THE CROSSING WEEKLY
SUNDAY, JANUARY 30TH
NO Kingdom Kids offered on the fifth Sundays of the month. On Sunday January 30th children ages 1-5 will join their parents in the sanctuaries and experience worship and baptisms with the congregation. We believe this is a foundational element in their walk with Christ and as vital part of our church body.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 30TH
Baptisms are happening Sunday January 30th. If you are interested in getting baptized please contact Wes Shattuck at email@example.com
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH
Fire and Ice Winter Festival is coming up! Spend the evening sledding, skating, and enjoying local bands, burgers, and our beautiful ranch in the light of bonfires! All proceeds support Dreamers’ Ranch programs and operations. Help us welcome in the community to our church. The cost is $15 per person, 5 years and under are free, register below.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH
Financial Peace University is a nine-lesson course that teaches you how to save for emergencies, pay off debt fast, spend wisely, and invest for your future. Classes are every Sunday night from 5-7 PM for 9 weeks, starting February 20th. Contact Laura Langlois for more details at Lauralanglois@comcast.net or sign up below. Must order materials by February 13th.
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EY (Emerging Youth) 6:30 PM, is a gathering of ages of 12 – 18. Contact Josiah Armstrong to get involved firstname.lastname@example.org
Prayer Furnace 7 PM in the sanctuary, come pray and worship with us!
Life Groups are at the core of our community expression and are the primary place for connecting with people in our community at a personal level. Find one near you!
(Currently on winter break, new cohorts started back up 1/13, existing cohorts are starting back up 1/20)
First Principles classes are at 6:30 PM. The First Principles Series is a set of 13, six-session Bible study guides used to establish believers and churches in the Christian faith. New enrollment occurs in fall and spring. Learn more about First Principles!
Coffee and Conversation Women, join us every third Saturday morning of the month from 9 AM – 12 PM, contact Anna Benedict Anna.email@example.com
Worship Service 10 AM. Find our messages HERE.
Children’s Church drop off times are from 9:40 AM – 10:15 AM. Kingdom Kids (age 1-5) is across the street at the Daycare. Power Kids (ages 6-11) is in the main building’s hall. Learn more about Children’s Church.
Café Kerygma is our very own cafe which opens at 9 – 10 AM & 12 – 1 PM for coffee and fellowship.
Dreamers’ Ranch sells their products from 12-12:30, or directly after service. Come buy our beef, lamb, pork, and eggs as available.
NO SUCH THING AS A 'JUNIOR Holy Spirit,'
Angel and Katelynn Baez on Power Kids Ministry
By Glori Rubio
While many find it acceptable to begin serving God in their youth, the truth is that our children learn to know and love Him many years before that. God’s plan is to raise up children who will be ministers of the Gospel, walking in power and demonstration of the Holy Spirit while still young. Kids can be the men and women of God they have been called to be, now.
We recently connected with Angel and Katelynn Baez, who lead Power Kids, the Crossing’s ministry for children ages 6 to 11 years old. “The heart beat behind Power Kids is to teach and equip kids for the kind of life that God has called them to. We want them to know who they are in God and the power they have in Him – the same power that adults do!” Katelynn shared.
It’s important that our kids understand that they are not called to live a kid-sized life in Christ, she said, “we don’t talk to the kids like they have a junior Holy Spirit. The same Spirit inside of an adult is the same Spirit inside of a child.” This is not just a motto, either. Katelynn says if any adult was to listen to a Power Kids lesson, “they’ll get rocked by God too.”
Katelynn and Angel believe it’s important to allow the kids to see and practice this in action. “Some of the most powerful times we have is when the kids practice hearing from the Lord,” Angel shared. “Sometimes, we will invite somebody in from the congregation and invite the kids to listen and speak what they feel the Lord is saying to them.”
“It shows them they do hear from God! We have seen God really speak and kids experience this in our ministry times together,” Katelynn added.
Beyond weekly lessons and ministry time, Power Kids is also designed to be a place for fun and friendship. “We’re big on the kids having fun while they’re here. We want them to feel like this is their place to grow and learn and have fun, all at the same time,” Katelynn said.
The kids love hanging out together and they enjoy their time with their Power Kids teachers too. “The relationship we get to have with the kids is awesome,” Katelynn said, “that’s my favorite part.” Whether in class, at church, or at weekly Life Groups, the kids feel a sense of familiarity, “knowing we are all a part of the same crew, the same family,” she said.
So, how can we as the Church support our Power Kids? If you have a heart for seeing young ones come to know Christ in a very real way, reach out to Angel Baez. “Otherwise,” Angel said, “just be praying for our kids, that they continue to engage – not just in class, but with God.”
Learn more about Crossing Life Church Children’s Ministries here.
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