About Crossroads Church

Who We Are

Our Mission

We exist to make whole-hearted followers of Jesus Christ here in Montana and abroad. For only those who truly abide In Jesus Christ and His teaching are the ones who will make whole-hearted followers and glorify God with their lives.

Our Vision

Our vision is to glorify God in all that we do and say.

We accomplish our mission by abiding in Jesus Christ, and through Him produce fruit that glorifies the Father.

Our Values

While carrying out our mission and manifesting our vision, here’s what’s most important to us:

  • God
  • The Bible
  • Passionate Prayer
  • Robust Worship
  • Intentional Fellowship
  • Teaching and Reaching
  • Strong Families
  • Leadership Development
  • Our Community
  • Our World
  • Our Future

Our Model

The following are three common models we see in protestant churches today.

The Traditional Church

  • Appeal to the world with church programs and door-to-door evangelism.
  • Conclude sermons by inviting people to “walk the aisle” or “pray the pray the sinner’s prayer” to invite Jesus into your heart.
  • This model is rooted in nineteenth-century revivalism.

The Seeker Church

  • Build everything around the idea of appealing to the non-Christian. In other words, make the church “seeker sensitive.”
  • Avoid “churchy” cultural barriers – anything that is overtly religious, like pews or crosses or stained glass or biblical language (jargon).
  • Appeal to “felt needs.” Like a good motivational speaker, tell people that Jesus promises fulfillment, purpose and better relationships. God, after all, wants you to have “your best life now.”

The Missional Church

  • Missions isn’t just one activity the church participates in; it defines the church’s essence.
  • Incarnational ministry is key. Be incarnate in the culture by getting involved with the arts, schools and social service groups.
  • Seek to transform the culture by being immersed in the culture (rather than being counter-cultural).

While each of these models can be helpful, they lead with a secondary question: “How can we reach the world with the Gospel?” A vital question, but it’s not the primary question. The primary question for the Church is, “How do we worship?”

Worship is primary because God is primary. He is the ultimate reality in the universe and, therefore, our first step must be Godward. This brings us to Crossroads model:

A Godward Church

  • People come together in a room (worship center, auditorium, sanctuary).
  • A Pastor opens the Bible, explains the meaning of a particular passage and applies it to our contemporary setting.
  • The assembly sings, prays, gives, shares the bread and the cup and encourages one another in fellowship.
  • The church is dismissed to live out their faith in their homes, jobs, and communities.

Some people may look at the above model and object that isn’t very market savvy. Perhaps, and yet what happens in this gathering, Lord willing, is in the power of the Holy Spirit. Consciences are pierced. Lives changed. And God is worshipped as the people grow in their hatred of sin and love to God and neighbor. By a miracle of grace ministry happens, God is glorified, and people are helped for eternity.

A Godward church is a worshipping church, and a worshipping church is a supernaturally attractive church. It’s distinct like salt and bright like light. The people even begin to mirror the beauty of God as they are transformed by the grace of God. This is the kind of church the world desperately needs. And this is the “model” we want to see grow up in Bozeman.*

*For the inspiration behind this model please see not only the Bible, but also 9 Marks Ministries: www.9marks.org

Crossroads Church


"Go and make disciples of all nations."
Mathew 28:19
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The Vision of Crossroads Church

The vision of Crossroads Church is to glorify God in all that we do and say.

How do we do this? By abiding in Jesus Christ and through Him produce fruit that glorifies the Father.

The vision of Crossroads Church is taken from 1 Corinthians 10:31 & John 15:4-5. It is the Father’s will that those who are in Christ would bear fruit and bring the Father glory and prove to be His disciples (John 15:8). Jesus uses the analogy of a vine and branches. Jesus is the vine and His people are the branches. Jesus’ point then to believers is that God is glorified when they produce fruit. But the only way believers produce fruit is by abiding in Jesus. To abide in Jesus is to remain, continue, or dwell in Him. Jesus provides all that is necessary for believers to produce the fruit. What is this fruit that glorifies the Father?

  • Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control (Galatians 5:22-23).
  • Obedience to God’s Word (John 14:15).
  • Love for one another (1 John 4:7).

This vision statement is only realized and accomplished by people who have been born-again by the grace of God. It is only those who have been given to the Son by the Father who are able to glorify the Father and produce the fruit He is looking for. As born-again believers we should be the most humble and thankful people in all the world, knowing that this gift of eternal life was not earned, merited, or deserved, but freely given to us by His mercy (Titus 3:3-7).

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The Values of Crossroads Church


Our highest priority is to know and bring glory to the triune God. He is our first audience and final authority (Romans 11:36).

The Bible

We delight in studying the Bible, God’s inerrant Word. We believe that it is the primary source for spiritual truth, the final authority on all matters of faith and life, and has the power to transform our lives (2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12).

Passionate Prayer

Fruitful ministry requires continual prayer. We are committed to ongoing prayer for God’s direction and blessing as we seek to do His will (Luke 10:2; Colossians 4:2-4; 2 Thessalonians 3:1).

Robust Worship

We believe congregational worship should reflect the majesty of the God we seek. Whether it’s contemporary praise music or rich hymns from church history, we want to sing from the depths of our hearts “how great is our God” (Psalm 47, 98; Colossians 3:16).

Intentional Fellowship

We believe that authentic biblical community, characterized by honest relationships and unconditional love, should be the normal experience for every believer. We understand the necessity of living holy lives, and acknowledge our responsibility to stimulate one another to love and good deeds (John 15:12; Romans 14:1; Galatians 6:1-2; Hebrews 10:19-25).

Teaching and Reaching

We believe that a passion for the truth must include a passion for people. Teaching is not and end in itself. We long to learn so we can better love God and neighbor (1 Timothy 1:5; 1 Corinthians 8:1-3).

Strong Families

We recognize that strong churches come from strong families and seek to strengthen the Kingdom by securing the home. We strive to equip parents and children to have healthy family relationships within a biblical family model. Additionally, we want to help singles and individuals without families find a very real sense of family within our church (Psalm 127; Ephesians 6:4).

Leadership Development

We affirm that leadership in the church is a gift given by the Spirit of God. We will seek to encourage, affirm and train all those who demonstrate leadership gifts to prepare them for larger spheres of ministry influence (Romans 12:3-8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11; Ephesians 4:11-12).

Our Community

We believe that God has called us to go into our neighborhoods, work places, and schools to be effective witnesses for Christ, sharing his message in word and deed. We strive to be salt and light, with an emphasis on service to our local community (Matthew 5:13-16).

Our World: All people matter to God; therefore, they must matter to us. We are devoted to the good news of forgiveness through Jesus Christ, the only message of life for the world. Further, we accept the challenge of taking the message to those who need it regardless of where that may be. It is the congregation’s responsibility and delight to share the Gospel with others, and the responsibility of the leadership to train and encourage them (Matthew 13:44-46; 28:18-20; Luke 5:30-32; 1 Corinthians 9:19-23).

Our Future

We recognize that “without vision, the people perish,” and so we will work unceasingly to fulfill our church’s purpose to our greatest capacity, always working toward growth in our impact for the kingdom of God. We will be innovative without compromising truth, and never place our security in style or traditions. We will strive for excellence in all we do (1 Corinthians 10:31; Colossians 3:17).