Author: Jeremy Spainhour

Disaster Relief Opportunities

Kentucky Tornado Victim: “We hid behind a column, which saved our lives. It was a matter of five minutes. The baby screamed non-stop. And now look: my house, my business, I saw everything disappear in an instant…So we have nothing, just debts.”  Dear Church Family,  This story represents thousands more like it, some even worse: whole towns decimated, […]

Returning from Exile (COVID)

Dear Crossroads Family, I hope this message finds you well. I’m currently writing from my mother’s back porch in the foothills of North Carolina, where the cicadas and whippoorwills are speaking in their own tongues while I listen in my own language. Some places on earth are still as peaceful as Pentecost. As I am […]

Benevolent Initiative

Last Sunday (3/29), we announced our Benevolent Initiative, which began by designating last week’s offering to the Benevolent Fund. The staff met with the Benevolent Team on Tuesday to discuss how we could use the money to help: meet needs within our church and the community at large mobilize our church to serve one another and our neighbors Corresponding to these goals, […]

Keeping You Up to Date While You’re “Sheltered in”

Dear Crossroads Family, I’m writing to inform you of our plans for moving forward while we are under Shelter-in-Place orders and to direct you to our new weekly communication designed to help keep you up to date of our plans from week to week. 1. Sunday Livestream Services Will Continue  As I indicated in the initial […]

OPEN WORD—A New Community Habit

GETTING ON THE SAME PAGE: A New Year’s Resolution A Two-Year Habit A Bible-Reading Habit. Aristotle once said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Lasting change, then, is not an act, but a habit.” IMAGINE what could happen if you were part of a community that heard God speak the same thing to everyone, as […]

Anticipate: The Advent Experience

For those who were not in attendance on Sunday or missed the announcement about the Advent Readers, we are giving out printed copies of Anticipation by Jon Swanson (last year’s Advent Reader by Pastor Jeremy will also be available as an alternative at, one reflection posted each day of Advent). Below are the instructions […]

Talkback: Discussion Questions & Study Guides

Talkback: Sermon Discussion & Study Guide “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently […]