A Note from Our Pastor

Hey friend,


We probably haven't met, but I’m glad that you have stumbled onto our website here. Maybe you’re facing a crisis. Perhaps you’re just curious about questions of faith. Maybe you’re new to Tallahassee and looking to get connected with a church or meet some people from the community. Whatever the case may be, you are welcome here. I mean it.


I grew up as a church kid, and from an early age I was taught one of the foundational principles of the Christian faith: that Jesus came to seek and save people who were disconnected from God. But as I moved into adulthood, I realized that oftentimes the church had sadly forgotten this mission. Many churches seemed closer to social clubs concerned primarily with keeping people happy rather than mission-focused communities trying to share the life-giving message about Jesus. That began to gnaw at me.


My favorite passage of Scripture comes from Acts chapter 15. Here, we have the first recorded church leadership meeting. The question on the table? How many religious "hoops" do we make people jump through to follow Jesus? The response of a man named James crystalizes perfectly our mission and conviction: “We should not make it difficult for [people] who are turning to God” (Acts 15:19). The only barrier to you following Jesus should be Jesus himself. As the pastor of our church, I take it as a sacred responsibility to lead myself and the community of Crossbridge (by God's grace!) to be a Christ-like presence in our city, removing every hurdle we can between disconnected people and the God who loves them.


So with that being said, I’m glad you’re here. Poke around. Explore. Feel free to check faith out at your pace, in the way God wired you. That’s why we’re here, after all. If I can be a resource to you on your spiritual journey, don’t hesitate to reach out. I’d love to help.


It's a bit of a weird season due to the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic, but I'm inviting you to join us on a Sunday morning at 10:30 either in-person (4141 Artemis Way) or online. Click here for an idea of what to expect in-person or get info to join us online on our Watch page. You're always welcome as a part of our family. I'd also invite you to follow us on Facebook or Instagram for more ways to learn, grow, connect, and get involved. Whether in-person or digitally, I hope we get a chance to meet someday soon.


On the journey with you,


wes

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