As people who have experienced refuge in God, we strive to be a place where broken and hurting people can find a safe space for healing, experience God’s transformative power, and respond to the invitation to partner with Him in loving the world.
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.
Is slightly scruffy
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.
Two Churches. One Vision.
Over the years, we have experimented with multiple church planting models between our Caldwell and Nampa locations to have a greater impact in the Treasure Valley area. While there are countless ways to plant churches, below is a framework we have used to eventually (through prayer, collaboration, and even trial and error) decide on becoming a connectional church.
- Requires a healthy, sending church to provide all of the necessary resources to launch
- Carefully follows the policies and procedures outlined by the sending church
- Highly centralized; dependent on a central services team from the sending church—usually, this dependence is intended to be permanent
- Led by Campus Pastor(s) installed by the sending church, usually with careful limitations on both authority and autonomy
- The sending church drives Sermons, curriculum, and ministry activities; sermon delivery via video is not uncommon
- Requires a healthy sending church to provide most of the necessary resources to launch
- Develops its own policies and procedures but initially adopts those used by the sending church
- Less centralized while working in cooperation with the sending church towards the goal of connectional independence
- Functions like administration, technology, finance, and communications may be shared by multiple connectional churches
- Led by Lead Pastor(s) who are commissioned by the sending church often along with a key leadership team
- Does not require a connection to an existing church
- Must develop its own policies and procedures, as well as its own governing board
- Decentralized operation; autonomous and independent
- All functions are completed by pastoral and ministry staff (and in many cases, volunteers)
- Led by Senior/Lead Pastor(s), with additional staff onboarded as the church grows
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.
Interim Director of Kids
Lead Director – Worship & Creative Arts
Sunday Support Staff
Director of Youth
Director of Birth to PreK
BOARD OF STEWARDS
Each member is elected by the congregation and serves a three-year term. The role of the Board is to provide accountability to the pastoral leadership team, help set strategic direction, and give oversight to the financial decisions of the organization.
- Jim Halbert – President of the Corporation
- Chris Jensen – Chairman
- Dan DeCloss – Secretary
- Cindy OldenKamp – Treasurer
- Tim Henrickson – Director
- Phil Schreffler – Director
- David Stout – Director