Elder Biography: Rietje Bakker

28 January 2015 | Elder update | dana@xrds.nl | 0 comments

My name is Rietje Bakker, I am happily married to Andries Knevel, and together we  have two sons and one daughter, and five grandchildren.

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Elder Biography- Harmen Wiegman

28 January 2015 | Elder update | dana@xrds.nl | 0 comments

Serving as an elder in Crossroads is a blessing as it gives a great view on what God is doing in this world though His church. God is the hope for this life and working for Him for a better new world and His new fresh spirit in us is making every day very valuable.Eternal life is not only a quantity of life but also a quality of life in the here and now. What I love about Crossroads is that Jesus is in the centre, that  it has  a special fresh approach to shaping ministry and its international / city culture.  

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Elder Biography: Vitaly Proshak

28 January 2015 | Elder update | dana@xrds.nl | 0 comments

My name is Vitaliy Proshak. I am married to Tanya and together we are raising our daughter Daniella-Izabell. We have been part of the Crossroads community for the last  11 years and are active in various roles. Starting from 2004 I became a member of the Personal Prayer Team and enjoy doing it quite a lot.

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Elder Biography: Peter van der Bijl

26 November 2014 | Elder update | dana@xrds.nl | 0 comments

My name is Peter van der Bijl, 57 years old and married to Rikst for 31 years. We have 3 children ,Eline, Stephanie and Philip.

I was raised in a Christian family and came to a personal faith within a youth camp when I was a youngster.

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Harmen Wiegman, a New Elder

29 January 2013 | Elder update | Crossroads | 0 comments

This December, Harmen Wiegman was officially installed as a new Elder at Crossroads Amsterdam, after 6 months  of already working closely with the elders. Time for the rest of us to learn more about him.

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Welcome to James Paton, our new Teaching Pastor!

14 January 2012 | Elder update | Crossroads | 0 comments

We are pleased to announce that James Paton has accepted the call to serve Crossroads as our Teaching Pastor, serving on the leadership team along with Bill Hoopes as Community Pastor and Miriam Phillips as Executive Pastor.  James and his wife Gillian plan to arrive in early February with their two children, Callum (16), Eilidh (15) to join their son John, already studying in Amsterdam.

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A chair… is so much more than a chair

8 November 2011 | Elder update, From the Staff | Crossroads | 0 comments

To give hands and feet to our renewed vision and to manage the church well with the size it is now, we see that we will need an increase in budget.   Crossroads has a history of generosity. Our community has consistently risen to the occasion to fund the next steps that God has called us to together.  We have much reason to be very thankful.

To make the increased budget needs concrete and simple to visualize, we’ve thought about our individual responsibilities like this:

If we divide all the costs for our six ministry areas (church-services, next generation, connections, faith formation, outreach and deaconate) and divide them by the average number of adults that attend our gatherings for the 52 Sundays of the year, we come up with what it costs for each of us per adult to be a part of the Crossroads vision.

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Teaching Pastor Search Update

27 October 2011 | Elder update, Misc | Johan Verboom | 0 comments

A lot has happened since the previous update in July so here is a quick review of what we have done, where we are, and where we are heading in the near future.

We set our advertising in motion in early July. By the end of September 200 pastors had applied for our Teaching Pastor position, evidence that Crossroads is viewed far and wide as an attractive place to serve! Needless to say, considering this number of candidates has been an arduous task for our team.

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