Over the Hump...

...midweek reminders to finish your week strong!

Wednesday January 19, 2022

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.

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Only One Relationship For Which We Are Given Super Powers


Of all the relationships that the Bible suggests we will participate in -

  • marriage
  • parenting
  • labor (your job)
  • neighboring
  • governing
- there is ONLY ONE RELATIONSHIP for which God’s Spirit anoints the believer with supernatural gifts at the moment of salvation in order to participate… and that is The Church.

What does that say about the importance GOD places on my participation in the local church in my walk as a believer?

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Here's Your Giving Report for this Past Week...

You see these offering reports each week because it is incumbent upon us to report to you, the Covenant Partner, how the church is doing (meaning we, the Covenant Partners) - the church to whom God has called you to responsibility and privilege.

God has provided for the needs of our church, our community and global responsibility AND He has done so graciously through our obedience -- leveraging what we have and what we've been given to do ministry among our neighbors here in our community, in our city and around the world. #SoliDeoGloria

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Would You Give a Gift to the Ministry of Jesus Here @ Crossroads?

We have a few projects that MUST BE COMPLETED by early Spring 2022:

  • Dedicated HVAC Units for The Upper Room: $10,000
  • A Dedicated HVAC Unit for The Loft (of the Worship Center): $6000
  • New Roof for The Upper Room (educational building): $37,000
  • Not a MUST, but the very last of our building renovations is the completion of our church kitchen: $50,000

As many of you know, we are living in a time of bizarre supply and demand of building materials and technology, where these prices can change drastically in a week, so these are not guaranteed invoices, only estimates. As the Lord blesses you and your family, would you consider giving to our Building Fund on a regular basis - weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, etc or even plan to give toward the Building Fund off of your Tax Returns in 2022 so that we can pay cash for all three of these projects when we have them done in early Spring 2022?

Global Partner Highlight

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Global Partner Spotlight - Stephanie Martin - Campus Ministry with CRU - Cote d'Ivoire

Pray for:

  • Her personal health-spiritual, emotional, physical and financial
  • Her ability to help those she serves with cultural adjustments and the loneliness of being separated from immediate and close family by continents
  • That she would have compassion for others
  • For the management of her time and ministry
  • That C2 would both personally and corporately be a blessing and encouragement to her- financially, prayerfully, and physically thru correspondence and support

Pray that the Gospel message might be loud and clear in their pulpits, in their ministries and in their lives - -- so that all may hear...AND live! We ARE the Church!

Click here to read her latest newsletter.

Missions Opportunities Right Here in Your City!!!

Welcoming Our New Afghan Neighbors: Update and New Roles

As we head into the 3rd week of January, we are anticipating another 30+ individuals moving into the Afghan Hotel. At the end of this week, we will have over 210 new neighbors living in the Afghan Hotel.

Though there are fewer volunteer positions each day, those positions are important for us to fill. Would you please consider filling those roles?

Would you consider looking ahead on the list of volunteer needs and scheduling a time? I can only imagine how tiring it is to receive another request from me in your inbox. Believe me, I don't want to have to send them. Please consider filling these much-needed roles. I know that this has been a long process and the newness of it all has probably worn off, but you are still needed -- even for meal time tomorrow! Would you help?

Please sign-up to serve here: AFGHAN HOTEL

Missions Opportunity From Your Couch!!!

Our missionary Stephanie Martin, Campus Ministry with CRU - Cote d'Ivoire, is seeking people to volunteer their time to video with Ivorians to help them work on their English. This would be a great way to serve others without leaving the comfort of your home. Click here to SignUp or go to SignUps in Church Center, if this is something you might be interested in doing or are interested in doing.

How Can You Pray for Our Global Partners?

Have you visited our page with all of the latest updates from our Global Partners who GO and SERVE on behalf of you and your family, taking the Gospel around the world as an extension of Crossroads Church so that others may hear...AND live?

