We are the church

What does it mean to be a member of The Crossing Church?

We believe all Christians are members of God's Family. We also believe it is important to commit to a local church body. Membership at The Crossing represents your commitment to collectively live on the mission of God together with our church body in our present context. Together, as a family of servant missionaries we commit to love one another, build each other up into Christ, engage, equip and encourage one another with the truth in love, and lead others to do the same.  

Whether or not you are member of The Crossing Church you are welcome to worship and serve with us. By becoming a covenant member, however, you are affirming our core beliefs, and you are committing to participate in our mission in agreement with our vision. It is important that we understand church membership is a covenant relationship, and the terms are for the glory of God and the good of His people.

Here is a copy of our Membership Covenant.

Life on mission

We believe the most effective structure for making disciples as the church is a Missional Community (MC) purposed to see gospel saturation in all areas of life. An MC is much more than a weekly event. MC's gather together at different times throughout the week to fulfill Jesus' mission of being disciples who make disciples and to engage in everyday life on mission with a commitment to reaching a particular people.   

The hope is multiplying and sending out more MC's to be on mission. Together we learn how to worship and submit to Jesus in all of life by learning how to love one another as family, worship Jesus as servants who serve others, and share the good news of Jesus Christ as his sent missionaries.

Every MC prayerfully identifies a group of people whom they believe God is sending them to love, serve, and share Jesus. It could be a neighborhood or network of relationships. Some choose to love and serve local schools, while others will identify people with whom they already are in regular relationship. We want to see every aspect of the Monroe area blessed by God's people: business, arts, education, sports, recreation, and social services. So rather than being invited to church we invite you into our lives because we together are the church. Join us on this mission.

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Discover | NurTure | Act

We encourage all of The Crossing to grow up into Christlikeness. 

DNA groups are one way we see that growth come about. The term DNA refers to a group that ideally consist of three people (men with men, women with women) who meet together weekly under the leadership of the Holy Spirit and accountable to church leadership. 

Members of a DNA group seek to be known and to bring the gospel to bear on each other’s lives so that they grow as disciples of Jesus to be more like Jesus. 

DNA is an acronym that reminds of us three key components of discipleship: Discover, Nurture, and Act.


  • Discover the truths of the Gospel in Scripture.
  • Nurture these truths into our hearts, leading to repentance and faith in the Gospel.
  • Act in faith to obey what Jesus calls us to do and share with others what he is doing in our lives.

Weekly Worship Gathering

Every Sunday morning at 11am The Crossing Church gathers to worship at The Palace (220 Desiard St) in Monroe

We are on mission every day of the week as the body of Christ, so we value this time together once a week as family to join and praise our gracious Father for being faithful each day of the week.

Each week we worship by taking communion, singing songs, and through giving tithes and offerings. We also sit under the authority of God's Word through expository preaching. 

Every aspect of this time together is centered around the gospel. It is only by belief in the gospel that we find ourselves engaged, equipped, and encouraged by truth, and as missionaries we are empowered by the Spirit for the mission ahead. 

The Crossing Kids

We love our kids, and we desire to see the children of The Crossing Church loved well and raised in a gospel-centered environment. It is our hope that they will grow to know the character and person of God well through the person and work of Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit. 

With that goal we know it works best if the parents are primary disciple makers of their children. We seek not to replace the parent as the spiritual leader; rather, we aim to provide resources and come alongside them as family with shared interest. 

Each Sunday we also provide a time for the children (ages birth thru Pre-K) to be taught gospel truth at their level during the preaching portion of our 11am worship gathering. Children are also welcomed to stay with their parents during this time just as they are welcomed to participate in MC life.