Crossroads At a Glance
Crossroads Baptist Church is located in the Sequatchie Valley at the foot of Walden Ridge in beautiful Powell's Crossroads, Tennessee. Nearby are Whitwell and Jasper, Tennessee, Ketner's Mill, and just over the ridge is Chattanooga, Tennessee.
We are a congregation who seek to worship and glorify God, love and follow Christ, pray for and encourage one another, respond (individually and corporately) to teaching and preaching of the Word of God, and spread the Gospel of Eternal Life in Christ throughout the valley.
We heartily and gratefully profess that salvation is by grace alone, through faith in Christ alone; that REAL life is found IN Christ alone; and THAT life is lived by our surrender to Christ who lives in and for His people.
We firmly hold to the Bible as the Word of God. The Bible speaks of 'The Faith." That is a phrase that refers to fixed and invariable doctrines - truths upon which the life and ministry of the church is founded. Elsewhere in the Bible the same is referred to as "The Apostles' Doctrine" and the "Foundation of the Apostles and Prophets". So when we meet, we give attention to understanding scripture. (2 Tim 2:15) These include our Sunday Morning and Wednesday Evening meetings and our group Bible Studies.
Our fellowship and ministries are built upon the Word of Christ and the priorities for the church prescribed in scripture. We worship together, study scripture together, serve together, and grow together in Christ (Ephesians 4:11-16)
We do not believe that more ministries necessarily make for a stronger congregation. Instead we believe that any effective ministry is 'received' not 'achieved.' It is Christ who initiates and facilitates the ministries of His church, and those ministries that are from Christ are sufficient for His people for the present time. And we are thankful that we have been blessed with outstanding facilities that enable us to carry out the ministry that we have been given in our community.
There is more to what we know, believe and do but these are the essentials and these are sufficient for the life of any church.
We invite you to come and worship with us, participate in one of our Christianity Explored Courses, involve your children in AWANA, and join us as we proclaim and live the Gospel together.
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