All CORE members are encouraged to continue to pursue spiritual and leadership development opportunities. We want to ensure that we are continuing to grow and be our best for the people that we lead. 

It is expected that all CORE members will pursue at least one development opportunity each quarter. Suggested development opportunities include the following:

Re-taking one of the Crossroads CORE courses:

          1. Participating Membership
          2. Small Group Leadership
          3. Spiritual Gifts (Network Serving Seminar)
          4. Relational Evangelism
          5. Christian Fundamentals
          6. Pastoral Care

Reading one of the following books/chapters recommended by our Crossroads Pastors:

Activate: An Entirely New Approach to Small Groups by Nelson Searcy
Deep & Wide by Andy Stanley
Designed to Lead: The Church and Leadership Development by Eric Geiger and Kevin Peck
     • Chapter 7: Discipleship and Leadership Development
Grace for the Afflicted: A Clinical and Biblical Perspective on Mental Illness by Matthew Stanford
     • Chapter 1: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
     • Chapter 2: The Adversary
     • Chapter 3: The Secular and the Sacred
     • Chapter 4: A cake of Figs
     • Chapter 14: A Fatal Decision: Suicide
     • Chapter 15: A holistic Approach to Recovery
     • Chapter 16: Mental Illness and the Church
Growing God’s Church: How People are Actually Coming to Faith Today by Gary L. McIntosh
     • Chapter 2: What is our mission
     • Chapter 3: What is Our Priority
     • Chapter 12: Principles of Effective Evangelism 
     • Chapter 13: Inviting Others to Dine with Jesus
Leaders Who Last by Dave Kraft
     • Chapter 2: The Leaders Purpose
     • Chapter 8: The Leaders Character
     • Chapter 9: The Leaders Growth
Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
The Celtic Way of Evangelism by George E. Hunter
     • Chapter 1: The Gospel to the Irish
     • Chapter 4: The Celtic Christian Community in Formation and Mission
The Post-Quarantine Church: Six Urgent Challenges and Opportunities That Will Determine the Future of Your Congregation by Thom S. Rainer
     • Chapter 2: Seize Your Opportunity to Reach the Digital World
     • Chapter 3: Reconnect with the Community Near Your Church
     • Chapter 6: Make Lasting Changes That Will Make a Difference
Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Church's Mission by Amy Simpson 
     • Chapter 1: A Family Story
     • Chapter 3: Suffering People
     • Chapter 5: Church Life
     • Chapter 6: Ministry Life
     • Chapter 7 Persistent Stigma
     • Chapter 8: What Churches Can Do 
True Community by Jerry Bridges
     • Chapter 1: Sharing a Common Life
     • Chapter 11: The Fellowship of Serving

Listening to one of the following podcasts recommended by our Crossroads Pastors:

Brooklyn Tabernacle - Jim Cymbala
The Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast
     • Creating a Value Driven Culture (Part 1 & Part 2)

Ministry happens because people like you take a step of faith and begin to lead others. The only criteria to lead are a willingness to serve others, commitment, availability, and being a Participating Member. We will train you in everything else! Click the button above to learn more. 

CORE stands for Community Oversight Reaching Everyone. CORE exists to help lead and serve the Crossroads community! Completing a few classes and steps will prepare you for the next step of joining CORE. Click the button above to learn more! 


If you feel called to a higher level of ministry leadership, we want to help you in your journey and help you earn ministerial credentials. Our credentialing process is how we ensure we are following the Biblical process. Click the button above to learn more!

We believe that you should never stop growing and seeking God's next step for your life! As you continue to lead in your calling, continue to grow in your personal relationship with Jesus. 



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