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Our Inside ministry takes The Crossing behind prison walls.

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Creating an atmosphere that helps people experience God’s presence.

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Camps and retreats designed to leave you refreshed, renewed, and transformed by God.

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Our thrift stores provide jobs and fund our community benevolence ministry.

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Crossing Preschool

Planting seeds of Christ that will last a lifetime.

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After school programming and ministries for preschoolers – 8th grade

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Church Online

Join us for Church Online and join the online community.

Sermons

Watch and listen to previous sermons.

Locations

Find a Crossing location near you and join us this weekend.

Giving

See the difference you can make through your generosity.

App

Get the OneCrossing app and stay connected.

Get Involved

Kids

Crossing Kids is our ministry for kids ages birth-5th grade.

Youth

Crossing Youth is our student ministry for 6th-12th grade.

College

The Collective is our young adult ministry for 18-29-year-olds.

Life Groups

Find community and grow with other believers through a Life Group.

Serving Opportunities

Make a difference in the lives of others with your skills and talents.

Plan Your Visit

We'd love to meet you! Learn more about the Worship Experience.

Baptism

Take the next step in your intimate, personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Tools for Growth

Resources to equip you, your family, and your Life Group.

One Mission

Reaching and helping communities around the world.

About Us

Our Story

Find out more about the history of The Crossing.

Values & Beliefs

Learn more about what we believe as fully devoted followers of Christ.

Crossing Inside

Our Inside ministry takes The Crossing behind prison walls.

Crossing Worship

Creating an atmosphere that helps people experience God’s presence.

Crossing Camp

Camps and retreats designed to leave you refreshed, renewed, and transformed by God.

Thrift Stores

Our thrift stores provide jobs and fund our community benevolence ministry.

More

Log In

Manage your account, register for events, and more.

Crossing Preschool

Planting seeds of Christ that will last a lifetime.

CKX

After school programming and ministries for preschoolers – 8th grade

Events

Find upcoming church-wide events.

Following God’s Call

I grew up in the church, going to church camp, singing specials, being a part of youth group, etc.
I knew when I grew up that God was calling me into full-time ministry. I learned guitar in high school and started a Christian worship band with some buddies.
As I was in college, I was a part-time youth minister at a christian church and music minister at my home town Christian Church. God was tugging on my heart to full-time ministry.
Time and time again, I would look into full-time ministry jobs around the US and they all wanted full-time experience. I was struggling with that, because I had tons of experience in leading worship and youth groups but it was never full-time.
I ended up landing a job at a tv station and shot and edited commercials for 3 yrs or so. I then became the Promotions manager. During that time I was also playing lead electric at a local church and my wife and I were helping in the youth group and leading worship for the group.
Every so often I would message my friend Clint to see if there were any job openings within the Crossing. My wife and I have been praying and praying for full-time ministry for me and I'll never forget the time and the place when Clint finally called me and offered me a position as the children's and youth guy at the Pike County location. I took his call and was standing outside the tv station. Later I found out that Clint was just a block away when he called me. God has answered our prayers.
Being back at home for a year and a half, God was still tugging on my heart to continue in leading worship. God answered our prayers again and moved us to Kirksville! We have been in Kirksville five years now doing what God has called us to do. God is so so good and faithful!

– Matt, Kirksville

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