Crossroads Ev. Free Church
Plymouth, Indiana - United States
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Church Size: 251 to 350
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Mission: Knowing Christ and Making Him Known Core Values: • We value joyful worship and prayer with groups of believers and in private devotion. • We value fellowship in genuine Christian community where all are encouraged to walk in partnership with Jesus and with others. • We value the edification of the saints so that they mature in the inspired Word of God and are transformed into the image of Jesus in their daily lives. • We value the use of gifts and talents in service and ministry so that all are equipped and participate in the life of the Body. • We value evangelism so that others come to know Jesus and His love for them, here in our community and around the world. History: Crossroads was first conceived in the hearts of a small group of men attending a local church who had a desire to form a stronger discipling ministry. In the early 1990’s, these men and their families began meeting as a home church, and within a year needed to rent a larger facility as the Lord brought others who shared their vision. As the ministry grew, they knew they needed a pastor to shepherd this young flock. Through prayer and as a financial step of faith, the elders called their first pastor, Bill Walder, in 1994 to a congregation of 45 people. In 1995, the church joined the Evangelical Free Church and officially became Crossroads EFC. A cell ministry was designed to facilitate discipling and outreach, and the body grew relationally and in attendance. With the development of a women’s ministry, a children’s ministry and a missions focus, along with the ongoing growth in men’s and youth ministries, space became an issue. God provided a building in the form of a warehouse/office building, and after extensive renovations, Crossroads celebrated in its first permanent home in March 2002. Further growth has come in the areas of mission trips, service evangelism and community volunteerism. An associate pastor serving from 2003-2006 worked to expand the areas of worship and youth. Also in 2006, Crossroads began offering a children’s worship service called “The Station.” In the spring of 2008, Pastor Walder was called to another position out of state, and the body began actively seeking a new senior pastor. The current attendance is approximately 250-300, with God providing continued growth under the ministry of the current leadership and interim pastor.