We believe a great commitment to the great commandment and to the great commission will grow a great fellowship of believers. Therefore, our mission is to be fully committed to Christ, committed to developing and growing His church, committed to reaching our city, nation and world.
To impact our world for Jesus, every member must catch the vision of servanthood. He has called us to serve one another and to open our church doors to receive the hurting, the wounded, and the brokenhearted of every culture, race, and nationality. Activities and ministries must be geared to show acceptance, forgiveness, and compassion for people and their needs. Believers must then be taught to identify their gifts and callings so they can be equipped to serve--and to grow into mature followers of Christ.
Our Slogan, "Touching Heaven, Changing Earth" reflects that our first priority is to know Christ and to develop a relationship with Him. The second is to develop caring, compassionate ministries that reach out to those in need and to take the Good News about Jesus to those who have never heard.
The slogan, “Touching Heaven, Changing Earth” briefly summarizes what every believer in Christ should seek to accomplish.
“Touching Heaven” denotes a vertical movement of reaching upward to God. This vital relationship can best be developed by offering Him our praise, worship, and daily communion.
“Touching Earth” is horizontal. Experiencing a divine touch from above inspires us to reach outward to our brothers and sisters in Christ through fellowship, discipleship, and ministry. But it must not stop there. We must touch those who have never met Him by proclaiming the Good News about Jesus in our community, nation, and all over the earth (Luke 9:23, Matthew 28:16-20).
To help our members accomplish these lofty goals, we must teach them to:
Celebrate Christ, Connect with others, & Care for others.
How We Celebrate
Our deepest passion is to celebrate the Lord. It has been said, "God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him." When our church family gathers to sing, pray, and express our gratitude and devotion, His holy presence seems to connect with our spirits in a loving embrace. Learning to interact with Him is our highest joy!
How We Connect
After feeling His touch, the most natural response is to reach across the aisle to someone who needs comfort or encouragement. We touch individuals best by ministering to each other and fellowshipping in small group settings.
How We Care
A wonderful feeling of satisfaction comes from touching a person who is beyond our church walls. Thus, our joy is complete in finding creative ways to introduce Christ—in our own community, nation, and around the world.
After returning to Canada from South Africa, Pastor Steve Lagore sensed that God would use him to plant a church in the Edmonton area. Steve graduated from Temple Bible College and responded to God’s call to full time ministry in 1990, after having served in lay ministry for sixteen years.
In 2005, after ministering for thirteen years as a music minister the doors opened for a church planting initiative. An amazing core group of believers met at “the Club” at Southgate on Friday, February 4th, 2005 at 8:00pm and unanimously voted to plant a new church assembly.
With the encouragement and support of S.A.M. Ministries, Crossroads Christian Assembly was incorporated on April 14th, 2005 and was registered with Canada Revenue Agency as a charitable entity on June 1, 2005.
Crossroads Christian Assembly, sponsored by Richfield Christian Fellowship, also began it’s affiliation with the Fellowship of Christian Assemblies in 2005. Richfield Christian Fellowship, being Pastor Steve’s home church, also ordained him on September 12, 1993.
Crossroads celebrated it's first anniversary in the spring of 2006 and saw the average Sunday A.M. service attendance grow from 35 adults and 10 children to approximately 90 adults and 20 children. We look forward with anticipation to God’s provision and power as we serve him together as a local church.
Crossroads Christian Assembly has been called to meet the needs of people who are at the crossroads of life, physically and or spiritually. CCA is a multi-cultural congregation that has been called to minister to people with a diversity of backgrounds which have met at the crossroads, and are looking for spiritual fulfillment and direction in life: people who are tired of religion and looking for a real relationship with God
1. the triune nature of God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Matthew 3:16, 17; II Corinthians 13:14.
2. the sovereignty of God in creation, revelation, redemption and final judgment.
Psalm 102:24~27; Romans 11:33-36.
3. the divine inspiration, infallibility and supreme authority of Holy Scripture.
II Timothy 3:16.
4. the sinfulness of human nature.
Psalm 14:2, 3; Romans 3:23; I John 1:8-10.
5. redemption only through the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ, the incarnate Son of God.
Hebrews 9:28; I Peter 2:24.
6. the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ.
I Corinthians 15:3, 4; Revelation 1:18.
7. in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit which includes:
(1) His indwelling by which the Christian is regenerated and enabled to live a godly life;
(2) the baptism in the Holy Spirit as an experience distinct from regeneration with signs following;
(3) His supernatural gifting and empowering of the church for its work, life and worship.
Luke 24:49; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:1-4; Acts 10:44-46
8 . one Holy Universal Church, the Body of Christ, to which all believers
belong, and of which the local church is a part.
9. that it is the duty and privilege of the Church to proclaim the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ to all mankind.
10. the personal imminent return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Acts 1:10, 11; I Thessalonians 4:16,17.