Since 1959, Crossings has been a strong and healthy church in Oklahoma City. By God’s guiding hand, we continue to reach people for Christ by having five key distinctives that make Crossings the kind of place so many people call their church home:
Our belief is that excellence honors God and inspires people. We know, too, that we are responsible for how we use the gifts and offerings we receive. For these reasons, we consider it imperative to do everything to the absolute best of our ability and with the attitude of Christ.
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord…” – Colossians 3:23
We believe unity is essential, and we focus our efforts on teaching the non-debatable principles of Scripture while leaving freedom for personal convictions related to non-essential doctrinal issues.
“For just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.” – Romans 12:4-5
When we view people like God views them, it drives us to love unconditionally and seek to serve them in any way possible. Our hearts should ache for those in need and it should move us to take action.
“When He saw the crowds, He had compassion on them because they were confused and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.” – Matthew 9:36
From the beginning of the Church, generosity has been a distinguishing attribute of Christ-followers. It is no different in this community. We believe God has given us everything we have, including hope for our future, so we want to give all we have joyfully and without reservation.
“All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. (Acts 2:44-45) You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. For God loves a person who gives cheerfully. (2 Corinthians 9:7)
HUMILITY / TRANSPARENCY
Realizing we can’t do life by ourselves, we encourage a culture of openness as we go through life’s journey. We recognize the need for God’s help and for community. We learn from others’ experiences and knowledge while sharing ours so others may benefit.
“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of others.” -Philippians 2:3-4
THREE UNIQUE DISTINCTIVES
The focus of our Sunday services is on engaging people who are in many stages of faith–from the curious non-believer to the mature Christian. While Sunday morning messages are centered around life-application, more in-depth teaching is emphasized through our Sunday School and Wednesday evening groups and classes. Crossings seeks to assist people in day-to-day living: to help them find healing from the past, experience assurance and encouragement for the present, and discover hope for the future.
Church leaders are committed to Crossings operating in a biblically sound and financially responsible manner and, therefore, have chosen throughout our history not to incur any long-term debt. This means new projects are undertaken only as they can be paid. We have promised to leave a legacy for future generations that is healthy and debt-free.
WOMEN IN MINISTRY
We affirm that God gifts both women and men for ministry in the church and in His Kingdom. From early on, our spiritual tribe has affirmed women in ministry and leadership in the local church. Here at Crossings, we believe that history is born out of early church history, and even the life and ministry of Jesus. While we understand that there are differing views and interpretations of scripture around this subject, our practice at Crossings is to affirm and support both men and women who are called and empowered to ministry and leadership in the church.