Crossroads Community ChurchOct 23, 2022
The Church | Part 3
As church members you’ve been given freedom through salvation in Jesus, but with that freedom comes a responsibility. As we mature we understand that responsibility means that we have the freedom to do what is right in God’s eyes.
Please join us as Pastor Donnie goes through ten Biblical responsibilities placed on the church congregation of Jesus Christ.
The Church | Part 2
Within the upcoming months we will be going sovereign which means the installation of a constitution and bylaws that sets a standard of organization for our church and we will function accordingly.
As a church we are preparing for sovereignty but before we get there, It’s imperative that we have a Biblical understanding of church governance, leadership and the responsibility of various leadership positions.
The goal today is to bring an understanding to Biblical leadership principles as they relate to pastoral ministry and leadership within the church as a whole. Please join us as Pastor Donnie teaches on the qualifications for pastors according to 1 Timothy Chapter 3.
The Church | Part 1
Within the upcoming months we will be going sovereign which means the installation of a constitution and bylaws that sets a standard of organization for our church and we will function accordingly.
Before we get there, It’s imperative that we have a Biblical understanding of church governance, leadership and the responsibility of various leadership positions.
Please join us as Pastor Donnie discusses the New Testament Church and its organization from Acts Chapter 6.
Transformation | Part 4 | Outreach
Outreach is one of two primary principles taught to us in Matthew 28:19.
Making disciples also referred to as reaching the lost, the methods of making disciples are nearly endless. Bringing people to know and serve Jesus can be done through acts of service, providing a drink of water, helping someone get out of a broken lifestyle, “helping the least of these,” hospitality, and so on.
Please join us as Pastor Donnie and special guest Rebecca Ezolt our Outreach Coordinator discuss the heartbeat of outreach.
Transformation | Part 3
We believe that most people have a desire within their hearts to make a difference in this world.
We think of the kids when you ask them what they want to be when they grow up and you’ll get a verity of career options thrown at you but there is a common theme among most of them- they have a perspective that the career choice listed offers the possibility of a life that can produce something meaningful, something transformational.
Please join us as Pastor Donnie teaches from Numbers Chapter 11 on searching our heart and answering what in my life could be stopping me from experiencing God’s Transformation.
Transformation | Part 2
God’s plan for our lives revolves around transformational change. Transformation is an extreme degree of change.
Many here today desire transformation to take place in their life. Maybe there are generational holds on your life, angry family, addicted family, broken family marriages don’t last…
God want’s to transform your life so that you are the point of transformation in your families lineage and in your kids lives.
It can happen, you can be that point of difference…
Transformation | Part 1
Why do we follow Jesus? What do you want in your relationship with Jesus?
Do we involve ourselves to a limited degree as a way of feeling better, has church become a place that’s kind of like a motivation class and not much more beyond that?
Join us as Pastor Donnie teaches from Luke chapter 9 on our calling to be disciples, followers of Jesus.
Waiting By The Water | Jonathan Ritenour
Everyone is seeking a solution to a problem in your life. It could be physical healing, mending a broken relationship, overcoming addiction, or restoring your finances. Whatever that thing is, why is it still a lingering issue? What do you keep coming back to, not to seek healing, but to seek comfort? What has become your security blanket?
Please join us as Pastor Jonathan teaches from John chapter 5 on what has us bound and stuck in our sin and what needs happen to find freedom.
Finding Our Way Back | Part 4
We must never forget that Liberty and Jesus are synonymous. We believe as Christians, We are passionate about the topic of liberty because many of know the great liberator.
As a nation we have forgotten the reality that with Liberty comes responsibility to do what is beneficial and constructive for others.
Please join us as Pastor Donnie teaches from Matthew Chapter 5 on how we need to be an influence biblically to our nation, and that starts locally.
Finding Our Way Back | Part 3
This month we are in a sermon series that is focusing on American History…
We have to come to understand that our laws should not be built off of what feels right, our laws are not based off of popular votes- our laws are given to us by God.
This is why we hear terms such as “inalienable rights” because these rights that we have as American’s are not given to us by government, they are given to us by God and should be protected by the law.
Many of the rights that we have individually today are protected by the foundation of God’s moral law- the ten commandments.
Please join us as Pastor Donnie teaches on why we need the Bible to teach us about law from 1 Timothy chapter 1.
Finding Our Way Back | Part 2
Last week we kicked off our series titled “finding our way back.” Meaning, as a nation how do we find our way back to the principles that gave us such a strong foundation. What is the recipe for liberty?
