But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Acts 1:8

What’s a discipleship culture?

We were made to look and act like Jesus—wholeheartedly. To live as He lived. Heal as He healed. Free others the way He freed us. But how do we actually move in that direction? How do we get up from an inspiring weekend service to experiencing radical, daily life change, and helping others experience the same?

At Crossroads, we’re throwing our weight behind a discipleship culture. It’s our way of resourcing people (aka potential disciples) to continually grow in their relationship with Jesus, and to take Him into their homes, marriages, neighborhoods, spheres of influence, racquetball courts, everywhere. So, from Huddles to GO Groups to homes, we are pounding the pavement. And we believe that a thriving community of maturing Jesus followers will transform Cincinnati into a landscape of freedom and power.

 

“The time has come,” [Jesus] said, “The Kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!” Mark 1:15

Where do I fit in?

To make things simpler—and help explain how spiritual deepening usually happens around Crossroads—we use the screwhead icon to show stages of spiritual growth. But note: This is no place for judgement, guilt, or pats-on-the-backs. There is no “spiritual elite,” kiddos. Jesus invites us all in; loves us all magnificently. This is just a way to self-assess and make a movement plan.

Seek: Someone who’s asking questions, from simple curiosity to deep soul-searching. A season of looking for truth, healing, and something to stand on. Seeking God for the first time, God again, or just God in this new community of Crossroads.

Community Groups like The God Experiment, Fathers, Moms, Healing Groups, Men’s OngoingFinancial PeaceGO TripsServing Teams.

Receive: Someone who recognizes Jesus as God and Savior and is growing in the Bible, prayer and community. A season of receiving forgiveness, healing, hope, our identity as Sons, spiritual skills and a new story for our lives.

Next Level Gatherings, Story Formed Life, The Daily e-mail, Exploring the Bible Community Group. GO Trips. Serving Teams.

Follow: Someone who’s all in, ready to stop negotiating with God and follow wherever He leads. A season of training to look like Jesus by dying to selfishness daily, walking in authority, giving freely, suffering well, and leading others to do the same.

Huddles, Grow, Real Marriage. GO Trips. Serving Teams

Produce: Someone with a history of making other disciple-makers, whose life looks like Jesus with a depth of character, competence and fruitfulness. A season of building generations of other followers, introducing new seekers to God and multiplying the Kingdom in their spheres of influence.

Huddle Leading, GO Group Leading, GO Trips. Serving Teams.

The weekend experience in the auditorium (or online) will always be our anchor, our hub of inspiration and challenge. But to think we just pop in for Sunday visits with nothing more will shortchange the fullness that Jesus came to offer.

“I have come that they might have life, and have it to the full.” John 10:10