ABOUT OUR CHURCH
At the Crossroads Ministry is a Christian Reformed Church in Britt, Iowa, striving to bring the power and presence of the Almighty God in a personal way. This means reconciling lives through Jesus by Abiding in Christ, Growing in Grace and Extending His Love.
This involves: Starting where people are at in the crossroads of life and faith, Inviting them to "come & see" the worship and fellowship of Christ, Discipling/mentoring them in how to deepen an overcoming faith and love, Encouraging them to take steps of faith in small groups, Making opportunities to serve and extend His love to others so that they too join in His mission.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
CREATOR: God created all things out of nothing for His distinct purpose - to love Him freely and forever.
HIS WORD: The Bible is the inspired truth of God's Spirit, which empowers us to find His desire to draw us closer to Him and being ever relevant in ever changing times
TRIUNE: Within the Trinity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit God is the Father. The Father is diversely distinct in both essence and nature.
PERSON: Jesus is Unique in His personage being fully like us but without sin and remaining fully God in submissive obedience to the Father.
HIS WORK: Jesus came to Earth for ONE purpose - To do what we could not perfectly do, to follow the will of God due to sin. Jesus offered his sinless life in our place so that we through faith would receive His new life now and forever.
SECOND COMING: Jesus is coming again, we don't know when, but we are called to watch for His coming. When He returns all will see Him and will acknowledge Him as the Lord of all.
Accepting Jesus into one's life (which involves thinking, believing and doing) allows for the Holy Spirit to dwell within you. The Spirit always dwells in us, bur can be held back by sin. At times God fills a person with the Spirit's presence and power, however He always offers the fruits of the Spirit.
SIN: God initiated our ability to choose freely to love and enjoy Him, but the human decision continues to rebel causing pain and death (Both physical & Spiritual). This reality shows itself from conception and birth of life.
GRACE: We are saved continually under the Grace of Jesus. Even though our brokenness caused by sin doesn't completely disappear. Our responsibility is to open our lives and faith to God's presence through the Holy Spirit to bring God's goodness more and more into our lives.
FINAL JUDGMENT: At the final judgment everyone will stand before Jesus. He will distinguish between those who believed and those who did not.
We are a Christian Reformed Affiliated Church that formed in 1957. We began meeting in a small church building in the center of town and we are now located in a larger building on the north side of town. While moving, we saw God work through us to help bring the churches in Britt together to support us.
One evening, we had planned for people from the other churches to come and over 80 people arrived to help! In one night, we were able to frame the kitchen and all of the Sunday School rooms. This night was truly a blessing because it was the first time we really realized we were making a difference in the community. Since then, we have built an addition to enhance fellowship in this church. This addition included a few more Sunday school rooms, offices and a large fellowship hall. Today, we are pleased to say that we continue to impact people positively for Christ.
Sundays 9:30-10:30 am
Fellowship Time 10:30 a.m.
Sunday School 10:45 am
(During the School Year)
Sunday School is available after service for students grades Pre-K through 12th grade. During these times, young kids explore the foundation of faith and older students are encouraged to think critically and expand on their Biblical knowledge.
Enjoy a time of fellowship after the service to make and grow a connection to your brothers and sisters in Christ that will inspire life long friendships.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO BRITT CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH?
Don't worry about dressing "right". On any given Sunday, you are likely to see some in jeans or shorts, some in dresses or with ties, and most are somewhere in between. You will be welcomed no matter what you wear. We care more about having you join us to worship our God than what you wear.
WHAT IS A SERVICE LIKE?
The service includes singing, prayer time, scripture reading and a sermon. Church usually lasts for about an hour. We often stand while we sing and sit for the rest.
ARE VISITORS ASKED TO STAND AND INTRODUCE THEMSELVES?
No. You will be warmly greeted as you enter, but you will not be pointed out or asked to stand during the service.
WHAT IF I DON'T HAVE MONEY FOR THE OFFERING?
This is not a problem. As a visitor, if you choose to give you may, but you will never feel awkward if you don't.