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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God's Peace,
Pastor Birgitte




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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 Christian doctrine;
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.

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