Sat, Sep 19 – Announcements & Resources 📬 for Sep 20!
Increase and Multiply: Forward Together is in full swing and we are could not be more excited as we look ahead to what God has for us! Wear your Increase and Multiply shirt this Sunday!
We have a few seats left for Sunday morning, so register below or add yourself to the Waitlist!
SUNDAY MORNING RESOURCES:
RESOURCES FOR THE WEEK:
You are loved!
Wed, Sep 16 – How will we move ➡ Forward Together? In Community!
This Sunday we are continuing Increase and Multiply: Forward Together with a look at moving Forward Together: With Clarity!
Don’t forget to wear your Increase and Multiply shirt this Sunday!But before we move to next week, make sure that you are caught up on last Sunday’s foundational sermon, Forward Together: In Community where we saw that…
“We are an interconnected body of Christians…living biblically with one another…by grace through faith in Christ.”
Click below to watch Sunday’s sermon.
Mon, Sep 14 – RSVP OPEN TO ALL FOR SEPTEMBER 20 REGATHERING!
REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR ALL!
With the additional seats opened up with the 3rd service, we are excited that more of you will be together each week!
Be sure to notify us if you are not able to attend after you have RSVP’d so we can cancel your registration and allow someone else to take your place.
You can also register in the Events tab on the Church Center App. Use the app to RSVP for Worship Services, Pre-Check your little ones for touchless CROSSWAY KIDS, fill out the connection card, give online, register for other events, and stay connected to Crossway! You can download it in the App Store or Google Play.
Thur, Sep 10 – How will we move Forward Together?
Watch the updated Increase and Multiply: Forward Together video above!
We are excited to continue the Increase and Multiply campaign as we look forward to what God has for us here, near, and abroad!
We have added Forward Together as part of the campaign because we are coming through a pandemic that has distanced us for months on end. But in order for us to accomplish what we are trying to, we all need to be united as we move forward together!
You Are Loved!
P.S. – Click the banner below to be get to the Increase and Multiply: Forward Together webpage, which includes information and FAQ’s about the proposed new building!
Thur, Aug 20 – Relaunching 3rd Service
Please watch the important announcement video above.
Several weeks ago, we “got back on the road”of gathering together and decided that we would do everything we needed to do in order to do everything we were called to do. And, by God’s grace, our risk mitigation efforts have been working!
In order to continue to grow in our discipleship as a church, it’s time for us to add a lane to our road of regathering: On September 6th, we are launching a 3rd worship service!
We will continue to be careful and courageous as we move forward together!
You are loved!
Thursday, July 9 – CROSSWAY RE-REGATHERING Update
Please watch the important announcement video above.
Since the beginning of this chapter in the life of our church back in March, we have sought to be faithful, measured, and wise in how we handle…everything. We have not been hasty in making decisions, always wanting to make sure that we are bathing every step in prayer and wise counsel.
While “wait and see” has been our posture for the last few months, we believe the time has come to shift that posture, effective next week. This Sunday, July 12, will be live-stream only at 11a; however:
The Elders have decided that, Lord willing, beginning July 19th, we will resume Regathering for both the 8:45a and 11a worship services! And we will be reinitiating all of our ministry areas while maintaining rigorous health protocols!
Our amazing tech team will continue to supply a live-stream of the 11a Worship Service, but look for updates next week regarding our new registration process designed for inviting as many people as possible each Sunday to our in-person gatherings.
As Pastor Josh says in the video, we are shifting to a new posture that will continue to include all the precautions and protocols we need to observe in order to do everything that we are called to do in ministering to one another as a gathered church body.
In the coming days, we will also introduce protocols for Sunday gatherings of CROSSWAY KIDS and CROSSWAY STUDENTS!
We are excited for what this new chapter means because we so deeply love you and desire to see you grow in Christ-likeness and care for each other during this time.
You are loved!
Crossway Leadership Team
CROSSWAY REGATHERING: Grace Abounds
We are so eager to meet together in person again! We are committed to doing so in a way that honors the Lord, the governing authorities, and one another. This webpage will serve as a resource for Crossway Regathering, and any updates will be posted here. We are excited that, barring any outbreaks or necessary course-corrections, REGATHERING Level 1 is expected to begin on Sunday, June 7th!
Let’s move forward in these plans eager to extend grace to one another. Re-engaging in public gatherings will look different for different people. This is a wonderful opportunity to practice the attitude Christ calls us to: “Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others” (Philippians 2:4), and “Outdo one another in showing honor” (Romans 12:10). Let’s go above and beyond in honoring one another during this time.
This guide is based off of Governor Abbott’s plan to reopen Texas and our local authorities guidance as well. We believe it is the wisest way for our church to move forward at this time. Some things will look different than what we are used to in a worship service, but what won’t look different is our commitment to lift high the name of Jesus through worship, boldly proclaim God’s word, earnestly seek God in prayer, and glorify God through the fulfillment of the Great Commission!
You are loved!
Crossway Elders and Staff
Adapted from Governor Abbott’s executive order GA-23, the following are the minimum recommended health protocols for all public gatherings. These protocols are not a limit on the health protocols that individuals may adopt. Individuals are encouraged to adopt additional protocols consistent with their specific needs and circumstances to help protect the health and safety of all Texans.
The virus that causes COVID-19 can be spread to others by infected persons who have few or no symptoms. Even if an infected person is only mildly ill, the people they spread it to may become seriously ill or even die, especially if that person is 65 or older with pre-existing health conditions that place them at higher risk. Because of the hidden nature of this threat, everyone should follow the practices specified in these protocols, all of which facilitate a safe and measured reopening of public gatherings. The virus that causes COVID-19 is still circulating in our communities. We should continue to observe practices that protect everyone, especially those who are most vulnerable.
