The mission of Crossroads is to lead people, especially internationals, into a vital relationship with Jesus Christ.
The vision of Crossroads is to lead both internationals and Singaporeans into a vital relationship with Jesus Christ as disciples who can transform their unique spheres of influence (2 Tim. 2:2). Crossroads focuses primarily, but not exclusively, on reaching the English-speaking community.
We worship near Singapore’s PIE (Pan-Island Expressway). This major east-west artery links the entire island as an international hub. At Crossroads, we also have our own "PIE": Participatory, International, and Expository.
Sometimes it is hard to break into a new church due to history, divisions, and hierarchies. CIC seeks to be a refreshing exception as a family where it is easy to be valued. Some people don’t like this level of participation, preferring anonymity instead. If this describes you, we may not be the church for you, but come and give us a try anyway! Let’s connect with both God and others.
Our 4:00-5:30 PM service evidences an informal, accepting atmosphere, led by the Spirit. You would be the only one with a tie on but not the only one in shorts.
Singaporean churches naturally function around the Singapore work and education calendar. However, at Crossroads, we design the calendar around expatriate schedules. For example, youth mission trips fall within the international school breaks rather than those of the local schools.
So we design our style, calendar, and values to reach internationals living in Singapore. Singaporeans form a VERY important part of our fellowship and some are members. However, since our beginning in 2006, Crossroads has mostly had godly leadership from other nations, including the USA, Australia, Myanmar, Mongolia, and the Netherlands. At the last count the church had 10 nations represented.
Our many nations in the body and our missionary leadership have given us a mission heart from the start. We invest at least 20% of our offerings outside of Singapore. The church supports mission efforts such as these:
• Bangladesh: Yeob Biswas (evangelism, community development, and pastoral training)
Joshua Rungsung (Trinity School of Theology, Imphal, Manipur) &
Babychen Varghese, BEE (Biblical
Education by Extension) Director for India (pastoral training and relief for the persecuted church)
• Malaysia: Vietnamese outreach in Johor Bahru
& China: Pastor Budmaa, Evangelism Explosion Director for Mongolia
pastoral prayer network, translation of materials, and church planting)
• Myanmar: Singpu (Mang Sian Siing), ministry to orphans, evangelism
• Nepal: Ananda Tamang (River of Life Bible Training School)
• Thailand: Manik & Maple Corea (international church planting in Bangkok)
Messages each Sunday typically expound one text of the Bible in an in-depth manner. The preaching focus for 2007-2008 included Ephesians, Habakkuk, and other texts. Then in 2009-2012 books such as Genesis, Jonah, Philippians, John, Ecclesiastes, and Colossians were explained. Sermon series for 2013 include 1 Corinthians, 1 John, Nehemiah, and Revelation 1-3.
Why do we mostly preach though books of Scripture? We believe this kind of spiritual diet enables more character growth than disconnected topical messages. In all sermons, the aim is glorify God through preaching the person of Jesus Christ.
PowerPoint has often been used extensively in Sunday messages and uploaded here. The goal is to be both interesting and understandable to teenagers as well as to adults. Kids up to grade 5 leave for their own class halfway through the service.