Heritage & History
Our heritage is in the network of churches known as the Restoration Movement (sometimes identified as the Stone Campbell Movement or Christian Churches/Churches of Christ.) In keeping with the historic distinctives of this network of churches we commit to embracing unity with all like-minded congregations as well as with other Christian networks and groups.
A Brief Overview
- 1910: Scandinavian Christian Unity Missionary Society founded to reach to 1 million Scandinavians living in Minnesota.
- 1912: International Christian Missionary Bible College Association incorporated for the purpose of establishing a Bible college.
- 1913: International Christian Missionary Bible College founded by David E. Olson in Minneapolis at the corner of 15th and University Avenue SE.
- 1924: Institution renamed Minneapolis Bible College, then Minnesota Bible University (1932), and Minnesota Bible College (1942).
- 1971: Minnesota Bible College moved to Rochester, MN.
- 2002: Minnesota Bible College renamed Crossroads College.
- 2016: Crossroads College ceased offering classes.
- 2017: Campus sold to Bear Creek Christian Church.
- 2018: Crossroads partnered with Hope International University to begin offering Christian higher education under the name HIU-Minnesota.
- 2020: Rebranded and renamed Crossroads Church Partners to better reflect our widespread mission and multiple educational partnerships.
International Christian Bible College in Minneapolis, MN.
Minnesota Bible College/Crossroads College in Rochester, MN.