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Gatherings are not happening at our sites but physical distance doesn’t mean relational distance.

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Re-opening? Our Answer: Crossroads was never closed.
While we have not been gathering in buildings and we won’t be for the remainder of the year, our church is active and alive online and serving in our communities. We'll continue with online only services and group meetings until at least January 2021. While we may be technically allowed to gather, the restrictions that we would need to comply with would not, in our opinion, enable excellence in our in-building experiences for adults and kids. We'll continue to monitor guidelines from the government and the medical community. The Spiritual and physical health of our church and our community is our primary mission.

See the full announcement from Senior Pastor Brian Tome
Learn about our Weekly Worship Gatherings

When it seems like everything is driving us to isolation, we get to unite as the Church. Each person has a different impact - whether it’s kids at home from school, businesses closing, or health concerns, we all need to lean on each other for care, support, and encouragement. This is when the Church gets to take action, when we reach out to the hurting world around us.

Sew Masks for Frontline Workers

Healthcare workers in the frontlines of this pandemic are constantly at risk of getting infected. We get to BE the Church and we are inviting our entire community to join us in making masks for these professionals.

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Connect - let’s be in it together

The good news is we have ways to do this through technology:

Weekend Service

Watch the weekend experience on crossroads.net premiering at 5pm on Saturdays, 10am on Sundays, or on your community’s Facebook page and interact with your Community Pastor live in the comments.

Connect Together on Social Media

Fresh content every day to guide you through the crisis, offer you helpful tips and maybe even give you a much needed laugh. Connect together with morning (8:30am) and evening (7pm) community worship sets, afternoon prayer, full length weekend experiences and a steady stream of posts that will make your feed 💯. Don't miss anything: follow Crossroads and Brian Tome on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Connect in the Crossroads App

Join Brian and thousands of others to dig into the timeless (and timely) transcendent instructions of the Bible, receive prayer and pray for others, and get all the latest videos, articles and podcasts in one place. Download the free Crossroads Anywhere App.


Build Community

When everything else in the world is pointing towards isolation, we'll fight for unity and love:

Really, Truly Connect

Check in on how your friends in your group are really doing. Lean in. Support one another. Play games, make new ones up -- even over FaceTime. Laugh with each other, at each other, at yourself. It’s good medicine in times like these.

Groups

We have a new round of groups starting in September and we have offerings all across the board. Most groups are meeting virtually but there are some outdoor, socially distant safe offerings.
Check out these groups

Turn your (digital) Porch Light On

Put yourself onto the Connect Map to let people in your neighborhood know you’re there and available to help. No one should go through this alone.


Care for those around you

Go BE the Church in your area. Here are some simple ways to do so:

Bless your Neighbors

Take a walk in your neighborhood. Smile at people. Pray for your neighborhood. Wave when you see people. Drop a card in your neighbor’s mailbox to let them know you’re here to help with groceries or other essentials.

Want to reach out on social? Here's a good graphic to use. Neighboring during social distancing might look like prayer, chatting on the phone when things feel heavy or lonely, or texting a joke to make them laugh.

Care for your family

Leverage the plentiful resources the Crossroads Kids’ Club teams have created on YouTube while you’re home with your kiddos in the upcoming weeks. Pro Tip: follow Kids’ Club on Facebook where we’ll be posting parenting resources and activities.

Support First Responders

Reach out to medical professionals, firefighters, police officers, or and give them gift cards to cover coffees or lunch.


Kids' Club

Leverage the plentiful resources the Crossroads Kids’ Club teams have created on YouTube while you’re home with your kiddos in the upcoming weeks. Pro Tip: follow Kids’ Club on Facebook where we’ll be posting parenting resources and activities.

YOUTUBE WORSHIP + SPOTIFY/STREAMING

Worship beyond Facebook using this YouTube playlist of Crossroads Music and a curated Spotify playlist for faith in time of crisis.

FAQs

Where do I ask a human being an actual question?
A live person can chat with you 9am-9pm using that little blue chat button. We’d love to talk.


What if I have/supposed to attend a wedding or funeral at a Crossroads location?
At this time, all gatherings are postponed. If you have a specific question, contact Community Care at 513.731.7400.


What’s happening with future services and Easter?
As the situation evolves, we’ll continue to update our community on whether physical gatherings can resume. The easiest way to stay connected is through social media.


If I usually give financially during a service, how do I give online?
Love your heart. You can give at crossroads.net/give.


Does this mean I can’t come use your awesome free wi-fi and drink delicious coffee while I work?
Sorry but no- all our buildings are closed until further notice. We know our coffee is delicious but we’re confident you can survive without it.


What is Crossroads doing to keep us safe?
Crossroads is moving services online starting the weekend of March 14. No buildings will be open this weekend in partnership with our cities and communities to reduce opportunities for spread of the coronavirus. Regular services will be available online at crossroads.net where thousands of people already participate each weekend. Interactive worship experiences, prayer and the latest updates are also available on the Crossroads Anywhere app and Crossroads Church social media accounts (Facebook and Instagram). Buildings will also be closed to the public until further notice. While this was a difficult decision to make, it was not made out of fear but out of a hope to be protective of the communities and people we serve.


What will happen if coronavirus continues to spread in the cities where Crossroads has sites?
Like you, we will monitor the situation and follow the lead of local and national authorities on our course of action. We will continue to keep our community updated on any ongoing changes to Crossroads’ normal operations.


What about GO Trips, Camps, and other planned travel through Crossroads?
We are monitoring and following the lead of local, national and international authorities on travel restrictions. Our GO Trips always have travel insurance, so if something happens, we – and you – are covered. Our teams are monitoring the situation in other countries, states and municipalities where Crossroads groups are expected to travel in the coming weeks and months and keeping registered participants in the loop on any possible changes.


Is there a place I can go to look for specific ways to help others in our community or ask for help?
Check out Corkboard, a free space for you to post and interact with others in the Crossroads community.


What can I do to help stop the spread of coronavirus?
There are several recommendations to help stop the spread of the virus:

  • Frequent handwashing for at least 20 seconds with warm, soapy water is highly encouraged. If soap and water isn’t available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Just like your mom told you.
  • Frequently clean commonly touched surfaces in your home including doorknobs, lightswitches and other items with disinfectant wipes or cleaning sprays.
  • Avoid contact with people who are ill and stay home if you have any symptoms or believe you may have been exposed to someone who is ill.
  • To learn more, check out what the CDC has to say.