Crossroads Church Update, Dog Days of Summer EditionAuthor: AJ | Filed under: Blog
Due to popular demand, it’s time for an update on Crossroads Church.
Like a lot of young urbanites, Crossroads is having a relaxed summer.
You may or may not know that the church is under a year old. When a handful of Kansas Citians got together to found Crossroads late in 2008, our vision for the first year of the church’s life was pretty simple: Invest, serve and become stake-holders in the downtown community. Develop the Crossroads ethos, our way of doing things, and start embodying it. Continue to build a group of people who are profoundly interested in Jesus Christ, the only person in history who claimed to be God incarnate, and actually lived the life to back it up.
And that’s what we’ve been doing, more or less, for the last several months. We’ve had opportunities to volunteer in a couple of galleries in the Crossroads Arts District, help out with some Crossroads Community Association work, and tackle some clean-up projects in the West Side. There’s more of that on tap.
Almost a month ago now, my family was fortunate enough to close on an old, solid house on the west side of downtown. Getting moved in was something of a challenge, with our two knee-high kids running circles around our legs the whole time, but we’re thrilled to be living within walking distance of downtown.
Our current team also meets a couple times weekly in homes or coffee shops. There aren’t enough of us yet to throw a large weekly Jesus party—which is traditionally known as a “worship service”—but we’re moving toward that goal.
In the meantime, we meet Sunday nights to eat, hang out, get in the Bible, and talk about Crossroads updates. We also meet Wednesday mornings to pray before the work day starts, and at various other times and events during each month. Check our calendar to see what’s happening. You’re more than welcome to come check out Crossroads in one of its current forms, or holler, and someone will be happy to grab coffee and talk about what’s going on.
Here’s a freebie to end this update: You’ve heard about First Fridays, but how about Second Saturdays? Take advantage of this little known (for the time being) way to get insider tours of local galleries, restaurants, and retail spaces.
Don’t let the summer humidity do you in, stay cool.
Pastor/founder, Crossroads Church