The purpose of this work is to tell a story, recognize a need, and introduce a concept.
Story – CrossPoint Church started as a rural multisite born out of a 1970s declining rural neighborhood church. Some successes and most struggles are all too familiar elements shared in many of our church histories. Too often the conference speaker or the book author projects a model/circumstance that is just nowhere near the reality of who we are, or what we’re facing. Telling the CrossPoint story will hopefully resonate with small church pastors and rural ministries everywhere. It is intended to be an inspiration and an attainable model for the Jesus-loving, overworked servant who is doing the hard, grind-it-out ministry that happens in the out-of-the-way places. Rural ministry is never easy, but it can be simple. I hope the CrossPoint story will inspire you in that direction.