C2 Essentials

Announcements, updates, and weekend preparations!

FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2023

The Communication Card

If you would like to share your praises, prayer requests, leave a comment about how you've been impacted recently or if you have a question about something you've been thinking about, please click here.

Participate in Discipleship

Would you like to walk with someone in the First Principles of following Jesus? Are you willing to serve the body by leading in corporate prayer, reading scripture, praying with those who come to the altar on Sundays? If so, click here.

The Worship of the Church

"Psalm 150:6: "Let everything that has breath praise the LORD! Praise the LORD!" God has created us and given us breath so that we can worship Him and give Him praise.

In December 2009, after I had just landed in Atlanta, I received the news that the beloved grandfather of my wife had died and was with Jesus. A few days later at the funeral, as I was standing at the open casket, I had to think of the words of Psalm 150:6 and what an incredible gift from God it is to have breath and to be able to give praise to our holy God."

Click here to continue reading.


We're doing another order of the "Loving One Another Well" shirts and hoodies. Use the link below to order yours!

We've made it possible to order up to 2 of each; if you want more, you'll have to complete a second form.

Check them out and sign up for yours by clicking here.

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"Do you have a passion for engaging, equipping, empowering, and encouraging others to GIVE, SEND, and GO to the ends of the earth with the Gospel -- so others may hear...AND live? Would you like to help with projects like our latest installment of 'Missions in a Box (Bag)' that help build bridges between our partners serving around the globe and our body serving here at home? If so, please connect with Alicia Sasyk ‭(816.780.7838‬).


DNOW is a weekend all about helping our students walk closer to Jesus. DNOW will be filled with times of worship, diving in the word, discussions in groups, and some fun as well. DNOW will begin March 31st @6pm at Crossroads and, will end at around 6pm Saturday evening. We have families from within our church that have been gracious enough to open their homes as host homes where our students and their group leaders will stay the night Friday night and be served breakfast Saturday morning before we continue our weekend. If you have any questions about DNOW please contact Pastor Daniel.

Click here to sign-up today.

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Crossroads University

Ekklesia is a Greek word used in the New Testament to refer to "the church." It literally means "called out assembly." We use the 9:30am hour every Sunday (we call it The Ekklesia), whether it be for prayer gatherings, family meetings, instruction, etc., as an hour to equip "the church to be the church."

There are 2 Crossroads University tracks this:

Foundations: Biblical Interpretation

Why are there various interpretations of the same passage of the Bible? How do different belief systems come to their interpretations of the same scripture? In this CU track, we will cover many of the founding principles of biblical interpretation. We'll discuss things like context, themes, archetypes, and more. We will examine specific passages and discuss how they have been interpreted throughout history. This class will help you read and understand scripture as it was meant to be - as it was written!

Click here to join the Foundations: Biblical Interpretation group.

Corporate Worship

Over the next six weeks, we will discuss the idea of worship. What does worship look like, and why do we do it? Why do we do it the way we do? We’ll discuss the call of the body to gather together in corporate worship and the goal of corporate worship.

Click here to join the Corporate Worship group.

Kidz WorshipMakers meets in The Underground for 6 to 12-year-olds and the Early Childhood Center is available for those who are 5 and under.

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Save These Important Dates

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Are You Ready to Take the Plunge?

Are you ready to take your next step in surrender, obedience, and commitment to Jesus by being baptized at our next Baptism Celebration, according to Scripture? CLICK HERE to register and one of our Elders will follow up with you.

Becoming A Covenant Partner

(or what others might call "church membership")

Finding a new church or choosing a church for the first time is a daunting and somewhat scary task. Crossroads Connections is designed to help you better understand what pursuing Covenant Partnership looks like at C2 and why a person should make a covenant with a church family. We'll pull back the veil and give you a sneak peak into the "behind the scenes" of Crossroads, our mission, vision, values and strategy, how we're structured and how you can be a part of it, IF that is where the Lord is leading you.

There is no obligation...this is simply a prayerful "fact-finding" opportunity for you, as someone that has attended multiple times, to investigate Crossroads a little further.

We'd love to give you a Connections notebook prior to meeting. It's a great resource for many of the pertinent questions someone new to Crossroads might have. It also serves as a guide to most of the things that a person should know before joining themselves to a church family. After you've had a chance to look over the Connections notebook, we'll set up a time to chat - to get to know one another and answer any questions you might have.

