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CrossCurrent Ministries is a church targeting people of any age with a postmodern mindset--single and married, in college and out of college, with jobs or without jobs, with kids or without kids.

It's not so much about an age as it is an attitude.

We intentionally design our ministry to speak and demonstrate the truths of Jesus Christ to a generation of unchurched and unconvinced people. Our purpose is to build relationships with God and people, growing together to become fully devoted followers of Christ.


History

The history of CrossCurrent Ministries can be categorized into two phases. First, CrossCurrent existed for close to nine years as a young adult focused sub-ministry of the largest church in Loudoun County, Virginia, Christian Fellowship Church. Then, in January, 2005, CrossCurrent was launched by Christian Fellowship as a daughter church, intentionally planted to become a full, multi-generational church, serving the needs of postmodern people in Loudoun County.
Early Days

CrossCurrent was first formed as a young adult ministry in August of 1996. Like most evangelical churches, Christian Fellowship Church had discerned a significant gap was occurring in church attendance between the age of 18—30. Desiring to close this gap, CrossCurrent was created out of a small handful of high school graduates, with the mandate to create a uniquely targeted ministry that would reach people in this age range, who were not otherwise being reached by the existing ministries of CFC. Chris Eads was hired to be the staff pastor for this age group, and to develop CrossCurrent. The ministry was launched as a primary Sunday morning worship service of CFC in January of 1997. Complete with its own worship band, teaching ministries, and midweek small group structure, CrossCurrent began the exciting journey of reaching lost people for Christ. Through the years, CrossCurrent grew from its humble beginning of two-dozen people to a service that reached nearly 400 people each week.
Awakenings

By early spring of 2002, through a series of focus groups, conversations, and strategic planning sessions, it had become apparent to all in leadership of CrossCurrent and CFC that the intentional focus of “18-30 year olds” was no longer appropriate for CrossCurrent, and that the ministry needed to become non-age-specific, but rather stylistic in target. In August of 2003, CFC dropped the age designation from CrossCurrent, calling it a “worship service aimed at those with a postmodern mindset, open to all ages.”

In addition to this movement towards a multi-generational church setting for postmoderns, there had been a stirring in the hearts of several leaders to plant CrossCurrent as a church. Starting with a leadership visioning retreat held in January of 2000, certain volunteer leaders within CrossCurrent began expressing a sense that we, as a ministry, would be called to plant multiple churches as a part of our ministry paradigm. By late 2002, CrossCurrent had reached a place where we were deeply convicted that church planting was our future.

In May of 2003, approximately 30 leaders and volunteers from CrossCurrent were selected to serve on a “Strategic Planning Team” that would be a focus group to discuss the viability of a church planting project. After four months of intensive study, discussion and prayer, this group unanimously recommended to the Christian Fellowship Church board that CrossCurrent be launched as a daughter church. The board agreed, and in October, 2003, they also voted unanimously to fully endorse the vision of launching CrossCurrent out as an independent, autonomous church plant.
A New Church

On January 15, 2005, CrossCurrent Ministries was officially launched as a new church, meeting in Eagle Ridge Middle School in Ashburn, Virginia, in a community known as the Broadlands. Fully staffed with children’s ministry and youth ministry, CrossCurrent began to reach families of all ages and demographics. The culture continues to be aimed at those who find more traditional churches less meaningful, and those who are skeptical and far from God.

Beyond two Sunday morning services, the real backbone of CrossCurrent is our small group ministry, with over 25 small groups meeting in homes throughout Loudoun County. Our youth ministry is thriving, with close to 60 teens—both churched and unchurched—meeting in neighborhood small groups, and large group gatherings. Children’s Ministry, known as FLIPT Kids, ministers to close to 100 children each week. Over 200 adults attend CrossCurrent on any given Sunday. In 2007, CrossCurrent has begun developing plans to plant a second CrossCurrent church in Purcellville, Virginia, as a part of our long range vision of planting numerous churches throughout the western suburbs of Washington, D.C.


Values

CrossCurrent Ministries is aimed at providing a culturally relevant presentation of biblical truth to people who do not believe.

Our goal is to help people understand the truths of the Bible, and to experience an authentic and biblical expression of Christianity, while honoring their process of decision making, and allowing them the space and time to sort through what they believe and why.
CrossCurrent Values

Ministry should be prayer-centered, God-breathed, and we should expect God to transform the lives of people who are a part of CrossCurrent, to make full devotion to Christ just plain normal.


They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. — Acts 2:42-43

People are looking for authentic relationships, therefore everything we do should place accepting relationships first, regardless of a person's behavior, beliefs, or skills.


Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. — Acts 2:46-47

Lost people matter to God, and therefore ought to matter to us. Our ministry should have as its highest mission to intentionally seek out non-believing people to communicate God's love to them.


I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of angels of God over one sinner who repents. — Luke 5:10

Excellence in everything we do should be a priority, for excellence honors God and is an act of worship.


Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. — Colossians 3:23-24

Life change will occur best in small groups, therefore every believer should be part of a small group.


Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! — 2 Corinthians 5:17

People are looking for a place of significance and service; therefore, every person should be given the opportunity to use their gifts and talents, even if their skill is not superb.


Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms. — 1 Peter 4:10


How to contact

CrossCurrent Offices

2 Pidgeon Hill Drive
Suite 240
Sterling, VA 20165

To contact the CrossCurrent Office, please call 703.433.5414

www.crosscurrent.org
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