Mission, Vision & values
Crossroads is an open, graceful community. We welcome people from all walks of life from all around the world. But we gather to celebrate one core truth: Jesus Christ is Lord. Our mission flows out of that truth. To help people become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.
Our VisionOur vision is to be a loving and joyful international community, passionately pursuing God together and growing authentic relationships that make a difference in our lives and in our world.
Our 9 Values:The following are some core values that speak into our ethos and our activity. They speak of our intentions as to how we relate to one another and how we hope to accomplish the tasks given us.
1. "We value being a "GRACE-FULL" community."
We want to continually demonstrate the gentleness, patience and loving acceptance modeled by Jesus, so that we all, as imperfect people, can find the room we need to grow. (Colossians 3:12-14)
2. "We value the BIBLE as our trustworthy guide for life."
We want to apply the Bible to all areas of life, being unified on biblical essentials and embracing diversity on non-essentials. (2 Timothy 3:16)
3. "We value JOYFUL and INSPIRING WORSHIP."
We want to honor God by celebrating God’s greatness and goodness, and to drink deeply from the well of His Spirit and Word.(I Corinthians 14:26)
4. "We value connecting with God in PRAYER."
We want to express our dependence on God by passionately seeking and hearing from Him, continually looking to Him for guidance and power to see His gifts and fruit evident in our lives and community. (Ephesians 6:18)
5. "We value OUTREACH to our community and world."
We want to “contagiously” live out and share the good news of Jesus Christ through relational evangelism, church-planting, and other local and global missional endeavors. ( I Corinthians 9:22)
6. "We value spiritual GROWTH."
We want to see both adults and children grow in faith and commitment to Jesus by helping them develop healthy spiritual disciplines and express love for one another through acts of service, small-group involvement and gift-based ministry. (Ephesians 4:15, 16)
7. "We value developing SERVANT LEADERS for TEAM ministry."
We want to equip and encourage people to multiply themselves in others, groups, ministries and churches in an environment where they find accountability and synergy with their team members. (2 Tim. 2:2, Eph. 4:12)
8. "We value a REASONABLE EXCELLENCE in all we do."
We want to give God our best because He is worth it, avoiding perfectionism but pursuing an appropriate level of quality for achieving the purpose of a given event, gathering or program. (Colossians 3:23,24)
9. "We value FUNCTIONAL STRUCTURES that ENCOURAGE and SUPPORT SPIRITUAL LIFE."
We want to grow a network of flexible ministry systems that keeps us moving toward our vision, and that helps us coordinate and develop the spiritual life of our church community. (1 Corinthians 12:12)