History and Overview
Crossroads started as a brand new church on September 19, 2004. We are a non-denominational church committed to the preaching, teaching and living out of the Word of God. We believe that God is sovereign over all His creation including his role in salvation (i.e. commonly called The Doctrines of Grace). We are family-oriented which means we focus on Church as community and not a sum on individualized groups. We offer no polish or great performances. We are a group of average people trying to live out our faith with one another as best we know how and in complete dependence on the power of the Holy Spirit to accomplish it.
Who We Are
There are three words that we use to describe who we are and what we believe at Crossroads Bible Church. These words are Evangelical, Reformed, and Baptistic.
By claiming to be “Evangelical,” we mean that we are committed to the preservation and the communication of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Historically, Evangelicals have always been those who believe the Bible to be the inerrant Word of God containing the life-saving, life-transforming gospel. They have been the ones concerned to communicate this gospel (evangel) to the whole world. So over the years, one could speak of “evangelical” Lutherans, Baptists, Presbyterians, Methodists and know that they were members of those denominations who believe in the Bible, the power of the gospel which saves those who believe, and the evangelistic preaching of this gospel at home and to the uttermost parts of the world.
By calling ourselves “Reformed,” we identify ourselves with the theology commonly expressed in the confessions of the 16th and 17th century as a result of the Protestant Reformation. The key ideas of the Reformation were captured in five Latin slogans:
While not being formally associated with any Baptist denomination we are Baptistic in our practice and our polity. By using the name “Baptistic" we are stating our conviction that only professing believers should be baptized and become members of the local church. We believe, without reservation, that baptism is for believers only because of the commands of Christ, and the example of the early church. With respect to the purpose of baptism, we believe that it is an outward visible sign or symbol of the inward spiritual reality that a believer is engrafted into Christ through personal repentance and faith in Jesus and his saving work alone. Those who are baptized should join themselves to a local church where they can give themselves to the Word, to fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to prayer (Acts 2:42).