Values            Beliefs             FAQ'S 

Vision

Our vision at Crossroads is to create and provide environments where people can learn and grow, becoming fully devoted followers of Christ.

Values

  1. Lost and unchurched people matter to God, and therefore matter to the church.  (Luke 5:30-32, Luke 15, Matthew 18:14)
  2. The church should be relevant to the cultrue while remaining doctrinally pure.  (1 Corinthians 9:19-23)
  3. Christ followers should pursue holiness and continually take steps toward intimacy with Christ. (Ephesians 4:25-26 & 32, Hebrews 12:1, Philippians 1:6)
  4. The ministries of the church should be based upon the spiritual gifts, temperaments, and talents of Christ followers. 
  5. The church should offer opportunities for all people to take steps toward Christ through service and participation at their personal level of commitment. 
  6. Ministry is best accomplished in teams. (1 Corinthians 13, Nehemiah 3, Luke 10:1, John 13:34-35)
  7. Clear biblical teaching is the catalyst for life transformation; ongoing life-change happens best in small groups. (Luke 6:12-13, Acts 2:44-47)
  8. Excellence honors God and inspires people. (Colossians 3:17, Malachi 1:6-14, Proverbs 27:17)
  9. Christ followers should serve the church with leadership gifts while embracing the mission, vision, and core values of the church. (Nehemiah 1-2, Romans 12:8, Acts 6:2-5)
  10. Taking steps in the context of full devotion to Christ and His cause is normal for every Christ follower. (1 Kings 11:4, Philippians 2:1-11, 2 Corinthians 8:7, Colossians 3:23)

Beliefs

God
God is the creator and ruler of the Universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. 

Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus was born of the virgin Mary by miraculous conception, lived a sinless human life, and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days, demonstrating His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven's glory where He is the only mediator between God and people, and will return again to earth. He will reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. 

Eternity
People are created to exist forever. Every person will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally in union with Him is heaven. Heaven and hell are places of eternal existence. 
 
Humanity
We are made in the image of God, to be like Him in character. We are the supreme object of God's creation. Although we have tremendous potential for good, everyone is marred by an attitude of rebellion toward God called sin. Sin separates people from God. 
 
Salvation
Salvation is a gift from God to all people. Men and women can never make up for their sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can a person be saved from sin's penalty.

The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily. 
 
God's Dependability
Because God gives man and woman eternal life through Jesus Christ, and adopts them as His own, salvation is received and maintained by the grace and power of God - not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives believers the assurance of salvation. No power in the universe can separate God's children from Him.
 
The Bible
The Bible, both Old and New Testaments, is God's word to all. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. The scriptures are inspired by God, and are infallible and inerrant in the original manuscripts. They are the unique, full, and final authority on all matters of faith and practice; there are no other writings similarly inspired by God.
 
Faith and Practice
Scripture is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice. This church recognizes that it cannot bind the conscience of individual members in areas where scripture is silent. Rather, each believer is to be led in those areas by the Lord, to whom he or she alone is ultimately responsible.

 

Read more about our beliefs on Salvation and Baptism


FAQ's

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1. What is the vision of Crossroads Church?
...to create and provide environments where people can learn and grow, becoming fully devoted followers of Christ.

2. What does Crossroads believe?
Read over our Beliefs page for a better understanding of who we are.

3. What denomination is Crossroads Church?
Crossroads is an interdenominational church for the Lebanon/Wilson County Community. It's a place where you can check out Christianity and seek answers to spiritual questions. It's also a safe place to encounter God at your own pace.

4. Is Crossroads Church a Spirit-filled church?
As expressed in our Beliefs, we believe the Holy Spirit permanently indwells every believer from the moment of salvation. Being filled with the Spirit is another matter, and is totally dependent upon the believer’s willingness to yield control of their lives to the Holy Spirit. The Bible tell us the Holy Spirit can be grieved (Ephesians 4:30) and His activity within us can be quenched (1 Thess 5:19). Either of these actions hinders the Holy Spirit's influence on our thoughts, actions and behavior. Being filled by the Spirit should be the ultimate, ongoing goal of every believer. This is not accomplished by simply praying for the filling of the Spirit, but by living our lives in obedience to God’s commands. From the time it was no more than a vision, the Holy Spirit has been and continues to be in the midst of all we do. As we gather on Sunday mornings and experience God through praise, worship and hearing His message, the Holy Spirit is at work. As we have sought to live in obedience to Him through the week, we gather then as Spirit-filled believers to praise and worship Him corporately. People regularly comment on the fact that they feel the Holy Spirit’s presence and movement during services. A Spirit-filled believer is one who is manifesting the fruit of the spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) in his/her life. We believe the same holds true for the Spirit-filled church. So, with these things in mind, the short and simple answer is...Yes, Crossroads is Spirit-filled. The leadership at Crossroads knows very clearly what we have and have not been called to do. We have been called to develop and provide environments where those who have never been in church or maybe have not attended in a long time can come, explore God, come to know Him through His Son Jesus, and develop into mature, Christ following disciples. The environments are designed so our regular attendees can feel comfortable bringing their unchurched friends with them, without fear of something taking place that may be a hindrance to their friends returning or desiring to pursue a relationship with God.

