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, MAY

Growing in faith is not something that happens by merely cramming more information about the Bible into a child’s brain. All of that knowledge in their head means nothing if we don’t help kids experience what that knowledge can do in their hearts. To fully experience faith, we want kids to practice their faith. And that takes commitment. God keeps all His promises and puts His plans into action. Because God has followed through on those plans, we get the chance to be with God forever. We reflect God’s commitment to us when we can make a plan and stick to it. This month, we’ll help kids discover that one of the best plans they can make is to commit to an ongoing relationship with Jesus. Commit to practicing faith by reading God’s Word, praying to Him consistently, talking about Him with friends, and living out that faith every day. This month’s key questions are:

How does practice help you?

How can you hear from God?

How do you pray to God?

Who can you talk to about God?

How can you live for God?

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

CLICK HERE for a GREAT VIDEO!

SHINE! K-3rd GRADE, MAY

Growing in faith is not something that happens by merely cramming more information about the Bible into a child’s brain. All of that knowledge in their head means nothing if we don’t help kids experience what that knowledge can do in their hearts. To fully experience faith, we want kids to practice their faith. And that takes commitment. God keeps all His promises and puts His plans into action. Because God has followed through on those plans, we get the chance to be with God forever. We reflect God’s commitment to us when we can make a plan and stick to it. This month, we’ll help kids discover that one of the best plans they can make is to commit to an ongoing relationship with Jesus. Commit to practicing faith by reading God’s Word, praying to Him consistently, talking about Him with friends, and living out that faith every day. This month’s Bottom Lines are:

Keep practicing what matters most.

Practice hearing from God.

Practice praying to God.

Practice talking about God.

Practice living for God.

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

CLICK HERE for a GREAT VIDEO!!     

LITTLE SHINE! INFANT - PRE-K, MAY

Have you ever thought about how many decisions you make in a day? According to some reports, the average adult makes up to 35,000 choices per day. Wow! Some choices are easy—wearing the red shirt or eating the apple instead of the banana. Then, there are the not so easy decisions. What do we do when the decision is hard and we are struggling to know which way to go? We believe the first step to making wise choices is trusting that God’s way is perfect. Our prayer is that we can help make many of the 35,000 choices a day our preschoolers will be making one day a whole lot easier. They will know to jump, jump and go God’s way, because God’s way is perfect! This month’s Story Focus’ are:

God’s way is perfect.

I should go God’s way.

I can go God’s way even when it’s hard.

I can tell others about God’s way.

God’s way is always perfect.

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.