These are the most frequently asked questions from our guests:
What is the difference between your services?
The differences between the nine services are where they are located and the style of music. Each Sunday, Senior Pastor Marty Grubbs delivers a message that deals with real life issues – it’s the same message in all services whether you join us at Crossings Edmond, Crossings OKC, or online at live.crossings.church.
9:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. on Sunday
- Both services at Crossings Edmond are led in contemporary worship by Cole Grubbs and the Edmond Worship Band and enjoy the message via video simulcast.
8:15 a.m., 9:15 a.m., & 10:45 a.m. on Sunday
Chapel—8:15 a.m. on Sunday
- This service is our most traditional with almost all hymns and communion every Sunday. (In the other services, communion is offered the first Sunday of every month.)
Sanctuary—9:15 & 10:45 a.m. on Sunday
- The Sanctuary service features a blend of music styles from some of the great old hymns to the latest in contemporary Christian worship. It always features our 200-voice choir and full orchestra led by Crossings Praise Team.
The Venue—9:15 & 10:45 a.m. on Sunday
- If you like today’s contemporary Christian music, you’ll enjoy the high-tech service led by Josh Edington and Crossings Praise Band in the casual atmosphere of The Venue.
9:15 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. on Sunday
- Join us online on your desktop, tablet, or mobile device at live.crossings.church when you’re sick or traveling but still want to tune in to enjoy worship and the weekly message.
What should I expect on my first visit?
When we ask guests what their first experience at Crossings was like, they usually comment about how surprised they were that everyone was so friendly and how many people they already knew. One guest told us he ran into his neighbor in the parking lot! While that might not happen to you, we believe you’ll experience a great worship service, be greeted by friendly people, grow closer to God, and find a church family that is with you for life.
On your first visit, if you have children (newborn to 4th grade), we recommend you arrive a few minutes early to get your children checked in. Volunteers will issue security name tags for your children and direct you to the correct classroom for your children’s ages. If you have children in 6th through 12th grade, self check-in is available in the students’ rooms and volunteers will assist you in finding your student’s classroom.
There are Sunday School classes for adults at either 9:15 a.m. or 10:45 a.m. in the 2nd floor Adult Education area at the OKC campus and we encourage our congregation to attend both a worship service of their choice and a Sunday School class. The best way to become more involved and meet new people is when you take part in a smaller group. Small groups, Centered groups, and Wednesday night classes are available at both campuses.
Have questions? We invite you to visit Guest Central located in the Atrium at the OKC campus and the lobby at the Edmond campus where pastors and volunteers would love to meet you and answer any questions you may have. Greeters are also available at every entrance, so please ask them for any direction or assistance you need. They would love to help you.
By the way, we’ll never ask you to stand up or point you out as a new guest in one of our services.
What do people wear?
Truly, you’ll find many different styles, from jeans to suits. The most important thing is that we want you to feel comfortable. What you wear doesn’t matter to God, and it doesn’t to us either!
It’s such a big church, will I get lost in the crowd?
We know this large buildings at both campuses can be intimidating, but we promise that it only takes a short time to understand their simple layouts, and they’re filled with friendly people who will help you to your destination. Within these walls are a multitude of opportunities for you to connect with God and other people, to raise your children with the love of Christ, to find healing, to serve your community and world, and so much more. Let us help you take that first step.
Will I be contacted after my first visit?
The only contact you’ll receive is a letter, a dozen cookies on your door, and a call (just in case you have some questions). After the second and third visit, we’ll call to see if we could help you find a class or Small Group and to invite you to the next “Connecting with Crossings” class where you will meet your campus pastor and learn more about the history and beliefs of Crossings. (Note: These contacts are made if you complete the Connection Card and mark your guest status.)
What’s available for my children (nursery to 6th grade)?
Our desire is for parents to have the opportunity to attend a worship service and connect in community with their peers.
At the Edmond campus, you can attend a worship service and a Wednesday night class, Small Group, or Centered class throughout the week. Children can be dropped off in the Children’s ministry before services around 9:00 a.m. or 10:40 a.m. and will enjoy age-specific curriculum designed just for them.
