Cross Roads Baptist Church

These are exciting days at Cross Roads!  We are basically back to our Full Schedule now!  Each week, more of our Members come back to Services and Activities.  Have you made it back yet?  If not, we look forward to seeing you soon!  It was exciting to add eight new members during May, representing four new Families!  And we are back to having first-time visitors almost every Sunday.  We certainly don’t want you to miss any of the excitement!  So make it a priority to come to Cross Roads every Sunday! 

These are exciting days for our Children’s and Student Ministries.  Summer Camps, Vacation Bible School, and Special Summer Activities are all on the schedule to provide a lot of fun for our Children and Students, but also to challenge them in their Spiritual Development.  Pray for our Children and Samantha Sherrill as she leads our Children’s Ministry and for our Students and Kevin Halle as he leads them. 

June will be an exciting month as well as we shift our Leadership Responsibilities and begin the process of refocusing our Ministry Priorities.  Bro. Kevin Halle (or as someone said, “Rev Kev”) will assume his role as our Associate Pastor for Preaching, Discipleship and Christian Education.  Bro. Byron Green will continue to lead our Music Ministry and take care of the “Business” side of doing Church as our Associate Pastor for Music and Business Administration. Those changes will allow me more time as Lead Pastor to pray and plan and also to fulfill my roles in Pastoral Care, Evangelism and Outreach. 

I believe this new leadership structure will position Cross Roads to not only get back to where we were before COVID, but to go beyond where we have ever been before.  As we reach more people, we will make a greater impact for the Lord’s Kingdom.  After all, that’s what He has instructed us to do! 
One of our priorities will be to further develop and expand our Prayer Ministry.  Everything we do or attempt to do for the Lord must start with prayer.  We have several prayer activities now that you can get involved in.  They include Prayer Walking around the Church during Worship Services, Praying Through the Year for our Church Family and Prayer Calls to pray directly with individuals on the Phone.  If you are interested in participating in any of these Prayer efforts, check with our Prayer Team Leader, Sarah Dodge, or call the Church Office.

Another priority will be preparing more of our members to be involved in Evangelism and Outreach.  But these activities must be preceded by prayer.  Jesus said in Matthew 9:37, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Pray to the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”   So pray, and be willing to be one of the workers! 

I’ll close this note the way I started it.  These are exciting days at Cross Roads!  Don’t miss out on what God is doing “in us and through us”!

Bro. John

Cross Roads Baptist Church • Pelahatchie, MS • (601) 546-2297  © 2021