February 24, 2019 Weekend Announcements

February 24, 2019

CROSSROADS BULLETIN

ALL CHURCH

This Sunday, Pastor Todd will continue the series entitled Crucified in the book of Galatians. Next Sunday, Pastor Todd will continue the series.


Sermon Resources:  Pastor Todd preaches out of the English Standard Version (ESV). Sermon notes are available online at www.mychurch.life or blank sheets located in the lobby.


Executive Ministry Assistant Position:  We have an opening for a full-time Executive Ministry Assistant. This role will support the Senior Pastor, Executive Pastor, and Church Administrator. Please go to www.lifeatcrossroads.org/jobs for more details.


Ways to Give:  Interested in partnering with Crossroads through giving? You can give by check/cash during our services with a giving envelope, online, or via text by texting “lifeatcrossroads” to 77977. To start giving today, go to www.mychurch.life.


Sign Up for Classes, Events and Small Groups:  Visit the Registration Cart in the lobby or go to www.mychurch.life.


The Creation Summit:  The Master's University is hosting their 26th Annual Creation Summit. This year's conference is "Fossils and the Flood" on March 2, 2019, featuring Dr. Marcus Ross, Dr. Neal Doran, and Dr. Matthew McLain. The conference is $25. Visit masters.edu/creationsummit to register.




KNOW MINISTRY

Church Membership: Join us for Life at Crossroads 301 on March 10 from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the Student Center. We hope that those who have been part of our church for a season will decide to formally become part of our church family. This Sunday class will give you more details about what we believe and will allow you to ask any questions you might have regarding our church, structure, vision, and organization.




GROW MINISTRY

Men’s Golf Tournament:  The 1st Men’s Golf Tournament is taking place on May 20 at Elkins Ranch Golf Course. Come join the men of Crossroads Community Church for a day of fellowship, 18 holes of golf, golf carts, contests, prizes, and lunch. Register today for $75!.


Man Up Conference:  Men, our fourth annual Man Up Conference is coming on March 15 and 16! Our special guest speaker is Crawford Loritts, a passionate speaker and author. Get your tickets today to receive the early bird price of $59.


College Ministry:  Oxford Fellowship is targeted towards individuals that are in the college age range of 18 to 23 years old. We meet every Sunday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For updated information follow us on Instagram at @OxfordFellowship.




GO MINISTRY

Join TEN:  Visit toucheternitynow.com and sign up to become a TEN partner so you stay updated on TEN. If Crossroads is your home church, we are asking every adult at Crossroads to commit to giving $5 per week to TEN. Sign up for a weekly electronic transfer on the TEN website today. Believe with us that TEN will change our world and another's eternity.


Children's Hunger Fund:  We are excited to partner with Children's Hunger Fund in their Food Pak drive. Pick up a box with a list of food items next Sunday. Food Paks are boxes of up to 20 pounds of staple foods, designed to supplement a family of four for about a week. They are hand-delivered to the homes of families in poverty by trained volunteers from local churches. Each Food Pak provides an opportunity to build relationships and deliver the life-giving hope of the gospel. We will be providing Food Paks for the Southern California and LA area! All Food Paks are due back to the church by Sunday, March 3. Email go@lifeatcrossroads.org with any questions.


Missions Class:  We will be offering a class on short-term missions training! This training is for anyone interested in attending a Crossroads missions trip or those who want to gain a deeper knowledge of missions. This training is comprised of two classes on Sunday, February 24 and March 10. They will be from 11 am-12:30 pm in our Adult Classroom. We are very excited for our partners, the Gappers, to lead this class as we to explore the heart of missions and learn practical tools of loving others well. Please email go@lifeatcrossroads.org or visit the Registration cart if you plan to attend!




NEXGEN MINISTRY - Birth to Sixth Grade

UP Youth Group:  UP youth group is open to all kids 4 years old through 6th grade. We meet from 7:00-8:30 for 10 weeks (February 5 - April 9) on Tuesday nights. You do not need to sign up, just show up.

NexGen Opportunities to Serve:  We still have opportunities for volunteers to serve with children’s ministry. Would you consider serving just once a month? Please fill out an application at www.lifeatcrossroads.org/nexgenapplication. If you have already filled out an application and you just need to get plugged in, please email nexgen@lifeatcrossroads.org.


