Let's hit the reset button, or begin for the first time to discover own beliefs about the most influential person in history. Let's unclutter our assumptions of Jesus, go deeper than pop spirituality and push through the stained-glass sound bytes.
There are books in the Bible that are so routinely ignored that they’ve become “lost.” And these books contain some forgotten truths about who God is, what he values and what that means for how we should live our lives. Join us for a trek through these “Lost Books.”
Christmas celebrates Jesus’ birth: peaceful, gentle and serene, right? Not even close. When He came into the world, Jesus caused quite a mess by challenging assumptions and stirring up controversy. Join us this holiday season as we consider the beautiful messes Jesus still makes when he comes into our lives.
“Gimme. Mine!” It’s something we might hear a two-year-old demand while playing with a friend. Kids often develop a sense of entitlement about things in their world. But we all outgrow that, right? In November, we’ll examine how a sense of entitlement can creep in and poison our lives, and how gratitude can provide the antidote.
Sometimes we catch a glimpse of "something more." Like light shining through a keyhole, a world of promise, potential and vibrant life lies just on the other side of the door. Once it's unlocked, we're free to enjoy and fully engage in God's plan for us. Join us in October as we "unlock" the story of God and his plans for his creation.
Knowing God isn't about layering on religion or hopping from one spiritual awakening to the next, but rather connecting with him in an ongoing and dynamic relationship. And like any relationship, this virtually always requires intentionality on our part. This September, join our discussion on connecting with God and building spiritual strength via the fundamental, three-part regimen of Bible reading, prayer and life in community.
Brian Tome shares thoughts about the upcoming year by re-examining the last twelve years of crossroads' history.
We're each uniquely wired to see things that are broken and to want to fix them. But vision alone isn't enough. We need a plan. We need to undertake both the mess and beauty of follow-through. In August, we're going to learn more about this by looking at the story of Nehemiah and how one man engaged with his fallen city and began a restoration.
When Jesus prayed a final prayer for his followers, the main thing he asked was that God would make them “one.” During our summer series we’re inviting in some of our favorite teachers and asking them what they see God doing in the world today in an effort to learn from them and become one.
Dig under the surface of almost any weakness in your life and you’ll find pride. It’s the root that feeds a host of problems. Until we unearth it, the weeds will continue to sprout. So join us this June as we hear how pride has affected people in our community—and how the truth helped them (and could help you) get above ground.