C2 Essentials

Announcements, updates, and weekend preparations!

FRIDAY, September 30, 2022

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.

2 Core Principles for Biblical Worship

Dr. Witherington notes two essential lessons for Christians wanting a biblical understanding of worship. First, it is to be about God from start to finish. Second, it is not intended for entertainment.

“The function of [Christian worship] music is so that the whole person . . . is caught up in love and wonder and praise of God.”

Click here to continue reading

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Did You Know?

If you are ever in need, we have the above amenities available to you.

Songs for the Kidz Christmas Musical

Students have started practicing songs for the upcoming Kidz Christmas Musical. Use the image above to access songs and practice them at home.
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Strike 4 Hunger Donations

Hey church, we have our Strike 4 Hunger youth event coming up on October 15th, and we need some help from the church.

First of all, we need people to donate one-gallon jugs for our water walk we are doing for S4H. If you want to you can save your old milk jugs or any other one-gallon jugs you may go through between now and October 15th (please clean them out before you donate lol) Or you can go purchase one-gallon jugs of water to donate. We will have a container for you to drop off the empty jugs placed in the commons at church.

Second, we need people that are willing to donate new or lightly used blankets, coats, hats, gloves, etc. for our student's homeless experience on the night of the 15th. They will be sleeping outside, and it usually gets pretty cold, so we don't want them to freeze. All items donated to S4H will be washed and donated to another organization that will give them out to the homeless in the metro area so please keep that in mind when donating.


If you have any questions please just let me know!

Daniel Ballard

Church Camp in The Rockies - There are Still a Few Rooms Available

You won't want to miss this great event, Monday, June 5th thru Friday, June 9th, 2023 - for the WHOLE CHURCH FAMILY!

Space is limited (25 rooms total), and rooms are first-come/first-serve! A room is not reserved until we have received your deposit.

There are SEVEN rooms left that are not spoken for...each available room has two Queen beds and can put an additional mattress on the floor for another person.

Click Here or on the image above for all the DETAILS and to get a room reserved.

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Sunday, October 2nd

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Crossroads University - Early Fall 2022 Session

Early Fall 2022 Crossroads University sessions have started. We've got two classes this round to choose from. You can view the options below and use the link to get signed up for your choice.

The Historical Jesus

Led by Robbie England

Meets in the Upper Room

The resurrection of Christ is the glue that holds the gospel together. However, there are many that say it didn't happen. Join us for our 6-week dive into the resurrection of our Lord and savior as we reaffirm that our hope has been rightfully placed. We will cover the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus from a historical perspective, evaluating many methodological approaches to determine why the Christian worldview is the most logical conclusion.

Click here to join

What Does It Mean to Follow Jesus?

Led by Bill Olinger

Meets in the Worship Space

Over the next 6 weeks, Bill Olinger will be teaching on what it means to be a disciple and what it means to make disciples. The weekly lessons will include:

1. The Disciple Has A Passion for God's Word

2. The Disciple Has A Passion for the Presence of God.

3. Why Follow Jesus? (Pt 1) - He Saved Us

4. Why Follow Jesus? (Pt 2) - Grace and Truth

5. Why Follow Jesus? (Pt 3) - For the Joy of It

6. Why Follow Jesus? (Pt 4) - He Has All Authority

Click here to join

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We're celebrating our 23rd anniversary with a Picnic at Armstrong Park!!!

Join us for a BBQ Cook-Off! We are looking for 10-15 people/teams to make a BBQ main dish to share with those in attendance. A panel of judges will judge dishes based on appearance, taste, smell and use of sauce. Prizes are awarded to the top 3.

Click here to register to participate in the cook-off.

For those not participating in the cook-off, we're asking you to bring sides and/or desserts to share. Please note what you are bringing in "Add Ons" when you register.
Click here to register to attend the picnic.

Join us for food, games, and fellowship for the whole family.

Don't forget to bring your friends, lawn chairs, and any outdoor games you might enjoy.

We'll be celebrating at Armstrong Park at Shelter #1 (closest to the playground).

Thursday, October 6th

The Warriors are back for the 2022 Fall Season!!!

Join us for another fun season of flag football and cheerleading starting Thursday, September 29, 2022.

Register and fill out all forms for your child(ren) to participate and join in community and fellowship with your Crossroads families.

Register on Church Center today.

Sunday, October 9th

Sunday, October 23rd

Breakfast with the Ekklesia

We'll be gathering together for a complimentary breakfast as we gather in vital and vibrant community. Breakfast will be served in The Underground at Crossroads Church (Lower Level).

Join the church family for Ekklesia...the church being the church. Invite others you've met at church to join in. This is a great opportunity to get to know one another a little deeper.

Sign-up Here Today

Sunday, October 30th

Trunk or Treating is Back this Fall!!!

Join us on Sun, Oct 30th for a great time of fellowship as a church family!

The event will begin @4pm, with Trunk or Treating beginning @4:30PM. THIS WILL NOT BE AN OPEN HOUSE, so please arrive early to ensure your kiddos get some candy.
We are required to put an end time to create a registration, but stay as late as you would like!

Invite your family, friends, and neighbors that might be looking for community. This is a wonderful opportunity to be a light in our city, showing what it means to live in community and love one another well.

Hotdogs, chips, and cider will be available, first come first served.

This is a fun event for the WHOLE CHURCH FAMILY - whether you have children or not!

Please register today and let us know how you plan to join in:

  • Decorating a trunk?
  • Bringing candy to share?
  • Bringing kids to trunk or treat?
  • Bringing outdoor games to play and share with others?

Prizes will be awarded following the fun for those participating in the Trunk Decorating Contest. Prize categories include:

  • Best Overall
  • Best Theme
  • Funniest
  • Most Creative

Crossroads Church is a People where Community Becomes Family!

Register Here Today

Save These Important Dates That Are Coming Up Through The Rest Of The Year!!!

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”.

Connect with Us!

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.

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Crossroads Connections

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.

Lunch is FREE and Chilldcare can be provided, upon request. Part of the experience is meeting and getting to know others who are possibly embarking on this new journey with you, but if that doesn't work for you or your schedule, our Elders are happy to meet with you personally or even do a Zoom meeting.

Click here to register or go to SignUps in Church Center

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