To explore our identity and unique purpose within God’s kingdom by learning to hear His voice and do what he says
We want to be a church that…
Is unwavering on the Gospel message, but flexible and Spirit-led in the method
- Geographical, conversational, context-reliant, biblical preaching
- Creative and engaging forms of worship that prompt people to participate
- “In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity.” -J. Wesley
Believes in mission-shaped evangelism
We have a human responsibility to partner with Jesus in His mission to share His message of love in our everyday lives. Not to be too cliche, but if the Word hasn’t transformed us, how can we expect it to transform anyone else?
Understands that we are all at different points in the journey
It’s okay to walk with a limp while also being committed to growing in emotional, mental, relational, physical, and spiritual health.
Is gathered and scattered
We want to be people who come together in our largest setting to worship together through music and to hear relevant teachings from the Bible on Sundays. We also strive to get out into our neighborhoods and community, as we live life together in different ways during the week.
We value real and authentic experiences that showcase our heart to be invitational and as disarming as possible.
Stewards HIS church well
The Church belongs to Jesus, not us. He doesn’t have to partner with us, but He chooses to anyway, and that’s pretty amazing!
Understands we are to be disciples in order to make disciples
Discipleship is the journey we’re all on. It’s the process of growing in the character and competency of Jesus. When we commit to following His words, ways, and works, we find that we are empowered to invite others into the same journey.
Mirrors the early church
We want to be a community that is intergenerational, multicultural, and operates out of a foundation of prayer.
Steps out in faith
Sometimes God asks us to move before we see the miracle. We believe these are opportunities to trust He is at work, even if we can’t see it at the moment.
Believes the best about each other
We trust that God is at work within the lives of each and every one of us, and because we are all on the journey of growth, we can commit to not gossiping or speaking ill of one another.
Crossroads Community Church’s story began in January of 1996 when six adults gathered for Bible study and prayer to seek God’s direction in planting a community church in Nampa, Idaho. Six weeks later, this small group began its first service at the Nampa Civic Center. They were not alone in their efforts, as the Evangelical Methodist Church sponsored, gave financial assistance, and provided accountability to the new church.
On Pentecost Sunday, May 31st, 2020, Crossroads birthed a sister church—Crossroads Church—in Caldwell, Idaho. Both churches hold to the same vision and EMC affiliation; however, as independent churches, both are unique in their methods and mission for reaching their particular communities.
What we believe about…
- In the eternally existing Triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
- In God the Father who concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of man.
- In Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, teachings, His atoning death, resurrection, ascension into heaven, and promise of His personal, visible return to earth and the establishing of His kingdom.
- In the Holy Spirit and His present ministry of rebirth and renewal as well as the giving of spiritual gifts to each follower of Christ.
- That both men and women are created in God’s image and are qualified to lead as enabled by the Holy Spirit.
- That all people have sinned yet are made in the image of God. Only repentance and faith in Christ can restore us into fellowship with God.
- In the global Church and the living spiritual body, of which Christ is the Head and all regenerated persons are members.
- In the Bible as the fully inspired Word of God, the only infallible rule for faith and practice.
- In Water Baptism and Communion as a means of grace from God to us.
- In the “Apostles’ Creed” as the fundamental facts of Christian faith and the historic orthodox creeds of the church.
Meet the Crossroads Team
A NOTE ON LEADERSHIP
Before introducing you to our team, we want you to know we believe leadership is about everyday people using their gifts and calling to make an impact on people’s lives in both small and large group settings, both inside and outside the church. Men and women lead in every aspect of ministry at Crossroads, and we do so through a team approach, collaborating in concert with one another’s unique gifting in accordance with Ephesians 4:11-13 (Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Shepherd, Teacher).
Additionally, some of our staff leaders submit to a process of ordination resulting in a role of spiritual oversight that focuses on ensuring the overall health of the body of Christ.
Lead Director – Worship & Creative Arts
Sunday Support Staff
BOARD OF STEWARDS
Each member is elected by the congregation and serves a one-year term. The role of the Board is to be a cabinet of financial advisors, vested with the management of the business affairs for the church.
- Beth Stockett – President of the Corporation
- Robert Mora – Director
- Lorine VanCorbach – Director
- Jeff Stockett – Vice Chairman (non-voting member)
APEST ADVISORY BOARD
Each member is elected by the Executive Pastoral Staff and serves a one-year term. The role of the Board is to be a cabinet of spiritual advisors and prayer warriors to the Lead Pastor and staff, as well as to provide input from all “5 voices” (Ephesians 4:11-13) in formulating church-wide communication of the vision.
- Beth Stockett – Lead Pastor
- Alex McCrary – Worship/Creative Arts Director
- Jeff Virgin – Youth Director
- Lorinda Norton – Director
- Mike Johnson – Director
- Becky Parker – Director