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We'd love to meet you! Learn more about the Worship Experience.

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Find a Crossing location near you and join us this weekend.

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See the difference you can make through your generosity.

App

Get the OneCrossing app and stay connected.

Get Involved

Kids

Crossing Kids is our ministry for kids ages birth-5th grade.

Youth

Crossing Youth is our student ministry for 6th-12th grade.

College

The Collective is our young adult ministry for 18-29-year-olds.

Life Groups

Find community and grow with other believers through a Life Group.

Serving Opportunities

Make a difference in the lives of others with your skills and talents.

Baptism

Take the next step in your intimate, personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Tools for Growth

Resources to equip you, your family, and your Life Group.

One Mission

Reaching and helping communities around the world.

Jobs

Bring your skills to life. Explore all of our open positions.

About Us

Our Story

Find out more about the history of The Crossing.

Values & Beliefs

Learn more about what we believe as fully devoted followers of Christ.

Crossing Inside

Our Inside ministry takes The Crossing behind prison walls.

Crossing Worship

Creating an atmosphere that helps people experience God’s presence.

Crossing Camp

Camps and retreats designed to leave you refreshed, renewed, and transformed by God.

Thrift Stores

Our thrift stores provide jobs and fund our community benevolence ministry.

More

Log In

Manage your account, register for events, and more.

Crossing Preschool

Planting seeds of Christ that will last a lifetime.

CKX

After school programming and ministries for preschoolers – 8th grade

Events

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Life Group Leader Guide

This Leader Guide will help you lead the conversation with your Life Group when discussing this week’s sermon.

Discipleship

Life Group Leader Guide

This Leader Guide will help you lead the conversation with your Life Group when discussing this week’s sermon.

Discipleship

Key Things You Heard

  • Discipleship is messy. 
  • Discipleship moves you.
  • Discipleship is the doorway to the gifts of God
  • Discipleship changes the future.

Pray

Heavenly Father, You have called us to be disciples and have called us to disciple. Help us in this area. We need your help because, in the lower story, we see our flaws, and we lose sight of the fact that discipleship is about you. You move us and change us. You empower us to be like you. Help us to remember that people are watching, and we want people to see you in us. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Tweetable Moments

“Discipleship takes you from something to something.

“Through discipleship, God changes the world one person at a time.”

Questions for Conversation

Icebreaker: Who is your all-time favorite movie character and why?

  • The entire Book of Ruth is just 4 chapters, and it is a great story. This is a great opportunity to read the story as a group and then discuss what you find in the scriptures that intrigue you. 
  • What excuses do you give for not discipling someone? It is often said, “Everyone is leading someone.” How is this true? Whom are you leading in life? In what ways can you take this relationship and make it about leading people to, or deeper in, Jesus?
  • Ruth’s daughter-in-laws wanted to follow her. What qualities does a person need to display in their life for someone to want to follow them? Where do those qualities come from? Read Galatians 5:22-23. 
  • Who disciples you? What have you learned from them? Why do you follow them? If you don’t have someone, why not? What would it take to change that in your life?

Now Go Do It

Challenge: Make a commitment to read Robert Coleman’s book, The Master Plan of Evangelism. Check with your Campus Pastor. It might be possible he has a few extra books lying around. You can buy the book on Amazon for $6.99 or on Kindle for $3.99.

Maybe you struggle with what it means to be a disciple of Jesus. Watch Discipleship Explored on RightNow Media, by Barry Cooper. https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Content/Series/576

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