ABOUT US AND OUR BELIEFS
About crossing the jordan ministries
Crossing the Jordan Ministries is an online Ministry with a goal to show individuals that they have been created by God for a very specific purpose. We aim to help them discover who God created them to be, for what purpose they were born, and how to cross over into all God has for them.
Crossing the Jordan Ministries is best known for the Five-Star Seal Award Winning book, Crossing the Jordan; There is a Golden Road for Everyone, written by Melany Bungay (now Melany Schroeder). In addition, Crossing the Jordan Ministries is best known for online devotionals, biblical dream interpretation, and leading people to Jesus both online and in public ministry.
“We help people discover who God created them to be, for what purpose they were born, and how to cross over into all God has for them”
In October 2016, which was a short two months after starting Bible School in Florida USA, God confirmed to Melany through a Prophetic Word from Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne of Revival Ministries International to write the book Crossing the Jordan; There is a Golden Road for Everyone. The book was completed and published by April 2017.
Melany purchased the domain name ctjministries in April 2017 on a Word from the Lord, without fully knowing the extent of what He wanted to do. Believing that it would just become an online platform to release the book and various other faith-based content, she made the purchase and built the original website herself using tutorials and resources found online. Here, she made the book available and released a few blogs.
Messages and prayer requests quickly started coming in from all over the world, yet the demands of Bible School and the multiple crusades and outreaches she was involved with during that time drastically slowed the ability she had to respond, publish new content or retain traffic.
At the end of 2017 the pressure to keep all the balls in the air became too great and she decided to stop working on the online ministry all together, and focus on completing Bible School. She graduated magna cum laude from The River Bible Institute in 2018 with an Associates Degree in Ministry, and spent six months thereafter doing an internship where she lived with and served the Crusade Directors of Revival Ministries International.
It was during this time of internship with the Crusade Directors that Melany met Logan Schroeder and fell in love. They relocated to Canada, Logan’s home country, six months later, and were married in March 2019.
In April 2020 Melany and Logan felt the Lord say that it was time to resurrect Crossing the Jordan Ministries, and by mid-May they had hired a developer to completely rebuild the website professionally. At this time, they removed all the old content, feeling a very specific direction that the Lord wanted them to take.
By July 2020 the site was complete enough to begin loading content, and despite various challenges in the developmental stages, Melany began releasing content, specifically on salvation through Jesus Christ, and Biblical Dream interpretation. Within the first month of releasing content, the site received over 600 pageviews. As such, Melany and Logan were confident that they were on the right track and that the Lord would steadily increase this as they tweak the sites performance and create God-purposed and centered content.
OUR AUDIENCE WILL BE ENCOMPASSING YOUTUBE GOING FORWARD
Initially Crossing the Jordan was a blog based online ministry with no YouTube Presence. Having seen the quick response to the new blog posts however, Melany and Logan recognized that people have a genuine and desperate need in the areas of Ministry that they are focusing their content on. As such, they have begun to record content for their new Crossing the Jordan Ministries YouTube Channel. This will be made available before the end of 2020.
LIVES WE HAVE IMPACTED THROUGH THE GOSPEL
As of July 2020, we have a combined count of over four thousand people saved through our personal ministry, and this includes both first time decisions for Jesus as well as people recommitting their lives to the Lord.
We (Mel and Logan) have been involved in multiple crusades and outreaches that have seen a combined number of over thirty thousand people come to the Lord between 2016-2019. Crusades and outreaches obviously require many hands to make the event a success.
Having said that, we do not want to include numbers in our ‘reached count’ that did not depend entirely on us personally preaching and leading people to Jesus. As such, we decided to go through our records and only include those people we personally led to the Lord. As of July 2020, this number is over four thousand.
These numbers include one-on-one ministry on the street, preaching we did personally at outreaches, bible studies or the like, as well as this online platform where people have given their lives to the Lord.
MORE ABOUT OUR MISSION
While our goal is to help people discover who God created them to be, for what purpose they were born, and how to cross over into all God has for them, we recognise that salvation in and through Jesus is key and at the forefront.
We live in a lost and broken world where millions of people are dying and going to hell every day because of unanswered questions. Questions such as, ‘Is God real?’ and ‘How do I know for sure that I’ll go to heaven?’ People constantly wonder about why they were born and what the purpose of their lives really is. Questions about life and eternity burn in their hearts, all of which can only be answered in and through Jesus Christ.
An enormous part of our goal is doing everything we can to make His Name, His goodness, grace and mercy known to everyone. The Bible says in Romans 10:13 that all who call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved and we are declaring this message as loud and clear as we know how in hope that all who hear it will experience the same incredible peace and freedom that came with Gods transforming power and love when He touched our lives.
In addition, as we’ve mentioned, we feel a specific mandate from the Lord to encourage the Body of Christ to walk in all that the Lord has for them. Many in the Body believe that the Word is true and divinely inspired. Unfortunately, however, while many believe all the promises therein, they often believe them for everyone else but not for themselves personally.
Failure to understand and recognize what the Lord has done, that we are new creations in Christ, we limit what the Lord can and will do through us because of our past behaviors and circumstances. This is where Crossing the Jordan Ministries comes in, and takes on its true biblical meaning.
THE MEANING BEHIND THE NAME CROSSING THE JORDAN
As a new believer you may wonder about the significance of Crossing the Jordan, which is also the name of our Ministry. This is an event that is spoken about in Joshua 3:14-17.
You may be asking yourself questions such as, ‘What does it mean? Does it apply to me? What will change? Have I crossed over?’
When we cross the Jordan we are making a commitment to God to live with both feet fully and firmly in the Kingdom of God. One can receive salvation yet still live in the world. This means, one might believe in Jesus, but never stop living like those who don’t.
We believe that Crossing the Jordan is a decision that takes place in our hearts which allows God in to actually transform us. We believe, next to salvation, it is the most significant step in the life of any person. We cross over from our old ways and habits to new ways and habits, from the old order to the new order. We cross over from slavery to the world to freedom in Christ, to a holy life from a sinful one.
God tells us to go out and occupy the land that He has promised us. To do so, we must obey all the commandments that He has given us. We have spiritual authority over the land we walk in and with it needs to come accountability and responsibility. We have to grow up and mature in the things of God, no longer complaining but being thankful and carrying the manifest presence of God to impact every atmosphere we find ourselves in.
We can no longer remain apathetic or treat the holy of holies with irreverence. We come to understand that there are consequences to taking the Crossing of the Jordan lightly. We come to a place where we understand; the war cannot be won with sin in the camp, likewise, unholy minds cannot serve a Holy God.
In short, when we Cross the Jordan, we are transformed into the nature of Christ. It is in taking this step that we unlock our true purpose and potential. Herein we discover our God-given destiny, the very purpose for which we were born.
Crossing the Jordan Ministries is here to encourage and exhort you, to tell you that there is simply no limit to what God can and will do through your life when you cross over and live with both feet fully and firmly in the Kingdom of God.
The Trinity and Salvation
We believe that there is only one true God and that He exists in three distinct persons, namely; The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. We believe that the Father sent His son, Jesus Christ, to earth where He was crucified, buried, resurrected and ascended to heaven in order to redeem humanity from sin. We believe He is coming back again and that salvation involves total redemption and transformation of man and that this is freely available to all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe there is no salvation apart from a personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord.