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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

Find upcoming church-wide events.

Life Group Leader Guide

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

Life Group Leader Guide

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

Grit

Key Things You Heard

  • Courage begins with a calling to a high purpose.
  • Grit takes a conscientious heart.
  • Grit takes an enduring and resilient heart.
  • Grit pushes excellence, not perfection.

Pray

Heavenly Father, Amid difficult and trying times, you long for us to lean on you, to trust in you, and expect that you will be faithful to us. But Lord, you also expect that we will keep moving forward in your calling and in our service. Therefore, help us always faithfully follow you and be men and women with grit when living out our faith. In Jesus Name, amen.

Tweetable Moments

“The courageous part of grit comes from the knowledge that it is God’s agent and not your own.”

“Many of us struggle with being good finishers.”

Questions for Conversation

Icebreaker: What movie, in your opinion, demonstrates grit. (Don’t take the easy way out by saying, True Grit.)

  • Read Nehemiah 1:1-11. What can you learn from Nehemiah’s prayer so you can pray more effectively about the issues you face in life? What does the statement, “Pray the promise not the problem mean to you?” How is this demonstrated in Nehemiah’s prayer?
  • Read Nehemiah 4:6-15. What practical ideas can you glean from this passage about spiritual warfare? Nehemiah said, “Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome…” (v14). What are ways we can remember the Lord when facing the trials in our lives?
  • Much of the new wall that Nehemiah had built was built with the rubble of the old. How can this be applied to your failures in life? How can knowing this help you in sharing your testimony?

Now Go Do It

Challenge: Download the Through The Word App. It is a Bible audio guide. Then, over the next week, study Nehemiah chapters 1-6. 

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