BUSINESS: Crossings Community Church

 

Written by Sarah Paige Berling in the March 2013 Issue

Crossings Community ChurchA little bit traditional, a little bit contemporary, a whole lot of worship. That’s what you can expect to find at Crossings Community Church, at 14600 N. Portland Ave, in north Oklahoma City. Founded in 1959 on the principles of service and teaching the unconditional love of Jesus Christ, the church has grown and changed and now serves over 6,000 people every Sunday.

“Crossings seeks to reach people of all ages and walks of life, so that means there is great variety in what we do,” explains Jennifer Ayotte, Director of Internal Communications.

The church recently grew again, adding space for their contemporary worship services, calling the space “The Venue.” These services, which differ from the traditional services in that they only use contemporary praise music, started out in the gym facility. “The contemporary service met in The Venue for the first time on January 27, 2013,” Ayotte explained. “What began with folding chairs is now a service held twice each Sunday with over 1,500 people attending.”

“While younger people do probably tend to gravitate towards the contemporary service,” says Rebecca Ellis, who works with Ayotte, “it’s interesting that you’ll find younger people in the traditional service, too, as they desire to connect to the history and tradition of the old familiar hymns as they begin families of their own.”

She continues, “We offer five different worship services each Sunday—the only difference is in the style of worship. If you prefer only hymns, the 8:30 Chapel service offers a traditional service with communion. The 9:30 and 11:00am Sanctuary services are a blend of traditional and contemporary music—with a choir, orchestra, worship team and praise band. And then, of course, there are the contemporary services at 9:30 and 10:40 in the Venue.”

Crossings is also pleased to announce that they offer counseling services to those who are members, provided by licensed mental health professionals. All counseling is both faith-based and clinically informed.

No matter what you’re looking for—Sunday school, contemporary worship, traditional worship, something in-between, or counseling—this church will have what you’re looking for.

Visit Crossings Community Church at 14600 N. Portland Ave., online at crossingsokc.org or contact them at 405-755-2227.

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