Crossroads Church exists to make disciples that represent the gospel to every man, woman, and child in Columbia and beyond.
Our vision is to see the Midlands of South Carolina saturated with the good news about Jesus Christ, so that every man, woman, and child might have repeated opportunities to see, hear, and respond to the gospel without having to come or go anywhere.
We are driven by our values.
And we hold them tightly.
Our deepest convictions rise from the pages of Scripture:
- There is One Church in our city (and our world) that exists simultaneously for the good of our place and the glory of God.
- Jesus, the son of God, has given His Church one mission: reach every man, woman, and child with the Good News of His finished work!
We take ownership of the lostness of people in our immediate geography. If God has entrusted a piece of property to us, He must have also entrusted the people of that place to us as well. We will not rest until we have saturated that geography with the Gospel of Jesus, so that every man, woman, and child knows that they are loved.
The Gospel is not just the power of God that results in salvation for anyone who believes; it is also the power that transforms and brings about life-change in everyone who believes. We want to be people who are living out the Gospel in our everyday lives – people whose very lives are marked by the Gospel that has so radically changed our eternal reality.
There is only One Church in this city. It exists as a unified presence for the glory of God and the good of the city. As one local expression of the Church of Jesus, we will partner with any congregation that unashamedly stands on the Gospel of Jesus. Our desire is to link arms with other churches, so that we can accomplish the Mission we've been given.
Our leaders are not top-down authoritarians. Nor are they lone-rangers. Our congregation is not led by big, charismatic personalities. Rather, at the highest levels of leadership we believe in unity and consensus, humility and sacrificial leading, promoting one another's unique Spirit-giftedness and empowering them to thrive in that function of leadership.
We measure our success by life-on-life multiplication. Jesus called the Church to multiply disciples, so that the Gospel could be in as many places as there are people. That's our goal. We're not satisfied until every man, woman, and child in Columbia can see, hear, and respond to the Gospel without having to go beyond where they live, work, play, and learn.