Being the Church

As Christians we know that, in Christ, not a moment of our life is wasted. In this unprecedented time in our nation, He has given us the unique opportunity to show the world that the Church is so much more than a building.

Our prayer team remains active. Should you need prayer, please contact our church office at 864-579-3120. Each request is brought before the Lord numerous times weekly by our prayer team. They would also like to share a brief message from the Southern Baptist Convention:

1. Ask God, in His mercy, to stop this pandemic and save lives—not only in our communities but around the world, particularly in places that are unequipped medically to deal with the virus. (Isaiah 59:1-2)

2. Pray for President Donald Trump and other government leaders—international, federal, state, and local—to have the wisdom to direct us in the best courses of action for prevention and care. (Romans 13:1–4)

3. Scripture says—teach us to number our days carefully so that we may develop wisdom in our hearts. Pray that the Lord will give us wisdom in this moment of fear as the foundations of what we know are shaken, that others would realize how fragile life is and how real eternity is, and they would see their need to turn to God. (Psalm 90:12)

4. Ask God to protect our missionaries and their families around the globe, using this global crisis to advance His Good News to the whole world. (Mark 16:15)

Additionally, many of our members are standing by and ready should you need anything. If you are sick, or uncomfortable going out, please contact our church office and we will make sure that you are well taken care of.

We will not have services this evening, but please spend time in your Bibles, HEAR journals, and in prayer. We will announce a decision about our Sunday services tomorrow.

Church Facility Schedule

Church leaders met Sunday afternoon and have decided that it would be wise and prudent to close the church building starting 3/16/2020 – 3/21/2020.  No group activity is allowed inside the Crossroads Church facility this week, however groups (ie: D-Groups, Small Groups) may choose to meet in other places if they so choose. That decision should be made by the members of each group.  Also, the church building will be thoroughly cleaned this coming Tuesday 3/17/2020.

Secondly, our church office staff will be at the office this week on a “need to” basis. Meaning, if there is no reason to be in the building then the staff should work from home. The church phones will be answered in any case as our phone system has a forwarding feature to individual staff and ministers.

Thirdly, a decision regarding services next Sunday morning will be determined. We will definitely have services, however, a decision whether we will have a physical service in the building or an online service will be made and communicated to the church by Thursday 3/19/2020.

Lastly, it is reiterated that our church phones are ready for calls. Also, our deacons are ready if and when needed by the church family. Please be reminded that the deacons on call for this week are:
Rodey Dachenhausen
680-3829
Jamie Sprinkle
809-4722

As the world faces this uncertain, unprecedented, and unchartered time regarding the impact of the Coronavirus -19, our Pastor Rich Lancaster assured us through Scripture our God is in control and we can face tomorrow because we know who holds tomorrow. Take this time and be the church in the places God has placed you. We are here if you need us. God bless us and take care of us all!

Strength to Stand Tour 2020

We are so excited to be a part of this amazing event!! Strength To Stand Tour is coming to Spartanburg March 13-14, 2020 and we promise you don’t want to miss out on what God has in store!!!

REGISTER NOW!!

Cost is $35/student (includes a t-shirt if registered by March 1st)!!

Worship Leaders: Rush of Fools
Speakers: Tom Richter and Scott Dawson

The STS Student Tour is for all students in 6th-12th grades.

Spread the word!!! This is going to be a Kingdom Building event! Don’t you want to be a part?!?!

Questions? Contact Michael Evans - michael@crossroadsbaptist.org

 

New Study: Letters to the Church

New study each Sunday morning at 9:15 am beginning Sunday, October 13 in TruthSeekers room.

Please feel free to join at any time!

 

Letters to the Church
by Francis Chan

 

Do you read the book of Acts and wish you could experience church in the same way today? Francis Chan, the author of Crazy Love, is back with a new book to challenge us yet again. This time he explores what scripture promises in a flourishing and unstoppable Church vs. what we're experiencing today.

 

 

 

 

Have you ever wondered if there was more to church than what you’re currently experiencing? Have you ever asked yourself what it really looks like to be the Church as God intended?

Embrace Grace Group Meetings

Single & Pregnant?

Get Support ~ Find Hope ~ Experience Joy

Mondays at 7:00 pm beginning October 7, 2019

When you join an Embrace Grace group:

  • You'll make friends in a judgment-free community of women who want to encourage and support you.
  • We've got your baby needs covered! Get a FREE baby shower thrown for you!
  • Say goodbye to fear, and hello to joy! We help you find hope when life doesn't make sense.

Contact Brandy Thompson for more information.

 

 

Enneagram Study

Join us on Sunday nights beginning September 8th for a NEW Enneagram study.

This study is for high school graduates and adults and begins at 5:30 pm each Sunday in September.

NEW Wednesday Night Bible Study Information

We will resume our Wednesday studies on Wednesday, August 28th @ 6:15 p.m. That’s TOMORROW!

Women: 5-week study Free of Me by Sharon Hodde Miller. In this book, Sharon Hodde Miller invites us into a bigger, Jesus-centered vision—one that restores our freedom and inspires us to live for more.

Men: 5-week study End of Me by Kyle Idleman. Have you ever come to the end of yourself? Maybe it was that day when your life changed forever. In The End of Me, Kyle Idleman explores these difficult moments by looking at four of the beattitudes from the Sermon on the Mount. Only when you come to the end of yourself will you begin to be transformed into the whole, blessed person God made you to be.