Educating, supporting and caring for children and youth is important for the health and wellbeing of our children, our families, our communities, and our future. At Crossroads we believe we are called to lay a firm foundation of faith, ensuring they know that Jesus loves them, that they are created by God who makes no error, that they have a safe place to go with all questions and doubts and that God is with them through all circumstances in life.
We feel the best way to teach the next generation is by engaging with them and modeling what Christ teaches. In addition to specific children’s and youth ministries, we intentionally schedule time for children to interact with many of the adult and older youth groups in our church. This allows children to connect and grow in a diverse, multi-generational “family” environment.
Children and youth safety is very important to us. Our Safe Sanctuaries Policy requires two adults be present with children at all times and all volunteers pass a criminal background check.
Read more about the ministries currently offered below or contact the church office for more details.
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
Matthew 19:15 NIV
“…bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.”
Children, Tween, Youth & Family Ministries
Our Pastor, Ministry Team, Parents and Board are all currently working on a new and exciting comprehensive plan for fellowship and growth ministries for children, tweens, youth and families. Please contact us if you would like to be a part of planning these new ministries or have questions about what is being discussed.
Confirmation is a two year program that leads students through a year of bible basics and a year of learning more about Christian beliefs, history and how to live out faith daily. Youth are paired with an adult mentor. Mentors meet monthly with their student and participate in confirmation activities with them. Confirmation currently meets during the school year on Sundays from 7:00-8:00pm in the youth room. Students are invited to stay for supper and Youth Group, which meets immediately after confirmation (see youth group information below). Confirmation is available to all students who feel ready to make the commitment to learn more about being disciples of Jesus Christ, but is designed for those in 7th grade or older.
Open to Middle and High School students, youth group is a time for food, learning, service projects and socializing with other teens. Crossroads’ Youth Group meets Sunday nights and starts at 5:30pm with a meal and continues in the youth room until 7:00pm. Come any week you are able. Watch the events and newsletter for upcoming events and service projects.
To get updated information on children and youth ministries, subscribe to Crossroads’ bi-weekly newsletter (subscribe below). If you have questions or want more details on a particular group contact our office for more details.