We are CrossTown Alliance… a multi-site church located in Arcade, Olean, and Wellsville NY. This section of our website will give you an overview of what we are committed to and how we are committed to doing it. Click on each bar to find out more…
To lead people to discover, develop, and display full devotion to Jesus Christ.
Our Vision is also our process… it’s our strategy for helping people become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. See below:
We are intentional about creating environments that lead people to . . .
Discover – Discover what it means to have a relationship with Jesus Christ through our inspiring worship service: A place where there is uplifting and inspiring music, biblical, practical and relevant messages, memorable illustrations, along with media and drama… all creating an environment where people (unbelievers and believers) are excited to come to church.
Develop – Develop meaningful relationships while growing towards Christ-like maturity through small groups. A place where you can be challenged to grow in your faith as a believer. A place where you can find support for whatever you or your family is going through. Maybe it’s an illness in the family, loss of a job, or depression, or maybe it’s just that you need some help with meals because you have just experienced the blessing of a new baby. Whatever the situation, you will find the support you need in a small group.
Display – Displaying our faith to the community through servant evangelism projects and ministry teams where you will be able to invest in and invite others to walk through the process themselves.
We’re convinced that when our church focuses on these three things not only will we see people become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, we believe we’ll see:
A church where . . . unchurched people enjoy coming to church and where Christians feel comfortable bringing their unchurched friends to church.
A church where . . . the music is relevant and done with excellence. Where the sermons are always biblical, practical, and relevant. Where media, drama, and visuals are used to speak God’s message in an irresistibly compelling way.
A church where . . . every member is a minister that uses his/her gifts to make a difference.
A church where . . . people meet in small groups at homes throughout our community and at our church where they study the Bible and share their lives with one another.
A church where . . . the children’s ministry is the best hour of a child’s week because of the fun and love they experience.
A church where . . . the student ministry reaches hundreds of teenagers for Christ and accepts and loves them the way Jesus does.
A church where . . . the older people of our community are not marginalized but are valued and are treated as indispensable for the future success of the church
A church where . . . our members are driven by God’s vision and not by tradition. A church where we are bold and innovative in doing whatever it takes to advance God’s kingdom.
We believe in doing our best when we do something in the name of Christ. Excellence honors God and inspires people. (Colossians 3:23-24; 1 Timothy 4:15-16; Malachi 1:6-14) CrossTown DNA—part 12, “Go the Extra Mile” By Jeremy Gorham We believe in doing our best when we do something in the name of Christ. Excellence […]
We will embrace our limitations. They will inspire our greatest creativity and innovation. (Mark 10:27, John 12:32; 2 Corinthians 12:9-11; Philippians 4:13; Zechariah 4:6) CrossTown DNA—part 11, “Think Inside the Box” By Jeremy Gorham We will embrace our limitations. They will inspire our greatest creativity and innovation. Matthew 14:13-21 (Jesus Feeding the 5,000)—great example […]
We believe you are never too young to be who God created you to be AND it’s never too late to become who you might have been; Both young and old generations are indispensable for the future success of the church. (1 Timothy 4:12, Titus 2:3-4, Judges 2:10, Stories of Moses and Abraham) CrossTown DNA—part 10, […]
We will be people of faith who are willing to do whatever, whenever, wherever God calls us. Small acts of courage can change the course of history! (Luke 19; 2 Timothy 2:2; Matthew 28: 18-20; Acts 1:8; 1 Thessalonians 1:6-8; Matthew 9:36-10:1; Luke 8:25) CrossTown DNA—part 9, “Playing it Safe is Risky” By Jeremy […]
We will continually seek to know and obey God by consistently reading the Bible. (1 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12; Psalm 119:105) CrossTown DNA—part 8, “We are Passionate about God’s Word” By Jeremy Gorham Writing all 788,000 words by hand Video—This man, Philip Patterson wrote out the entire Bible by hand, all the while rejecting […]
We will go beyond cultural Christianity and learn to daily deny ourselves, take up our cross and follow Jesus. Our commission is to make disciples not converts. (Matthew 16:24; Matthew 28:18-20; Luke 9:23; John 3:30) CrossTown DNA—part 7, “We are Followers Not Fans” By Jeremy Gorham We will go beyond cultural Christianity and learn to […]
We will go above and beyond to give sacrificially to the work of God in our communities. You cannot out give God. (Luke 19:1-10; Acts 4:36-37; Acts 2:42-47; 2 Corinthians 8:6-7; Malachi 3:10) CrossTown DNA—part 6, “We are Generous with God’s Resources” By Jeremy Gorham We will go above and beyond to give sacrificially to […]
We will be the Church to one another in smaller environments where people will be cared for and prompted to grow. (Acts 2:42-47; Galatians 6:9-10; Hebrews 10:24-25;) CrossTown DNA—part 5, “We are a Church of Small Groups” By Jeremy Gorham We will be the Church to one another in smaller environments where people will […]
We believe when you discover something that changes your life, you should naturally want to share it with others. Lost people who don’t know Jesus matter to God; therefore, they should matter to us! (Matthew 4:19; Mark 1:17; Luke 15; Luke 19:10; John 9:25; Acts 16:5; 1 Corinthians 9:22-23; 2 Timothy 2:10) CrossTown DNA—part […]
We believe God saved us from sin when we could not earn it; therefore, we should love people when they least expect it and least deserve it. (Luke 10:25-37; Romans 5:8, 13:8; 2 Corinthians 1:3-5) CrossTown DNA—part 3, “Saved People Serve People” By Jeremy Gorham We believe God saved us from sin when we […]
We believe that apart from a relationship with Jesus, we can do nothing of eternal value; therefore, everything we do should be surrounded by prayer. (Matthew 18:19; John 15:5; Philippians 4:6-7) “Prayer is a Priority” Jeremy Gorham We believe that apart from a relationship with Jesus, we can do nothing of eternal value; therefore, […]
We believe there is no greater pursuit in life than knowing God; therefore, everything we do should center around Him. (Romans 11:36; Romans 12:1-2; Colossians 1:15-17; 1 Corinthians 9:24-27) CrossTown DNA—part 1, “God is the Goal” By Jeremy Gorham God is the Goal We believe there is no greater pursuit in life than knowing God; therefore, […]