We introduced this monument located in Plymouth Massecuites called “the monument of our forefathers” which represents the principles that our nation was founded on that would always remind us how to get back if we ever lost our way.
Once we know Jesus we can now understand right from wrong and work towards “morality.”
Please join us as Pastor Donnie teaches on Biblical Morality.
Finding Our Way Back | Part 1
In recent years it seems that we encounter a lot of people that take a look at our country and ask the question “What’s going on and how did we get here?”
Please join us as Pastor Donnie teaches on the National Monument of the Forefathers. the monument exists to teach us the things that must be in place in order to experience true liberty, liberty found in Jesus.
Doing Church The Right Way | Part 3
We are finishing up our series titled “Doing church the right way.” This series is about understanding that when we don’t do church the way that Christ intended it we can miss out on an incredible supernatural experience.
Please join us as Pastor Donnie discusses ho to develop a healthy church routine.
What is a Real Man?
What is a real man. Our culture has become so confused over the roles of men and women.
The gender that you have been given by God which is verified by chromosome is a beautiful gift by God. He didn’t make a mistake, you don’t need to change it, it’s perfect and the gender that God has given you goes hand in hand with His will for your life.
Who God has created men to be. What are our roles in life? Please join us as Pastor Donnie takes this and teaches from 1 Timothy chapter 6.
Doing Church The Right Way | Part 2
Please join us as guest Pastor Jason Tourville teaches on church hurt and how to rest in God and overcome hurt from within the church.
Doing Church The Right Way | Part 1
We are beginning a new series today titled “Doing Church The Right Way”. We believe the church will begin to make great impacts in the world around us when we start doing church the way that God intended.
Please join us as Pastor Donnie teaches from Paul’s writings in Hebrews chapter 10 on how to do church the right way.
Finding Jesus in Between Legalism & Liberalism | Part 2
Christian Legalism can be defined as adding manmade rules, traditions and preferences to God’s law and treating them as divine law.
Christian Liberalism can be defined as acknowledging that Christ died for you but believing that He isn’t concerned with what you do .
Although they are different by definition they come with the same error characteristics.
Please join us as Pastor Donnie teaches from 1 Thessalonians chapter 4 on Paul’s teaching to the church on seeking holiness and purity.
Finding Jesus in Between Legalism & Liberalism | Part 1
Although the terms Legalism and Liberalism mean two completely different things and contain completely different principles, they share this one fundamental thing in common- they both will lead you into binding chains.
Please join us as Pastor Donnie discusses the dangers of legalism from Paul’s writings in 1 Corinthians chapter 9.
Mother’s Day 2023 | Robin Immel
Please join us as Robin takes us on a story of redemption with Abram, starting in Genesis chapter 12
Vision Update May23
Today we are revisiting the topic of “Vision.” It’s a topic that we will be revisiting every once in a while for a variety of reasons.
- To make sure that we are on track with our core values as a church.
- To update the church on where we are with our growth as a church.
- So that there is a common understanding of where we are going.
- To remind us of our purpose, why we exist as a church.
- To maintain unity
Please join us as Pastor Donnie teaches from Luke 15 on Reaching the lost and growing the found.
Embrace Growth and Community with Bloom Women's Ministry
Join Amanda Bartkoski, Director of the Women's Ministry at C3, in this empowering video as she introduces Bloom Women's Ministry during the Tea Party event. Amanda shares her journey of accepting the role, receiving a divine inspiration for the ministry's name (Bloom Women’s Ministry), and envisioning a community where women can thrive and bloom into their authentic selves. She invites women to actively engage in building relationships, shares the theme for the year ("We Grow Together"), and highlights upcoming events. Experience the warmth, enthusiasm, and heartfelt prayer that sets the stage for a transformative journey with Bloom Women's Ministry.
Emboldening Women in Faith: Embracing Transformation through Vulnerability
Join Amanda Russo, the Assistant Women’s Ministry Director here at C3, as she delivers a thought-provoking speech on emboldening women in their faith journey and the transformative power of vulnerability, mentorship and community. Discover the significance of building authentic connections, creating a safe space to share doubts and struggles, and encourage one another on your walk with Jesus. Through personal stories and biblical insights, Amanda inspires women to step out of their comfort zones, build relationships, confront insecurities, and invite Jesus to work wonders in their lives. Experience the call to action, urging women to seek meaningful connections and embark on a transformative journey of spiritual growth and deepened faith.
Foundations of Faith | Part 5
Foundations of faith aren’t just things that build a foundation, but they are things that you can always return to that will help spur your growth.
