For the Wassa tribe in Ghana (also called Bekye), God’s Word is not active or alive. The Wassa people do not have a single verse of Scripture in their language. Even though 50% of them are believers, they don’t have an understanding of what it means to follow Christ. They still practice their African traditional religion by worshiping many gods and deities—centering their lives on acquiring charms and talismans (called ‘jujus’) to harness the power of gods.
As part of our 60th anniversary, Crossings joins with The Seed Company whose mission is to help translate God’s Word to the over 154 million people (representing about 2,220 languages) who still lack a single verse of Scripture. Your gift of a verse translation for the Wassa tribe in Ghana will allow God to speak to them in their own language. It will also be recorded so that everyone can hear it—overcoming the high rates of illiteracy.
What better way to be known by love and end this year of celebration than to leave a legacy by helping provide the written Word of God to a group of people who don’t have access to it!
HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
To participate, visit the display in the Crossings OKC Atrium or the Crossings Edmond Lobby (across from coffee station) on Sunday mornings beginning November 10. There, you can choose an available verse and purchase it for $35 for yourself, a friend, or a family member. Each verse purchased transforms a life by helping to translate the Bible. If you have any questions, contact Pam Millington with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 405-302-1267.
Please note: verses are not available for purchase online–only on Sunday mornings.
“In 2019, we’ll celebrate the joy of loving and serving our community for 60 years. Fifty-five people were inspired to start a church and live by faith to go wherever God led. We’re going to spend this year of celebration enjoying what’s happening right now and dreaming of how God will use us in the years ahead. Can you just imagine what this place will be like in the next 60 years if we’re as faithful as our founders?”
— Marty Grubbs, Senior Pastor
60 DAYS OF PRAYER
Thank you for praying with us during 60 Days of Prayer! It has been an incredible time of unity for us as a church family and a wonderful opportunity for individual spiritual growth. We would love to hear how God has impacted you during this past 60 days. How has he used you throughout this time spent focusing on him and his Word? How have the daily prayers, Scriptures, and action steps made a difference in your life? Whether you have been greatly changed or have noticed small changes in your life, we would love to hear from you.
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DAILY PRAYER DEVOTIONS
On March 31, we celebrated 60 years of loving and serving our community together for Celebration Sunday. Over 9,400 people gathered and enjoyed over 5,600 donuts, a special message and worship in all services, balloons for the kids, a walk-through history exhibit telling Crossings’ 60-year story, and a special history video featuring some of our founders.
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“We were just filled with this excitement that God would do something here. We were ready to be a part of it and see this church we loved become an influential body of Christ.”
— Norma Townsdin, Long-time Member & Crossings Elder
From its humble beginnings when it was called Westridge Hills Church of God, Crossings Community Church has focused on helping people find and follow Jesus. The church began when Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Baker, along with business partner, Wilma McManus, built a small church at the corner of 55th and Linn in Oklahoma City. Fifty-five people began their new venture in the leased building—which was eventually gifted by E.W. Baker—on Easter Sunday in 1959. Our founders put in place tenets which continue to be the framework for Crossings today: generosity, courageous faith, and a vision for the future.
“What captured me was the incredible spirit of the church,” said Senior Pastor Marty Grubbs. “Our founders and the growing church family were kind, loving people. They didn’t want just any ordinary church; they wanted to make a difference in the community, no matter how radical or challenging. That was a very compelling foundation to build the church on.”
As the new Senior Pastor in 1985, Marty knew his position was a challenging one. “They didn’t hire me to keep the place looking pretty—they wanted a church that would reach the community,” he said. “It was important to me that we were determined to reach beyond the walls.”
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60TH CELEBRATION LOGO & INSPIRATION
Come back to this page all year for details about special events, updates, stories, and resources related to our 60th Anniversary in 2019!