Crossroads - Family Meals

Next Round of Family Meals will be early summer 2014

What is Crossroads Family Meals?

A Crossroads Family Meal, at it's simplest, is an means to connect with others who call Crossroads "home".  Even more, it's an opportunity to share with others in the goodness of God, to express dependence upon him as a community, and to celebrate all he's done with others in the family of God.  There is so much value in slowing down and joining one another around the table to break bread and share stories of God's provision and presence in our lives.  The table is where relationships are deepened, where family reconnects and where God's faithfulness is proclaimed.  We invite you to the table to participate in a meal.

It's our hope that these meals become a regular part of the rhythm of community at Crossroads.  Friends opening their homes to those in the same neighborhood or with the same heartbeat and passions, making connections and developing true friendship and family.  It's our way of making the larger Crossroads family smaller. These meals aren't just for new people...but for everyone. We hope it's a way to bring the mission of God into the ordinary...where we live.



Family Meals FAQs

When can I schedule a meal? It’s our hope that these family meals will be incorporated throughout the year at specific blocks of time. We ask that you pick a date within the two-week block of time that has been set in place. You are welcome to schedule follow-up meals in your own timing.

Who is invited to this meal? Crossroads will provide an online sign up on it’s website allowing people to choose which meal they want to attend. Meal hosts will choose who they’d like to open the meal up to based on neighborhood orientation, ministry passion (prayer, orphan, trafficking, etc) or age group (college, newlyweds, singles, family, etc). Folks will be able to sign up to attend a meal based on those criteria.

How many people will be invited? Hosts will choose the number of people they would like to have over for a meal and the sign up form will indicate that number of places at the table. There is no limit to the number. It is up to you on whether you want to have 6 or 60. We ask the host for a maximum so the administrator can close the signups for individual homes as needed.

Does it have to be dinner? No. Actually, in the spirit of creativity, we’d love to encourage you to consider hosting any meal. Perhaps is a Saturday morning brunch or a Sunday-after-church meat and potato feast or a Tuesday night make your own pizza party…be creative…have fun with this. As hosts, you have free reign on when you want to do this.

How many times am I expected to host? Just once. But if you’d like to host more than one meal for more than one group, fill out the form multiple times accordingly and let us know its not an error.

Do I have to allow kids to come? That’s up to the host. It’s all about how you want to connect with your guests and what type of home environment you have. We will make it clear on the sign-up form whether kids are invited or not. Just keep in mind that we are considering Adult…High-school age and up.

Do I have to cook? Nope. If you’d like to cook a four-course gourmet meal just because you’ve got loads of time to spare…go for it! But feel free to order out as well…or go old-fashioned church potluck style if you would rather. Again, as the host, you are completely free to choose.

The Gospel changes people from the inside out. Christ gives us a radically new identity, freeing us from both
self-righteousness and self-condemnation.