Frequently Asked Questions
What are we?
the Cross™ Motorcycle Ministry is an
interdenominational ministry for all types of motorcyclists. We do not discriminate
on the basis of denominational affiliation, race, disability, skill level,
experience, brand, or style of motorcycle.
Where are you located? Are you a national organization?
We were founded in May of 1997. At this time we are a small but growing
ministry that is based out of the northwest suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. We also
currently have a chapter in Shelbyville, Illinois. As God leads and
provides we will expand this ministry to include other areas. We do not believe that
God has put any physical/geographical limits on this ministry. Someday, if God wills
it, we may become a national or even international organization.
What is your purpose?
We have several: First, we are an
evangelistic ministry, coming together for the purpose of spreading the good news of
eternal life through Jesus Christ to the world, but especially to other
motorcyclists since we share a common interest. Second, we provide fellowship
with other Christian motorcyclists, working to bring unity to the body of
believers in Jesus Christ, and encouraging all believers to grow in their faith.
Do you have a mission statement?
Yes, our mission
statement is as follows: "Our mission is to reach motorcyclists
with the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ, through both friendship
evangelism and our witness of the love and grace of God, and to encourage other
believers in their faith."
What exactly do you believe? What are your statements of
In general our beliefs fall within mainline conservative Christian
beliefs. For a complete and specific listing of our Statements of Faith please
see our Statements of Faith page.
Do I have to be a member to ride with you?
No. In fact,
we encourage you to come check us out before you make any decisions about
prospecting for membership. Any and all of our meetings, rides, and events are
open to anyone who would like to come by and check us out.
What kind of rides and events do you have?
everything from having ministry outreach booths at local bike events to
attending charity rides and having our own social rides. Because each chapter is
different, please see the ride and event schedule for the chapter nearest you.
When and where do you meet?
Each chapter has its own
meeting/event dates and locations. Please contact us and we will send you
information for the chapter nearest you.
Do I have to own a Harley to
No, we are open to any
and all brands, types, and styles of motorcycles. Our current members own a
variety of bikes - everything from Hondas to Harley-Davidsons. Jesus did not
discriminate against people for their possessions, and neither do we. We are
very interested in adding members who ride sport bikes, sidecars, scooters,
off-road bikes, and quads.
Do I have to own and operate my own motorcycle to be a
No, we do not require that you own or operate your own motorcycle to
be a full member; many of our members are open and willing to take passengers on
rides. However, if you do not own and operate your own bike, a ride to a
specific event may or may not be available for you. All passengers wishing to
ride to a specific event should arrange a ride with someone who does own and
operate their own bike prior to showing up to the event, as passenger space will
not be guaranteed. Also, it is important to remember that as comfort level,
personal views, and riding skill level are not the same with every rider, some
riders may not be comfortable taking a passenger or may not wish to take a
passenger. Therefore, just because a bike has an empty passenger seat it should
not be assumed that it is available for a passenger.
Do you charge any membership fees or dues?
ministry is supported 100% by member donations, gifts, and fund-raisers. We believe that
as long as we are doing God's will He will provide for all our financial needs.
Okay, so I am interested in the Heralds of the Cross
Motorcycle Ministry. How do I get involved? First, contact us and let us know
that you are interested. E-Mail us at Heralds@heraldsofthecross.org.
Provide us with your mailing address or e-mail address and we will put you in
contact with the chapter nearest you.