Have you talked to your children about our Global Partners and encouraged them to pray for them in your family prayer time? Click the image to our Missions page or click here.

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How Can You Pray for Your Church Family?

Click Here to submit a prayer request that will appear on a private page for our church family to be able to bring one another before the Lord in prayer. You have the option to hide your personal info and/or the prayer request.

Click Here to view the Personal Prayer Requests submitted by your church family.

Praying over C2 Corporately

This is a hidden page on our website that has a list with 24 sections some with several sub points. They could easily be used as a 24-Hour Prayer Guide. They are also numbered so that you can use them as a Daily Prayer Guide, praying each day of the month for the request that corresponds with the date.

Thru this page you can also access church family prayer requests, share personal prayer requests or praises, or use the OpenDoors link to pray for persecuted believers worldwide.

Click here or go to www.direction4living.com/prayforc2.

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7 Ways to Model Prayer as a Verb: Teaching Kids How to Pray

Books on the internet and magazines offer insight into prayers we can pray for our children, our spouses, our friends and, yes, even our pets. There’s nothing wrong with someone’s published words inspiring us to form our own thoughts and ways to express ourselves to the Lord. But if kids only hear us read printed phrases for our communication with our heavenly Father, how will they learn that He desires to hear their words from their hearts?

If you were to look up prayer in the dictionary, you would see it listed as a noun. But if we model prayer as a constant conversation between us and God, could we not teach our kids to understand it as a verb?

Click here to continue reading

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  • Thursday, January 20th: Session 3 of Warriors Basketball and Cheer, 6:30-8:00pm @ Matthew's Elementary
  • Saturday, January 22nd: 50+ BRUNCH @11am in The Underground
  • Sunday, January 23rd: Third session of 2022 Crossroad's University "How Do We Love Our Community?" @9:30am
  • Sunday, February 20th: Breakfast with the Ekklesia @9:30am in The Underground
  • Sunday, February 27th: Lord's Supper with the Ekklesia @9:30am
  • Saturday-Sunday, March 4-6, 2022: Crossroads Men's Warrior Weekend
  • Sunday, April 10th: The Well: Holy Week Edition @6pm
  • Sunday, May 29th: Crossroad Family Picnic
  • Sunday, July 3rd: Freedom Bash
  • Sunday, July 17th: The Well @6pm
  • Monday-Friday, August 1st-5th: CSM @ Eagle Rock Retreat
  • Friday-Saturday, September 9th-10th: Burger Barn
  • Sunday, October 2nd: Tailgate
  • Saturday, October 15th: Strike 4 Hunger
  • Friday, October 28th: Trail or Treat
  • Sunday, November 20th: The Well: Thanksgiving Edition @6pm
  • Saturday, December 24th: The Well: Christmas Edition @6pm

  • *Dates are subject to change and more events will be added! We'll keep you informed.
*Dates are subject to change and more events will be added! We'll keep you informed.


In order to keep our communications streamlined, we have broken our weekly reminders into three smaller digital publications. If you missed Friday's "C2 Essentials", click the image above to check it out or refresh your memory. "C2 Essentials" focuses on Essential Announcements, Updates, Links and Reminders for the weekend and the upcoming week to keep you connected to the Body of Christ at Crossroads.


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

Bonnie Burns - 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. However, 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: 10am-3pm Monday thru Thursday

  • 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. Click Here to schedule an appointment with Pastor Darryl. Pastor Darryl tries to “unplug” electronically on Fridays but can be contacted through Sharon in case of emergency.
  • Pastor Daniel Ballard is only in the church offices part-time while serving as a full-time EMT for the Odessa Fire Protection District.
  • Michael Hicks is a lay Elder and does not keep office hours. He is self-employed and owns his own company, East Side Electric, LLC.
  • Bonnie Burns is Pastor Darryl’s Administrative Assistant and works in the church offices during office hours.
  • 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”.