Category Archives: News

How To Set Up Online Giving

March 21, 2020, By: Jimmy Scruggs

We won’t be able to care for our church family and extend that care into the community unless we give regularly and generously during this time. If you typically give during a gathering at the Taft Avenue facility, please lean into other ways of giving. Here’s how: On a Smartphone: Send a text message: “crossroads” […]

A New Way of Gathering: The 30-Day Plan

March 14, 2020, By: Jimmy Scruggs

Did you miss Pastor Ryan’s live video address last night? (It’s not really an “address”; More like a fireside chat with his faithful dog, Roman in and out of the picture.) Watch here; or read on for the summary. Also, check out our Ministry Update Hub for everything you need to know. We began with […]

Introducing Ryan Howell, Our New Lead Pastor

August 07, 2019, By: Jimmy Scruggs

Crossroads has announced that Ryan Howell, currently the Lead Pastor of Curtis Lake Church in Sandford, ME, has been selected as the new Lead Pastor. Ryan will assume the role in September 2019, the start of a new ministry season. “I am honored and humbled to be called as Crossroads’ next Lead Pastor. Honestly, Wendy […]

We Have A New Lead Pastor!

July 15, 2019, By: Jimmy Scruggs

Members of Crossroads Church, in a vote at noon on Sunday, overwhelmingly affirmed the Pastoral Search Team’s recommendation for Lead Pastor. Our candidate heartily accepted the role, and the meeting ended with cheers, happy tears, hugs and prayers of gratitude. Ryan and his family have taken off for a week of family vacation, and we […]

Lead Pastor Search Update :: April 9, 2019

April 09, 2019, By: Jimmy Scruggs

A week ago, the Crossroads Pastoral Search Team (PST) completed our midpoint call with our Vanderbloemen consultant, Tim. We came away with good direction and information to share with you. It’s been pretty quiet on our end as the Vanderbloemen Search Group (VSG) promotes the position and carefully screens a large field of applicants. And […]

5 Ways to Invite Your Friends to Easter

April 03, 2019, By: Jimmy Scruggs

Easter Weekend is fun! And we want to fill Crossroads with neighbors, friends and guests who will have an unforgettable, hope-filled experience. Here are five easy and effective Facebook tools for spreading the word about our Easter services: ONE: CHANGE YOUR PROFILE PHOTO BADGE Changing your profile badge on Facebook to say ‘Join Me for Easter […]

Thursday Night Weekend Service Begins March 28

March 13, 2019, By: Jimmy Scruggs

Crossroads is launching a brand new weekend service option, beginning Thursday March 28th at 6:30pm. The music, message, children’s and student programs will mirror the Sunday morning experience. Food will be available for purchase before the service. Read on, because we want to tell you why our staff and ministry leaders are excited for this […]

Senior Pastor John Smith Announces Leadership Transition

July 18, 2018, By: Jimmy Scruggs

Crossroads Church senior pastor, John Smith recently announced his intention to transition out of the role of senior pastor, effective September 1, 2018. John and Phyllis Smith co-founded Crossroads in 1996, and John will have served as senior pastor for 23 years. “It will always be with overwhelming joy that I remember my time as […]