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The Crossing Blog

The God Of All Good

Posted by Timothy Chicola on

On September twenty-first, 2014 I preached a message in our church from Acts twenty-seven entitled, How to be Brave. The narrative in that passage describes a time when the apostle Paul was involved in a terror-inducing, slow motion, shipwreck. Keeping with the nautical theme, the application...

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Tags: faith, god, good, hope, stories, suffering

Journeying Together For Orphans

Posted by Becky Hoffman on

Three years ago at this time, I had no idea that my Google search for short term mission trips would lead me to where I am now, serving full-time with World Orphans. Though there is not time or space to share all the details, it must be stated that I did not travel this road...

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Tags: bluetree, church partnership, guatemala, the crossing church, world orphans, aaron boyd

ALL IN

Posted by Timothy Chicola on

Just over two years ago, our church entered into our "ALL IN" capital campaign; a campaign we hoped would result in helping us toward reaching our goal of making fully devoted followers of Christ who would Love God, Love People, and Serve the World. We dreamt big; really big. We...

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Tags: blessed, campaign, church, commitment, dream, focus, forward, future, goal, leadership, love, task, vision

The Purpose Of The Church

Posted by Ian McGlynn on

Misconceptions. I’ve been thinking about this word a lot recently. If we’re honest, misconceptions are in all of us. Misconceptions are everywhere, even in the church. Dare I say, especially in the church. Here are a few… "Church is an event." "Church is where we...

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Tags: church, honest, misconception, purpose, reflect, worship

Finding Jesus In The Dark

Posted by Tim Couper on

It started with a simple question: "why are the lights turned down low at our church on Sunday mornings?" Good question, glad you asked. There’s a few simple answers like: it makes the space feel more dynamic and more intimate; it makes the projector image much clearer; it allows us to...

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Tags: church, experience, jesus, lights, sunday, technology, transformation, vulnerability, walls, worship, ambience

20 Questions For Christians and the Rainbow Flag

Posted by Timothy Chicola on

-Marlith- via Compfight cc   “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.  You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be...

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Tags: christian, christianity, culture, gay marriage, gospel, hope, identity, lgbt, marriage, sex, the church

It's Not About You

Posted by Ian McGlynn on

  Consumerism. We consume every day. Our world is filled with an "It's all about me" mentality. What's in it for me? What can I gain from this? How will it make me feel? I'll be blunt, the minute that we ...enter the church parking lot ...walk through the front door of the...

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Tags: church, church service, consumerism, culture, matt redman, praise, the church, worship

Building Your Church Community By Connecting With Your Community

Posted by Matt Carpenter on

  This is Part 2 of my blog series: Building Your Church Community.   In my last post, Building Your Church Community Starts With You, I encouraged you to consider your participation in the building of our church community. If you need some insight into understanding why I think...

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Tags: christianity, church, community, friendship, jesus, kingdom, love, people, relationship, trust

The Walls We Build

Posted by Tim Couper on

A few months ago my wife Jess and I decided to drive up to Boston over spring break. By the time that Sunday morning rolled around, I was EXHAUSTED, and its not like we were going to our home church, this would be a new church, full of new people, with new questions, and new coffee...

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Tags: broken, brokenness, church, jesus, stories, sunday, sunday morning, vulnerable, walls

Christianity, God, & Happiness In A Transgender Culture

Posted by Timothy Chicola on

As I (and seventeen million others) recently watched Diane Sawyer interview Bruce Jenner about his journey from being a male, Olympian, gold medalist to a woman, I said to myself “This will open the floodgates.” President Barack Obama’s tweet (“You go...

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Tags: broken, christianity, culture, gender, happiness, hope, kindness, love, transgender

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