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.  Please join us on Facebook for our Sunday service at 10:00am. 

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, NOVEMBER 

We will take the month of November to talk about gratitude. Gratitude is letting others know you see how they’ve helped you. Our memory verse this month comes from Psalm 136:1, NIV “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever.” Gratitude sometimes feels like a lost art. Yet gratitude is an idea close to God’s heart. Think about all of the Bible stories where people give thanks to each other, celebrate God with feasts and festivals—not to mention the Psalms filled songs of praise. Just take a moment to consider everything God has done for you: the world He made, the promises He’s kept, the new life He offers through Jesus. When we remember all of that, we can always be thankful. The key questions this month are:

What are you grateful for?

What are creative ways to show gratitude?

Why do people forget to say thank you?

What is keeping you from being grateful?

What helps you remember to be grateful?

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

CLICK HERE for a GREAT VIDEO!

SHINE! K-3rd GRADE, NOVEMBER 

We will take the month of November to talk about gratitude. Gratitude is letting others know you see how they’ve helped you. Our memory verse this month comes from Psalm 136:1, NIrV “Give thanks to the Lord, because he is good. His faithful love continues forever.” Gratitude sometimes feels like a lost art. Yet gratitude is an idea close to God’s heart. Think about all of the Bible stories where people give thanks to each other, celebrate God with feasts and festivals—not to mention the Psalms filled songs of praise. Just take a moment to consider everything God has done for you: the world He made, the promises He’s kept, the new life He offers through Jesus. When we remember all of that, we can always be thankful. The bottom lines this month are:

You always have something to be grateful for.

Celebrate what God has done.

Say thank you.

Adjust your attitude.

Get in the habit of being grateful.

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

CLICK HERE for a GREAT VIDEO!!     

LITTLE SHINE! INFANT - PRE-K, NOVEMBER

In November Little Shine will learn about being thankful. Our memory verse is “Give thanks to the Lord for He is good.” Psalm 107:1. This time of year helps us refocus on all the good in our lives. And there is SO much good when it comes to God. Because God is good! is what we want preschoolers to learn this month. God is good and we have A LOT we can thank Him for. So, get ready to create thankful trees and tell God, “Thank You” for all the good things He’s made and done! Making thankful trees is so much fun! The colors get prettier and prettier as the trees get bigger and bigger. And, it feels so good to think about and write down what we’re thankful for – for an entire month! We can’t wait to celebrate thankfulness all month long! And, in case you didn’t know, we are very thankful for you and all that you do to help preschoolers know that God made them, God loves them, and Jesus wants to be their friend forever. Our focus over the month will be:

I can thank God for good things.

I can thank God for food.

I can thank God for family who help me.

I can praise God because He is good.

 

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.