In July of 1998 Pastor Ron Bowell and his wife Kerry (pictured) moved to Salina to start a new church called CrossRoads. CrossRoads church is dedicated to helping people at the crossroads of life to find and follow the Way, the Truth, and the Life. We saw our grand opening on Easter Sunday April 4, 1999. In 2001 CrossRoads purchased the largest night club in Salina and remodeled it into a facility for worship and teaching. Worship services at CrossRoads are laid back, informal, contemporary, and they rock. Since opening, we have been nicknamed the Rehab Church by many in the city due to the fact that a high percentage of our people have been or are currently struggling with addiction issues. CrossRoads is open to any and all people who are looking for the missing piece of the puzzle in life. We are definitely not church like you remember as a kid. We really are “Church with a Difference”. Come visit us every Sunday at 10:00am.
The CrossRoads Church is a ministry of the Brethren in Christ Church. (http://bic-church.org) Like all groups of churches, ours has some distinguishing characteristics. We believe that God calls believers to a unique path in comparison with the rest of the world. Becoming and being a Christian involves a struggle over coming to terms with the claims of Jesus. When we decide to let the Lord win, the Spirit can finally bring peace to our lives. Jesus then helps us to redefine our lifestyle and our loyalties as we follow him. We also, believe that God desires to touch our whole being with a felt love. Jesus teaches us what this love is all about. Becoming and being a Christian involves a relationship with Jesus in which we experience and express the presence of God′s Spirit in us. Another of our beliefs is that God wants our whole life to be under His influence. Jesus asks us to completely surrender our actions and our attitudes to Him. Becoming and being a Christian includes answering God’s invitation to become as much like Jesus as possible as we are filled up with the Spirit of God. And we believe God wants believers to be agents of change in our world through prayer, obedience, and service. Jesus wants us to Celebrate life and affect our society through active involvement in our community. Becoming and being a Christian brings with it a desire to see people, families, and society transformed by God′s spirit.