AT THE CROSSROADS CHURCH HISTORY
- The church was founded in September 2002 by Jacques and Sharon Blais and their son Travis and wife Camilla.
- We started upstairs at 20 Dundas St. (above Copy Depot). Three years later we expanded to the upstairs unit #24 which was renovated into a Coffee House which was called Downtown 24.
- In September 2009 we purchased the 24 Dundas St. store formerly known as Randall’s Stationary.
- We upgraded and finished the front of the building with help from a City Grant.
- The ministry is growing and looking forward to future expansion.
Also, you can read more about our vision statement and values below:
Genuine and real relationships are what we value. We believe healthy relationships are vital for healthy spiritual life. Small group ministry is important to us. And is built around relationships
Honour & Character
We believe that Honour is foundational to our spiritual development. We will strive to hold each other with value and respect.
Innovation and Creativity
God is always moving and doing things in a new way. We want to continue to evolve with our culture without compromising the expression and purity of the gospel message. We will not stick to a method or presentation that people can’t understand or relate.
We are not a perfect people nor do we claim to be, however, we press on to develop and grow in our God given Talents, gifts, and abilities.
We believe that every Christian is called to servant leadership, that every Christian will influence someone through life. We are leaders who are willing to serve other Leaders.
Praise & Worship
Spirit empowered worship and Praise please God and creates an atmosphere for God’s presence and miracles to take place. We believe that the pattern for New Testament worship is found in the Scriptures and is described in the Psalms. The pattern is demonstrative worship that is characterized by the biblical expressions of clapping, shouting, singing, dancing, lifting hands, bowing and kneeling.
Preaching and Teaching
We believe in not only teaching (explaining) the bible, but also to preach (Proclaiming) the established truth of scripture.
To make disciples, raise up leaders and to plant churches
Modeling Jesus and expressing his love.
Pastor Jaques & Sharon Blais
Founding Pastors (Pastoral Care)
Pastor Jacques and Sharon are the founding pastors for At The Crossroads church. They love people, and enjoy fellowship with those in their care.
Peter & Anita Fox
Elder (Peter), Kid's Ministry Director (Anita)
Peter and have Anita both have been involved in church ministry for years and they serve with passion. Anita Heads up our children’s Sunday school programs.
Chris & Allison Bayliss
Allison and Chris are Passionate and fun.They enjoy hanging out and working with teens.
Christine has a heart for the young children and has served faithfully in the Nursery Ministry for many years. we are blessed to have her serve as head of this ministry.
Bianca Dudenhoffer, Owen Kimmond, Peter Fox, John Verkuyl
Our Board of directors work alongside our Elders to oversee that our financial and legal obligations are in line with CRA’s requirements.
Marilyn has a passion and a desire to see revival birthed in the Quinte West region. She is and has been a fervent prayer warrior for many years.
WHAT TO EXPECT?
1. To be warmly greeted
2. Casual dress code
3. Contemporary Music
4. Coffee and tea