We live in a day and age where there are so many wise and even Biblically based voices. But church, no matter what podcasts you listen to, youtube channels, superstar preachers, the point still stands that… In a world full of billions of voices, we just need to hear one. God’s voice.
Foundations of Faith | Part 4
True worship is a life that seeks to exalt and glorify God not just with your words but your actions, thoughts, desires and all in all the way that you live your life. True worship is a life that is constantly seeking to live for Jesus, honor Him and ultimately bow one’s life to God. It’s why Paul said in Romans- present your bodies as living sacrifices unto the Lord.
Last week we focused on worship in the context of our individual lives and living for Jesus, so today we are flipping things around and talking about what we do here on Sunday mornings, or at worship nights and common expressions as they relate to us being Pentecostal.
Please join us as Pastor Donnie continues our series on Foundations of Faith and teaches on worship from Acts chapter 16.
Foundations of Faith | Part 3
There are a few Biblical principles that the word of God tells us are fundamental for our relationship with Jesus, our faith walk, to continue.
We hope that if you are a follower of Jesus that it is your heartbeat to grow in your relationship with Jesus and not only discover all that He has for you, but bring others to know Jesus and help them discover all that He has for their lives.
Please join us as Pastor Donnie teaches on whatever gets our time, attention and finances is what we bow down and worship.
Foundations of Faith | Part 2
We believe in our country, and even here today we have many that have stopped building the foundation.
How often do we today still deny the Lord by our lifestyle, words, and conduct? In the other Gospels they point out that Peter used cursing/his words and conduct to prove that he wasn’t a follower of Jesus.
Please join us as Pastor Donnie teaches from Luke chapter 22 on how even Peter denied Christ 3 times.
Foundations of Faith | Part 1
As a Christ follower it’s assumed that we are always in a season of growing. Throughout the word of God it’s taught and implied that we are always learning from Jesus, becoming more like Him.
You and I are called to be disciples of Jesus Christ, our lives should look very similar to the disciples in scripture- following Jesus and growing in our relationship with Him.
Please join us as Pastor Donnie teaches from Romans chapter 7 where Paul identifies the struggles of a life led by the flesh, and then Paul flips the script in Romans chapter 8 and teaches us about a life in the Spirit.
Missions Month | Part 4
We realize the hands of Jesus are those that are willing to do the work of Christ and we realize that the feet of Jesus are those that are willing to GO and be moved by God.
We realize that when you are willing to be moved by God and you are willing to do the work that you find your purpose in life, to serve others.
Please join us as Pastor Donnie teaches on how God calls us to be moved by Him from Romans chapter 10.
Missions Month | Part 3
A Lifestyle committed to missions is a lifestyle that is committed to the Holy Spirit.
Missions and the Holy Spirit have to go together, because in order to do the work that Jesus did you’re going to need the anointing that Jesus provides us.
Please join us as Pastor Donnie teaches on the relationship between missions and the Holy Spirit.
Missions Month | Jesse Comrie | 11AM
Please join us for our 11am service as Jesse Comrie shares his testimony and what God is doing in the mission field of Global Renewal.
Missions Month | Jesse Comrie | 9AM
Please join us for our 9am service as Jesse Comrie shares his testimony and what God is doing in the mission field of Global Renewal.
The Lamb is the Lion
When it comes to Jesus we often divide His character between lion or lamb and struggle with balancing the fact that Jesus is both.
The primary concern is that as we as a culture continually perpetuate the image of Jesus being a passive lamb, We are taught the false premise that to be Godly is to be weak, passive and silent.
Please join us a Pastor Donnie teaches why our view of Jesus matters, because we become what we view.
Defining Love | Part 4
We are closing out our series today on marriage, typically revolved around the topic of marriage we hear two primary questions asked frequently inside the church and outside of the church.:
1. Why doesn’t marriage work in our world today?
2. What does a healthy marriage look like?
Please join us as Pastor Donnie teach on the marriage covenant from Malachi chapter 2.
Defining Love | Part 3
A war cry rises up within us when the topic of marriage comes up because we believe it is so evident how the family unit, masculinity and femininity have been aggressively assaulted over the past five years.
Your marriage should be a safe place that you can return to and see and experience health that is so good that it not only fuels you as a spouse but just continues to show you what health looks like, what a thriving marriage looks like.
Please join us as Pastor Donnie discusses the four keys to creating a safe haven marriage.
Defining Love | Part 2
We believe that oneness defines the kind of Biblical love that we are supposed to have in a Christian marriage, it’s the oneness with Jesus Christ that leads to oneness with each other that builds strong marriages.
