At Crossroads Church, partners are not just names in a database – they are the core of the church committed to discipleship lived out in community. Partnership is a concept implicit throughout the New Testament. Believers clearly identified themselves with a specific local body and were challenged to become devoted “participants”.
Partnership is valuable to the leaders of the church as they seek to fulfill their God-given task of shepherding the flock - the core that can be counted on to build and sustain the ministry of the church. Partnership also benefits the individual. In a culture where commitment is no longer highly valued, recognizable partnership is an important step that moves each of us out of the vague clouds of our good intentions and into the clear light of committed participation. We believe the church is the Body of Christ, a PARTNERSHIP of several PARTICIPANTS working together in ONENESS for the common good of another.
Below are six (6) distinct areas of one's life that reflect a maturing relationship with God and are indicative of one's involvement in the life of the local church. They form the basis of our understanding of what it means to be a participating partner with Crossroads Church.