Category Archives: church planting

My First VBS

Even though I’m just 3 1/2, I went to my first Vacation Bible School a few weeks ago. My church was having a free VBS for kids, and the theme was Arrow Island. I got to be in the four … Continue reading

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Colorado Road Trip

How far is it from Phoenix to Fort Collins? Very, very far! But worth it. At the end of March we loaded Stephen’s Vibe, strapped the boys into their car seats, and began the long trek to visit David and … Continue reading

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Grace is a Person

This past Sunday was Silas’s first official time in Children’s Church. As a young church plant, Crossroad has had to be flexible with our service structure. We’ve offered a Children’s Church in the past, but recently, we haven’t had enough … Continue reading

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Birth of a Church

Sunday, September 15, 2013, Crossroad Baptist Church of Arizona held its charter service uniting Crossroad Baptist Church of Buckeye and Gateway Baptist Church of Avondale. We praise God for His working in bringing two churches together into one unified body! … Continue reading

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Bursting Out

I didn’t realize how sleep deprived I was until I tried to have an actual conversation with another adult this week. A friend asked when my baby was born, and my mind was blank! All I could think of was … Continue reading

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Checking In with Church

We often mention Crossroad Baptist Church when meeting others for the first time. Why? Because, upon discovering Stephen is a Hoosier and I’m a Hillbilly, they ask, “So what brought you to Phoenix?” Then we tell them about Crossroad. Our … Continue reading

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October Scenes

As the only baby in the church nursery, Silas has all the toys and books to himself. However, a friend of ours had her baby this week, and another friend is due this month, so Silas won’t be alone for … Continue reading

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House Church

This past week we converted our front room into a chapel for Crossroad Baptist’s Missions & Me conference Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights. Dr. Bud Steadman, director of Baptist World Mission, was the guest speaker for the week. We also … Continue reading

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San Diego

You know those vacations that are so tiring you feel like you need a vacation from vacation? That was so NOT how our getaway to San Diego felt.San Diego is just one of those incredible cities to visit. So many … Continue reading

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Rev It Up!

Vacation Bible School is our church’s largest single outreach event of the year. Although our church has only 8 children of VBS age, we hosted a total of 91 children during last week’s VBS program! In the past I’ve helped … Continue reading

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