The two greatest commandments are to love God and to love our neighbors as ourselves (see Luke 10:27). And we are to do good, especially among believers (see Galatians 6:10). And we find that good relationships are especially important in a diverse community!
For these reasons, we are committed as a church to be sure that everyone experiences being included in our body. Here are multiple ways that we try to help people do that. We encourage you to take advantage of these things.
Note that we have an expanded version of this document that is available to those who are currently attending Crossway. For more information, contact Pastor John email@example.com.
Worship Service: Greeting Time and Snack Time
Each Sunday as we meeting for our worship service (10:00–11:45 am), we intentionally take time to welcome each other. This can seem like a small thing, yet we believe it is a very important time. We encourage people to make connections with people who might be outside of their normal circle of friends. Often it happens in the face-to-face connections before, during, and after our worship service. Sometimes this happens on Zoom before and after the worship service. Either way, we take seriously the opportunities these connections provide.
Roughly once a month, we eat a meal together right after our Sunday worship service (12:00–1:30 pm). People bring their own favorite foods to share, and we have a wonderful meal together and get to know and enjoy each other around a table with great food!
Weekly church emails
Roughly once a week, we send out emails with news and announcements for the church to keep you informed about upcoming church events and activities, and to help prepare for the worship service on Sunday morning. To sign up to receive these emails, please fill out this online form: http://tiny.cc/cmccontact
Learning more From Our church website
You can watch/listen to/get notes from recent sermons
Check out the online calendar
Resources for people exploring membership or just wanting to more about the church
In the members section (password available from Pastor John) you can find:
Our constitution and by-laws and current budget
Board meeting summaries
The online church directory
We have a password-protected online directory with pictures to help us get to know each other. We invite everyone who regularly attends Crossway to be included in this directory.
Request access from Pastor John: firstname.lastname@example.org
To be added, please send a picture of yourself or your family (we would be glad to help arrange a picture), along with your names, and whatever contact information you are willing to share, including your phone number(s), email(s), and mailing address. Send it to Pastor John: email@example.com
Daily Bible reading
We have a wonderful ministry among children, pre-school through 5th grade. We include kids in our worship services, and also provide a time specifically for kids in place of the sermon. See Crossway Kids for more information.[Crossway Nursery is available for parents to be with their infants and toddlers while being apart of the service via Zoom.
Cairn Time is our ministry for middle- schooler and high-schoolers. For more details, contact Karen, firstname.lastname@example.org.]
Life Groups are small groups that meet at various times during the week, whether online or in person.
These groups are a combination of
1) caring for each other
2) studying the Bible together,
usually as a follow up to the sermon each Sunday
3) growing in cultural understand
4) serving beyond ourselves.
Different groups are made up of different ages and life situations, and some are just men or just women or mixed.
To learn more, contact Pastor John at email@example.com.
Serving with others
- Another great way to get connected is by serving with other people on one of our ministry teams. Different roles have different requirements, so reach out to the contact person to learn more. Here are some possibilities:
- Set-up and tear-down team
- Sound system and worship technology
- Serve with the music team
- Serve with Crossway Kids
- Serve with the greeters ministry
- Serve with the helps ministry
- Serve with the external ministry team