The name for the church came from the foundational verse that God gave me, Matthew 7:13-14, "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it." We take people just as they are, from all walks of life. Crossroads came to me as I read that verse and studied it. We are all on different "roads" in life and when we all meet at the "crossroads" we become one body, like minded, with one purpose. Secondly, we all reach a point in our lives when we are at the crossroads of life and must choose which way to go. God give us that freedom to choose. Our mission and purpose at Crossroads Bible Church is to help people stay on the straight and narrow road that leads to life, and help those who are on the wrong road to find their way back to the right road.
We are recruiting for all of our ministry teams. We need people for the music team, adult education ministry, youth and children's church, street and outreach teams, pastoral/pulpit team, and financial development team. We plan to do free GED classed and English classes. We also plan to offer free classes on budgeting and financial fitness. One of the officers from our bank, BBVA Compass here in Belton has expressed an interest in facilitating those classes. We invite everyone who does not have a church home to come visit us and give us a try. We are far from a traditional style church and service. We keep it fun and exciting and unique while staying firmly seated in the word of God! Unless God said it, it does not apply. If God said it, that settles it!
The idea for our movies with a message series came from another Chaplain who worked in the texas prison system. He used it as a bible study tool. It has been a ministry I have wanted to do for a long time and now have the facility for it. Our church is a friendly come as you are church. We do not care what you have done, what you do, what you drive, where you live, how much or little money you have, etc. We are just normal everyday folks coming together to learn about the bible and worship god in song and word, and in unique fun ways. We have a bible ministry that provides bibles to anyone needing one. We also have a street ministry and community outreach program. We will have guest speakers and pastors giving sermons and guest musicians and groups providing our praise and worship music on a regular basis to keep it fun and different and definitely NOT boring!
Our Free Summer Concert series in the Yetti Polk Park and starts in June and will go through September -- 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 7pm. We have local praise groups, musicians and bands from across the state scheduled to perform.
We hope to be in our own church building and home by the summer.
Zach at the Beltonian has been a blessing to our church by allowing us to meet there and supporting our ministry. Where else can you go to church and sit in comfy movie seats! We always have donuts and coffee on Sunday compliments of Shipleys on 6th street.