Welcome to CrossRoads Church
Welcome to CrossRoads United Methodist Church in Collierville, TN. We are a community of people trying to make our way in the everyday world and to live our lives as followers of Jesus Christ. We cherish the traditions of the church that have glorified God over the course of many years and we are ready to meet the future. All persons are welcomed here - with open hearts, open minds and open doors. We hope you will take some time to look around our site and learn more about us. Then come and join us as we seek to grow in the love of Jesus Christ.
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The mission of the United Methodist Church is to make disciples of
Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
As United Methodists, we have an obligation to bear a faithful
Christian witness to Jesus Christ, the living reality at the center of the
Church’s life and witness. To fulfill this obligation, we reflect critically
on our biblical and theological inheritance, striving to express faithfully the
witness we make in our own time.
John Wesley, the founder of the United Methodism, believed that the
core of Christian faith was revealed in Scripture, illumined by tradition,
vivified in personal experience, and confirmed by reason.
For United Methodists:
1. Scripture is considered the primary source and standard for
2. Tradition is experience and the witness of development and growth of the
faith through the past centuries and in many nations and cultures;
3. Experience is the individual’s understanding and appropriating of the faith
in the light of his or her own life; and,
4. Through reason the individual Christian brings to bear on the Christian faith
discerning and cogent thought.
These four elements taken together bring the individual Christian
to a mature and fulfilling understanding of the Christian faith and the required
response of worship and service
UMC Social Responsibilities
The United Methodist Church is an 11-million-strong global church
that opens hearts, opens doors and opens minds through active engagement with
our world. United Methodists connect with one another to put their faith into
action. We recognize our responsibility to place a high priority on
strengthening economic, political, social, and technological lifestyles to
support a more ecologically equitable and sustainable world. United, we arc an
active voice on issues around the world and a moving force behind solutions.
Three Simple Rules to Live By:
1) Do No Harm
2) Do Good
3) Stay in Love with God
Taking an active stance in society is the example set by the
founder of modem United Methodism, John Wesley (and his brother, Charles). He
set the example of combining personal and social engagement leading to a higher
quality of life for all of God’s creation.
We are known as a denomination involved with people’s lives, with
political and social struggles, having both local and international mission
initiatives. Such involvement is an expression of the personal change we
experience through our United Methodist faith.
The United Methodist Church believes God’s love for the world is
an active and engaged love, a love seeking justice and liberty. Through
education, advocacy and action, the United Methodist Church seeks to understand
the full range of economic and environmental issues, offer resources to help
people of faith live into the biblical vision of wholeness and justice, and
encourage engagement with policymakers and other decision-makers to change
unjust systems which destroy God’s creation and harm God’s people.
Rule of Life
18th cent. aphorism attributed to John Wesley
Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can.