Cross Current was founded in 1996 by Chris Eads as a young adult sub-ministry of Christian Fellowship Church located in Ashburn, Virginia.
The Early Days
Cross Current was formed with a vision to create a uniquely targeted ministry that would reach young adults in a postmodern culture. Cross Current began conducting a Sunday morning worship service in January of 1997. Cross Current began to grow in size and in demographic. By early spring of 2002, through a series of focus groups, conversations, and strategic planning sessions, it had become apparent to all in leadership of Cross Current and CFC that the intentional focus of young adults was no longer accurate for Cross Current, and that the ministry needed to become non-age-specific, but rather stylistic in target. In August of 2003, the age designation was dropped from Cross Current, calling it a "worship service aimed at those with a postmodern mindset, open to all ages."
In addition to this movement towards a multi-generational church setting for postmoderns, there had been a stirring in the hearts of several leaders to plant Cross Current as a new church. By late 2002, Cross Current had reached a place where we were deeply convicted that launching out was in our future. After months of intensive study, discussion and prayer, the leaders of Christian Fellowship Church voted unanimously to fully endorse the vision of launching Cross Current as an independent, autonomous church plant.
A New Church
On January 15, 2005, under Chris Eads’ leadership, Cross Current was officially launched as a new church, meeting at Eagle Ridge Middle School in Ashburn, Virginia, Cross Current began to reach families of all ages and demographics. Cross Current continues to set its vision towards reaching more and more skeptics, seekers and believers with the incredible message of God's love for each one us.