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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.
20. What is your view on marriage?
We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image of God. (Gen 1:26-27.) Rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person.
We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture. (Gen 2:18-25.) We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other. (1 Cor 6:18; 7:2-5; Heb 13:4) We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.
We believe that any form of sexual immorality (including adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, and use of pornography) is sinful and offensive to God. (Matt 15:18-20; 1 Cor 6:9-10.)
We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. (Acts 3:19-21; Rom 10:9-10; 1 Cor 6:9-11.)
We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity. (Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31.) Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture nor are they part of the beliefs/doctorines of Crossroads Church.