deeper roots ministry


sunday @ 9:15am

(meeting at Shawnee Heights Elementary School, 2410 SE Burton prior to our Celebration Service)


THERE IS A CLASS FOR YOU!   We sometimes slip up and call this by it’s old name, “SUNDAY SCHOOL,” but we call it “DEEPER ROOTS” to better describe the purpose of this hour of Bible study when we meet each Sunday. It is the study of God’s word and the connection we make with others that enable us to grow the “deep roots” that we need to hold on during the storms that we face during the week. There is a class to meet your needs.
Classes for our children and teens and 
three options for adults:
  • In the hallway beyond the coffee station – starting a new study this week
  • In the back of the Gym – “Light enters the Darkness” (John’s gospel of Jesus’ life)
  • On the stage – “Walking through Luke’s gospel of Jesus’ life”

children’s ministry  






Sunday at 10:30 AM 

The Children fifth grade and under meet for their own worship service with cool music, videos, prayer, and a lesson from the Bible
Our Mission Statement: To help each child find and/or strengthen a relationship with Jesus Christ, and to help each child build a strong foundation through Bible memorization and FUN!

F.G.T ministry  

                (Friends Growing Together)

sunday @ 6pm  · wednesday @ 1pm & 7pm

thursday @ 7pm


THERE IS A SMALL GROUP FOR YOU Discipleship is a very important part of the ministry of CrossRoads, and our small groups are the vehicle we use to equip the congregation with the tools to grow in Christ and to reach out to those around us. There is a variety of times and subjects and we hope that you can find one that can be of interest and also helpful.
  • Sunday Evening at 6:00 PM This small group will be studying the weekly sermon in more depth.
  • Wednesday Afternoon at 1:00 PM & Evenings at 7PM These small groups are looking at 1 Peter with video by Kyle Idleman and Scripture.
  • Thursday Evening at 7:00 PM @ the church This small group is studying the Gospel of John with video from Tony Evans and Scripture.
  • Thursday Evening at 6:30 PM @ Arbor Court This group from our congregation meets with the residents and are studying the Advent story.

community ministry

our missional activities

At CrossRoads, we know that to really be like Jesus and to be the effective force that can help change lives and the city in which we live, we must be actively involved with those whom we live around, work with, and learn together. To be the body of Christ that we believe Jesus wants us to be; we are involved in these activities.
Carnival — each August we invite our community to a fun day that also includes a silent auction.
Egg Hunt — the Saturday before each Easter Is a day that we hide over 10,000 eggs and invite the kids from our communities to have a fun family day. 
Florence Crittenton — our church has had a relationship with this ministry for about 10 years with monthly contacts with  snacks, pizza, and other goodies for the residents and including those who wish in our church activities
Fall Festival — In either October or November, we go out to our land at 41. & California and just have night of fun; we take hay rides. play games, roast hotdogs over a fire and end the evening with s’mores! This is a great time to introduce friends to a great church.
Baskets of Blessings — these baskets are prepared so that when you see a neighbor or coworker in need of some encouragement; you can take them a basket that will bless them. They are available in the back of the room.
Aged out Foster Children — we have seen the situation of those who turn 18 and are a part of the foster child program; at Christmas we do our best to provide a “Christmas Gift” to some of these kids who don’t have a lot and hope to expand this to a year-round ministry.
The Topeka Rescue Mission — not only do we make a monthly financial donation to this ministry, we also donate food, and other items to them several times a year. This is a very important ministry for our city and we are honored to support their efforts.
Over Seas Missions — our church helps support 2 missionary families at this time, they are both serving in the Czech Republic and Randy and Linda Freeman, Missionary Wellness Coaches. God is working through them and us.