Our mission at Crossroads 4 Christ is to develop intentional communities of young adult missionary disciples.
Our vision is young adults reinvigorating the life of the Church
Since the beginning, the Lord has gifted a beautiful spirituality to C4C, which we have received and discerned over time. The Spirituality of C4C contains the following three fundamental characteristics:
“Then the two recounted what had taken place on the way and how he was made known to them in the breaking of the bread.”
On the road to Emmaus, Jesus encounters two disciples and helps them to make sense of the mysteries of faith, and they recognize His presence with them in the breaking of the bread. Living in gratitude for the gift of Jesus Christ in the Mass, C4C embodies a Eucharistic spirituality. Eucharistic Adoration is the focal point towards which the activity of the apostolate is directed, and we believe that encountering Him in the Eucharist reorients our lives towards Him and thereby makes sense of our lives. Like the disciples on the road to Emmaus, we encounter Him with our friends, as we desire to grow our C4C community more and more into the living body of Christ.
“With such affection for you, we were determined to share with you not only the gospel of God, but our very selves as well, so dearly beloved had you become to us.”
1 Thessalonians 2:8
St. Paul encouraged evangelization that involved a true gift of self. In a similar vein, we seek to build up evangelistic C4C communities in which young adults connect with one another not solely on a spiritual level, but in the fullness of their integrated humanity. We encourage Christ-centered friendships as the building blocks of our community, recognizing the presence of Christ in one another and the importance of loving God with all our hearts, souls, and minds. As we strive to grow in holiness together, we call one another deeper in living an authentic and virtuous life.
“He said to them, “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest.”
When Jesus sent out seventy-two disciples in pairs to various towns, he referred to them as the laborers sent by the Father to spread the Gospel. Our C4C spirituality is missionary, as we believe that the Father is sending us forth into a world that is thirsting to know Him and ripe for evangelization. As we receive from Him in the Eucharist and from our community life, we are impelled to go forth to those whom the Lord wants to encounter Him afresh – in other words, to all peoples. This evangelistic way of life, while specific to each person’s gifts and calling, is for all, as we embrace our universal Christian call to be missionary disciples.