CLICK HERE to register and one of our Elders will reach out to you and we'll get started.

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Interested in Dedicating Your Baby?

A baby dedication is a time set aside for parents who follow Jesus to commit themselves to receive and dispense Biblical instruction as parents responsible and obedient to The Word and the Holy Spirit. It is a time for the family to surrender their child back to the Lord our God, King of the Universe, Creator, and Savior of our souls.

Sign-Up here to signify you are interested in this special celebration for your family. A member of our staff will be in touch with you to provide more information and answer any questions.

Check Out Midweek's "Over The Hump"

In order to keep our communications streamlined, we have broken our weekly reminders into three smaller digital publications. If you missed this last week's "Over the Hump", click the image above to check it out or refresh your memory. "Over the Hump" focuses on Missions Highlights, Prayer, Offering Reports, Reminders, etc.


If you have not yet downloaded our church app - CHURCH CENTER - you are missing out. Church Center has it all. As you'll notice on the image above, not only can you...
  1. ...find a Group
  2. ...participate in Group messaging with your Group and Ministry Teams and find contact information for those in your Group
  3. ...support your church, missions and special projects through Giving
  4. ...signup for a variety of special events (like the ones above this message)
  5. ...view an upcoming calendar of events here at Crossroads so you can mark your own calendars
  6. ...view a directory of contacts within the church family and see photos to connect a face with a name
  7. ...pre-check-in on your way to The Big House so you don't have to stand in line at the Check-In Stations

You'll find links to some of the most vital utilities and features you'll need access to in order to fully participate in community here at Crossroads Church

You can find and install Church Center in the App Store of your mobile device or by clicking the image above.

You can also find and bookmark all the Church Center features and utilities in your favorite browser on your computer by CLICKING HERE or by typing https://crossroadsgv.churchcenter.com/ in the search bar.

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Stay Connected to C2

Our Website: http://direction4living.com

General Email: infodesk@direction4living.com

Office Address:

  • 900 NW Jefferson St. - Grain Valley, MO 64029
Mailing Address:
  • Crossroads Church - PO Box 351- Grain Valley, MO 64029

Darryl & Sharon Jones - Elder/Lead Pastor

Jenny Lindsay - Pastor Darryl's Admin Assistant

Daniel & Krysten Ballard - Elder/Worship Arts/Student Ministry Pastor

Michael & Summer Hicks / Elder

Please note: the church DOES have a phone line for those outside the church family. We've had the line for the last 22 years and it's good to have for the general public. The church line mostly attracts sales and marketing calls. As a result, it is not monitored very closely.

If you need to contact one of our Staff Pastors or Elders, PLEASE USE THEIR MOBILE NUMBERS WHICH ARE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU ABOVE. You'll also find this information in the front of your Crossroads Connections notebook. These numbers are not to be given out to the public but are available for your personal use.

Office Hours:

  • Pastor Darryl Jones is full-time here at the church but isn’t always in the office as ministry happens everywhere. Pastor Darryl and Sharon live here in “The Big House” and try to be very accessible to the church family. However, they do try to protect Friday each week as a day of restorative rest and time together. Pastor Darryl tries to “unplug” electronically on Fridays but can be contacted through Sharon in case of emergency. Click Here to schedule an appointment with Pastor Darryl.
  • Pastor Daniel Ballard is also full-time here at the church but isn't always in the office as ministry happens everywhere. Pastor Daniel also takes Friday off but is, of course, available in case of emergency.
  • Michael Hicks is a lay Elder and does not keep office hours. He is self-employed and owns his own growing company, East Side Electric, LLC.
  • Jenny Lindsay is Pastor Darryl’s Administrative Assistant and works in the church office from 9am to 2pm, Monday thru Thursday.
  • Everyone else who serves our church does so on a volunteer basis—neither receiving compensation nor keeping office hours.

All of that to say - we are here to serve you, but “here” is always relative. Text, email and phone are our friends. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you can’t find us at “The Big House”.

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Helping people find AND follow Jesus!

...by leveraging who we are and what we've been given to reach our neighbors, our city and our world with the Gospel -- so others may hear...AND live.