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  • Phone: (616) 301-2904
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  • Address:
    800 Scribner NW | Grand Rapids MI 49504

Gathering Times

  • Sundays: 8:45 & 10:45 AM

Mission + Vision + Values

Mission

Crossroads Bible Church is a Biblical Community where Jesus Christ transforms lives, renews the City, and impacts the World.

Vision

To Know: We are actively walking after Jesus.
To Grow: We are actively in Biblical community, participating in authentic discipling relationships within the body of Christ.
To Go: We are actively living out the Kingdom of God in our City and the Nations.

Values

The following statements represent beliefs or operating values that further guide as we fulfill our commitments. These are not our doctrinal statements, but do complement them.

THE GOSPEL
When we say The Gospel, we mean the good news that, through Jesus Christ, and His atoning death, the power of God's kingdom has entered history to renew the whole world. At the personal level, the Gospel is the power of God to transform people from the inside out. Christ’s death on that Roman cross forgives our sins and reconciles us to God. It stands as the world's greatest monument to the love of God. When we know this love, and work this into our lives, we are given a whole new identity that frees us from self-righteousness, self-importance, and self-hatred. The Gospel breaks the bondage of things, even good things, that once were our motivation for life, and liberates us to love God wholeheartedly and to love people genuinely.

THE CHURCH
Whenever and wherever believers gather in sincere worship of Christ and form genuine community around the Gospel, to accomplish a part of the mission of God, we believe they are The Church. Therefore, we value all expressions of community in the body of Christ both large and small and believe they exist to serve each other and the world. We do not simply attend church, we are the Church as we gather in discipling relationships to know, grow, and go together.

SIMPLE – RESTFUL – REAL
Jesus made it clear through his life, teaching, and death that he values his image-bearers above all else, calling them to a counter-cultural walk of love and service. We value a life and ministry that is simple, restful, and real. That means we commit to walk after Jesus in all aspects of our lives as a church, not running after this world, or taking ourselves too seriously. We are focused on people, not programs, discipleship, not spectatorship, transparency, not secrecy, and weakness, not strength.

ONE ANOTHER
Because God’s best for us is to live in relationship with others, we value life, mission, and ministry done as we link arms with our brothers and sisters in Christ. God instructs us how to live out relationships as a true reflection of Him through the “one anothers” of Scripture. We encourage the sharing of life at every level with trusted friends who are an extension of God’s grace and his presence in our lives. When community is done well, we are a living, breathing, and walking testimony of God’s character to our world.

DISCIPLESHIP
Jesus made “making disciples” one of His top initiatives. A disciple is someone who desires to become like Jesus. As we seek to become like Him, we want to call people courageously and humbly to – “imitate us as we imitate Christ.” Therefore, it is our desire to become a community of disciples who are making disciples. We pursue this with humility, dependency, authenticity, and in community, staking our confidence in the Word of God and the Spirit of God to do the life-transforming work of making His people into “little Christs” (C.S. Lewis in Mere Christianity).

WHOLEHEARTED 
Jesus set the ultimate example of love with his death on a cross, completely submitting to his Father’s will, laying down his life through suffering, bringing shalom to chaos, and reconciling the world to God. He gave it all and being wholehearted means we are “All In” to follow that example. We commit to picking up our cross daily, loving him with all our hearts, with all our souls, with all our minds, and with all our strength, in all things.

PRAYER
Because of Christ, we have an open invitation to encounter and experience God through prayer. Prayer is the means through which we depend on God to accomplish what He intends to, in and through His people. Without prayer and dependency on God, we are drawn to self-sufficiency, failure, or pride. We, as the church, should be committed to ongoing prayer for the world, the coming of the kingdom, and a deeper manifestation of God. God’s people are called to the ministry of intercession and that His Kingdom on earth will come when we pray – “Thy kingdom come, and thy will be done.”

THE CITY
The good news of the Kingdom is the most important identity with which the church and the people of God have been entrusted. We believe that we are called and sent to be priests, mediating on behalf of our city. We emphasize the life and ministry of Jesus by prioritizing those who are marginalized, oppressed, and have not heard the good news of the Kingdom of God.

HUMILITY
Jesus displayed that God loves weakness when he won by losing on the cross. Therefore, the simplest expression of being humble is admitting our weakness to each other and to God. We value humility in our relationships, community, leadership, planning, partnerships, and theology. This means we always look to the plank in our own eyes before thinking to remove the spec from our brother’s or sister’s.

The Nations

Jesus came as the Savior, not of one people, but for the whole world. We value the world because we believe that God is a global God. We are seeking to take seriously the mandate of the great commission and the heart of God. Our aim is to be a kingdom of priests sent into the world to mediate on behalf of the nations.