The family is an integral part of everything that we do at Crossings Community. Many studies have said that over eighty percent of children who grow up in church end up leaving it once they are in their college years. Our goal at Crossings Community is to get back to the Biblical picture of family where the church is not the primary source of spiritual teaching, but rather a partner and equipper for parents to teach their children about the stories and life of Jesus. As we work together, we are pursuing the model of home and family described in Deuteronomy 6.
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.”
Children ages three and up participate in worship with their peers or family members, then are dismissed to their age-appropriate classrooms during Pastor Matt’s teaching time. While in the classroom, teachers engage the children of all ages in Bible stories, songs, crafts and Bible verse memorization. A nursery is available for children ages two and under, where toddlers and babies have a fun time of worship, teaching, snacks and crafts. Every age group is taught the same lesson in a way that is consistent with their maturity level. Children leave class on Sundays with a lesson review, Bible verse and craft that parents can use to help teach, review and reinforce throughout the week. Crossings Community also provides many other shared opportunities for the family to learn, grow, and play together. It is our deepest desire to see homes transformed by the powerful gospel of Jesus Christ.