Reaching the disconnected
& growing the connected
the mission of crossroads church
The very first word of our mission statement says it all. We desire to reach out to those in our community who don't know Christ, not just sit and wait for the community to come to us. And once we have reached the disconnected, we desire to help them grow in faith and spiritual maturity so that they may join us in carrying out our mission.
We do this in three ways: Seeking, sharing and serving.
In every aspect of our lives, we seek the living God – for guidance, for strength, for forgiveness, for love. We do this in worship, where we show our love for God through song and get to know Him through His word.
We also seek Him in our daily lives through devotion, prayer, praise, and thanksgiving. Seeking God is more than a mission. It's our purpose in life. We pray you'll join us in making it part of yours, too!
Sharing our lives
Christ never meant for us to go through life as "lone wolves."
In the book of Luke, Jesus calls us to love our neighbors as ourselves. In other words, Christians should support one another, counsel each other, teach one another, and encourage one another in the faith.
We call this "sharing our lives," and it's the second way we carry out our mission at Crossroads. There are many ways you can do this with us – through LifeGroups, friendships, social gatherings, service projects, and more. As you meet people at Crossroads, we encourage you to become part of the lives of others. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, they will become friends who celebrate your joys with you and support you in times of sadness. Connecting with others is essential to your joy on earth!
Serving God in the community of Norwalk
The third leg of our mission is vital to our vision of being a community church. You might not realize it, but as many as 1 in 5 Norwalk residents live near or below the poverty line.
What is our response? God's word is clear:
‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one
of the least of these brothers
and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
At Crossroads, we take seriously our vision to serve by helping the less fortunate in our community. For example, we collect hundreds of pounds of food each year for the Norwalk Food Pantry, which provides food staples and other necessities to the hungry in our area. We work in conjunction with the Iowa Food Bank to help feed hungry children in our school system. We partner with the A.C.T.S. Network to provide coats, hats, gloves and boots for children in the wintertime. These efforts are to name just a few.
Service is also needed within our own congregation. A building of this size sitting on 20 acres needs the love and care of many volunteers to maintain. Food needs to be prepared and served. Worship and technology teams need passionate, competent volunteers. Those who are hospitalized need love and care. The list goes on and on – it truly takes a village.
We hope you'll seek out opportunities to join us in this important part of our mission. To help us understand where your interests and passions lie, please click the “I want to help!” button below and complete the quick form. We'll get back to you shortly. And thanks for your service!