These groups of usually 10-15 people meet throughout the lower valley during the week to share spiritual life together. This may include sharing a meal or snack, studying and discussing Scripture, reading through a book together, praying for each other, encouraging one another, sharing a time of worship, as well as being on God’s mission together to love and serve our community.
When particularly challenging struggles arise, we also offer additional resources to supplement this primary means of care. We know that there are many people at CrossRoads who are hurting—some because of the abuses committed against them and others because of the sin that they themselves have committed. Dr. David Juroe, one of the Associate Pastors here at CrossRoads, takes appointments on Tuesdays, to provide a professional level of care.
Dr. David Juroe joined the CrossRoads staff in October 2004. He came with wide experience in Christian ministry. In the span of more than 50 years he has pastored two churches and has been an Interim pastor in a number of others in California and Montana. He has taught Old Testament, Hebrew and Church History in a Seminary, and directed the Beth Sar Shalom branches in both NYC and Wash., D.C. He had a psychotherapy private practice for almost thirty years in Los Angeles. He holds a PH.D. In Clinical Psychology. During his lifetime he has written eleven published books.
In addition to the counsel of Dr. Juroe, there are a number of people in the church whom we trust to help with specific areas of trouble. These individuals have personal experience overcoming particular issues and can be of great assistance. There are many areas where church members can mentor one another and we encourage you to contact the pastors to connect with these individuals. This includes areas such as marriage, parenting, financial issues, addictions, etc.