BUSINESS: Crossings Community Church
A 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
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.