Who we are
While CrossRoads may not have a particularly long history, our background sure is rich in stories of God working in our lives.
From the beginning...
In response to God's leading, in the mid 1990's the Committee on Church Development of the Presbytery of Whitewater Valley in Indianapolis decided to plant a new church in the Westfield area. The target group was to be young adults, families, and the unchurched. In April of 1998, Eric Lohe was called to be the organizing pastor of this new church development.
Beginning in June of 1998, a diverse group of individuals began meeting to get to know one another, to pray, and to study together - desiring to be faithful to God and to the vision for this church. As the group congregated, the name "CrossRoads Church at Westfield" emerged. It seemed to embody the vision God had for our new church. As people, we face many crossroads throughout our lives and at some point, all must decide if they will follow the teachings of Christ.
CrossRoads Church began meeting weekly for worship at Westfield Intermediate School in September of 1999. We have continued to grow since then, both in number and as people who have chosen to deepen our relationships with Jesus Christ.
Much has happened in our short history, including direct involvement in local ministries in Westfield such as Open Doors, helping to found Student Impact of Westfield (a campus student ministry), mission trips to Mexico, West Virginia and Mississippi, and "Alpha" small groups. Contemporary media-enhanced worship focused on bringing the good news about Christ through drama, media, and music has made CrossRoads a engaging and active community of God's people in Hamilton County.
CrossRoads was chartered as a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA) on March 7, 2004. Additionally we broke ground on our first facility on October 15, 2006 and had a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting on December 13, 2007.
Since then, we have continued to cultivate relationships and spiritual growth through inviting others into our church family, engaging in Bible study, creating deep and meaningful friendships, serving in various ministries within CrossRoads, and stepping into the community to serve those around us and around the world.
We have had several fall festivals, an annual craft bazaar, concerts, youth lock-ins, fellowship dinners, mission events, family movie nights, puppet shows, and an annual living nativity at Christmastime. We have done in-depth studies of various books of the Bible as well as books such as "The Shack," "Choose Joy," and "Muslims, Christians, and Jesus." We have served others right here in central Indiana as well as travelling to Alabama, Iowa, West Virginia, Michigan, Arkansas, Minnesota, Arizona, Utah, Maryland, and Tennessee to care for people there. We've also sent teams to serve in Mexico, Romania, Canada, and Costa Rica. We've also given financially to touch lives in almost every part of the globe.
It has been such an exciting journey to get to serve the God we love so much! We invite you to come along.