I am often heard saying that, “We live in a crowded world full of many, many lonely people.” I believe that this is true now more than ever before. The onslaught of individualism and self-centered lifestyles breeds lonely people. People, however, know down deep in their hearts that there must be more.
Here at Crossroads, you will find a group of people who have made the greatest discovery in life; a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. They have not only been introduced to the One who has saved them, they have also met others who, like them, have entrusted their life’s direction to Jesus. Young couples, college students, families of all sizes, along with our precious senior adults make up an incredible support system of encouragement, comfort, and just good old fun. We are from different places, of different generations, and of varying backgrounds, yet we all share this one truth that binds us together through thick and thin; we are all sinners forgiven by God’s wonderful grace, now called to live life out loud for our Savior. Come and join us. We’d love to have you.
Grace and Peace,
What Should I Expect in Visiting Crossroads Baptist Church?
Simply put, you can expect a friendly, warm, Christ-honoring experience. You can expect people who care about you, and a place where you can grow. We at CRBC don’t claim to be perfect people, but sincere people.
Where Would I Fit In?
You will find many formal, and less formal ways to fit in, from smaller Bible classes, to activities, to simply hanging out with friends for lunch. Here are some of our scheduled events.
Sunday Morning Worship – 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
As you walk in, friendly ushers will be available to help you find a seat and answer any questions you may have. Our church services are filled uplifting hymns, modern worship songs, prayer, and exegetical and practical preaching of the Word of God.
Sunday Bible Classes – 9:15 a.m.
We have many different bible study options for people of all ages. Some are grouped by age, while others are grouped by life situation.
Ladies Teacher Location
Faithful Workers Virgie Lawless Office Hall
Joy Nancy Swirchack Office Hall
Victory Jaime Vance Berea Building Room 123
Men’s Class James Beasley Berea Building Room 102
Young Adults Terry & Vicky Gresham Berea Building Room 104
Journey Brian & Paula Nichols Berea Building Room 113
Explorers Rick & Shirley Novak Berea Building Room 124
Disciples Scott & Dee Nevins Berea Building Room
Friendship Gene & Pat Walker Berea Building Room 103
Path Finders Guy & Cindy Gibson Berea Building Room
Singles Steve Thurston Berea Building Room
College Marcus & Rachel Holliday Berea Building Room 105
Jr. High Boys Nathan Bach Berea Building – Youth
Jr. High Girls Lisa Bach Berea Building – Youth
HS Boys Sam Hammonree Berea Building – Youth
HS Girls Brooke Dover Berea Building – Youth
Nursery 0-6 Months Celina Rice and Kristin Sweeny Children’s Hall
6 Months – 24 Months Jeanne Smith & Janie Polk Children’s Hall
2’s & 3’s Amy Martin Children’s Hall
4’s & 5’s Elizabeth Prothro Children’s Hall
Kindergarten Kara Roos Children’s Hall
1st & 2nd Jerry and Debbie Benson Children’s Hall
3rd & 4th Nina Morgan Children’s Hall
5th & 6th Todd & Chasity Guthrie Children’s Hall
Wednesday Evening Bible Studies
We have a lot of things that happen on Wednesday nights. We have a weekly family meal that begins at 5:00 p.m. (except in the month of July). The meal is $5 for adults and $3 for children. The meal is usually a home-made meal by our very own kitchen crew. After the meal, we have activities for people of all ages.
Youth – The “ReFuel” program begins at 6:00. This includes worship led by “The Crossing,” our student-led worship team, games, and either small-group Bible study or large-group preaching. This is for students who are in grades 7-12.
Children – Children’s activities begin at 6:15. We have Mission Friends for our Pre-K students, R.A.s for the Boys, and G.A.s for the girls. Depending on the time of year, our Children’s choir will also meet at the beginning or end of this time. We also have a nursery available for all children too young for Mission Friends.
Adults – Our Adult Bible Study begins at 6:30 on Wednesday evenings in the Auditorium. This is for all adults. Each spring and fall semester, we also offer an additional Men’s and Women’s Bible study. These are topical and usually last 8 weeks.
CCA – After the Adult Bible study, some of our senior adults meet in the fellowship hall for snacks, dominoes, and fellowship.
What About My Child(ren)?
We provide first-class nurseries and child-care for your newborn or baby, where they will be kept safe and well supervised. Every parent will be provided with a pager so that the nursery staff can notify that parent if assistance is needed or an emergency occurs.
In addition to Sunday Morning Worship during the 10AM hour, children grades K-3 enjoy our Children’s Church program. This program involves Bible stories, worship, and games. Children’s Church takes a break for the summer, and in those months, children are invited to join our pastor, David, for a special “Pastor’s Pals” time during worship. We also have special bulletins and supplies for children who wish to join their parents in worship.
Many children enjoy participating in our periodic children’s choirs, which often perform for special events. Vacation Bible School (June 10 – 14) and other children’s events are also available throughout the year.
What Should I Wear?
There is no strict dress code to attend our public services. Some wear their “Sunday Best”, but others dress more casually.