WEEKDAYS AT CROSSROADS

Sunday:

  • Premarital Class | 8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • The Porch | 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • College Ministry | 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Student Center

Monday:

  • Conquer | 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Adult Classroom C

  • Crossroads Institute | 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • GriefShare | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Student Center

Tuesday:

  • Biblical Manhood | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Worship Center

  • Biblical Womanhood | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • Caring Hearts Widow’s Ministry | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | First Tuesday of the Month | Offsite Home Small Group

  • Elevate Jr. High Ministry | 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Student Center

  • Foundations For Discipleship | 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | Prayer Room

  • UP Youth Group (4 years old - 6th grade) | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | NexGen Classrooms

Wednesday:

  • Momsense | 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. | Student Center

  • 1 Thessalonians | 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. or 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • Elevate Sr. High Ministry | 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Student Center

  • James | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom C

Thursday:

  • Conquer | 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Adult Classroom C

  • Axia Foster Adoption Support Group | 6:30 pm | First Thursday of the Month | Adult Classroom A

  • Financial Peace University | 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom B

  • ReEngage Marriage Class | 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Student Center

February 17, 2018 Weekend Announcements

February 17, 2019

CROSSROADS BULLETIN

ALL CHURCH

This Sunday, Pastor Ken will begin a new series entitled Crucified in the book of Galatians. Next Sunday, Pastor Todd will continue the series entitled Crucified in the book of Galatians.

Sermon Resources:  Pastor Todd preaches out of the English Standard Version (ESV). Sermon notes are available online at www.mychurch.life or blank sheets located in the lobby.

Executive Ministry Assistant Position:  We have an opening for a full-time Executive Ministry Assistant. This role will support the Senior Pastor, Executive Pastor, and Church Administrator. Please go to www.lifeatcrossroads.org/jobs for more details.

Ways to Give:  Interested in partnering with Crossroads through giving? You can give by check/cash during our services with a giving envelope, online, or via text by texting “lifeatcrossroads” to 77977. To start giving today, go to www.mychurch.life.

Sign Up for Classes, Events and Small Groups:  Visit the Registration Cart in the lobby or go to www.mychurch.life.

The Creation Summit:  The Master's University is hosting their 26th Annual Creation Summit. This year's conference is "Fossils and the Flood" on March 2, 2019, featuring Dr. Marcus Ross, Dr. Neal Doran, and Dr. Matthew McLain. The conference is $25. Visit masters.edu/creationsummit to register.




KNOW MINISTRY

Church Membership: Join us for Life at Crossroads 301 on March 10 from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the Student Center. We hope that those who have been part of our church for a season will decide to formally become part of our church family. This Sunday class will give you more details about what we believe and will allow you to ask any questions you might have regarding our church, structure, vision, and organization.




GROW MINISTRY

Man Up Golf Tournament:  The 1st MAN UP Golf Tournament is taking place on May 20 at Elkins Ranch Golf Course. Come join the men of Crossroads Community Church for a day of fellowship, 18 holes of golf, golf carts, contests, prizes, and lunch. Register today for $75!.

Man Up Conference:  Men, our fourth annual Man Up Conference is coming on March 15 and 16! Our special guest speaker is Crawford Loritts, a passionate speaker and author. Get your tickets today to receive the early bird price of $59.

College Ministry:  Oxford Fellowship is targeted towards individuals that are in the college age range of 18 to 23 years old. We meet every Sunday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For updated information follow us on Instagram at @OxfordFellowship.




GO MINISTRY

Join TEN:  Visit toucheternitynow.com and sign up to become a TEN partner so you stay updated on TEN. If Crossroads is your home church, we are asking every adult at Crossroads to commit to giving $5 per week to TEN. Sign up for a weekly electronic transfer on the TEN website today. Believe with us that TEN will change our world and another's eternity.

Children's Hunger Fund:  We are excited to partner with Children's Hunger Fund in their Food Pak drive. Pick up a box with a list of food items next Sunday. Food Paks are boxes of up to 20 pounds of staple foods, designed to supplement a family of four for about a week. They are hand-delivered to the homes of families in poverty by trained volunteers from local churches. Each Food Pak provides an opportunity to build relationships and deliver the life-giving hope of the gospel. We will be providing Food Paks for the Southern California and LA area! All Food Paks are due back to the church by Sunday, March 3. Email go@lifeatcrossroads.org with any questions.

