Be Our Guest Sundays – 11am & 6pm
Crossroads Church is located at the Landmarked Lane Theater at 168 New Dorp Lane in Staten Island, NY. 168 is between Eighth & Ninth Streets
Inside The Lane, we have a moderately sized Lobby, 350 seat main Sanctuary, five classrooms for our Crossroads Kidz Children’s Ministry & a conference room in the former Projection Room.
There is nothing like being live at a church service, come join us Sundays at 11am & 6pm.
And to answer our number one question from those coming to the church for the first time…
The Sanctuary is to the Right
The Restrooms are to the Left
Is there Parking?
While we do not have a parking lot, there is plenty of street parking available. On Sundays and after 5pm each day the parking meters are not in effect, so you’ll be able to park anywhere there is a spot.
Right in front of the church is a no parking zone, making it easier for Access-A-Ride & Taxi dropoffs, and if you drive you’ll be able to drop off those who are with you, if you so desire, before you find a parking space.
What can I expect when I come?
A casual atmosphere where you’re welcome to sit back and enjoy the service. We believe God is a God of order, and we apply that to our services. When it comes to a relationship with God is it important to be who you are, not who you think other people want you to be! If you want to wear a suit, wear a suit. Want to wear jeans? Wear jeans. Dress Business Casual? Then dress Business Casual.
The Service Is Our Gift To You, as our guest, you are under no obligation to give unless you want to.
As you enter one of our Greeters or Ushers will offer you our weekly bulletin. Inside will be a look at what’s going on at Crossroads, as well as the Teaching Outline for you to take notes with and follow along during the message.
Our Service starts with our Worship Team, offering songs of praise.
Why do we sing Worship Songs? We sing them because this musical worship is where we give to God with our voices, singing songs of praise to Him. This is also an opportunity to focus ourselves on our worship to God after a week’s worth of distractions pulling our focus in every which direction.
Don’t know the words?
No worries. the lyrics will be displayed on our Video Screens for you to sing and follow along with.
What kind of music does the Worship Team play?
Our Worship Team plays a variety of styles of music from Contemporary Christian (such as songs by artists such as Chris Tomlin, Jeremy Camp, Kari Jobe) The team also brings their own arrangements to classic Christian Hymns as well. The team generally features vocalists, guitar, keyboard, and drums.
How loud is it during worship?
In the sanctuary it is around 92 decibels . Your hearing is important to us, this decibel range can be safely listened to by an adult for over 90 minutes at a time for around eight hours every day. Our worship portion of service lasts twenty to thirty minutes with brief pauses between songs; so your ears are well protected.
After our Musical Worship, we move into the teaching portion of the Service (Some call this “The Message,” others “The Sermon” either way it’s the same)
Who Teaches during the Service?
Pastor Ray, our Lead Pastor, teaches on most Sundays (That’s him in the above picture). We also have Guest Pastors who are friends of Crossroads, and other Men of Crossroads who will teach on a Sunday.
No matter who is teaching, whether Pastor Ray or someone else, they are a man of God in good standing, whom the church has full faith in bringing an impactful and Biblically accurate message. Our atmosphere is casual, but our faith is serious. We take every measure we can to ensure that the Word of God is taught soundly, and accurately, each and every Sunday.
What Is Being Taught?
Each message is part of a Teaching Series, which is anywhere from three or more individual messages that all tie together to one main theme. The main theme can be a particular book in the Bible, or particular topic.
Do I have to come to every message in a series to understand it? What if I miss a week?
We encourage you to come to church each Sunday, but if you miss a message one week, you won’t be lost the next week. Each message stands by itself, so whether you catch one message, or all of them, you’ll be able to understand what is being taught.
Do I Need A Bible?
If you have one, bring it with you, it is important to not only read God’s Word but study it as well. You’ll find things that you will want to write down in your Bible next to the passage we’re studying during the message.
If you don’t have a Bible, let us know before or after service, we’d be grateful to put one in your hands
The Bible verses that are being taught on are also on the Message Notes that are inside of your bulletin, and they will be displayed on our Video Screens as they are read, so you can read along with us.
Have A Smartphone? Then you have a Bible right at your fingertips as well. There are several apps that have the Bible, including ours. Check out the Crossroads App
After the message we have our announcements, letting you know about the current events at the church. Then we collect the offering.
Remember: The Service Is Our Gift To You, as our guest, you are under no obligation to give unless you want to.
As we collect the offering, we also collect our Connection Cards (which you’ll find in the seat back pocket in front of you) This is how we find about about you, your needs, your commitments, what you’d like to know about, what you’d like to get involved with, and your prayer requests.
If you join us for a service, we’d love for you to fill one out and drop it in the basket as we collect the offering from the rest of the congregation
In fact, we’d love to hear from you so much, that we want to give you the chance to fill out a connection card right now, and let us know that you were here online
We’ll pray for our offering, and our Worship Team will lead us in a closing song of dedication. This is your chance to give to God again through musical worship, though it may sound like exit music or a “recessional” you’ll want to stay and sing with us, as we sing to God.
Immediately after the final song, our Pastoral Care team will be in front of the Sanctuary if you are in need of prayer.
After the service you are more than welcome to join us in the lobby for refreshments. Our refreshment team brings various treats to eat, and brews fresh coffee & tea.
This is your chance to talk and get to know people of Crossroads. A Christian is not meant to be alone, and this is a great way to start new friendships with those you meet.