Marriage isn’t a human construct, it’s God’s creation. God’s word says His thoughts are higher than ours therefor one must understand that God knows how to create and design things to work perfectly and that is especially true for marriage.
Please join us as Pastor Donnie teaches from 2 Corinthians chapter 6.
Defining Love | Part 1
We are heading into a season that is centered around the infamous holiday - Valentines Day. This Valentines Day there will be 9 million marriage proposals. If you were to ask, does this holiday really matter to people? A survey would argue that almost 80% of Americans say that it’s important to celebrate this Holiday.
Our culture has become so used to superficial friendships and relationships, our culture throws the word “Love” around so frequently and without purpose that we have robbed the word “Love” of it’s very meaning.
Yet it is so imperative to your relationships, your friendships, to your families, your spouse, your children, those that you work with and society as a whole, it is so imperative that we understand love so that we can show it, and exemplify it.
Please join us as Pastor Donnie teaches from 1 John chapter 4 on the Love of God.
Vision 2023 | Part 5
Vision leads us to God’s purpose.
As we close out our series on vision, this isn’t going to be a normal sermon, this is more of an update on some of what God has been doing. We will discuss a little more God’s vision for Crossroads Community church
Vision 2023 | Part 4
Vision is seeing something before it happens, vision in the context of church and being a Christ follower is seeing the way that God see’s. And God has big vision, He had big vision when He calls a shepherd boy to be a giant slayer and king. God had a big vision when His vision entailed turning a symbol of death (the cross)- turned into a symbol of hope and victory through faith in His son Jesus Christ. Before Jesus the cross represented nothing more than shame and death, now it represents hope, salvation and the penalty paid for my eternity.
As we discussed previously, God is still a God of vision and we believe that He is calling His church to be visionaries.
Please join us as Pastor Donnie teach on our final 2 core values.
Vision 2023 | Part 3
Welcome to the continuation of our series that focuses on vision. In our world today we often mark great leaders with the compliment “they are a visionary.” More often than not there is a common understanding as to what exactly that compliment means when it is given to a leader, the common understanding and assumption is that the person was able to see something before others did, they had a mental image and a passion that drove them to see in detail a dream as if it were a reality.
Please join us as Pastor Donnie teaches from Romans chapter 15 on our first two core values.
Vision 2023 | Part 2
If you’re new with us and you’re trying to figure out what Crossroads Community Church- also known as C3, is all about, this is the perfect series for you. I look at this series as kinda like dating. Dating is all about discovering the other person, this series is a lot about who we are.
If you regularly attend here then this series is a reminder, we are more than programs, we are more than fun activities, we are a hospital for the broken- not a museum for the righteous, and real ministry happen here. This series is a reminder that in the kingdom of God there shouldn’t be any spectators- but we should all be participants.
This series is all about vision, where God is leading us as a church with the understanding that God has a plan, God has a vision and He want’s us to be a part of what He’s doing and God’s vision is so powerful that He says “I will build my church and Hell cannot even stop it.”
Men's Bootcamp Session 3
Evangelism- an introvert’s kryptonite, but it doesn’t have to be! Too often we pawn this off as to not feeling called. Jesus commanded all of His disciples to go into all the world. The difficult reality is that the mission field can be found right in our own neighborhood or workplace. Listen as we hear some truths about ourselves and how to minister to those around us.
Mentorship is often an overlooked aspect in the church. Are we helping to raise individuals up as we ourselves continue to grow in our walk with the Lord? For every great man, there has often been a man or men that has helped build them up or influenced them in some capacity. Jesus led the disciples and grew them tremendously to be powerful men of God. Are we following His example and doing the same for those around us or the younger generation?
Are you willing to follow His plan for your life? In order to hear from Him, we must seek Him with all of our heart. Let’s put the societal norms to the side. As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord!
Men's Bootcamp Session 2
Preparation and having a plan are typically beneficial in most areas of your life. Finances are no exception to this. Our mindset must become one of stewardship- how can we best utilize what God has given us? Cody walks through how everything from budgeting to planning for financial hardship.
The tongue hold far more power than we naturally think. Listen as we learn what it takes to best control it. It’s far more than mind over matter- it’s a heart issue! We must first seek the Lord on the root cause of our anger and choice of words and tone.
Lust and temptation- an issue that every man has faced from adolescence through adulthood. Again, trying to overcome temptation in our own strength will result in failure. The devil is crafty and an expert in causing us to fall and sin. We must be fully surrendered to the Lord in both our lives and our weaknesses!
