JESUS - We exist to bring Him glory, for He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. -Hebrews 12:2 "Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God."
Empowering to Serve - Crossroads equips believers through discipleship and mentoring to fulfill the Great Commission. -1 Peter 2:9 "But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light."
Embrace Change When Needed - Crossroads will not continue to do something, just because it has always been done that way. -1 Corinthians 9:19-23 "For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win the more; and to the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might win Jews; to those who are under the law, as under the law, that I might win those who are under the law; to those who are without law, as without law (not being without law toward God, but under law toward Christ), that I might win those who are without law; to the weak I became as weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some. Now this I do for the gospel’s sake, that I may be partaker of it with you."
Exists for people who are not here yet - Crossroads recognizes we must go everywhere and tell everyone the Good News of Jesus Christ. -Mark 16:15 "And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature."
Unified Community - Unity brings the power and presence of he Holy Spirit, which breaks bondages in lives. -Psalm 133 "Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, running down on the beard, the beard of Aaron, running down on the edge of his garments. It is like the dew of Hermon, descending upon the mountains of Zion; for there the Lord commanded the blessing— life forevermore."
Spirit-Led Worship - Holy Spirit led worship is an attitude of humility and thankfulness because of His love for us. Whoever lives in love, lives in God, and God in them. We love others by being generous with our resources. -Hebrews 10:24-25 "And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching."
Community of Prayer and Fasting - Declaring the promises of God through prayer enables us to develop, enhance, and mature our relationship with God. The Lord hears, answers, and when He deems right, acts directly on our behalf when we pray and fast. -Isaiah 56:7 "Even them I will bring to My holy mountain, and make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be accepted on My altar; for My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations.”
Living God's Word - In faith, we pursue applying God's Word to our daily lives. -James 1:22 "But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves."
Missions - We are a body of believers committed to church planting and development; sharing the Good News on a local, regional, national, and international level. -Matthew 28:19 "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit."
Excellence in all things - As a community of believers, we are always pursuing excellence in faith, speech, integrity, knowledge, love, grace, and sincerity. -2 Corinthians 8:7 "But as you abound in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all diligence, and in your love for us—see that you abound in this grace also."
Investing in the next generation - Crossroads believes in sharing with and growing the next generation. -Proverbs 13:22 "A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children,
But the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous."