Who We Are
Crosspointe is a congregation of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS). Planning for the ministry began in the late 1990s when land was purchased in southwest Fargo to be the future home of a new church. In 2006, construction of a worship space began along 45th Street as a joint project with the Good Samaritan Society of Fargo. In 2007, Pastor Mike Giddings graduated from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis and moved to Fargo in order to start the church. Nate Douglas began leading worship in a volunteer capacity and later joined the Crosspointe staff in 2009. After six months of gathering a core group, Crosspointe held its first weekly worship service on March 16, 2008.
With five other LCMS congregation in the area, Crosspointe wasn’t going to reach new people with the Gospel, by simply replicating other churches. So the style of our worship services is more contemporary. And our Sunday School and confirmation programs are interactive, relational, and engaging. And our small groups aim to connect worshipers with others who share the same life stage and the same life issues, questions, and experiences. And our hearts are directed into the community with the hope that we can connect those who have been away from the church and those who have never been to church with Jesus.
In 2011, Crosspointe received its first members. Though the building is located in southwest Fargo, the church draws people from north Fargo, West Fargo, Moorhead, and a number of surrounding communities. So during the week we are spread throughout the region – in our neighborhoods, at our work places, in our schools, at countless activities - living out God’s love as disciples of Jesus. Each day, Crosspointe’s story continues to be written in the hearts and lives of families and individuals and we hope that the best parts of the story are yet to come as God works in ways that exceed anything we could ever dream or imagine.