In addition to following Governor Abbott’s plan and recommendations, Crossway is referencing the CDC’s guidance for Child Care Programs That Remain Open, the CDC’s instructions for Cleaning and Disinfection for Community Facilities, and the American Academy of Pediatrics’ National Health & Safety Performance Standards.
REGATHERING – LEVEL 1
CROSSWAY REGATHERING – LEVEL 1: WORSHIP SERVICES
We are taking precautions for our Worship Services in three main ways: Reduced Capacity, Social Distancing, and Sanitizing.
Instead of 3 service times, we will have two services at 8:45am and 11am.
We will keep our worship services at a reduced capacity, which means we will be able to host fewer people each week.
Invitations to attend will be offered on a rotating basis through Small Groups. When it is your Sunday to attend worship service, you will receive an invitation via email from Crossway. We hope to invite roughly half of our Small Groups each Sunday, and we will have some margin capacity left over for non-members. On the Sundays that you are not attending corporate worship, we will continue to equip you through a Live Stream of the entire worship service at home! We strongly encourage active engagement in worship and prayer in your homes to continue during this time!
We ask that people arrive up to 15 minutes prior to the service time so that our ushers can escort and seat people/households with appropriate social distancing.
Giving and Connection Cards will be done on phones to reduce social contact. If anyone would like to give a cash gift, there will be a box for giving at the back of the worship center. On communion Sundays, elements will be served in packs delivered by ushers to each household to avoid passing plates.
We will dismiss services by households to maintain social distancing inside the worship center. Those who wish to socialize in the breezeway before and after the services are free to do so.
We will provide hand sanitizer as it is available, but also encourage you to bring your own. We will have a crew sanitizing between services.
CROSSWAY REGATHERING – LEVEL 1: CROSSWAY KIDS
During Level 1, there will be no separate Crossway Kids Ministry at our facility – children will attend worship services with their parents. We believe this is a God-given opportunity for parents to train their children to engage in adult corporate worship. Children’s participation in adult worship service is not our main tool for making little disciples at Crossway, but it is an essential element that we get to cultivate during this time!
Crossway Kids at Home videos will continue to be sent during Level 1. We are so thankful for our volunteers who are serving behind the scenes and “behind the screens!”
CROSSWAY REGATHERING – LEVEL 1: CROSSWAY STUDENTS
There will be no regular gatherings for Crossway Students at our facility during Level 1, but there may be a few selective gatherings for special purposes and our Student Ministry leaders are eager to continue to connect with students via Zoom! Please be on the lookout for emails from us and keep having discipleship conversations with your students.
CROSSWAY REGATHERING – LEVEL 1: SMALL GROUPS
During Level 1, Small Groups will be able to gather in person again – with a generous allowance for people to “Zoom in.” We want you to feel total freedom to do what is most wise for you and your family. Some of the Small Group leaders may be the ones Zooming in, those who are unable to secure childcare may be Zooming in, and high risk individuals may be Zooming in. But, as people are able and willing, physically gathering with others in your Small Group is welcomed during Level 1.
Now let’s discuss some staples of Small Group time: snacks and hugs! During this initial phase, consider bringing your own snack if you are gathering physically with your Small Group. Your group leaders may see that a snack is made available, but it could help you social distance if you have your own on hand. As far as hugs and handshakes go, there’s no pressure to engage in such – you won’t be pressured, and we trust that your love for your neighbor will mean that you will respect others’ comfort levels as well!
For group service/outreach events, Small Groups should look for opportunities that minimize physical contact with those they are serving during Level 1.
CROSSWAY REGATHERING – LEVEL 1: CONNECTIONS
Normally, Step One is a brief meet and greet for any newcomers after the service in the worship center lobby. During Level 1 of Crossway Regathering, we will not be having Step One after worship services. We are looking to provide video resources for orienting new people to the church, and our connections team will personally reach out to any guests and provide ways for people to sign up for Step Two.
Step Two is our 90 minutes class that covers why and how we worship, walk, and work for Christ together as a church. During Level 1, Step Two will be offered with reduced capacity or via Zoom, according to need, and any snacks provided will be offered in a manner that promotes social distancing.
Step Three is typically a meeting with an elder or staff member to help people plug into a Small Group, serve on a Ministry Team, and join the church in Membership. During Level 1, these can be done in person or Zoom depending on preference.
REGATHERING – LEVEL 2
CROSSWAY REGATHERING – LEVEL 2: WORSHIP SERVICES
Level 2 will have less restrictions and we look forward to providing more details when the time comes!
CROSSWAY REGATHERING – LEVEL 2: CROSSWAY KIDS
We are planning to include Crossway Kids for ages 0 through pre-K at our facility in Level 2. We are already preparing to implement the necessary precautions and look forward to providing more details when the time comes!
CROSSWAY REGATHERING – LEVEL 2: CROSSWAY STUDENTS
We plan to gather for Crossway Students during Level 2, but anticipate having some social distancing strategies in place. We look forward to providing more details when the time comes!
CROSSWAY REGATHERING – LEVEL 2: SMALL GROUPS
Level 2 will ease some of the restrictions of Level 1, and we look forward to providing more details when the time comes!
CROSSWAY REGATHERING – LEVEL 2: CONNECTIONS
We look forward to providing more details when the time comes!
REGATHERING – LEVEL 3
Level 3 will have even less restrictions than Level 2. We are looking forward to that day!