Who We Are

Our Values   •   Our Vocation   •   Our Vision    •   Our Faith   •   Our Story

OUR VALUES
Crossroads is a growing church family that prioritizes biblical truth, relationships and mission to develop strong families that embody, exemplify and empower biblical lifestyles across multiple generations.
Biblical Truth
              We forwards biblical truth, using a system of historical, grammatical and literal interpretation to understand and explain God’s word. A summary of our teaching is found in the Crossroads Statement of Faith.
Biblical Relationships
              We foster biblical relationships, embracing God’s design for disciples, men, women, marriages, families and congregations.
 Biblical Mission
               We fulfill the biblical mission, focusing on Loving God, Loving Others and Making Disciples.
 

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OUR VOCATION     
Develop Strong Disciples
              We equip and inspire disciples to proclaim the good news about salvation through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, seeking conversions that bear fruit.
We provide opportunities for new disciples to obey Jesus’ command to be baptized.
We train new disciples, establishing them in the faith and encouraging a habit of lifelong learning.
We encourage disciples to serve with worthy deeds that flow from grace, reflect repentance, show kindness, act with charity and meet pressing needs.
Develop Strong Men
              We help men embrace their creation in the image of God and fulfill their mandate to be fruitful, multiply and rule over creation with women.
Develop Strong Women
              We help women embrace their creation in the image of God and fulfill their mandate to be fruitful, multiply and rule over creation with men as God-formed helpers.

 

Develop Strong Marriages
            We cultivate marriages where one man and one woman leave the nurture of their families and enter a lifelong covenant that makes them one, following God’s plan for their relationship.
Develop Strong Families
            We develop families where parents embrace the word of God wholeheartedly and teach it to their children diligently throughout daily life in their homes and community.
Develop Strong Congregations
            We grow congregations that gather saved believers who obey through baptism, devoting themselves to God’s word and fellowship; they worship through communion, prayer and praise, sharing life together.

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OUR VISION
Embody Biblical Lifestyles
          Families will embody biblical lifestyles by knowing Christ, growing in relationship with Him and living to honor Him.
Exemplify Biblical Lifestyles
          Families will exemplify biblical lifestyles as they explain God’s word, relate to others and fulfill their mission.
Empower Biblical Lifestyles
          Families will empower biblical lifestyles as they train children, grandchildren, friends and others to honor God.
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OUR FAITH
The Bible: The Word of God, the sixty-six Books of the Old and New Testaments, verbally inspired in all parts, and therefore wholly without error as originally given of God (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21).
The One True God:Existing eternally as three persons the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Luke 3:22; Matthew 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:14).
The Lord Jesus Christ:His preexistence and deity (John 1:13), incarnation by virgin birth (John 1:14; Matthew 1:18-23), sinless life (Heb. 4:15), substitutionary death (2 Cor. 5:21), bodily resurrection (Luke 24:36-43), ascension into heaven and present ministry (Heb. 4:14-16), and coming again (Acts 1:11).
The Holy Spirit:His personality (John 16:7-15), and deity (Acts 5:3-4), and His work in each believer: baptism and indwelling at the moment of regeneration (1 Cor. 12:13; Rom. 8:9), and filling (Eph. 5:18) to empower for Christian life and service (Eph. 3:16; Acts 1:8; Gal. 5:22-23).
Man:His direct creation in the image of God (Gen. 1:26-28), his subsequent fall into sin resulting in spiritual death (Gen. 3:1-24; Rom. 5:12), and the necessity of the new birth for his salvation (John 3:3-5).
Salvation: A complete and eternal salvation by God’s grace alone received as the gift of God through personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and His finished work (Eph. 2:8-9; Titus 3:5-7; 1 Peter 1:18-19).
The Church: One true church, the body and the bride of Christ (Eph. 1:22-23; 5:25-32), composed of all true believers of the present age (1 Cor. 12:12-13); and the organization of its members in local churches for worship, for edification of believers, and for worldwide gospel witness, each local church being autonomous but cooperating in fellowship and work (Eph. 4:11-16).
Christian Life:A life of righteousness, good works and separation unto God from the evil ways of the world (Rom. 12:1-2), manifested by speaking the truth (James 5:12), maintaining the sanctity of the home (Eph. 5:22-6:4), settling differences between Christians in accordance with the Word of God (1 Cor. 6:1-8), not engaging in carnal strife but showing a Christlike attitude toward all men (Rom. 12:17-21), exhibiting the fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22-23), and maintaining a life of prayer (Eph. 6:18; Phil. 4:6), including the privilege, when sick, of calling for the elders of the church to pray and to anoint with oil in the name of the Lord (James 5:13-18).
Ordinances:The Christians should observe the ordinances of our Lord Jesus Christ which are (1)baptism of believers by triune immersion (Matt. 28:19) and (2)the threefold communion service, consisting of the washing of the saints’ feet (John 13:1-17), the Lord’s Supper (1 Cor. 11:20-22, 33-34; Jude 12), and the communion of the bread and the cup (1 Cor. 11:23-26).
Satan:His existence and personality as the great adversary of God and His people (Rev. 12:1-10), his judgment (John 12:31), and final doom (Rev. 20:10).
Second Coming: The personal, visible, and imminent return of Christ to remove His church from the earth (1 Thess. 4:16-17) before the tribulation (1 Thess. 1:10; Rev. 3:10), and afterward to descend with the Church to establish His millennial kingdom upon the earth (Rev. 19:11-20:6).
Future Life:The conscious existence of the dead (Phil. 1:21-23; Luke 16:19-31), the resurrection of the body (John 5:28-29), the judgment and reward of believers (Rom. 14:10-12; 2 Cor. 5:10), the judgment and condemnation of unbelievers (Rev. 20:11-15), the eternal life of the saved (John 3:16), and the eternal punishment of the lost (Matt. 25:46; Rev. 20:15)

