LoveNOW proclaims and demonstrates God’s love by equipping and sending out His people locally, nationally, and globally to be the reflection of His presence in a broken and hurting world.
WHO WE ARE
Because Jesus is real, we are a family of faith, fully engaged, transforming our community and our world. Crossroads is a family of faith made up of thousands of stories of God’s redemption. We are people who Jesus has lived and died for, saved by grace, in process and growing in faith together as we simply respond to Jesus.
With that in mind, our story begins over 40 years ago. God had His eye on Vancouver, Washington and in 1972, Crossroads’ Founding Pastor Bill Ritchie loaded up his family and moved to a sleepy little suburb of Portland, Oregon.
MISSION & VISION
God loves our community and our world with no limits. He sent His son Jesus to die on a cross and be raised from the grave to new life, so we can live a new kind of life. A life that has purpose and meaning. And He wants that for everyone! The more we understand His love, the more we can link hands and join with Jesus to extend His love and grace to a broken world. He is on mission to use ordinary people like us to do extraordinary things, and everyone is invited on the adventure. Jesus heals and renews us, grows and encourages us. We can be part of His plan to change lives, families, communities, and the world.
Because Jesus is real, we are a family of faith, fully engaged, transforming our community and our world.
We believe there is one true, holy God, eternally existing in three persons — Father, Son and Holy Spirit, each equally possessing all the attributes of deity and personality characteristics.
We believe in God the Father, the sovereign Creator and Sustainer of the heavens and the earth.
We believe in the divinity of Jesus, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His death as substitutionary atonement, His bodily resurrection, His ascension and His personal and visible return to earth.
We believe the Holy Spirit proceeded from the Father and the Son, as the source of empowerment and comfort for believers until He returns.
We believe that the Bible (commonly called the Old and New Testaments) is the inerrant and authoritative standard for life, faith and practice.
We believe that the church, which is the body and the promised, pure bride of Christ, is a spiritually-unified organism made up of all born–again believers.