What to Expect

At Crossroads, one of our values is We are Welcoming. We believe everyone deserves a warm welcome and acceptance.

You can join us for a service both online and in person. Our atmosphere is casual and friendly.  You’ll find people wearing anything from casual to business attire, but we are a pretty casual church.  As long as you wear clothes it’s not about what you’re wearing. If you join us online pants are not required (just make sure you’re at home!)

Our Sunday service is at 10am every Sunday, 52 weeks a year. You can expect music, prayer, and a talk from the Bible. Children are dismissed from the service after the music portion of the service to age appropriate classrooms upstairs. More info on youth and kids programs here.

Looking to get plugged in at CCC?  Check out the New to Crossroads page. We have a variety of midweek gatherings called Life Groups available; please check out our “Connect” section in the menu for more information.

We are a local community church affiliated with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada (PAOC). Check out our history and values on this page for more information about who we are, what we value and what we believe.

Our online resources include our live-streamed services (see home page) and recordings of our Sunday services on YouTube. Our Sunday sermons are available in both written and video format on our messages page.

Interested in our leadership? Meet our staff here.

Our History

The story of Crossroads Community Church begins in 1931 with the establishment of a Pentecostal church in Merritt called Full Gospel Tabernacle.  Over the years we have had a number of different locations in Merritt and many different ministries have been part of our story.  At one point our building housed a Christian school and a number of Merrittonians remember going to school there.  Our current building located at 2990 Voght Street was completed in 1981. In 2006 we changed our name to Crossroads Community Church. Our aim has always been to build bridges to the Nicola Valley. We have deep roots in Merritt and look forward to many more years of faithful and fruitful ministry building bridges in the Nicola Valley.

Our Core Values

WE LIVE FOR JESUS

Because relationship with Jesus is primary, everything else flows from this. The Holy Spirit guides us in right relationship with Jesus

WE LIVE GENEROUSLY

Because life is a gift meant to be shared, our church is generous with our lives, time, and money

WE GROW TOGETHER

Because community and fellowship are what we are intended for, we believe people are better together

WE ARE WELCOMING

Because everyone deserves a warm welcome and acceptance, we believe in being a relaxed, fun loving and friendly church

Our Essential Beliefs

1. Trinity:  We believe God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  These three are co-equal and are one God.

2. Jesus Christ: We believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God.  Jesus was born of a virgin birth, lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on the cross.  He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death.  He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.

3. Holy Spirit: We believe the Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God.  He is present in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ.  He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation.  He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right.  He gives every believer a spiritual gift and He offers all believers extra power to witness through the baptism of the Holy Spirit.  This power is accompanied by ‘tongues’, the initial Scriptural evidence of being baptized in the Holy Spirit.  As Christians, we seek to live under His guidance daily.

4. The Bible: We believe the Bible is God’s Word to us.  It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit.  It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living.  Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error.

5. Man’s Nature: We believe people are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character.  People are the supreme object of God’s creation.  Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin”.  This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life.

6. Salvation: We believe salvation is God’s free gift to us but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty.  When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.

7. Eternity: We believe people were created to exist forever.  We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation.  To be eternally separated from God is Hell.  To be eternally in unison with Him is eternal life.  Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.