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OUR STORY
In 1991, Jim Brown led a church planting team that established Crossroads Church in the Frankford section of Philadelphia. With support from the Charis Fellowship, MetroGrace was established in 1999; Fast forward and there are now four churches in four different neighborhoods in Philadelphia. Check our locations for a church nearest you.

 

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Gospel

You Can Belong in Christ’s Family.
Recognize how much God loves you.
The Bible says…
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)
Admit that you’re a sinner—that you think, say and do things that displease God.
The Bible says…
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, (Romans 3:23)
Realize that the penalty for sin is eternal separation from God.
The Bible says…
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23)
Understand that Jesus died in your place to pay the penalty for your sin.
The Bible says…
He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed. (1 Peter 2:24)
Place your trust in the resurrected Lord Jesus Christ to be saved.
The Bible says…
That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. (Romans 10:9-10)

Speak with God in Prayer.
God, I admit that I am a sinner. I think, say and do things that displease you. I realize that the penalty I deserve is death—eternal separation from you. Thank you for sending your son Jesus to die on the cross to pay the penalty for my sin. I believe that you raised him from the dead to provide salvation. Right now I place my trust in the Lord Jesus Christ, calling on him to save me. Amen.The Bible says… “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” (Romans 10:13)

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Who We Are

Our Values   •   Our Vocation   •   Our Vision    •   Our Faith   •   Our Story

OUR VALUES
Crossroads is a growing church family that prioritizes biblical truth, relationships and mission to develop strong families that embody, exemplify and empower biblical lifestyles across multiple generations.
Biblical Truth
              We forwards biblical truth, using a system of historical, grammatical and literal interpretation to understand and explain God’s word. A summary of our teaching is found in the Crossroads Statement of Faith.
Biblical Relationships
              We foster biblical relationships, embracing God’s design for disciples, men, women, marriages, families and congregations.
 Biblical Mission
               We fulfill the biblical mission, focusing on Loving God, Loving Others and Making Disciples.
 

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OUR VOCATION     
Develop Strong Disciples
              We equip and inspire disciples to proclaim the good news about salvation through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, seeking conversions that bear fruit.
We provide opportunities for new disciples to obey Jesus’ command to be baptized.
We train new disciples, establishing them in the faith and encouraging a habit of lifelong learning.
We encourage disciples to serve with worthy deeds that flow from grace, reflect repentance, show kindness, act with charity and meet pressing needs.
Develop Strong Men
              We help men embrace their creation in the image of God and fulfill their mandate to be fruitful, multiply and rule over creation with women.
Develop Strong Women
              We help women embrace their creation in the image of God and fulfill their mandate to be fruitful, multiply and rule over creation with men as God-formed helpers.

 

Develop Strong Marriages
            We cultivate marriages where one man and one woman leave the nurture of their families and enter a lifelong covenant that makes them one, following God’s plan for their relationship.
Develop Strong Families
            We develop families where parents embrace the word of God wholeheartedly and teach it to their children diligently throughout daily life in their homes and community.
Develop Strong Congregations
            We grow congregations that gather saved believers who obey through baptism, devoting themselves to God’s word and fellowship; they worship through communion, prayer and praise, sharing life together.

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OUR VISION
Embody Biblical Lifestyles
          Families will embody biblical lifestyles by knowing Christ, growing in relationship with Him and living to honor Him.
Exemplify Biblical Lifestyles
          Families will exemplify biblical lifestyles as they explain God’s word, relate to others and fulfill their mission.
Empower Biblical Lifestyles
          Families will empower biblical lifestyles as they train children, grandchildren, friends and others to honor God.
                                                                                                                                                                            back to top
OUR FAITH
The Bible: The Word of God, the sixty-six Books of the Old and New Testaments, verbally inspired in all parts, and therefore wholly without error as originally given of God (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21).
The One True God:Existing eternally as three persons the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Luke 3:22; Matthew 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:14).
The Lord Jesus Christ:His preexistence and deity (John 1:13), incarnation by virgin birth (John 1:14; Matthew 1:18-23), sinless life (Heb. 4:15), substitutionary death (2 Cor. 5:21), bodily resurrection (Luke 24:36-43), ascension into heaven and present ministry (Heb. 4:14-16), and coming again (Acts 1:11).
The Holy Spirit:His personality (John 16:7-15), and deity (Acts 5:3-4), and His work in each believer: baptism and indwelling at the moment of regeneration (1 Cor. 12:13; Rom. 8:9), and filling (Eph. 5:18) to empower for Christian life and service (Eph. 3:16; Acts 1:8; Gal. 5:22-23).
Man:His direct creation in the image of God (Gen. 1:26-28), his subsequent fall into sin resulting in spiritual death (Gen. 3:1-24; Rom. 5:12), and the necessity of the new birth for his salvation (John 3:3-5).
Salvation: A complete and eternal salvation by God’s grace alone received as the gift of God through personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and His finished work (Eph. 2:8-9; Titus 3:5-7; 1 Peter 1:18-19).
The Church: One true church, the body and the bride of Christ (Eph. 1:22-23; 5:25-32), composed of all true believers of the present age (1 Cor. 12:12-13); and the organization of its members in local churches for worship, for edification of believers, and for worldwide gospel witness, each local church being autonomous but cooperating in fellowship and work (Eph. 4:11-16).
Christian Life:A life of righteousness, good works and separation unto God from the evil ways of the world (Rom. 12:1-2), manifested by speaking the truth (James 5:12), maintaining the sanctity of the home (Eph. 5:22-6:4), settling differences between Christians in accordance with the Word of God (1 Cor. 6:1-8), not engaging in carnal strife but showing a Christlike attitude toward all men (Rom. 12:17-21), exhibiting the fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22-23), and maintaining a life of prayer (Eph. 6:18; Phil. 4:6), including the privilege, when sick, of calling for the elders of the church to pray and to anoint with oil in the name of the Lord (James 5:13-18).
Ordinances:The Christians should observe the ordinances of our Lord Jesus Christ which are (1)baptism of believers by triune immersion (Matt. 28:19) and (2)the threefold communion service, consisting of the washing of the saints’ feet (John 13:1-17), the Lord’s Supper (1 Cor. 11:20-22, 33-34; Jude 12), and the communion of the bread and the cup (1 Cor. 11:23-26).
Satan:His existence and personality as the great adversary of God and His people (Rev. 12:1-10), his judgment (John 12:31), and final doom (Rev. 20:10).
Second Coming: The personal, visible, and imminent return of Christ to remove His church from the earth (1 Thess. 4:16-17) before the tribulation (1 Thess. 1:10; Rev. 3:10), and afterward to descend with the Church to establish His millennial kingdom upon the earth (Rev. 19:11-20:6).
Future Life:The conscious existence of the dead (Phil. 1:21-23; Luke 16:19-31), the resurrection of the body (John 5:28-29), the judgment and reward of believers (Rom. 14:10-12; 2 Cor. 5:10), the judgment and condemnation of unbelievers (Rev. 20:11-15), the eternal life of the saved (John 3:16), and the eternal punishment of the lost (Matt. 25:46; Rev. 20:15)

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OUR STORY
In 1991, Jim Brown led a church planting team that established Crossroads Church in the Frankford section of Philadelphia. With support from the Charis Fellowship, MetroGrace was established in 1999; Fast forward and there are now four churches in four different neighborhoods in Philadelphia. Check our locations for a church nearest you.

 

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Upcoming Events

Join us for worship at Holmesburg and Wissinoming Sundays @ 11:00 am.

You can also check us out on Facebook Live

THRiVE Youth Group
Wednesdays @ 7:00p
meeting on Snapchat.

Stay Tuned for
Life Group meeting times & updates.

Ladies’ Fellowship “Bible Babes”
TBD

Check our facebook for more details.