Spring Christian Education Classes – March 7-May 30

Spring 2010 Christian Education Classes

Sundays 9:15–10:15 am

March 7, 2010 through May 30, 2010

Children (Age 2 through 6th grade)

1.   Nursery (Ages 2–4).  Students will learn about the birth and stories of Jesus, God’s Son, in the New Testament.  Taught by Marcy Naylor and Andrea Williams in Room 130.

2.   Grades K–3.  Studying God’s Word – Taught by Tina Willsher in Room 132.

3.   Grades 4–6.  Telling Others – Taught by Alix Davis in Room 134.


1.      Kingdom Focused Prayer.  Have you wondered how a hymn could be used in prayer? Have you considered what the Bible says about what you should say to God?

For answers to these and many other questions prayerfully consider the upcoming class about kingdom focused Prayer!

Ephesians 3:14–19

14 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15f rom whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, 16 that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. (ESV)

In this passage of Scripture we see the importance of godly love that surpasses knowledge. To obtain this love of Christ we need Christ to dwell in our hearts. To have Christ in our hearts we need to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in our inner being.   Bowing knees in prayer before the Father, we can ask Him to strengthen us with power through His Spirit in our inner being.

Crossroads desires that our fellowship of believers in Jesus Christ be strengthened in knowing the love of God so that we can grow in our love for others and increasingly make Christ known.

For the next quarter of Christian Education at Crossroads we will be offering one class for the teens and adults. “Kingdom Focused Prayer” will be led by Ruling Elder Fritz Thornton in Room 113.

The format of this class will include:

  • A hymn.
  • A devotional review of a passage of Holy Scripture.
  • Discussion of prayer and topics for prayer.
  • Prayer in smaller groups within the class.  (Note: some folks will pray out loud in the small groups and some may prefer to pray silently.)

Prayer is intimacy with our infinite and almighty God.  It is our desire that you will set your hearts on this goal of growing in the love of Christ and join us in this opportunity to learn about prayer and to pray together. Join us as we share guidance from God’s Word on prayer and pray boldly and specifically for His kingdom, including the needs of Crossroads. 

 2.   Friendship Class (Special Needs).  God, Our Father – Focuses on the Old Testament to learn of God’s creation, God’s relationship with his people, and God’s promise to send a Savior.  Taught by a group teacher and one adult/teen mentor for each student in Room 104.

Quarterly Men’s Discipleship Breakfast

Crossroads offers a quarterly men’s discipleship breakfast which is an opportunity for rich fellowship and teaching that will help you in your daily walk with Jesus Christ. The next Breakfast will be held in the Spring at a date to be determined.

Share Your Faith Workshop – Saturday, March 13

Do you struggle in sharing your faith with your friends, family, classmates, or coworkers? You are not alone. 

Learn Five Key Gospel Points using the Five Fingers of Your Hand. 

The Share Your Faith Workshop gives you a comprehensive yet compact tool to share your faith. This one day Share Your Faith Workshop equips everyone with a simple, easy to remember tool for sharing his or her faith with others. Those who attend will have their passion for the lost renewed, and they will be motivated to prayerfully seek opportunities to share.  Shortly after this workshop, we will begin Everyday Evangelism in one of the Care Groups that is already meeting. 

Saturday, March 13
begins at 8:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast
workshop from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
at the home of George and Linda Roller
7427 Norwalk Ct. Manassas, VA 20112

 Cost is $15 per person, which includes 2 meals and materials thatyou will keep. RSVP to the church office at 703-794-9431.

Visit www.syfonline.org to read more.

Care Groups – Everyday Evangelism Course

Please prayerfully consider your group’s participation in a new seven-week course called Everyday Evangelism provided by Evangelism Explosion.  George and Linda Roller will serve as roving facilitators to help each Care Group participant learn to share faith effectively. 

First, attend a Share Your Faith Workshop where you will learn the basic evangelistic tool by using the five fingers on your hand as a prompt. 

 Then participate in the seven-week Care Group course that will complete your training and even provide you with opportunities to share the gospel with your friends, neighbors, relatives, and church visitors. 

 The Care Group hosted by the Rollers will be the first to provide Everyday Evangelism training.  This seven-week course will begin on Wednesday, March 17, following the all day Share Your Faith workshop on Saturday, March 13. 

Everyone in the church is invited to participate in the Share Your Faith all day workshop.  Every individual who is not presently in a Care Group is welcome to join the Rollers for the seven weeks of training following the workshop.  Any other Care Group that would like to join the Roller Care Group for this first seven-week course in Everyday Evangelism is welcome to do so.

Contact George or Linda Roller for more details: 703-794-0665

Crossroads Nursery – Volunteer Schedule and List

The Nursery at Crossroads is a very important Ministry to families, we are thankful to all of those people who volunteer their time to help out in the Nursery. We are always looking for people to help so if you are interested and would like to volunteer please contact Sarah Kiihne at 540-318-5561 or email: LookinToTheCross@hotmail.com

Here is a link to the latest  Schedule February – April 2010 :  Nursery_Schedule_Feb_to_Apr_10[1]

Volunteer List: Volunteer_List_Spring_10(1)

Crossroads Survey

Dear Crossroads Family,

Our Survey has now closed, we would like to thank everyone for taking the time to respond to this survey. We hope to better serve you in the future. 


Quarterly All-Worship Team Meeting – February 25, 2010

Our Quarterly All-Worship Team Meeting will be on Thursday, February 25th at 7pm, at GBC, Room 18.  This is a great opportunity for us to review and learn new worship songs for Crossroads.  Attendance is required for all current worship band members and vocalists.   You will be encouraged!  See you there!


Quarterly Men’s Breakfast Saturday, February 20

This Saturday, 20 Feb 0900-1100, Ravi Zacharias, well known apologist, will speak at Little Hall Theater on Quantico Marine Corps Base.  Registration starts at 0800 and we will meet at 0700 at the McDonald’s on Base for a time of breakfast and fellowship prior to heading over to Little Hall.  The talk is free, but please bring money for breakfast.   Please call 703-432-6082 (MCBQ Chapel Annex) to register as seating is limited.  Also, please contact Josh Kiihne (jkiihne@hotmail.com, 540.318.5561) to RSVP for breakfast and help arrange carpools.  Click links for info, maps, and directions.

Crossroads Fellowship Meal – Sunday, February 21

Please join us for our fellowship meal this coming Sunday, February 21st at 5:00p.m. It will be held in the Cafeteria at Potomac High School.  Please bring a main dish to share and a side dish or dessert.

If you are able to help serve or clean up please contact Nancy Sampson at 703-791-2802.

We look forward to a fun evening of fellowship.

Congregational Meeting – Sunday, February 21

Please plan to remain in the auditorium after the worship service this Sunday, February 21st for a congregational meeting. The elders will be presenting “The Way Ahead: 2010 and Beyond.” This update to our strategic plan will be very informative and we look forward to everyone’s input. We will also review the 2010 church budget and vote on a minor change to Pastor Sampson’s official call. Only communicant members will be asked to vote, but everyone is welcome.