Youth Ministry Mission: The Crossroads Youth Ministry equips the youth of Crossroads to love and glorify God as members of the church body and as ambassadors for Christ, impacting their families, community, and world.

Youth Ministry Vision: Each young person plays a role in God’s larger story of redemption and demonstrates an excitement for living out God’s agenda in their lives. The ministry partners with parents in connecting each youth with the living God and his Word, encouraging them to grow in the knowledge and grace of Christ.

Crossroads Youth has four areas of focus:

Discipleship – Discipleship means following the code Christ refined when he said “I am The Way”. In Sunday School and other events we pursue spiritual renewal and resilience. We seek to apply this consistently in all areas of life. Live fearless! ”Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Philippians 4:8

Convergence / Connection – Crossroads Youth & friends can gather for fun and friendship with a variety of local events such as ultimate Frisbee, laser tag, the Belvedere Farms bonfire, or our annual ski trip. These events provide opportunities to bring friends who don’t have a personal relationship with Christ to hear the Gospel and fellowship with Christian youth. “This is the wonderful message he has given us to tell others. We are Christ’s Ambassadors, and God is using us to speak to you. We urge you, as though Christ himself were here pleading with you, Be reconciled to God!” 2 Corinthians 5:19-20

Your Serve events provide an opportunity to serve others – Examples of past Your Serve events are: 30 Hour Famine, Special Olympics, visits elder care facilities, serving individual families, or mission trips under MNA or MTW. “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10”

Integration events provide an opportunity for the youth to participate in or lead a church-wide event – Examples of integration events are: Music Ministry, Pie and Praise, Nursery, Mission Trip, and Bible Study. “Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you teach, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity.” I Timothy 4:12

Useful Links

Apologetics and Christian Living

5 Apologetics Questions Every Christian Parent Needs to Learn to Answer
The Challenges Facing Young Christians
Challenges Christian Students Face in College
Top Ten Questions College Students Ask About God and the Christian Faith
Tactics in Defending the Faith
Christian Acronyms and Acrostics
How Then Shall We Live? By Francis Schaeffer (Videos)
Life without Limbs  (Videos)
Ask Pastor John (Youtube Audio)
C.S. Lewis Doodle (Videos)
The Didache (Early Confessional) (Video)
Theocast (Videos)
The Anima Series (Videos)
Apologia Studios (Videos)
Ten Minute Bible Hour (Videos)
The Bible Project (Videos)
The Westminster Confession (Videos)

Finding Your Callings

How do I know God’s Calling for my life?
Discover your God-given Calling

Identifying Your Gifts

Spiritual Gifts Test #1
Spiritual Gifts Test #2
Spiritual Gifts Test #3
Spiritual Gifts Test #4
Spiritual Gifts Test #5
Spiritual Gifts Test #6
Spiritual Gifts Test #7
Spiritual Gifts Test #8
Spiritual Gifts Test #9
Discover Your Spiritual Gifts
What Bible Character Are You
Finding the Work You Love
How to Read the 3 Signs Telling You Your Purpose in Life
11 Leadership Principles
Rules of Good Followership

After Graduation

Veritas Forum
Reformed University Fellowship

For further information contact Chuck Assadourian at chuck.assadourian@comcast.net or 254-833-7979

Crossroads Youth – Calendar and Information

CROSSROADS YOUTH (Gr 7-12) FALL-WINTER 2019 12 Oct:  Belvedere Plantation 2 Nov:  Trail Maintenance  7 Dec:  Movie Night 9 Dec:  Movie Night 4 Jan:  Laser Tag 29 Feb:  Ski Trip

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