What to Expect

What to Expect

Profile: We have a wide spectrum of ages and backgrounds. This is a multi-generational, multi-ethnic church that includes young families, senior adults, singles, and children. Sunday morning attendance is around 200 people. Dress trends toward business-casual, though you can find anything from khakis and dress shirts to blue jeans and t-shirts. People are friendly and hospitable.
 
Beginning: There are Bible Study Groups for all ages on Sunday morning starting at 9:15am. At 10:45am, we begin our Celebration Worship Service.
 
Music: The music we sing is a contemporary blend of old and new. We love the doctrinally rich hymns of the sixteenth century and we find energy and engagement in the songs of the twenty-first. Most who are comfortable with one particular style have discovered, while at Crossroads Church, that we can enjoy other genres of music as well. We strongly prefer congregational singing, which emphasizes the gathered body singing praise to God with one voice, over performed music, which tends to spotlight the abilities of some while encouraging passivity in the rest.
Elements of Worship: The Scriptures are clear about God’s desired way to be honored and praised.  We sing Christ-centered songs, offer prayers of praise, confession, and supplication  to God, read Scripture, preach the Bible expositionally, observe the Lord’s Supper, and give our tithes and offerings.
 
Sermons: Preaching at Crossroads Church is expositional, meaning that it seeks to declare the point of a particular Biblical passage. Sermons usually last between 30-40 minutes and are filled with explanation, reflection, and application. Our sermon series typically alternate between the Old and New Testament books of the Bible. Some preaching series are expositional regarding a topic in scripture. All preaching is gospel-driven.
 
Post Sermon: We sing a song encapsulating the theme of the sermon. A typical service is finished around 12:00 noon. We encourage fellowship right after the service. An hour after the service, you might still find folks enjoying time together talking.