CrossPoint began with a dream of creating a space in which people who had no prior experience with faith (the “nones”) and those who had been burned by dysfunctional faith (the “dones”) could find God and love their city.
Dana and Serena Hicks began to recognize that the urban core of Boise was in desperate need of vibrant expressions of Christian Spirituality. And not just one church or one expression of faith – a movement of new churches that would change the cultural landscape of downtown Boise and trickle outward to the rest of Idaho.
This small leadership team knew that they desperately needed partners to help them make this vision a reality. Dana began to meet with several groups who were interested in starting a church planting movement in Idaho.
The turning point came at a Red Robin restaurant in a Seattle suburb when Dana met with Bill Gibson. Bill had been a part of several church plants with the United Methodist Church and had just accepted the position of “Director of Strategic Faith Community Development” for the Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Methodist Church. As they shared their passions and dreams with each other, it quickly became clear that God had planted a very similar vision in both of their hearts. CrossPoint had found an organizational kindred spirit – not just for one new church but for a church planting movement.
In the Summer of 2016, Dana and Serena moved downtown in order to begin forming a community that could love God and Boise through acts of compassion, justice, faith and worship.
The first couple of years have had a few bumps and slow starts but CrossPoint is slowly becoming a significant and important community of faith in Downtown Boise. We feel like we are just beginning to see what God is going to do through us.