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One of the core values of Crossroads is that Everyone Matters. Your children matter deeply to their Heavenly Father, and we take their spiritual growth seriously. But being serious doesn't mean being dull and boring. Our programs are geared to reach children with God's truth and love in a fun, engaging manner.
CHILDREN AND FAMILIES ARE
"Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a litte children will never enter it." Mark 10:14-15
Children aren’t just the future of our church, they are its present. At CrossRoads, we want kids to know the truth about God: that He is big and amazing and full of love for all His children. It’s not enough that our kids know “about” God, we want them to “know” God. Our team of trained and committed children’s ministry leaders are passionate about creating a hunger in young hearts and minds for what God is doing in our midst.
Our mission is two-fold:
Share the love that we have inside of us for Christ, and ignite the same passion we have for Him in our children.
Form partnerships that support and encourage the families who hold the ultimate responsibility of training, teaching, and disciplining their children.
We equip families with the information and tools they need to speak God’s truth into their children’s lives every day. We offer training classes, emotional support and encouragement to parents, serving as an extended family to battle a culture that draws children away from God.
Together, our responsibility is to raise children that know and love God intimately.
The Nursery at Crossroads provides loving care for newborns through 23-month-old toddlers. Volunteers and paid nursery staff work together to provide a safe and loving environment. Babies are prayed over each time they come to the nursery and toddlers sing songs and learn the stories of God’s miracles.
Our 2- and 3-year-olds kids have a class designed especially for their age. Their class begins when church starts, so parents have a chance to take a break for worship and be ministered to through teaching and prayer. The kids have opportunities to play and act out different Bible stories, be read to, work puzzles and participate in different activities that they enjoy. In addition, they have a praise time, story time and activity or craft time that reinforces the Bible story of the day. Teachers convey God’s love for them through unconditional acceptance and love.
Our 4- and 5-year-old kids attend praise and worship with their parents and then are released to their class during the sermon where they have kid’s praise, story time and an activity time that reinforces the Bible story or concept of the day.
K - 4TH
Children attend praise and worship with their parents and then are released to their classes. K-4TH is an energetic, exciting program that awakens a hunger in children to learn more about God. Children have a power packed time designed for their age group emphasized through interactive small groups.
By the time kids reach the 5th and 6th grades, they are on the verge of making decisions about their faith that will follow them for a lifetime. This class is designed to take these kids into a deeper relationship with God, connecting the dots between His Word and their daily lives. Special emphasis is placed on Bible study, prayer and service.