Cross Waves Church

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The Future of Church “No Buildings, Just People.”

Intentionally Different

Six reasons why people choose Cross Waves.

Cross Waves is "Old School"!

We follow the New Testament model; we meet in homes, and study the Bible after a good meal. The weekly Cross Waves service provides quality worship music, a Bible lesson taught by seminary trained teachers, and discussion questions so people can dialogue in a comfortable environment.

Cross Waves is Convenient!

Most HotSpots meet on a weeknight, so weekends are free. (Check out our FAQ section about why meeting on Sunday is not necessary).

Cross Waves is Contagious!

It is so much easier to get friends and family to attend a HotSpot than it is to get them to visit a brick and mortar church on Sunday. Food, music, a comfortable environment, and inspiring discussions are an engaging invitation.

Cross Waves spends money on ministry not mortgages!

The majority of contributions go to ministry, not for mortgages or building upkeep. Cross Waves gives a higher percentage of offerings to missions and community service than any church in the world. Each HotSpot has money set aside to use within their community as it chooses.

Cross Waves is simple!

Each weekly HotSpot starts with a meal, the Bible, and a TV just like the New Testament church (okay, we admit it, we added the TV). After eating, and a short message, each HotSpot discusses questions together. No big productions, just a meal and the Bible (imagine, no more being asked to serve in the nursery).

Cross Waves loves Children!

Cross Waves comes alongside parents and provides them with a weekly children’s message to watch with their children. Children will learn the Bible in a fun and entertaining format.

The Future of Church “No Buildings, Just People.”

Highly Effective

Check out the three principles all churches in the New Testament followed.

We grow in Christ through relationships.

When Jesus taught the disciples, He did it in the context of relationships. HotSpots mirror the small group setting that Jesus used to train His disciples.

We serve Christ as part of a team.

When Jesus sent His followers to minister or serve people, He sent them out in teams of two or more. So when we go out to serve those less fortunate or to share our faith, we do it together as a team.

We make a difference by investing in People

By meeting in homes, more funds go towards community service projects, and sending people on short-term mission trips around the world.

The Future of Church “No Buildings, Just People.”

Enthusiastically Praised

Check out the benefits of being part of Cross Waves Church.

Kevin Norris

I have been extremely involved in traditional churches my entire life. My father is a pastor and many of my relatives are pastors and missionaries. As an adult I have been a teacher, deacon, worship leader, young adult leader and a national board member for my denomination. I held most of these positions simultaneously. Most of the people I know think I left my traditional church for Cross Waves Church because I was “burned out”. That could not be further from the truth. I was very frustrated with the time and money we dumped into land and a building. After making the mortgage payment and paying for water, sewer, electricity, gas, lawn care, snow removal, building insurance, vehicle insurance, janitorial services and constant building repairs there was no money left for ministry. It just didn’t seem right to me. While I was struggling with this dilemma, this new kind of church (Cross Waves Church) solved the problems I had with most, not all, traditional churches. I jumped right in and I love my group and I look forward to it every week. I can’t even imagine going back to the “traditional” way of doing church. I am very excited about our outreach opportunities and I look forward to seeing thousands of people get closer to Jesus by studying, serving and sharing together. 

Kevin Norris
Bryan Dorsey

I like the atmosphere, when you are in someone's home you feel the closeness. You don't feel like you are being judged. It is an enjoyable experience to study the Bible where you feel you can be yourself.

Bryan Dorsey
Marie Doll

I came to know Christ almost twenty years ago.  During that time, I have visited at least 30 churches.   Most of them were great.  But I never felt comfortable, or accepted. After permanently injuring my back two years ago, attending church on a regular basis was impossible.   Then a close friend told me about Cross Waves, and how they were forming a HotSpot in their home.  I was skeptical at first. “Evenings, Flexible Times, Comfortable Seating, I Can Wear Jeans?” This sounded to good to be true! I thought we had to "suffer in serving"....Four hours on a hard bench, (checking your watch cause your legs were numb). Well, I'm proud to say "I have seen the light.” God has led me home. In the past two years, I have grown stronger, and closer to God, then I ever thought possible. We break bread together, laugh, cry, grieve, support, and love one another. Isn't that what God intended his church to be like? Study, Serve, and Share together....Having an intimate relationship with Our Great Creator. Thank you God for opening this door of hope and healing.  I could not have survived my daughter's death without my church family.

Marie Doll
Linda Baysdell

I love my Wednesday evenings at Cross Waves Church!  The fellowship we share during our meal confirms that we all have struggles we deal with and sharing those struggles with other believers helps me realize that just because I'm not perfect doesn't mean I can't be a Christian. I had a misbelief that people who studied the Bible and were Christians were living a life without sin and that scared me because I know I am a sinner. Studying the Bible, serving others and sharing our beliefs is a wonderful experience!  I'm truly enjoying learning and growing more in my faith!

Linda Baysdell
Kim Westman

Since my husband and I began to attend Cross Waves Church, we have seen our relationships with Christ grow, as individuals and as a couple. The element that I love most about Cross Waves is the aspect of a small group. Meeting in homes allows for deep conversations and fellowship as well as discussing personal struggles and triumphs. Pastor Tim Steele challenges us on a weekly basis to dive into God’s Word, serve those that cross our paths and share what God has done in our lives. I would recommend Cross Waves to anyone: from those that have attended church their entire lives or are hearing about Christ for the first time.

