These are the most frequently asked questions from our guests:
The differences between the five 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 five services.
Sanctuary—9:30 & 11 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—9:30 & 10:40 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.
Chapel—8:30 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.)
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 use the Southeast (or Gym) entrance (see maps). One set of check-in stations is located right inside this door, and volunteers will issue security nametags for your children and direct you to the correct classroom for your children’s ages. If you have children in 6th through 12th grade, it’s best to use the South entrance. Middle School and High School students have their own floor (the very exciting and loud 3rd floor) that you can access from this entrance.
There are Sunday School classes for adults at either 9:30 or 10:45 am in the 2nd floor Adult Education area, 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.
Have questions? Greeters are available at every entrance, as well as ushers, volunteers, and staff members, so please ask them. They would love to assist 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.
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!
We know this large building can be intimidating, but we promise that it only takes a short time to understand its simple layout, and it’s 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.
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 community group and to invite you to the next “Connecting with Crossings
” class where you will meet Senior Pastor Marty Grubbs and Associate Pastor of Connection Ministry David Gibson, 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.)
Because we have five services on Sunday, our desire is for parents to have the opportunity to attend both a worship service AND a Sunday School
class. Therefore, on Sundays, 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, and 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.
On Sundays at 9:30 a.m., teens enjoy their own live band, followed by relevant Bible study on the 3rd floor. Designed just for students, the third floor features a theater for Middle School
(7th & 8th grade) on one end and a theater for High School
(9th-12th grade) on the other end. If they come early, there’s time for donuts, hanging out, video games, and other activities.
Our beliefs are centered on Jesus Christ and His teachings. Crossings is a Christ-centered church, building Christ-centered people through worship, Bible study, friendship, and compassion. To learn more about our beliefs, vision, structure and ministry philosophy, we urge you to attend the two-session “Connecting with Crossings
” class with Pastors Marty Grubbs and David Gibson. You may also refer to the Statement of Faith
on this website.
Membership at Crossings Community Church is a matter of participation. There are no formal steps or paperwork involved.
Once you’ve visited Crossings, we recommend you attend the “Connecting with Crossings
” class where Pastors Marty Grubbs and David Gibson 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 Community Group 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.
For more information on how to get involved at Crossings, contact David Gibson, our Associate Pastor of Connection Ministry.
firstname.lastname@example.org (405) 302.1246
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 on N. Hefner Rd. (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.
email@example.com (405) 302.1247
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
Still have questions?
Please contact Elena Dunegan, Assistant to Connection Ministry.