The Crossing’s leadership is a combination of Elders, Church Board, and Ministry Staff. The ultimate governing authority for The Crossing are the Elders.
The Crossing is an Elder governed Church, not a Congregational/Member governed Church. It is our view that scripture does not call for the church to be run by the members in a democratic fashion but that it clearly teaches that the Elders are the directors, managers and overseers of the Church (1 Timothy 3:1-7, 5:17; Titus 1:7-9; Hebrews 13:17; 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13; Acts 20:17-38). This does not mean that the elders will not seek the input of the members when making decisions for the Church. It is the desire of the elders to be as open as possible with the members of the Church, and to seek as much input as possible from the members in order to make decisions that reflect the conscience, first of God and second of the membership of the body.