Crossroads Community Church began to take shape in the summer of 1994 as a ‘Conference of Mennonites in British Columbia’ sponsored church - plant. Within a few months of Doug and Sandy Epp moving into Sardis, a group of 8 families came together with a common desire to impact Chilliwack by reaching out in words and deeds in the name of Jesus Christ.
Developing the Vision
This group formed the first cell and began to meet in the Epp’s home. Along with worship and ministry time, this was also a time for developing vision, training, goal setting and planning. On September 25, 1994 they also began to meet for “private” worship celebrations at Sardis Elementary School—18 adults and 20 children attended that first celebration. For the next 7 months, God prepared this group for the public launch of Crossroads Community Church on Easter Sunday, April 16, 1995. By then, through personal contacts, Crossroads had already grown to approximately 70 people.
What's with the name?
Crossroads Community Church was so named after a season of prayer and reflection. It was hoped that Crossroads would be a people who would intersect the life of Chilliwack with the way of Christ AND that it would be a community where people could find healing and hope in Christ when they came to crossroads in their lives. By God’s grace, Crossroads has been both; and we continue to worship together and to reach out to each other, our community, and the world.