, music, dramas, and media that we might be better able to reach our culture.
We believe that ministry and life should be done in the context of relationships. People reach people, people disciple people, people connect people, and people help train people for leadership (Philippians 2:4). At Crossroads we want people to be our focus, and we want people to be more important than programs.
Organized For Growth
We seek to structure our ministry to help people and the church to continue growing. We believe that a healthy church is a growing church. That means that as long as we are healthy, we will be in constant need of an organizational structure that aids and allows for growth. In Acts 6:7 the church in Jerusalem had just made a change in their organizational structure and then the Scripture says, “…the number of disciples in Jerusalem increased rapidly…” We seek to continually structure our church so that we may see the number of disciples increase rapidly.
We prioritize the use of small groups just like the Scriptures teach (Acts 5:42) because we believe they are the most effective way to do ministry. We are a small group church—not just a church with small groups.
Small Groups Prioritized
The Bible teaches that church leadership should be based on spiritual qualifications, not political qualification. In Exodus 18:21 Moses is told to ” . . . select capable men from all the people—men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain . . .” At Crossroads, we seek to place people who are spiritually qualified in leadership positions.
Spiritually Qualified Leaders
The church is a spiritual organization and should be managed from a spiritual perspective. Prayer, faith, and the Spirit’s leading have always been the way God directs His people. The church does not need human wisdom but supernatural wisdom that only comes from God.
Rely on Prayer, Faith, & The Holy Spirit
The best way for the church to do ministry is when believers serve within their area of spiritual giftedness and passion. We are a church committed to helping people discover their passions and spiritual gifts so they can be more effective in serving (Romans 12:6).
Operates By Gifts & Passions
We desire for our church to be a place where people of different backgrounds find love and acceptance (1st Peter 2:17), and we welcome everyone to our church. An attitude of acceptance, however, is not to be confused with approval. We may accept a person and still not approve his lifestyle if it contradicts Scripture.
Attitude of Acceptance
We believe Christ wanted the church to be a movement of multiplying disciples (Matthew 28:19-20). At Crossroads, our purpose is to “Be and Build” disciples of Christ by helping people move from babies in their faith to mature adults
We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God and our sole authority for life (2nd Timothy 3:16). Everything we do at Crossroads must stay true to God’s Word. We use the Bible as our standard and our guide.