KID'S MINISTRY

COLLEEN NASMAN, DIRECTOR OF KID'S MINISTRY

Here at Crossroads, we love kids!  Our Kid's Ministry program strives to show every child who comes to our Sunday morning and/or Midweek classes that:

  • They Belong  

  • God loves them
  • God wants to have a personal and lifelong relationship with them through Jesus.

During all Sunday services, your child(ren) can participate in Nursery, Little SHINE!, SHINE!, or Big SHINE! activities based on their age. In class, children have a Biblically based story/lesson, participate in age appropriate worship songs, activities and crafts, all of which are specifically designed to work together to reinforce the weekly lesson.  Click the buttons below for Sunday morning check-in procedures and for pre-registering for Kid's Ministry!

 

 

 

We sent 200 Shoeboxes around the world this year, from the heart of Crossroads! Thank you for your support in puchasing items, providing funds for shipping and the Greatest Journey Discipleship book, packing the shoeboxes and most importantly, personalizing the boxes with a family picture and a letter of greeting to the kids opening the boxes!

OUR NURSERY MINISTRY 

We know that your baby or toddler is forming their belief about God in every experience and in our nursery, we want to partner with families to express the love and care of Jesus even in the short time we see them. During their nursery time, our volunteers will be expressing God's love to infants and toddlers through simple songs and activities  The toddlers enjoy playtime, story time and music. 


Our caring volunteers want to help you feel comfortable to fully engage in the worship service as you entrust your child to us. Click here for our Nursery Registration and Check-in Procedures.


KID'S MINISTRY

CORE VALUES

“‘.Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” Matthew 22:37-39, NIV

This verse is our guiding verse for all of the lessons that are taught here at Crossroads. We want our children to grow up knowing God.

CREATE A NURTURING ENVIRONMENT

FAITH-GROWING LESSONS AND ACTIVITIES

SUPPORTING PARENTS WITH RESOURCES

At Crossroads we use The Gospel Project for our Kid’s Ministry programs. The Gospel Project is a weekly Bible study that helps kids dive deep into the big story of the Bible - God’s plan to rescue His people through His Son, Jesus Christ.

Watch this video: One Story Changes Everything: The Gospel Project for Kids

All of our SHINE! classes from Nursery to Big Shine will follow a three year chronological sequence of the Bible. We will use Big Questions and Answers to help kids understand their faith and stand firm when these questions arise about christianity. Key Passages will be used to help kids memorize Scripture and hold them close to their hearts and minds. Lastly, there is a Christ Connection in each lesson telling us how the Scripture points to Jesus and the gospel.

For parents and families, The Gospel Project offers a resource designed to fuel family discipleship in your home in partnership with what kids are learning at church. Each week you will be provided with new Bible Story videos, Scripture to read, discussion points, worship songs, prayer prompts, and activities to do with your family at home and in your community; all that relates with what is being taught in SHINE!. Create an account at Ministry Grid and sign up with Colleen Nasman to receive our weekly SHINE! Emails with the links for the @Home Weekly content. 

 

 

Unit Description: The story begins with God creating everything from nothing. Of all of God’s perfect creation, people were most special, alone being made in God’s image. All that God created was created to reveal God’s glory—how amazing He is.

Big Picture Question: Why did God create everything? God created everything for His glory and our good.

Key Passage: The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Psalm 19:1 

Christ Connection: All of creation displays the glory of God - how great He is - although not perfectly. The perfect revelation of God’s glory is found in Jesus, who came to show us exactly what God is like. Because Jesus is God, He is the perfect display of God’s glory. 

 

 

Unit Description: Everything was perfect when God created it, but it didn’t stay that way. Adam and Eve rebelled against God. From that time on, creation was ruined and everyone has been born a sinner. But God would not leave people to remain dead in sin. He would provide the solution for sin: His Son, Jesus Christ.

Big Picture Question: What does it mean to sin? To sin is to think, speak, or behave in any way that goes against God and His commands.

Key Passage: For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23

Christ Connection: People wanted glory for themselves instead of God. They ignored God’s plan, so God confused their language and scattered them all over the earth. One day, Jesus will gather together all of God’s people - from every tribe and language - and they will worship Him together. 

 

 

Unit Description: God’s solution for sin, which He promised in Eden, became clearer when God made a covenant with Abraham. God promised to bring the Rescuer through Abraham’s family. This family was far from perfect and endured great adversity, but through it all, God remained faithful, revealing that nothing could stop His plan.

