Good afternoon, CROSSROADS’ family!
Here is the latest update on our plans for this weekend.
This afternoon President Donald J. Trump declared a national emergency to free up billions of dollars to combat the coronavirus here in America. Our Governor, Greg Abbott, declared a similar State of Disaster in Texas and Tarrant County Judge, Glen Whitley also declared a local disaster for our area. That doesn’t mean we should be alarmed or panicked. What it means is the authorities will be able to facilitate and expedite the use and deployment of resources in a quicker fashion to help us and our fellow Texans and Americans. Both in being prepared for whatever comes and responding as expeditiously as possible.
They have also recommended public gatherings be limited to 250 or less and even recommended smaller gatherings be cancelled. The state of disaster will last seven days unless the Tarrant County Commissioners Court votes to extend it.
Here’s what that means for our Crossroads’ family:
We are NOT cancelling our services. What we ARE doing is moving them ONLINE this week. That means we will have our regular services at their regular times: 8:45, 10:00, 11:30 and 5:00. They just won’t be on our campus. They will be ONLINE. You can view them either through our livestream: live.crossroadschristian.org or on Facebook at facebook.com/crossroadscctx.
Here’s what’s really amazing about this. You’ll be able to worship ONLINE: we'll have live worship. You’ll be able to hear the next message from NEHEMIAH ONLINE, which I am so excited to share with you. You’ll be able to give ONLINE and we’ll also have sermon notes available as well as resources for children and youth. You know what else is awesome about this: we’re simply going to do church the way the first church did it in the book of ACTS: IN HOMES!!
So please tell every member of your family, your friends, co-workers and everyone you know they can still go to Crossroads this week — ONLINE. Every week we have several thousand people watch our services ONLINE. This week, there will be several thousand more.
We are NOT cancelling our services. What we ARE doing is moving them ONLINE this week. That means we will have our regular services at their regular times: 8:45, 10:00, 11:30 and 5:00. They just won’t be on our campus. They will be ONLINE.
Someone once said, “Blessed are the FLEXIBLE” and that has characterized our Crossroads’ family since the very beginning. So let’s take what could be a negative situation and turn it into something amazingly positive. I’m convinced God can and will use this to bless us and build His Kingdom. In fact, I hope you’ll text some of your friends who’ve never been to Crossroads and invite them to join us this Sunday ONLINE.
We should be praying for those who’ve already been affected by this virus. Those who are sick, those whose jobs have been interrupted, those whose travel plans have been affected, our kids who are going to be missing some school days, and let’s pray this whole situation gets turned around quickly.
I love you and thank God for the privilege of being your Pastor and I can’t wait to see you Sunday – ONLINE!
“For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control” (2 Timothy 1:7).
Here is a screenshot of the church online platform. (Notice the buttons at the top: New Here? • Connect Card • Doulos Youth • Crossroads Kids • Give. Notice the buttons at the bottom: Chat • Sermon Notes • Schedule • Bible.)
Barry L. Cameron has been the Senior Pastor of Crossroads since 1992 when the church was averaging 188 in morning worship. Pastor Cameron and his wife, Janis, have three children and two grandsons. He’s the author of the bestseller: The ABCs of Financial Freedom, Contagious Generosity, and The Financial Freedom Workbook. The Cameron family has been completely debt free since November 2001.