Crossroads Baptist Church of Tracy was started when families from a Bay Area congregation moved to Tracy and were unable to find a place to worship. Today it is a multi-ethnic congregation of families that are from all over the world.
The theme for this year is “Find Us Faithful.” We are focusing on faithfulness in three core areas. Faithfulness in WORSHIP, as we seek to involve more families in the worship team, special music and Scripture reading. Faithfulness in discipleship, as Family Fellowship Groups have been established and several Bible Studies started. There are plans for fall Bible studies in neighboring communities, with the goal of eventually planting churches in those areas. Faithfulness in OUTREACH as we reached over a thousand people with the Gospel through the annual Resurrection Egg Hunt and are currently in the middle of Vacation Bible School. We have a plan to ”Connect for Christ” with each new family at least three different ways.
Jobs in this area are very fluid, and it seems many months we are saying “good bye” to friends who are moving out of state. But as God takes people to new ministries, he continues to bring in new believers. A new family joined in June, bringing with them their youngest three children and their 97 year old mother who just received Christ as her Savior after suffering a stroke.
Another young couple has joined us for the next three years as they are stationed in Alameda with the Coast Guard. July was an exciting month for this young family as the husband followed the Lord in baptism and they welcomed their first child into the world.
Three other new families have been visiting this summer ,and we are planning another baptism for this fall.
We had hoped to be moving into a facility to rent this fall, but a Spanish congregation is renting it instead. However, we had VBS in that facility and reached many kids from that neighborhood, including several from the Spanish church. We will be pursuing several options this fall, seeking God’s will in how to best reach Tracy for Christ.