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! or Big SHINE! activities based on their age. In class, children have a Biblically based story/lesson, participate in age appropriate worship songs, activities, crafts and play, all 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 at Crossroads!  

Thank you for visiting the Crossroads website. We are meeting outdoors at 10:00 am on Sundays, weather permitting.  Please bring a mask and a chair for each family member! At our service we adhere to face-covering and social-distancing. The service will be live-streamed on Facebook.

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, a snack, 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 ORANGE Curriculum for our Kid's Ministry programs..  ORANGE is designed to emphasize key biblical stories and truths that strive to help kids discover and develop a love for Jesus and reflect His character to the world around them.


Our SHINE! and BIG SHINE! program (ORANGE 252Kids) is the curriculum designed for K-5th grades. The following links give more detail on the core emphasis of 252Kids:

Our Little SHINE! program (ORANGE First Look) is the curriculum designed for Infant-Pre-K ages. The following links give more detail on the core emphasis of First Look:

ORANGE offers an app named "Parent Cue" for parents, and resources to help engage and encourage your child throughout the week, reminding them of the Sunday lesson and strengthening their daily faith journey.

 

 

BIG SHINE! 4th-5th GRADE, SEPTEMBER 

In the month of September our 4th and 6th graders will be learning about Friendship. Friendship is using your words and actions to show others you care. We will go over four important parts of Friendship: Choose your friends carefully. What makes someone a good friend?

Friends love one another. How can you show your friends they're important?

Friends encourage one another. When has someone encouraged you?

Friends forgive one another. How do you react when a friend hurts you?

Jesus showed us the greatest example of love when He laid down His life for us. With His words and actions, He showed friendship to everyone He met. We can reflect Jesus's love best when we treat one another with friendship. CLICK HERE for the monthly overview of your child's BIG SHINE experience.   

CLICK HERE for a GREAT VIDEO!

SHINE! K-3rd GRADE, SEPTEMBER 

In the month of September our Kindergarteners to Third graders will be learning about Friendship. Friendship is using your words and actions to show others you care. We will go over four key parts of Friendship: 

Choose your friends carefully. What makes someone a good friend?

Friends love one another. How can you show your friends they're important?

Friends encourage one another. When has someone encouraged you?

Friends forgive one another. How do you react when a friend hurts you?

Jesus showed us the greatest example of love when He laid down His life for us. With His words and actions, He showed friendship to everyone He met. We can reflect Jesus's love best when we treat one another with friendship. CLICK HERE for the monthly overview of your child's SHINE experience. 

CLICK HERE for a GREAT VIDEO!!     

LITTLE SHINE! INFANT - PRE-K, SEPTEMBER 

For the month of September our Infants to pre-kindergarteners will learn that God has a plan for us. Even through these past few months of uncertainty of what will happen next, we can trust that God knows and that His plan is always best even when it's hard. With the super sweet theme of Ice Cream Sundae, along with the life story of Joseph, we will teach that God has a plan for them. When we put all of the parts of Joseph's story together - just like an ice cream sundae - it gives us a sweet reminder that we can trust that God has a plan for me, and it is always best. We just have to wait until God is done putting all of the parts together. CLICK HERE for the monthly overview of your child's SHINE experience. 

CLICK HERE for a GREAT VIDEO!


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.

AUGUST 30 - NOVEMBER 8

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

Let's get ready to pack 150 shoe boxes for kids around the world!  When you go to the store or shop online, buy one or two or a few things extra you can put in a shoe box for a child in need, like scissors, crayons, and markers.  Shoeboxes are filled with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items (no liquids). Then drop them off or ship them to the church. We also include 'The Greatest Journey', a 12 lesson discipleship program for each child. 

You can contribute this year is by buying toys and supplies online through our Amazon OCC Wish List or donate funds at Easy Tithe ($15 per box includes shipping and The Greatest Journey).

Let's see what Crossroads has to offer in a year that has had so many different challenges! 

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 services temporarily suspended,

Sundays 8:00am sermon on Facebook.


CHECK OUT PARENT RESOURCES

Our ORANGE curriculum offers a handy "Parent Cue" app that can be used to review and remind your child during the week of the lesson they learned on Sunday so it can be applied in their lives. 


SIgn up for the ORANGE "Parent Cue" app and 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 ministry website page for upcoming events.