Welcome! We're glad you decided to check us out. We are a non-denominational fellowship of believers where everyone is welcome to worship - no matter your appearance, previous church experience, or current situation. Our church is a hospital for the broken and not a country club for the faithful. Whether you've been raised in church and known Jesus Christ ever since you were a child or you've never set foot in a church before, you will find The Crossing to be a welcoming place. Here is some information that may help answer your questions so that you can feel right at home when you first arrive.
What should I wear?
Our members and regular attendees typically dress comfortably and casually. You may see people wearing suits and ties or dresses and others wearing shorts and t-shirts. Come however you feel comfortable, but please keep certain areas covered for modesty.
Where should I park?
You are welcome to park anywhere that you can find a spot. We try to encourage our members to leave the spaces next to the building open for our guests. Sometimes they do fill up though. If that is the case, feel free to park anywhere along the cemetary road or in the field across Douglas Dam Rd. For some services, we may have parking lot helpers guiding you to an empty spot.
Where do I go then?
After parking, come on in the main doors (entrance 'A') and someone should be there to greet you and give you a gift to thank you for joining us. Then just find a seat and get ready for the service to start. You can sit anywhere you like. We don't have assigned seats. If we miss you when you come in, don't worry, just raise your hand when we ask if anyone is visiting and someone will find you and bring you the welcome gift.
What do I do with my kids?
If you have kids, you might prefer to come in entrance 'C'. The check-in for the kids church will be just to your right once you come in. After getting your kids checked in (so we know who to give them back to afterwards), head back down the hall past where you came in and you'll end up in the auditorium. From there, just find a seat and enjoy the service (and the time away from the kids).
What happens in the service?
In a typical service, we will sing praise songs together and then sit for about 30 minutes to listen to a sermon from our pastor (or whoever is speaking that week). We also like to take some time in each service to "fellowship" with each other. (That's just shaking hands and greeting people for those who don't speak "Christianese") For all you introverts, don't worry. You can just have a seat and get used to us at your own pace. The entire service usually lasts about 75 minutes.
What kind of music do you have?
Our music includes a wide variety of styles and genres. We like songs from old Hymns, to Southern Gospel, to modern Praise and Worship and everything in between. Sometimes we have services that focus on a specific music style, but most of the time our services include a variety of styles. We're sure that no matter what type of praise music you prefer, that you will hear it at The Crossing.
What happens after the service?
We would love to have you join us again the following week (and the week after that, and the week after that, and so on). If you filled out a visitor card, one of our staff may follow up with you to answer any questions you have or you may get a postcard from us thanking you for visiting. We promise we won't call relentlessly and send you a bunch of junk mail. We just want to make sure you are welcome and that we meet everyone who comes to visit. We also encourage you to check us out on Facebook, Youtube, and other social media outlets. (The links are at the bottom of every page on this website)
Where are the restrooms?
The restrooms are located down the hall between the auditorium and the fellowship hall (kids church area). Unfortunately, we don't have any in the main lobby.