First Time @ Crossroads?
Your First Sunday Visit to Crossroads?
We want to make your first visit to Crossroads a good experience so here is some information you may find helpful as you prepare to visit. We often have coffee ready for important hang-out time at 9:45am. Our service typically starts at 10:00am.
Where does Crossroads meet each week?
Crossroads meets on Sunday mornings at 445 Oakshade Road in Shamong, New Jersey. We are across the parking lot from La Campagnola Restaurant and just down the block from the Wawa. The nearest cross-street Indian Mills Road. We have recently converted our warehouse into a new sanctuary and meeting space.
What should I wear? What should I bring?
Dress comfortably. While some may dress up, most people wear comfortable, casual clothes. It doesn’t really matter what you wear, just come and experience the church! You may want to bring a Bible and something to take notes on.
What about my children?
We encourage families to experience the vision, family updates, prayer and musical worship together with the whole church family. During the preaching time of our worship gatherings we have childrens ministry available (except for some select Sundays that intentionally engage the younger ones along with the adults).
What about parking?
There is plenty of parking on three sides of the building. There are no “assigned” spots but we do have handicapped parking and try to keep the parking right in front open for visitors and parents with small children. There is additional parking available in the La Campagnola parking lot, convenient for those wanting to hit La Camp’s brunch after service. Be sure to note which is the Entrance for worship and Exit for to serving.
What should I expect from the music?
The music is typically led by a few vocalists, guitars, bass, drums and at times keyboard or other instruments. Words to all of the music are projected at the front of the sanctuary. Also, during our gathering times, a few people may share what God has done in their life that week.
What do you talk about in the sermon or message?
The sermon is what some people would call “informal,” others “conversational.” We believe the message should give people hope, something to laugh about, a better understanding of the Bible and God’s principles for life and the desire to know Christ and to live a life pleasing to God. We believe that the Bible is integral in us knowing God personally. The teaching is designed to help you understand and apply the Bible to your daily life.
How Long is the Gathering?
Our worship gatherings typically last approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes, sometimes a few minutes shorter or a few minutes longer. We don’t always start right on time, as part of our worship is getting to know each other and visiting with each other. So we count that is time well spent too!
We believe Sunday worship gatherings should feel more like a family reunion (with God being the guest of honor), than a business meeting, college lecture, or performance. So, there are often elements of our time geared toward sharing God at work stories or interactions with each other. Family is more than watching a performance or staring at the back of people's heads for 90 minutes. So, we encourage you to be willing to meet new friends and stay connected with the old ones as we gather in the Father's house!