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!

On Sundays during August, the SHINE! Kids are taking a break from the curriculum to have fun outside on our beautiful campus.  First the kids share the 10:00am Sunday service worship time with their families in the church sanctuary, then are dismissed to their teachers for games and activities both inside and outside on the lawns and playground.  Kids should be dressed in play-clothes and bring their own water bottle! Please apply sunscreen and insect sprays as necessary. Kids will be picked up in the CEC Big Room, please use the back double doors. Contact Colleen for more info!

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 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, AUGUST

The connection between wisdom and God’s character, as shown through God’s big story. When Jesus was a boy, He grew in wisdom. God wants us to discover wisdom, too. When we make a wise choice, we reflect the character of Jesus to the people around us. That’s why giving kids a strong foundation of wisdom is important. We want to equip them to face down whatever choice they may face in the future. This month’s key questions are:

What does it mean to be wise?

Why do you need wisdom?

What could keep you from being wise?

Who is the wisest person you know?

How are you wiser than you used to be?

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

CLICK HERE for a GREAT VIDEO!

SHINE! K-3rd GRADE, AUGUST

The connection between wisdom and God’s character, as shown through God’s big story. When Jesus was a boy, He grew in wisdom. God wants us to discover wisdom, too. When we make a wise choice, we reflect the character of Jesus to the people around us. That’s why giving kids a strong foundation of wisdom is important. We want to equip them to face down whatever choice they may face in the future. This months bottom lines are:

Wisdom is worth searching for.

Trust God to give you wisdom.

Think before you act.

Hang out with wise people.

Never stop growing in wisdom.

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

CLICK HERE for a GREAT VIDEO!!     

LITTLE SHINE! INFANT - PRE-K, AUGUST

This month’s theme is Construction Zone, and the incredible machines you see at a construction site are pretty powerful. But, we have Someone even more impressive, more powerful to talk about this month. GOD! We can’t wait to teach our preschoolers that God is powerful! Our preschoolers will hear over and over that God is powerful as they learn true stories from the Bible where God displayed His mighty power. We want them to remember that God is more powerful than anything or any person they will ever face in this world. They can always look to God for help because God’s. Power. Is. AWESOME! The story focus’ for this month is:

God is powerful.

God’s power is awesome!

God’s power can give me what I need.

God’s power helps me make the right choice.

God’s power can protect me.

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 Sunday worship services at 10:00am,

Live-streamed 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 page for upcoming events.