Missions Class:  We will be offering a class on short-term missions training! This training is for anyone interested in attending a Crossroads missions trip or those who want to gain a deeper knowledge of missions. This training is comprised of two classes on Sunday, February 24 and March 10. They will be from 11 am-12:30 pm in our Adult Classroom. We are very excited for our partners, the Gappers, to lead this class as we to explore the heart of missions and learn practical tools of loving others well. Please email go@lifeatcrossroads.org or visit the Registration cart if you plan to attend!




NEXGEN MINISTRY - Birth to Sixth Grade

Last Day to Register - Daddy Daughter Dinner and Dance:  Daughters and their fathers (or male relative or family friend) are invited to a catered dinner, dance, and dessert contest. Cost is $30 per person for the first two people (father and daughter). After the purchase of the first 2 regular priced tickets, sister’s tickets are only $15 each. There will be no ticket sales at the door. Please buy your tickets in advance at www.mychurch.life.

Last Day to Register - NexGen Winter Camp:  Angeles Crest Christian Winter Camp – March 1-3. Open to 4th-6th graders. Cost is $200. Sign up today at www.mychurch.life.  For more information please email: nexgen@lifeatcrossroads.org

UP Youth Group:  UP youth group is open to all kids 4 years old through 6th grade. We meet from 7:00-8:30 for 10 weeks (February 5 - April 9) on Tuesday nights. You do not need to sign up, just show up.

NexGen Opportunities to Serve:  We still have opportunities for volunteers to serve with children’s ministry. Would you consider serving just once a month? Please fill out an application at www.lifeatcrossroads.org/nexgenapplication. If you have already filled out an application and you just need to get plugged in, please email nexgen@lifeatcrossroads.org.




WEEKDAYS AT CROSSROADS

Sunday:

  • Premarital Class | 8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • The Porch | 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • College Ministry | 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Student Center

Monday:

  • Conquer | 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Adult Classroom C

  • Crossroads Institute | 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • GriefShare | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Student Center

Tuesday:

  • Biblical Manhood | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Worship Center

  • Biblical Womanhood | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • Caring Hearts Widow’s Ministry | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | First Tuesday of the Month | Offsite Home Small Group

  • Elevate Jr. High Ministry | 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Student Center

  • Foundation's For Discipleship | 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | Prayer Room

  • UP Youth Group (4 years old - 6th grade) | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | NexGen Classrooms

Wednesday:

  • Momsense | 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. | Student Center

  • 1 Thessalonians | 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. or 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • Elevate Sr. High Ministry | 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Student Center

  • James | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom C

Thursday:

  • Conquer | 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Adult Classroom C

  • Axia Foster Adoption Support Group | 6:30 pm | First Thursday of the Month | Adult Classroom A

  • Financial Peace University | 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom B

  • ReEngage Marriage Class | 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Student Center

February 10, 2019 Weekend Announcements

February 10, 2019

CROSSROADS BULLETIN

ALL CHURCH

This Sunday, Pastor Todd will preach a special message about our TEN initiative. Next Sunday, Pastor Ken will begin a new series entitled Crucified in the book of Galatians.

Sermon Resources:  Pastor Todd preaches out of the English Standard Version (ESV). Sermon notes are available online at www.lifeatcrossroads.info or blank sheets located in the lobby.

Executive Ministry Assistant Position:  We have an opening for a full-time Executive Ministry Assistant. This role will support the Senior Pastor, Executive Pastor, and Church Administrator. Please go to www.lifeatcrossroads.org/jobs for more details.

Ways to Give:  Interested in partnering with Crossroads through giving? You can give by check/cash during our services with a giving envelope, online, or via text by texting “lifeatcrossroads” to 77977. To start giving today, go to www.lifeatcrossroads.info.

Sign Up for Classes, Events and Small Groups:  Visit the Registration Cart in the lobby or go to www.lifeatcrossroads.info.

The Creation Summit:  The Master's University is hosting their 26th Annual Creation Summit. This year's conference is "Fossils and the Flood" on March 2, 2019, featuring Dr. Marcus Ross, Dr. Neal Doran, and Dr. Matthew McLain. The conference is $25. Visit masters.edu/creationsummit to register.



KNOW MINISTRY

Church Membership: Join us for Life at Crossroads 301 on March 10 from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the Student Center. We hope that those who have been part of our church for a season will decide to formally become part of our church family. This Sunday class will give you more details about what we believe and will allow you to ask any questions you might have regarding our church, structure, vision, and organization.



