The body of Crossroads is intimately connected by one life-changing commonality: our relationship with Jesus Christ. Jesus is the head of the Church and we are all part of a "body" that makes up His Church. As body parts, we are connected to the head of Jesus, and therefore, are also connected to each other. We live out this connection as we worship together, learn together, share life together, serve together, and encourage one another to grow and obey our Lord Jesus Christ. As members of His body, we are committed to following His mandate through our mission according to the vision He has given us.
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. (Matthew 28:19-20)
Crossroads exists to help people discover and grow to maturity & mission in Christ.
To encourage and equip Crossroads people to missionally and prayerfully proclaim the word locally, regionally, and world wide reproducing the life of Christ in others who will reproduce.
Locally, we are committed to equip our under resourced neighbors to manage life by trusting in Christ for salvation and the basic provisions of life. Samaritan mentors develop meaningful relationships to help people 1) steward their resources according to biblical principles, 2) work for God's glory, 3) trust Christ for salvation and God's provision for basic needs, 4) and give to others out of God's abundant provision.
Regionally, we are committed to establishing reproducing communities of Christ followers in neighboring counties. In 2009, Crossroads Napoleon began holding public services as our first church plant. In 2013 we partnered with Archbold Evangelical Church to plant King's Cross Church in Defiance. In 2015, Crossroads, along with five other FEC churches started the Tri-State Church Planting Co-op and worked with them to get a church started in Deshler, Ohio. Crossroads and the Co-op are pursuing plants in Reading, Michigan, Waldron, Michigan, and Adrian, Michigan. We will continue to eagerly explore opportunities as we learn of needs and connections in neighboring communities.
Internationally, we are committed to being an authentic faith community, well-informed about and passionately committed to establishing reproducing communities of Christ followers, specifically in Basque country and among the Yalunka people of Mali.
We are committed to salvation by grace through personal faith in Christ alone and to growing in Christ's likeness by His grace. We strive to exalt Christ as Lord in our lives individually and as a corporate body.
We are committed to teaching anchored in the truths of the Bible which we value as inspired by God and our authoritative guide for living.
We are committed to communicating the timeless truths of the Bible in creative ways that apply to daily life.
We are committed to growing spiritually together in caring relationships, where people encourage, challenge, pray, serve, and learn together.
We are committed to the mission Jesus has given us of helping others know Him personally and intimately.