I Want a New Marriage, week 2
by Scott Winstead
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devoted followers of Christ who impact their world. In our twenty-four year history, we have used 5
different locations in 2 communities, always looking for the best tool available to reach people for
Starting with six people in 1987, we have grown to over 1000 people each Sunday. During this time
thousands of people have crossed the line and received Christ as Lord & Savior of their lives. We
witnessed 967 people, many of them adults, going public with their faith through baptism at
Crossroads. We have heard and seen countless stories of the kind of life change that only occurs
through the love of God as people become followers of Christ.
We began holding services at our current location, The Christian Family Centre, in December 2002.
Our commitment has always been for our locations to be tools to help us accomplish the mission God
has for our church. In listening to God, it was clear next steps for Crossroads included having a
location of our own.
We purchased 81 acres of land with plans to build a facility. We never imagined that in addition to
purchasing land, a building would be given to us. Yet in 2010 the congregation of the First Baptist
Church in Adrian signed over the title to the land and building at 119 N. Broad St. Their decision
driven by the belief the building could increase Crossroadsʼ effectiveness.
Throughout Crossroads existence, it has been essential to listen for Godʼs leading then boldly pursue
His plans. Over the past 16 months, Crossroads leaders have explored many options for the Broad
Street location and the land we possess, always asking God for understanding in His next steps for
We have held services at The Centre for almost nine years. We are grateful The Centre opened its
doors to us. It is a beautiful facility and has been a useful tool for us to use. However, weʼve reached
a limit to our effectiveness renting a facility we have access to a limited number of hours a week.
Now is the time for us to move forward and build a facility with optimal environments for children,
students and adults at the Broad Street location. We can do the same amount of ministry renovating
the Broad Street building for approximately half the cost of what it would take build a comparable
facility on our land at US 223.
This location puts us in the heart of the community we are trying to reach. The building plan for Broad
Street gives us the capacity to pursue Crossroadsʼ purpose and mission in the years ahead.
Our leaders are preparing a Capital Campaign to raise funds. Imagine what is possible as each of us
prays and financially supports this effort as God leads. Imagine what reaching people for Christ looks
like as we expand our serving in Lenawee County, Romania and Honduras.
Godʼs plans are always God sized and His plans for Crossroads are no exception. Each one of us is
instrumental in this project: every personʼs investment working to create a tool to help Crossroads
continue to fulfill our vision and purpose. We are passionately committed to this because people