Kim Westman
Hilary Burback

What I like about Cross Waves is the fellowship around dinner (good conversations, good food, which helps to grow strong bonds within those relationships/friendships). We have an intimate prayer time (time for everyone to share their prayer requests with more explanation). I enjoy the Messages (practical to everyone's life - newer and older Christians can relate). I learn much through the discussion time (a great way to get other people's outlook on what they took from the message... Sometimes it makes you think differently about things). I have grown through the Share Events (fun time for nearby groups to meet up and enjoy good fellowship with other believers) and Serve Events (a time to be great witnesses within our community on a more regular basis... able to give more since there is very little to no overhead costs because of using homes instead of actual buildings). The Cross Waves atmosphere is all-around a more intimate setting to grow closer to God with fellow believers. Lastly, I like the video messages (makes it easy to follow along and stay on track with the group if you have to miss due to illness or emergency).

Hilary Burback
Kathy Vaughn

Cross Waves Church is exactly what I was looking for in a church. We study God's Word and share with one another as we learn. I have attended many churches and couldn't find a place where I felt that I fit in. These churches were either too large, or too pushy. I never found the church where I can “be myself.” Cross Waves lets me be myself and share my love for the Lord with others. I look forward to attending each week. It also leaves my Sundays open to relax and enjoy the entire day. I love to be with my Cross Waves family each week.

Kathy Vaughn
Wayne Neva

"There are many things I like about Cross Waves Church: The Small Group atmosphere, meets in a home, Sunday mornings are a lot less stressful, a chance to have a closer involvement with people, etc. I enjoy the opportunity that I was given to be a Host of a HotSpot. This group happens to meet in my home, which is a double bonus. I know that at any given time I can call up the Lead Pastor and solicit advice on different situations. I have access to other HotSpots in order to experience a sense of a larger group atmosphere. I see Cross Waves Church as the next step God would have me take in my personal walk with Him.

Wayne Neva
Jeanette Fernandez

I have been in church my whole life and until Cross Waves Church, I have never been involved in the deeper discussions about God, faith and the Bible. I just went to church because I was suppose to, but now I go because I understand so much more of what God wants for me in my life. Cross Waves Church is a great place to learn about God regardless of your Bible knowledge starting point. I love the fellowship time each week with my HotSpot family and the serve and share events we do as a HotSpot. 

Jeanette Fernandez
Terri Steele

One of the joys I experience as a Cross Waves Church Hostess is the opportunity to open my home and provide warmth and hospitality to others. In this day and age when people are isolated and lonely, I consider it a privilege to encourage and support others with a home cooked meal and sparkling conversation as we engage in each other’s lives and bear each other’s burdens.  I had been missing this sense of community prior to Cross Waves, and now I am convinced that it is a vital element that is needed to foster deeper relationships with each other and with Christ. I look forward each week to see who God will bring to my home that I may serve them and love them, as we do our best together to be more like Christ.

Terri Steele
Dave McClue

I really enjoy Cross Waves Church because of its simple process to become more like Christ. Church is now more convenient than ever which means I am able to enjoy it more. I like hosting a Cross Waves Church HotSpot because the church emphasizes friendships, Bible study, prayer, and serving others in the community. To be able to spend time with friends and family in a home environment while studying the Bible and serving Christ together is wonderful. 

Dave McClue
The Future of Church “No Buildings, Just People.”

FAQ

Check out the Frequently Asked Questions of Cross Waves Church.

Are there any qualifications I need to start a Cross Waves Church HotSpot?

No! Regardless whether you know plenty about the Bible or nothing at all, everyone is welcome to host a HotSpot. We will do the teaching while you provide a comfortable environment.

Why do people start attending a HotSpot?

Some come because they are searching for what the Bible says about God and faith. Others come because they desire to become more like Christ, and understand that happens best by being involved with others on the same journey.

What should I expect at a HotSpot?

You will discover people who are open, honest, and authentic in who they are and how they are struggling. You will enjoy a no judgment zone where you can share any doubts you may have. You will find people who have decided to follow Christ, and together are on a journey to become more like Christ. You can expect people to care for each other, partner with each other through life’s challenges and triumphs, and pray consistently for each other.

Why don’t HotSpots collect offerings?

We keep it simple. People contribute by mailing a check to the church office or they contribute online.

Why don’t HotSpots meet on Sundays?

In the New Testament, we have no commandments on when to gather with other Christians to study the Bible. The Bible says that Christians have personal freedom when to go to church (Romans 14:5-6; Colossians 2:16-17; Galatians 4:8-10). It does not matter Biblically on which day we meet with other believers, just that we do (Hebrews 10:19-25). This allows our weekends to be free for serving projects and strengthening relationships with family and friends.

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Financially Efficient

Check out how easy it is to invest through Cross Waves Church.

When you invest in ministry through Cross Waves, you are donating your tithes and offerings to the most financially efficient church in North America! Thank you for supporting ministry, not mortgages.

Cross Waves Church does not take offerings at our HotSpots. Options for investing include online and through the mail. Your giving to Cross Waves Church is tax-deductible.