THE CROSSING WEEKLY
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 19TH - 20TH
Kids Overnight 2022 Register below!
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22ND
Murder Mystery: A Southern Tragedy is back by popular demand! Come support our Emerging Youth Group, solve a murder mystery and enjoy some good ole’ chicken and waffles! Childcare with dinner is provided. Reserve your seat and find out more details by clicking the button below.
FRIDAY MARCH 4TH - SUNDAY MARCH 6TH
Winter Basecamp at the Crossing Life Church in Carmel, ME. Ages 12-18 come together for a time of worship, revival, and equipping in the Faith through teaching, inspiration, reflection, and high energy games. Registration opens next week, be on the lookout for our next newsletter to sign up for an amazing weekend encountering God!
JOIN US WEEKLY
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!
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.
Building Faith in the Next Generation:
Jacob Lewis on Emerging Youth (EY)
While youth are the “next generation,” their coming of age is not a thing of the future. It is happening now. God is equipping leaders and opening doors for them to change their communities and impact our world in big ways. We see this and as a church, we know it is essential to provide space for youth to build their foundations, grow their faith, and step out in the purpose God has called them to now.
We recently connected with Jacob Lewis, a second-year YouthStorm intern who has had the opportunity to serve the Crossing’s youth ministry, Emerging Youth, referred to as “EY.”
“EY is our youth group for ages 12-18. We meet every Monday night from 6:30-8:30pm–usually longer,” Jacob said. “We are focused on building youth up in the faith. You don’t have to wait until a certain age to experience God. He does move in us and he is moving.”
What can you expect if you attend EY for the first time? You’ll build friendships, grow in your walk with Christ, and have a blast while running hard after God. “For the first hour or so, we like to play games together and get all the energy out. All that stuff. Then, we spend time hearing a message and talking about Sunday’s message,” Jacob shared.
Youth can be who they are, Jacob said. They don’t need to come in thinking, “Oh, I’m going to a youth group with these boring people and we’re going to talk about how horrible I am. Right?”
No, he explained, “we incorporate a sort of ‘rawness’ into what youth group is. We’re very real with each other. We want to emphasize that we’re a family and that everyone is accepted–and that through the Holy Spirit, you are made whole, new, and clean.”
Jacob’s story is unique and his participation in EY started long before he was serving. “I’ve been in EY since I was 16. Once I turned 18, I did the first year of YouthStorm’s internship. Then, I came back as a leader. You can see how much it has affected my faith and has helped me grow personally. The intimacy and vulnerability aspect is a huge part of how I’ve matured as a Christian,” he said.
Jacob is not the only one who has experienced this transformation and growth in his walk with God, with EY being a catalyst. Each year, EY hosts Basecamp, a three-day experience of worship, revival, learning, and fun.
“So many youth go to Basecamp and they get rocked,” Jacob said, “There are so many testimonies that I wouldn’t do justice if I tried to share. Talk to any of our youth and they can tell you–God moves.”
How can you get involved? If you have a heart to serve in the Crossing’s youth ministry, talk to Josiah Armstrong. If you are ages 12-18, join us on Mondays! Learn more about Emerging Youth here.
We’d love to know… Is God on the move in your life? If you have a testimony, click the button below to share in an upcoming edition of The Crossing Weekly!