FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS(AND ANSWERS)
How do I find or contact a campus?
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Will I understand the message, even if I don't know much about the Bible?
Our messages are prepared to connect with people’s lives by using the ageless wisdom of Scripture and presenting it in a creative, yet straight-forward way. The services are designed to be easily understood by individuals checking out what it really means to have an intimate and personal relationship with Jesus. (But here’s a secret: Even long-time Christians find these services invaluable to their spiritual and personal growth.)
What if I come from a different faith background?
People who attend The Crossing come from a wide variety of faith backgrounds – Catholic, Lutheran, Baptist, Methodist, Assembly of God, etc. Together, we focus on biblical truth and teachings, and pursuing an active relationship with Jesus Christ. You don’t have to be a member of a specific religious denomination to do that.
Do I have to dress up?
At The Crossing you’ll see lots of people in jeans and khakis and not so many in suits and dresses. You’re welcome to dress casually, and come as you are.
Where are the hymnals?
Here you’ll encounter a variety of worship music styles each week that you can relate to and that reflects current culture. The worship team leads attenders in upbeat songs of celebration as well as intimate worship expressions to God. Song lyrics are projected on the screen so you can have your hands free, look up, and engage with the worship.
How do people at The Crossing express worship?
“Worship” involves communicating with God from our hearts. We believe in a variety of different expressions in worshiping God. On the stage, you might see worship leaders clapping, dancing or raising their hands while they sing, and the musicians play various instruments. Lighting and haze are also incorporated into the regular service. As a Crossing attender, you are welcome to worship God in a way you feel expresses your heart toward Him. For some, that’s quietly reflecting on the words, for others, that’s clapping and singing out.
Movie clips, drama, and videos... in church?
Often it’s helpful during a message to illustrate real life situations through a movie clip, a demonstrations, or a video. Sometimes these outlets may not be from “Christian” resources per se, but we find secular pieces can also hold great truths about the human condition. We screen the words and subject content closely for use in the church service.
Is there something for the kids?
The Crossing has engaging programs for youth from birth through 12th grade. While parents are peacefully enjoying the service, kids can have fun and learn about God at their level. For Nursery locations, stop by our Welcome Center before service.
Are you going to ask me for money?
If you are new to The Crossing, please don’t feel obligated to give. People will never be pressured to give money here, but regular attenders at The Crossing who give, as an act of worship to God, support the many ministries of the local church.
What if I'm not even sure if I believe in God?
If you haven’t made a decision to accept Christ, but would like to know more about it, you’re a seeker. That’s a good thing. That means you’re asking questions about spiritual things and how they might relate to your life. You are welcome to Contact Us for answers to some of the questions you may have.
How do I get involved?
Attending services is a good start, but we hope you’ll move beyond being just part of the Sunday morning crowd. You can further your faith, meet people, and learn more about life as a Christ-follower by joining a Life Group and serving in the church as a Difference Maker in an area in which you’re interested and gifted.
Where can I learn more about The Crossing?
Be sure to visit our Welcome Center and talk to one of the people behind the counter to get answers your questions, as well as printed resources on the ministries and events at our church. Visit the rest of our website or contact our multisite office for even more information.