Crossroads is an independent Bible-based Christian community meeting at 445 Oakshade Road in Shamong/Indian Mills, New Jersey. Our Sunday morning worship begins at 9:00am & 10:30am.
Crossroads Church affirms that each confessing Christian is a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As ministers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, our sufficiency is from God (2 Corinthians 3:5) and apart from Christ we can do nothing. For this reason, we depend on prayer as vital to everything we do. We seek God’s direction in our decision-making, understanding that we need His help and direction every day. Every believer has a God-directed ministry to discover and the church’s role is to facilitate that ministry.
God tells us that we are to be holy as He is holy (1 Peter 1:16). To that end, we are committed to the demonstration of a practical holiness that shows itself in a life that is lived daily under the direction of the Spirit, demonstrates the fruit of the Spirit, and is characterized by service and integrity. We emphasize scriptural holiness as a doctrine to be believed, an experience to be received, a message to be declared, and a way of life to be demonstrated.
Crossroads Church works in partnership with other Christ-directed organizations to accomplish the work of going into the entire world to make disciples. While our ministry takes many forms, including preaching, teaching, and healing ministries, everything we do has as its ultimate focus the salvation of souls and the building of the church of Jesus Christ. This value is important to us as we set ministry strategies and evaluate current activities.
As a ministry entrusted with the stewardship of funds given for the purpose of expanding the kingdom of God, Crossroads holds a high standard of accountability and accurate reporting of finances. We expect the lives of those in our church family and staff to be characterized by honesty and by harmony between what is professed and what is practiced.
As stewards of a critical mission, we strive to complete all we do with the highest quality of workmanship possible. We are flexible in our methods, innovative and willing to try new approaches, and constantly aware that results are not always immediately evident in kingdom work. We strive to foster a culture of lifetime learning and growing closer to God through an intentional program of Bible study, accountability and service.
The Apostle Paul stated, “I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some” (1 Corinthians 9:22). Crossroads values this approach to world evangelism, in imitation of Christ’s humbling Himself to reach all men. Although we may provide materials, knowledge, seminars, institutions, and programs, our greater gift to the body of Christ is our service.
There is a strong sense of family at Crossroads. We choose an organizational structure that emphasizes a collaborative decision-making process. We value one another and treat each other with dignity, respect, and courtesy. This spirit extends to our community and volunteers, whom we consider partners with us in a common mission. We also reach out to other organizations, seeking to find areas in which we can partner in ministry, working together as one rather than duplicating efforts unnecessarily. Not every person or every organization has exactly the same view on all issues but where we can agree to serve others in the name of Christ we will joyfully participate.