The Crossroads Strategy
Crossroads was founded on the belief that the local church is an extension of the larger body of Christ. While we are an autonomous congregation, we are also an interdependent one. We believe that the people of Crossroads should be empowered and deployed for the cause of the greater Kingdom that exists within our community, both actually and potentially! Crossroads' Shepherds do not merely shepherd Crossroads, but the Hutchinson community. Crossroads does not merely minister to our own members, but to our community. Evidence:
- Collaborative efforts to partner with other local churches in service projects.
- Participation in local pastors gatherings.
- Encouraging those new to Hutchinson to attend a number of churches before making a choice for a "home" congregation.
- Men's and Women's Encounter ministries that serve more community members than Crossroads members.