Our Sunday Services...
Crossroads family worship services are held at 10:30 am each Sunday. Our setting is informal, children are welcome and our music, while having a contemporary edge, also regularly includes time-tested hymns. Childcare is available for kids nursery aged through kindergarten.
We celebrate communion each week, using varied styles - all who follow Jesus are welcome to participate.
Our Vision: Igniting and advancing personal faith in Jesus, leaving a legacy of disciples in our wake.
Our Church Leadership...
Pastor Aaron Gonzenbach
Our place in the worldwide Christian Church...
- Senior Pastor Aaron Gonzenbach
- Children’s Ministry Inga Gonzenbach
- Chairman Richard Howarter
- Vice Chair/Secretary Debbi Lawson
- Treasurer Steve Stewart
- Member at Large Paul Wilson
We are an apostolic church. We confess Jesus Christ and the faith of the apostles as recorded in the Holy Scriptures. We believe the authority of the Bible is supreme in all matters of faith, doctrine, and conduct, and it is to be trusted. “Where is it written?” was and is the Covenant’s touchstone of discussion with regard to faith and practice.
We are a catholic church. The word catholic literally means universal. This means we understand ourselves to be a part of the community of believers that began with Jesus’s first followers, is alive today, and will continue until Christ comes again.
We are a Reformation church. We stand in the mainstream of a church renewal movement of the sixteenth century called the Protestant Reformation. Especially important is the belief that we are saved by God’s grace alone, through faith alone, not by anything that we can do. The Covenant Church is also shaped by Pietism, a renewal movement that originated in seventeenth-century Europe and emphasized the need for a life that is personally connected to Jesus Christ, a reliance on the Holy Spirit, and a call to service in the world.
We are an evangelical church. A series of religious awakenings flowered in Europe and America during the nineteenth century and provided rich soil for the early growth of the Covenant Church with our passion for mission. Evangelicals historically have been characterized by a strong insistence on biblical authority, the absolute necessity of new birth, Christ’s mandate to evangelize the world, the continuing need for education and formation in a Christian context, and a responsibility for benevolence.
For Covenant people, our essential beliefs are summed up in what we call Covenant Affirmations:
- We affirm the centrality of the Word of God.
- We affirm the necessity of the new birth.
- We affirm a commitment to the whole mission of the Church.
- We affirm the Church as a fellowship of believers.
- We affirm a conscious dependence on the Holy Spirit.
- We affirm the reality of freedom in Christ.
If you want to learn more about the Evangelical Covenant Church, visit the Covenant website at www.covchurch.org for more information.