OCTOBER BUSINESS: Crossings Community Church Edmond

Soon, hundreds of families who travel from Edmond and beyond to attend Crossings Community Church in Oklahoma City will have a brand new campus to call their own.

Scott Bartlow, Campus Pastor at Crossings EdmondCrossings Edmond, located at 1500 W. Covell Road, celebrates its grand opening service at 9:30am on November 6th. The new two-floor, 32,000-square-foot building will help the church foster connection and community with its northernmost members.

“People were driving from all around the region to come to Oklahoma City, sometimes traveling 30 minutes or longer,” said Scott Bartlow, campus pastor at Crossings Edmond. “That sparked an interest in our elder and leadership teams to take the church to the neighborhood. It was a combination of a lot of conversation, prayer and understanding the trends in our church that really moved us to take the church to Edmond.”

Located on five acres on Edmond’s north side, Crossings Edmond features an 800-seat auditorium, called the Venue, which will be the site for contemporary worship. The church will host live worship and simulcast in the sermon from its Oklahoma City campus via live video stream. Crossings Edmond will also offer a Crossings KIDS service, which includes worship, games and creative Bible teaching.

Crossings Edmond will be a true gathering place for its members as it features cafe booths and pub tables in its upstairs loft area and first-floor lobby. Bartlow said that above all else, he wants church members and first-time visitors to feel comfortable in the campus’ warm, inviting atmosphere.

“If guests aren’t ready to connect, they can have that anonymity as they walk around and explore what we’re about,” he added.

Bartlow invites members new and old to be a part of the Edmond campus of Crossings Community Church, a community that sets itself apart by three specific things.

“First, our church is unapologetically authentic,” he said. “We share our real lives and who we are, and we’re the same people off the platform. Second, our church members are radically generous with their time, their gifts and their money to care for the community. And the third thing is the people and our pastors are just overflowing with compassion. It’s contagious, and people want to be a part of that whenever they experience it.”

Learn more about Crossings Edmond by visiting www.crossings.church/edmond.

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