5. What is the best way for me to plug in at Crossroads Church?
One of the best ways is to get connected at Crossroads is to attend something we call JumpStart. JumpStart gives you an overview of who we are, how we got started, and our thoughts behind doing church differently. JumpStart takes place every 6 weeks, so check out the Calendar and join us for the next one! Other great ways to plug in are joining a Community Group or serving on a volunteer team.

6. What are volunteer teams?
Volunteer teams are people gathered together to accomplish a task. However, our goal isn't just to get the job done. Our goal is to build relationships through shared ministry. Please check out the Volunteer section for more information about serving on one of our fun teams.

7. Will there be Sunday School?
For children, Crossroads offers Waumba Land (birth-4yr) and UpStreet (K-5th grade) during all three of our Sunday morning services. We feel the best way for adults to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ is through our Community Groups. These groups meet in homes and are a safe, predictable environment where no one will fall through the cracks. True accountability can be reached with a consistent group of people in each Community Group. People can benefit from the fellowship and accountability of a small group while still serving on Sunday mornings.

8. What is Waumba Land?
Waumba Land is Crossroads' environment for preschool children (birth through pre-kindergarten). Waumba is the Swahili word for Creator, so Waumba Land is the Land of the Creator. We want children to walk away from Waumba Land knowing three things: God made me; God loves me; and Jesus wants to be my friend forever. These things are accomplished by creating a comfortable place where children have a consistent leader and experience a caring God. Waumba Land is available during the 8:00 am, 9:30 am & 11:00 am services.

9. What is UpStreet?
On Sunday mornings, elementary-aged children (Kindergarten-5th grade) experience small group time in UpStreet. They are grouped by grade for Bible stories, fun activities, and discussion. This time allows them to meet friends, talk about God, and participate in a time of meaningful worship. UpStreet is available during the 8:00 am, 9:30 am & 11:00 am services.

10. What are your weekend services like?
We work hard to make sure every service is creative and relevant to your life. Our goal is to communicate the Good News of Jesus Christ in a non-threatening environment. You will experience high-energy worship, video, and multi-media presentations to enhance the practical messages.

11. What time are your services?
We have 3 identical services every Sunday at 8:00am, 9:30am, & 11:00am. Crossroads is happy to provide environments for children birth thru fifth grade in all of our morning services.

12. What do people wear at Crossroads?
People wear everything from business casual to shorts at our church. Feel free to leave the tie and high heels at home. Just be comfortable.

13. What type of music do you play in your services?
We incorporate a variety of musical types in our servies, but our primary style is best described as upbeat contemporary with an edge.

14. Will I have to say anything, sign anything, give anything or be singled out in any way?
If you are visiting, we won't ask you to give a dime during our offering time. We won't make you wear a visitor badge or stand up to be introduced. We want you to remain as anonymous as you want to be. But we encourage you to visit over several weeks to see what's going on at Crossroads.

15. What is necessary to become a member of Crossroads Church?
At Crossroads, we don't do memberhsip. We call it partnership and we'd love to tell you more about it. To partner with Crossroads, there are a few requirements: 1. A personal relationship with Jesus Christ. 2. Baptism since becoming a believer. 3. Support by signing the following statement: As a partner with Crossroads Church, I agree to support this ministry with my time, talent, and treasure and to be accountable to the church leadership in matters concerning my relationship with God and others.

16. How can I become a partner with Crossroads?
1. Attend JumpStart. 2. Complete and turn in a Partnership Application. 3. Meet all 3 requirements.

17. How can I contribute financially to Crossroads?
There are several ways you contribute to Crossroads and help us reach our ministry goals. 1. The first and easiest way to contribute to Crossroads is through online giving. Crossroads has made it very simple. Just set up your account and you're ready to go with recurring giving or one-time donations. 2. Download the SecureGive mobile app on your smartphone and give from anywhere at anytime! 3. Bring your check or cash and drop it in the bucket when we take up the offering during any of our Sunday services.

18. What is the bottom line at Crossroads?
We exist to love God and those around us. Our desire is to see lives, communities, and the world transformed by the love of God. At Crossroads, many people will find a place to belong and discover God's design for their lives.

19. What is your Benevolence Policy?
We partner with the Wilson County Community Help Center for all benevolence requests. If you are in need of help with bills or other monetary issues, the Help Center is best equipped to help you.