The history of CrossCurrent Ministries can be categorized into two phases. First, CrossCurrent existed for close to nine years as a young adult focused sub-ministry of the largest church in Loudoun County, Virgnia, Christian Fellowship Church from 1996-2005. Then, in January, 2005, CrossCurrent was launched by Christian Fellowsip as a daughter church, intentionally planted to become a full, multi-generational church, serving the needs of postmodern people in Loudoun County.
CrossCurrent was first formed as a young adult mnistry in August of 1996. Like most evangelical churches, Christian Fellowship Church had discerned a significant gap was occurring in church attendance between the ages of 18 - 30. Desiring to close this gap, CrossCurrent was created out of a small handful of high school graduates, with the mandate to create a uniquely targeted ministry that would reach people in this age range, who were not otherwise being reached by the existing ministries of CFC. The ministry was launched as a primary Sunday morning worship service of CFC in January of 1997. Complete with its own worship band, teaching minstries, and midweek small group structure, CrossCurrent began the exciting journey of reaching lost people for Christ.
Through the years, CrossCurrent grew from its humble beginning of two-dozen people to a service that reached nearly 400 people each week. By early spring of 2002, through a series of focus groups, conversations, and strategic planning sessions, it had become apparent to all in leadership of CrossCurrent and CFC that the intentional focus of "18 - 30 year olds" was no longer appropriate for CrossCurrent, and that the ministry needed to become non-age-specific, but rather stylistic in target. In August of 2003, CFC dropped the age designation from CrossCurrent, calling it a "worship service aimed at those with a postmodern mindset, open to all ages."
In addition to this movement towards a multi-generational church setting for postmoderns, there had been a stirring in the hearts of several leaders to plant CrossCurrent as a new church. Leaders within CrossCurrent began expressing a sense that we, as a ministry, would be called to plant multiple churches as a part of our ministry paradigm. By late 2002, CrossCurrent had reached a place where we were deeply convicted that church planting was our future. After months of intensive study, discussion and prayer, the leaders of Chistian Fellowship Church voted unanimously to fully endorse the vision of launching CrossCurrent out as an independent, autonomous church plant.
A NEW CHURCH
On January 15, 2005, CrossCurrent Ministries was officially launched as a new church, meeting at Eagle Ridge Middle School in Ashburn, Virginia, in a community known as Broadlands. Fully staffed with children's ministry and youth ministry, CrossCurrent began to reach families of all ages and demographics. The culture continues to be aimed at those who find more traditional churches less meaningful, and those who are skeptical and far from God. CrossCurrent continues to set its vision towads reaching more and more skeptics, seekers and believers with the incredible message of God's love for each one us.
CrossCurrent Ministries meets at Eagle Ridge Middle School, 42901 Waxpool Road, Ashburn, VA 20147