While Christianity can be (and sometimes is) built around isolating ourselves from evil doers and sinners and creating a community of religious holiness and moral purity, it can also be built around this: being real with one another about our hurts and needs (authentic), and being there for one another (community) as we join together as people in need of and hungry for God’s grace and mercy. At Crossroads Community Church, we desire to see the latter lived out in our midst.
Unknowingly, the church can be a place that creates a soil that fosters a "we-they" way of thinking and restricts our ability to enter into authentic community and grow in the relationships God has ordained for our lives. The result is evident all around us as we see people who have failed to connect relationally with the organized church but still hunger for an authentic relationship with God.
We believe that as Christ followers we should connect with people in a radically different way than the world does. At Crossroads we are committed to promoting and practicing truth in love relationships in the context of authentic communities in our everyday lives and at every level of ministry, in our informal discussions, in our community groups, and in our leadership structures-- because we believe that this kind of interaction, modeled by Jesus, leads to personal transformation, and stronger, healthier social networks and body of Christ.