At the OKC Campus, you can attend a worship service and a Sunday School class, and children can be dropped off in Children’s Ministry anytime between 9:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. We encourage parents to take their 2nd-6th graders with them to the service of their choice, check them into Sunday School while parents attend an adult class at another hour. Children (nursery-1st grade) can stay in Children’s Ministry-with programming designed just for them-all morning while parents attend both a service and class.
What’s available for my teen (7th – 12th grade)?
At the Edmond campus, 6th, 7th, & 8th grades enjoy Sunday morning at 9:30 or 11:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the Edmond building for worship, creative videos, teaching, and interaction. They gather in small groups to talk about real life with godly, caring adult leaders.
At the OKC campus, Crossings Students 78 (7th & 8th grades) meets Sunday mornings from 9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. on the 3rd floor of the KIDS and Students Building. Sundays include free donuts and drinks, games, music, a message, and group discussion time.
Crossings Students 78 meets Wednesday nights from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Crossings Christian School Lower School. Wednesdays include free pizza, games and Small Groups led by a committed adult leader who acts as a small group leader and mentor.
At the Edmond campus, students serve in a ministry at Crossings Edmond and attend a worship service with family and friends at either 9:30 or 11:00 a.m.
Edmond students also meet weekly on Wednesday evenings at 6:10 p.m. for music, a message, and small groups to discuss and apply what they have heard. In addition to these weekly events, there are many opportunities throughout the year for mission projects, retreats, and other special events.
At the OKC Campus, Crossings Students 912 meets Sunday mornings from 9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. on the 3rd floor of the KIDS and Students Building. Sunday mornings with Crossings Students 912 include free donuts and drinks and an interactive group Bible study.
Crossings Students 912 meets Wednesday Nights from 6:10 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. on the 3rd floor of the KIDS and Students Building. 6TEN is high school students’ weekly gathering and is a student’s opportunity to connect with friends, Crossings Students staff, and a committed adult leader who acts as a small group leader and mentor. The night includes music, a message, and Small Groups to discuss and apply what they heard.
What does Crossings believe?
Our beliefs are centered on Jesus Christ and His teachings. Crossings is a Christ-centered church committed to live by faith, to be a voice of hope, to be known by love. To learn more about our beliefs, vision, structure and ministry philosophy, we urge you to attend the “Connecting with Crossings” class with the respective campus pastors for Crossings Edmond and Crossings OKC. You may also refer to the Statement of Faith on this website.
How do I join or become a member?
Membership at Crossings Community Church is a matter of participation. There are no formal steps or paperwork involved. Learn how to become a participating member of Crossings by attending the next “Connecting with Crossings” class.
How do I get involved?
Once you’ve visited Crossings, we recommend you attend the “Connecting with Crossings” class where respective campus pastors for Crossings Edmond and Crossings OKC take you through Crossings’ history and beliefs, as well as answer any questions you may have.
Once you’re ready to become a participating member, you’ll want to regularly participate in a worship service and in fellowship with other Crossings members. We recommend you attend Sunday School or Wednesday night classes and a Small Groups for an excellent way to get connected in the church. Classes/groups are designed to build friendships and relationships with a Christ-centered focus. We offer classes for all stages of life, so try out a few to find which one fits you best.
How is Crossings involved in the community?
When you take a minute to peruse the Missions/Outreach section of our website, you’ll see that Crossings has a passion – and is well-known – for our community outreach. Crossings also goes far beyond Oklahoma and even the United States, as we reach out to underprivileged nations around the world. From Crossings Community Center (which houses a free clinic offering medical care, dentistry, eye care and counseling services to those in need, as well as other community programs) to school supplies for inner-city elementary schools to digging water wells in Africa, if your desire is to help others, we have a place for you.
For more information on how to get involved at Crossings, contact Pam Millington, our Pastor of Missions Ministry by phone at 405-302-1247 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is Crossings non-denominational?
Yes, Crossings is non-denominational, but we are affiliated with the Church of God in Anderson, Indiana. For more about our history and beliefs, we encourage you to take the next Connecting with Crossings class.
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