Why is Crossroads Church pursuing this renovation and building project? At Crossroads Church, we recognize that healthy church growth is not primarily numerical; it is spiritual. Our desire is first and foremost to see people grow spiritually in their walk with Christ. Numerical growth is not necessarily indicative of a church’s health. Nevertheless, God has been pleased to grow Crossroads Church numerically over the past two years.
Our membership has doubled in just 2 years. Our growth has included many young families with small children. Our classroom space needs to be renovated to accommodate the number of babies, toddlers, and elementary age children coming to our church. Our goal is to have adequately sized classrooms for nursery, toddler class, preschool-kindergarten class, and elementary, youth, and adult discipleship classes. Our bathrooms space is barely adequate to support our Sunday morning gatherings. Our current men’s restroom is a single occupancy restroom. We believe that we are at a place where we need to plan for the future and planning for the future means we must think about building and renovation. But buildings are not our only plan for accommodating growth.
We have a strong
desire to raise up leaders and send some
of our families out from amongst us to go
plant churches in other parts of the Salt Lake
Valley and around the world. Our prayer is
that Crossroads would become a church
planting church for many generations to
come. Furthermore, Pastor Matthew Emadi
will be working with the North American
Mission Board in their Multiply Church Planter
Training program. Pastor Matthew will be
actively involved in training Utah church
planters to equip them for gospel ministry in
their specific context.
Our vision for ministry has never been
about buildings. Our vision focuses on
preaching the gospel, making disciples,
and proclaiming Christ from all of Scripture.
Nevertheless, as God continues to bless the
ministry of Crossroads, we need to plan for
the future. In an effort to steward our property
well for years of fruitful ministry, we believe
that we need to build a new auditorium and
create additional parking on our property. We
believe that God is going to allow us to have
a space large enough for our people to gather
together as one church to worship God in
spirit and in truth. We need classroom space
adequate enough to assemble our children
to teach them the oracles of God. We desire
our building to be a place where the saints
can gather to be equipped for the work of the
ministry. Our prayer is that Crossroads Church
would raise up missionaries, church planters,
and pastors to help spread the gospel
throughout Salt Lake Metro and beyond.