Our Story Continued
The book of Acts, written in the 1st Century AD, contains 28 chapters that describe the birth of the early church and the gutsy, real life experiences of the first followers of Christ. Forged together at that time by a shared experience, a life-changing encounter with the recently crucified, resurrected, and ascended Jesus-- these radical followers now approached life as a closely bonded community. They met together regularly in homes to share meals, pray, and listen to the teaching of the Apostles. They shared whatever they had, and often sold their possessions to give to those who were in need. More than one account describes how these new believers were willing to confront each other when a personal belief fell short of the kingdom values presented by Jesus. These were real people, living real life, connected to a real God.
These common men and women, endowed with uncommon courage and Holy Spirit power, set out to make Christ known to the world. They risked their very lives as they preached, taught, healed and demonstrated the love of Christ wherever God sent them and they changed both lives and the course of history wherever they went.
At Crossroads, we desire to be a 21st Century version of these men and women of God. Continuing in the supernatural power of this same Holy Spirit, it is our mission to be the Church, a passionate community of true disciples who recognize His voice, follow His teaching, and change the world by making Him known wherever we go! The Acts narrative continues--real people, living real life, connected to a real God.