Pastoral Search Team Update

To keep the CWC family informed on the process of identifying what God wants next for His church...

Pastoral Search Team has started!


The Search Team will meet on Saturday, August 5th, to review the results of a “Ministry Match” assessment. For this assessment, each member of the team took a horribly long personality survey. As the team is supposed to a representative of church members, this will enable us to paint a profile of the type of pastor/leader who will fit with the character and personality of our congregation. Please pray for that meeting. Thank you.

UPDATE: JUNE 15T, 2023.

On May 17th, the Search Team met with Bryan Moak of Converge Midamerica which inaugurated the process for finding the next lead pastor for CrossWinds Church (CWC). Bryan and Converge will be providing needed support to help us through this process. 

Your continued prayer support for this team is much needed. Bryan said the process can take a year or longer. The team is actively seeking God, asking Him to reveal:

  • His plan and next steps for this church
  • how we are to join Him in what He is doing in our community
  • how we are to bring forth His gospel, the gospel of the kingdom of God, into this community.

In July, CrossWinds’ own Dr. Chris Vlachos will be preaching from the book of Ruth. Dr. Chris is a professor (recently retired) from Wheaton College, and has been leading groups of students into the land of the Bible for several years now (and will continue to do so). Dr. Chris will be teaching on the book of Ruth from the Old Testament. It will be a time of gaining a great understanding of Biblical truths and of the gospel as revealed in the Old Testament (the Hebrew Bible). 

Dr. Chris will also be leading a teaching series on Wednesday evenings in the month of July. He will be teaching on the foundational and essential truths of the Bible and of our faith. We hope that you can be there to learn these foundational truths, for they surely will help us in our walk with Christ, so that we “may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.” (Ephesians 3:18-19 NASB1995)

The world doesn’t just need to see Christians trying to be good for God —they need to see something in us that only God can do

  • Henry Blackaby, Experiencing God