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 15 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, playing sports and (his new found hobby) - watching the Avengers movies. Dan’s favorite books are Family Shepherds, Family Driven Faith, Dangerous Calling, Preach, and all the 9 Marks of a Healthy Church books.
Brandon Doyle married Stephanie in May of 2014 and graduated with a bachelor degree in Missions from Boyce College in May of 2015. He first felt God's call into vocational ministry while in high school. After some years studying education and art in college, Brandon surrendered to God's calling and transferred over to Boyce College. Brandon and Stephanie felt God leading them towards church planting during the year or so leading up to their marriage. This call to church planting lead them to seek out opportunities and possibilities to serve alongside Dan and Chris Conrades. The desire for the two families to plant together was answered when God brought them to Richmond, Indiana. While serving as Associate Pastor at Crosspoint Church, Brandon also works as a collegiate missionary to the multiple campuses in Richmond. He desires to be used by God in His movements throughout these colleges.
Aaron is married to his wife, Jen and they have six kids. Aaron serves as our Lead Deacon for 2019.
Mark is married to Kelly and has three children. Mark is the Team Leader for Building and Grounds.
Chad is married to Tiffani and has three children. Chad is also the Team Leader for Crosspoint University.
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.
Stephanie serves on our Leadership Team and is the Treasurer at Crosspoint Church. She is very excited to have the opportunity to use her skills and knowledge of accounting. She also helps lead a Bible study for college students with her husband Brandon. Along with reaching the community and serving God through Crosspoint Church, she also desires to honor and serve God through her work in her home.
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.
Since May 1, we have had the chance to see new people begin to follow Jesus and a total of twelve follow in believer’s baptism. We are working to disciple each of these ten and praying for God to bring more to us. We have begun building relationships with our local schools by delivering coffee and muffins to the teachers once a month. Our church has a passion for college students and we have seen a growing ministry to college students through weekly Bible study, coffee houses, and even a developing laundry ministry. The church membership is increasing and our nursery is overflowing for the first time in over ten years. God has even blessed us with the opportunity to go to Santiago, Chile to explore a possible partnership with International Mission Board Missionaries there. Crosspoint Church seeks to be a church that touches every corner of the world with the gospel and we are excited to see where God is going to use us next! He is writing a story of redemption in Richmond, Indiana and Crosspoint is humbled to be a part.
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.