Crossings Community Church prides itself in creating a special level of comfort for our guests. Two of the words most commonly used by those who have visited Crossings are friendly and welcoming. For every person who visits a new church, there is always an initial uncertainty about how things are done and how they might fit in. It is our hope that everyone who walks through our doors will experience an environment that is comfortable and inviting. Here is a short overview of what you can expect when you attend Crossings.
What To Expect On A Sunday
Upon arrival, you will be greeted at the front door and given a worship folder explaining what you can expect during the service. Our greeters will help you with any questions you may have and will direct you and your children to our sanctuary. You will notice that most people are dressed casually. We want you to feel comfortable and at home in our church.
We begin our service by singing a few songs. Rather than an organ or choir we have a live band. Most of our music is contemporary worship. Halfway through worship, we'll take up an offering. Please know that the offering is for our members and as our guest, you do not have to participate.
After a couple more songs, our Senior Pastor, Keith Wilkins will begin his message. This talk lasts between 30 and 35 minutes and may include video clips from movies, or stories from people's lives. Pastor Keith's messages focus on practical living, based on a Biblical foundation for our everyday lives. Our services usually conclude with a brief time of worship or prayer.
What to Expect If You Have Children
When you and your children arrive at Crossings, please stop by the Check-In Cart (located in the front of the hallway of Building B). One of our children’s ministry staff will welcome and assist you with the check-in process. There you will be given temporary child and parent ID tags with matching identification numbers. The parent ID tag must be shown in order for us to release your child at the end of service. During the check-in process, we will ask for your mailing and email addresses so that we can so we can send you a thank you letter for attending Crossings. If you are able to receive text messages, please inform us of your cell number and carrier so we can page you via text if your children need you. Once this information is in our system, you will not have to enter it again.
Now that you have registered your child(ren) (infant through fifth grade), we will walk you to the room; and introduce you and your child(ren) to the leaders. Each room has an age appropriate curriculum. Crossings has dedicated servants who are faithful in showing the love of Christ and are committed to teaching God's truth. These servants are pre-screened with an interview and a criminal background check and are given training before being allowed to serve in this ministry.
What to Expect If You Have Youth
We're excited to offer a youth service for all students in 6th grade through 12th grade. Our youth will participate in the morning worship service that takes place in the sanctuary beginning at 10:00 a.m. At a designated time, after the music, they'll be dismissed to Building C (modular unit across the grassy parking area). Our Student Pastor, Brad Hylton and his wife Courtney lead the service with in depth Bible study and lessons that will take your student deeper into God's Word.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have a nursery? If so, where is it located?
An infant, crawler, and toddler nursery is available during our Sunday Worship Service. It is located just outside of the sanctuary in the children's building.
Do you have a special program for our children?
Our children's program, GAK (God's Anointed Kids) and GAK Jr., is held during our Sunday service for children age 3 (if potty trained) through 5th grade. You can check your child into GAK at the start of service at our electronic check in station in the courtyard. Please feel free to escort them to the class and meet their teachers.
Do we stand or sit during the worship service?
While visiting Crossings Community Church we want you to feel at home and be comfortable during the worship service. We believe worship is a personal experience, please feel free to stand or sit anytime during worship.
How do we become a member of Crossings Community Church?
Crossings Community Church does not have a "formal" membership process. You can become a member of Crossings simply by affiliating yourself with Crossings Community Church and attending the Connecting With Crossings Class. The class is offered quarterly. If you are interested in becoming a member and attending this class, please let us know by marking the appropriate box on the communication card.