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!  

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, APRIL

When Adam and Eve decided that their way was better than God’s way and broke God’s rule, they changed the relationship between God and His creation. When once everything and everyone could be in the presence of God, now we were at odds with God. God could have done anything He wanted, including wiping us out and starting over. But instead, God decided to make peace with us. Ultimately God did this through His Son, Jesus. This month Key Questions:

Why does Easter matter?

Who do you need to make peace with?

When should you walk away from a fight?

What are ways you can be a peacemaker?

CLICK HERE for the monthly overview of your child's BIG SHINE experience.   

CLICK HERE for a GREAT VIDEO!

SHINE! K-3rd GRADE, APRIL

When Adam and Eve decided that their way was better than God’s way and broke God’s rule, they changed the relationship between God and His creation. When once everything and everyone could be in the presence of God, now we were at odds with God. God could have done anything He wanted, including wiping us out and starting over. But instead, God decided to make peace with us. Ultimately God did this through His Son, Jesus. The Bottom Line’s this month are:

God made peace with us.

We can make peace with others.

You can show you care about others by walking away from a fight.

You can show you care about others by being part of the solution. 

CLICK HERE for the monthly overview of your child's SHINE experience.   

CLICK HERE for a GREAT VIDEO!!     

LITTLE SHINE! INFANT - PRE-K, APRIL

This month, we are going to be talking about something that is high and wide and deep. Do you know what it is? Yes, it’s the love of Jesus. Jesus’ love for each of us is so wide and long and high and deep that we can’t even measure it! And, we are going to have so much fun introducing this truth to our preschoolers this month! We start the month with the best Sunday of the year—Easter! How exciting that we get to share the story of Easter with our youngest friends this month. Some of them will be hearing for the very first time that Jesus wants to be their friend forever. Yes! Jesus is alive, and He wants to be our friend forever! We want to share the good news that Jesus is alive with our preschoolers all month long. We want them to hear over and over again that Jesus wants to be their friend forever. We want this foundational truth of Jesus’ great love for them to live in each preschooler’s heart. The story focus’ will be:

Jesus is alive!

Jesus wants to be my friend forever.

Jesus taught us how to love one another. 

I can tell others about Jesus. 

CLICK HERE for the monthly overview of your child's LITTLE 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.

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.