At Crosspoint Church it is our vision to touch every corner of the world with the gospel. We seek to live out Psalm 96:3 and see God’s name made famous around the world! To accomplish this, we have set out five goals to make sure we live out our vision:
We seek to be a church that is gospel-grounded in our worship, in the making of disciples and in our mission efforts.
We seek to be a church where believers discover how they can join God’s movement in declaring His glory among the nations.
We seek to be a church that trains believers to use their homes for the glory of God.
We seek to be a church that trains believers to live on mission with gospel intentionality in the communities where they live and in the city of Richmond.
We seek to be a church that is a reproducing, church planting, missionary-sending church.
At Crosspoint we strive to be a healthy, gospel-centered church in these following areas:
1. Biblical understanding of the gospel
2. Biblical understanding of conversion
3. Expositional preaching
4. Biblical theology
5. Biblical discipleship and growth
6. Biblical church leadership
7. Biblical understanding of evangelism
8. Biblical understanding of membership
9. Biblical church discipline
God called Dan into ministry as a teenager in his hometown of Bowie, Maryland. After 15 years of vocational ministry in Maryland and southern Indiana, God started to birth a new calling in his heart; a call to missions work. In September 2015, Dan and his family moved to Richmond as church planting missionaries to begin Crosspoint Church. Dan’s passion is to preach God’s Word, shepherd His people, lead in missions, and teach the church to honor Jesus in their homes and communities. Dan is a graduate of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary where he earned his Masters of Divinity in Missions, Evangelism and Church Growth. Dan and Chris were married 20 years ago and love being in ministry together as a team. They have four kids; Ellie, Zach, Josiah, and Noah. Dan loves spending time with his family, reading theology, and playing sports. Dan’s favorite books are Family Shepherds, Family Driven Faith, Dangerous Calling, Preach, and all the 9 Marks of a Healthy Church books.
Joshua was called into ministry the summer after graduating high school. He was at a camp, Super Summer, and looked at the hundreds of students there and saw a great need for discipleship. As he saw this he was overcome by a clear call and desire into ministry. After this call, the pursuit of learning and study in Biblical Theology began. He is a graduate of Liberty University (BS in Religion with biblical studies and church ministries minors) and currently pursuing his M.Div in Discipleship and Family Ministry from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been married to Allison for 12 years. Joshua and Allison live in Richmond with their 5 children. Joshua enjoys reading books on theology and church ministry. He enjoys comics, Star Wars, golfing, and watching movies with his family.
Aaron is married to his wife, Jen, and they have six children. Aaron serves as our Deacon Team Leader.
Mark is married to Kelly and they have 3 children.
Originally from the suburbs of Baltimore, MD, Chris has dedicated her life to serving and following Jesus wherever that might take her. She has served in inner city ministries, women's ministries, and worship ministries but her favorite ministry is serving and loving her family. Chris has been married to Dan for 15 years and together they have four kiddos. She is currently a homeschool mom and loves sharing everyday adventures learning with her kids. At Crosspoint, Chris serves on the Leadership Team and is our praise team leader. Chris also is working with others to develop a vibrant women's ministry. She is passionate about leading women into a deeper walk with Jesus, leading others into worship through music, and teaching families how to love Jesus together. In her free time, Chris loves to experiment with new recipes, host friends in her home, and beat her husband at board games.
Tiffani serves on our Leadership Team and is the Treasurer.
Tim serves as the Collegiate Ministry (Project 4:14) Team Leader. He also helps in leading our Youth Praise Team.
God has always been in the business of redeeming the lost, the broken, and the down-trodden. This is a story of God doing just that, redeeming a building and a people and using them to touch the world.
In the spring of 2014, a dying church in Richmond, Indiana made the difficult decision to close. With the help of the State Convention of Baptists in Indiana and several local pastors, the 12 members who remained continued meeting and praying. They believed that God still wanted to use their property to make His name famous in Richmond. Leaders within the state of Indiana agreed and began leading this small group through months of preparation and prayer for a church replanter.
In the spring of 2015, two couples in Charlestown, Indiana began feeling God leading them into a new adventure. Dan and Chris Conrades together with Brandon and Stephanie Doyle started researching church planting in 2014 and by the spring of 2015 they were convinced God had not only called them to church planting together but that God was leading them into replanting. Dan was approached about a legacy church plant in Richmond, Indiana. They believed this was the opportunity about which the four of them had been praying.
Momentum began to build as the team choosing to move from Charlestown to Richmond grew to ten! This group officially moved to Richmond in the fall of 2015 and joined together with the twelve members of the previous church to begin something brand new. Twenty-two people praying for God to continue the story He had been writing in Richmond.
After much prayer, the core team came to a decision to name their new church Crosspoint Church. The cross of Jesus is the point of change and new beginnings and the point from where we are sent to the nations. The vision of Crosspoint Church is Psalm 96:3 to “Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous works among all the peoples.” Throughout November and December, the core team continued to meet together, fellowship, reach out to the community, redeem the empty rooms for God’s glory and look forward to an exciting year ahead. By January 2016, after much prayer, the core team decided to mark May 1st as their official launch day. The old Central members and the team from Charlestown merged together as one while welcoming in new faces to be a part of the replant. The journey of replanting was shaping to be a magnificent story of God’s grace and mercy. After months and months of prayer, co-laboring for the gospel, lots of renovations, and more, May 1st was on the horizon.
On May 1, 2016, the newly replanted Crosspoint Baptist Church opened their doors for their first public worship service and prayed that God would bring people to a saving understanding of the gospel story and their lives are transformed by the power of the cross.
We would love to have you join Crosspoint and become a committed member of this local body of believers. We offer a 6 week membership class that walks you through salvation, baptism, the vision and goals of Crosspoint, how to be a healthy church and identifying how you can use your gifts and talents to serve the Lord at Crosspoint.
For more information about joining Crosspoint, please click the link below to email us.
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven's glory and will return again someday to earth to gather all believers to live with Him eternally.
The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer spiritual gifts to encourage the church. As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily.
The Bible is God's Word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error.
People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God's creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called "sin." This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life.
Salvation is God's free gift to us but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin's penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.
Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. If you have been genuinely saved, you cannot "lose" it. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security.
People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him in Heaven is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.
Please click on one of the links below to learn more about the good news of God's plan of salvation. We would love to talk to you about living as a Christian.