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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.

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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

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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.

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Manage your account, register for events, and more.

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Planting seeds of Christ that will last a lifetime.

CKX

After school programming and ministries for preschoolers – 8th grade

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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.

Leadership

Life Group Leader Guide

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

Leadership

Key Things You Heard

  • Leadership = Influence
  • Influence = The capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone.
  • There will be a new heaven and a new earth.

Pray

Heavenly Father, You have called each of us to lead others to Christ and into a deeper relationship with Christ. Teach us to be better leaders and leverage the opportunities you have given us for good in someone else’s life. Let us learn to lead like Jesus. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Tweetable Moments

“Bad leaders take the credit and give the blame.”

“Jesus takes sin and gives grace. He takes death and gives life.”

Questions for Conversation

Icebreaker: Which leader do you admire the most?

  • Influence is the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone. Based on this definition, who do you lead in life?
  • Read John 10:10-11 and Hebrews 12:1. What is something you need to lay down for the benefit of those you lead? What is something you need to lay down to become a better leader?
  • We must look to Jesus to see how we should be leading those that God has given us influence over. Jesus takes sin and gives grace. He takes death and gives life. Knowing this about Jesus, how can you practically be like Jesus in your leadership?
  • In the message this week, Clayton said, “Leadership is not what you get from the sheep but what you sacrifice for the sheep.” Are there areas in your life where you are taking more than giving? What steps might you need to take to see this change in your life? If you would change, what impact would it have on those who look to you as a leader?

Now Go Do It

Challenge: Make a list of the people you have influence over. For the next 30 days, pray about the following things:

  1. That God would show you what you need to lay down to be a better leader. When He does, let someone know what God requires of you.
  2. Pray for each person on your list every day.
  3. Pray about what God wants you to do to foster a deeper relationship with the people who are following you. 

Is some of your influence in the workplace? Watch “Lead Like a Shepherd” by Larry Osborne on RightNow Media. https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Content/Series/292664

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