• The Butterfly Effect



By Barry Cameron
April 01, 2016

Edward Lorenz is credited with coining the phrase The Butterfly Effect. It came from his belief that a hurricane could be caused/influenced by the flapping of the wings of a butterfly from a far away place, several weeks earlier.

Whether or not The Butterfly Effect (Edward Lorenz’s theory) can be proven scientifically, there’s no question that small causes can have large effects. Small things can create big outcomes.

Even the Bible says, “For whoever has despised the day of small things shall rejoice … ” (Zechariah 4:10).

This weekend two things will be happening at Crossroads which might be considered small things by some. We are beginning TWO NEW SERVICES. Why? To reach more unchurched/unsaved people with the gospel of JESUS CHRIST.

One service will be for people ages 16 and older who have special needs. This service will meet in our AREA X auditorium every Sunday morning at 11:30, and will allow those with special needs to have their own worship service while their family members and friends can worship as well.

The second service will be on Sunday nights at 5:00 p.m. and will be for anyone who doesn’t have a church home or can’t make worship on Sunday mornings. This service will have the same worship and same message as our Sunday morning services, but will have a more casual feel and an incredible venue: THE THEATER. We’ll also have THE SNACK BAR open so people can take popcorn and drinks in for worship!

We believe both of these services have the potential for us to reach hundreds of people we’re not currently reaching, and that eternal destinies can be changed because of it. We’ve been praying, planning and preparing for months and this Sunday is the BIG day.

Only God knows what the outcome will be. All I can tell you is …

… we’ve got butterflies.

© 2016. Barry L. Cameron


Senior Pastor

Barry Cameron is a devoted father and husband, bestselling author, dynamic communicator, and Senior Pastor of Crossroads Christian Church. Crossroads has a gorgeous, 150-acre campus in Grand Prairie, Texas. More than 8000 people call Crossroads their church home. Barry’s latest book, The Road to Financial Freedom, came out in the fall of 2020 and is available on Amazon. It’s another game changer for individuals and families who want to fix their finances once and for all.

Barry and his wife, Janis, have three children: Katie, Matt and Kelli. A daughter-in-law, Lindley and a son-in law, Johnny. They also have two grandsons, Will and Levi. Their family has been completely debt free since November 15, 2001.

Crossroads Christian Church has been debt free since November 9, 2008.