In the summer of 2005, Crossroads Church held their first worship services in the Wheeland Center in Jersey Shore. We quickly grew from 63, who attended the very first Sunday, to nearly 300 within just a few years. Soon the church moved into larger quarters, at the Jersey Shore YMCA, where volunteers would routinely set up 550 chairs for worship.
In 2005, Crossroads implemented their GroupLife Ministry so members could study together, learn from one another and support one another in small groups. Now, the number of small groups has more than doubled including over 60 GroupLife Leaders bringing people together who have similar spiritual interests. Group topics range from Divorce Care, Intimate Life, Love & Respect to a variety of other topics. We have over 300 people that meet for home studies every week.
In the winter of 2007, Crossroads Church purchased over 60 acres of land in Antes Fort. The board of overseers, in cooperation with a team of consultants and architects, has finalized building plans and designs for the development of our new facility. Ground-breaking occurred in November of 2008.
We moved to our new location, near Antes Fort, in October of 2011.
Crossroads is also committed to providing children with a strong spiritual foundation. Crossroads Kid’s Club is the Children’s Ministry, which meets Sunday mornings during worship, and 180 Student Ministry is the Youth Ministry which meets every Wednesday night at the church from 6:00 until 8:30 p.m. They meet to connect and build relationships with each other and to mature and grow in their faith with Jesus.
Crossroads believes that nobody should be left behind. We strive to be the hands and feet of Jesus! None of this would be possible without the leadership of Jesus Christ, the Overseers, the staff and the multitude of volunteers who give sacrificially to the mission of our church.