Big Picture Question: Who is in control of everything? God is in control of everything in heaven and on earth. Nothing is outside of God’s good plan.

Key Passage: I know that the Lord is great, that our Lord is greater than all gods. The Lord does whatever pleases him, in the heavens and on the earth, in the seas and all their depths. Psalm 135:5-6
Christ Connection: God promised to bless all the world through Abraham. God sent Jesus from His home in heaven to be born on earth into Abraham’s family. Through Jesus, all the nations of the earth are blessed because Jesus saves people from their sins.

 

 

UNIT 4 OVERVIEW: OUT OF EGYPT 12.05.21 - 12.26.21

Unit Description: Many years had passed since God used Joseph to rescue His people from a famine by bringing them into Egypt. Now, however, God’s people were in bondage and needed to be rescued. God raised up a new rescuer, Moses, to deliver His people out of Egypt and lead them back to the promised land.

Big Picture Question: Does God keep His promises? Yes, God always keeps His promises because He is faithful.

Key Passage:  “God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?” Numbers 23:19
Christ Connection: God keeps His promises. He remembered His promise to send a Rescuer and sent His Son, Jesus, into the world as a baby. Jesus grew up and provided salvation for sinners by dying on the cross and rising from the dead.

 

 

UNIT 5 OVERVIEW: INTO THE WILDERNESS 01.02.21 - 01.30.21

Unit Description: Through a series of miracles, God had delivered His people from bondage in Egypt. The Israelites headed into the wilderness on their way to the land of promise. Their journey, however, was not just to move them from one place to another; it was also to be a time when their hearts were to be moved in worship for their God, their true Rescuer.

Big Picture Question: What is worship? Worship is celebrating the greatness of God.

Key Passage:  “Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care. Psalm 95:6-7
Christ Connection: God deserves our worship. He created us to be in a relationship with Him, and He has provided salvation from sin through His Son, Jesus. We can worship God by loving and obeying Him as we live to give Him glory.

 

 

UNIT 6 OVERVIEW: AWAY FROM THE LAND 02.06.21 - 02.27.21

Unit Description: When God’s people arrived at the border of the promised land, they did the unthinkable: they disbelieved God’s faithfulness and disobeyed His command by refusing to enter. As a result, God forced His people away from the land to wander in the wilderness where they continued in their disbelief and sin against a good, loving, and holy God.

Big Picture Question: What is God like? God is holy, good, and loving.

Key Passage:  “Who among the gods is like you, Lord? Who is like you- majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders?” Exodus 15:11
Christ Connection: No one is like God. God is holy, good, and loving. Jesus shows us what God is like and gives us hope. God can make us more like Jesus. We can trust Him and live joyfully for Him.


HOW CAN WE BEST HELP OUR KIDS WALK IN FAITH TODAY?





At Crossroads we strive to serve families and children in three ways:


  • By equipping parents to fulfill their calling to be the primary spiritual leaders of their kids

  • By becoming a community that embraces and includes young people in our fellowship, worship and mission

  • By creating safe, fun environments where kids can experience

     God’s love, and discover what it means to follow Jesus.

AN INVITATION FROM KID'S MINISTRY

ATTEND A SUNDAY SHINE! CLASS

 Sunday morning is a great opportunity for your kid(s) to get a feel for the SHINE! program at Crossroads and meet some new friends! Teachers lead a themed lesson and activity each week.

  • Your kids meet new friends

  • Kids learn structured biblical lessons


On-campus Sunday worship services at 10:00am,

Live-streamed on Facebook.

 

CHECK OUT PARENT RESOURCES

By checking out the Class Overview above, parents can see exactly what their child(ren) will be studying on Sunday, then remind the child(ren) during the week of the lesson they learned so it can be applied in their lives. 

  • Check in above to see the lesson for the week!

  • Check in with your kids to keep the Word fresh!


Check out the Gospel Project and also see the other parent resources on this page!

ATTEND A SPECIAL EVENT @ CCC

Several times through the year we have special events; Easter Egg Hunt, Operation Christmas Child shoe-box packing, movie nights or games nights. It's a time to have some fun together and serve others too.

  • Grow in friendships

  • Have fun!


Contact Colleen Nasman or watch this page for upcoming events.