We want to welcome you to Crossroads Friends Church. We are a church that is passionate about Jesus and his mission in the world. And while we take God seriously, we try not to take ourselves too seriously. None of us are perfect. None of us have it all right. We don’t expect you to either. So, if you are considering joining us, whether on a Sunday morning, in the life of one of our community groups, or on mission to serve, let’s all try to take another step forward in our relationship with Christ together.
Our church is designed with three simple values: Gospel, Community, and Mission.
“Wherever a group of people work together to create a rhythm or balance among communion, community and mission, you will always find the Kingdom.” p.58 Tangible Kingdom Primer (Halter & Smay)
Gospel represents those things that build our relationship with God (worship, prayer, wisdom, knowledge, listening, seeking). Traditionally, many of these elements are linked to a corporate gathering where people come together to experience oneness with God, but experience of these is not necessarily limited to a weekly church service.
Community is about God’s redemptive work in uniting diverse people together in Christ. The call of community isn’t about finding people just like us, or excluding those who aren’t. It’s most definitely not just about Christians finding other Christian friends. Community, in the scriptural sense, is the result of unlike people committing to love and serve each other and the world.
Mission represents God’s invitation to every Christ follower to participate in his redemptive work in all aspects of life. James call this “pure religion” in the sense that mission reflects God’s simple call to make the world, and people lives, better. Living on mission helps us to realize that it’s not all about us.