Men's Bootcamp Session 1
This is the start of our very first men’s conference here at C3! Before moving on to listening to the everyday topics that impact us as men, we must realize our desperation and reliance on the Lord. Prayer and worship are such a vital part of our walk with the Lord. Our conflicts seen through fleshly eyes here on earth are often time manifestations of spiritual battles being fought in the spiritual realm. It’s crucial that we seek help from the mountain mover rather than focus on the mountain, or try to move the mountain ourselves.
Pride is something that everyone struggles with in one way, shape, or form. It is not until we recognize who we are without the Lord, what He saved us from, and the everyday role He plays in our lives so that we can then walk in freedom and grow in so many different aspects.
Marriage is one of the biggest commitments we make in life. How can we best foster the relationship that God has given us? Affixing our eyes on Jesus and prioritizing who and what is most important in any relationship is key to a successful and fruitful unity.
Vision 2023 | Part 1
This is a sermon series where we reflect and give thanks for all that God has done and look forward to what God will continue to do here in and through C3.
When we talk about vision, we aren’t talking about what we want to see, our plans, our will, our ways. When we say the word “vision”, what we are specifically referring to is seeing what God sees.
Please join us as Pastor Donnie teaches from Joshua chapters 5 and 6 on seeking God’s vision with the illustration of the walls of Jericho.
A Christmas Day Devotional
This Christmas, don’t miss some of the gifts that God has given you. Of course we know that the biggest and greatest gift He has ever given is salvation through His son Jesus Christ. But did you know that He’s given you gifts not just for eternity but gifts for here on earth?
To survive, yes we need food, shelter and water. But, what do we need to thrive in life?
In order to thrive in life, we need a sense of worth, belonging and purpose.
Please join us as Pastor Donnie teaches on how to THRIVE and find purpose.
The Songs of Christmas | Part 4 | Christmas Eve
Over the past few weeks we, as a church, have been in this series titled “The Songs of Christmas”. Throughout this series we have made it a point to dive into the history of various Christmas songs and we have made it an even bigger point to talk about their Biblical meaning.
A common theme within Christmas Carols is the theme of “wonder”. This theme of wonder is either referenced specifically or insinuated as Christmas carols proclaim the message of Christ’s arrival. For example…
Joy to the world has that beautiful line - “Wonders of His love.”
Please join us as Pastor Donnie teaches from Luke chapter 2 on the wonder of the Christmas story.
The Songs of Christmas | Part 3
The song that we are focusing on today- Joy to the world. Is somewhat similar to the theme of silent night. It’s one of those Christmas songs that has kind of an ironic theme to it.
Joy to the world wasn’t originally intended to become a Christmas song, Consider that As one of the most joyous of all Christmas hymns, this carol omits references to shepherds, angelic choruses, and wise men. That’s because it was originally intended to describe the second coming of Jesus Christ.
The hymn has more to do with Christ’s second coming than His first, though because the two comings of Christ are historically and theologically connected, the sentiments expressed can apply to both events. The one that has already taken place sets the stage for the other that is yet to happen, an event which true believers eagerly await.
Please join us as Pastor Donnie teaches on how our joy needs to be rooted in Christ.
The Songs of Christmas | Part 2
Every year these songs are on our lips, they get stuck in our heads. Does anyone realize what we’re singing? The Gospel saturated songs that surround the season?
Hark the Herold angels sing
Hark means listen, Herold means messengers, combine that and the song title could also go like this – “listen to the angelic messengers sing!”
This song has many themes included in it that we could study today. We could study the fact that this song points out the divinity of Jesus beautifully, or how the song proclaims the Gospel message of Jesus coming to save us. Please join us as Pastor Donnie focus’s on two prevalent themes in this song.
The Songs of Christmas | Part 1
Every year we hear Christmas songs in the stores, on our favorite movies and tv series, we often play them over and over during the fulfillment of our holiday traditions, and we sing them in church.
Do we know the meaning behind some of the most famous Christmas songs in our culture? Do we understand the Biblical and theological meaning of the lyrics?
That’s what this sermon series is about. Studying just a few of the most popular Christmas songs and understanding their place in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
An Attitude Of Gratitude | Part 4
We have to ask ourselves the question when talking about gratitude, if I had a job moment in my life and everything was stripped away, what would I think of God? Would I pin all of my problems on Him or would I look to Him as the solution?
The goal today is to discuss Biblical truths that are deeper than things and materials, truths that are above circumstances. They are the biblical truths that sustain us to such a degree that when we have nothing we still are able to obtain joy, contentment and gratitude.
Please join us as Pastor Donnie teaches from Matthew chapter 5 on the Beatitudes.