GROW MINISTRY

Man Up Conference:  Men, our fourth annual Man Up Conference is coming on March 15 and 16! Our special guest speaker is Crawford Loritts, a passionate speaker and author. Get your tickets today to receive the early bird price of $59.

GriefShare:  The GriefShare curriculum is designed to help those who are hurting from a loss of a loved one and to begin to heal and have hope again. There are three key elements of GriefShare that work together to help you recover from the deep hurt of loss: weekly videos, a facilitated small group discussion time, and an individual study and application of concepts. Video curriculum is 13 weeks long and led by Cameron Hedges.

College Ministry:  Oxford Fellowship is targeted towards individuals that are in the college age range of 18 to 23 years old. We meet every Sunday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For updated information follow us on Instagram at @OxfordFellowship.



GO MINISTRY

Children's Hunger Fund:  We are excited to partner with Children's Hunger Fund in their Food Pak drive. Pick up a box with a list of food items next Sunday. Food Paks are boxes of up to 20 pounds of staple foods, designed to supplement a family of four for about a week. They are hand-delivered to the homes of families in poverty by trained volunteers from local churches. Each Food Pak provides an opportunity to build relationships and deliver the life-giving hope of the gospel. We will be providing Food Paks for the Southern California and LA area! All Food Paks are due back to the church by Sunday, March 3. Email go@lifeatcrossroads.org with any questions.

Missions Class:  We will be offering a class on short-term missions training! This training is for anyone interested in attending a Crossroads missions trip or those who want to gain a deeper knowledge of missions. This training is comprised of two classes on Sunday, February 24 and March 10. They will be from 11 am-12:30 pm in our Adult Classroom. We are very excited for our partners, the Gappers, to lead this class as we to explore the heart of missions and learn practical tools of loving others well. Please email go@lifeatcrossroads.org or visit the Registration cart if you plan to attend!



NEXGEN MINISTRY - Birth to Sixth Grade

Daddy Daughter Dinner and Dance:  Daughters and their fathers (or male relative or family friend) are invited to a catered dinner, dance, and dessert contest. Cost is $30 per person for the first two people (father and daughter). After the purchase of the first 2 regular priced tickets, sister’s tickets are only $15 each. Sign up by February 17. For more information please email nexgen@lifeatcrossroads.org

NexGen Winter Camp:  Angeles Crest Christian Winter Camp – March 1-3. Open to 4th-6th graders. Cost is $200. Sign up through February 17 at www.lifeatcrossroads.info  For more information please email: nexgen@lifeatcrossroads.org

UP Youth Group:  UP youth group is open to all kids 4 years old through 6th grade. We meet from 7:00-8:30 for 10 weeks (February 5 - April 9)on Tuesday nights. You do not need to sign up, just show up.


WEEKDAYS AT CROSSROADS

Sunday:

  • Premarital Class | 8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • The Porch | 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • College Ministry | 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Student Center

Monday:

  • Conquer | 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Adult Classroom C

  • Crossroads Institute | 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • GriefShare | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Student Center

Tuesday:

  • Biblical Manhood | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Worship Center

  • Biblical Womanhood | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • Caring Hearts Widow’s Ministry | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | First Tuesday of the Month | Offsite Home Small Group

  • Elevate Jr. High Ministry | 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Student Center

  • Foundation's For Discipleship | 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | Prayer Room

  • UP Youth Group (4 years old - 6th grade) | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | NexGen Classrooms

Wednesday:

  • Momsense | 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. | Student Center

  • 1 Thessalonians | 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. or 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • Elevate Sr. High Ministry | 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Student Center

  • James | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom C

Thursday:

  • Conquer | 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Adult Classroom C

  • Axia Foster Adoption Support Group | 6:30 pm | First Thursday of the Month | Adult Classroom A

  • Financial Peace University | 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom B

  • ReEngage Marriage Class | 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Student Center

February 3, 2019 Weekend Announcements

February 3, 2019

CROSSROADS BULLETIN

ALL CHURCH


This Sunday, Pastor Todd will conclude the series entitled The Will of God.

Sermon Resources:  Pastor Todd preaches out of the English Standard Version (ESV). Sermon notes are available online at www.lifeatcrossroads.info or blank sheets located in the lobby.

Executive Ministry Assistant Position:  We have an opening for a full-time Executive Ministry Assistant. This role will support the Senior Pastor, Executive Pastor, and Church Administrator. Please go to www.lifeatcrossroads.org/jobs for more details.

Ways to Give:  Interested in partnering with Crossroads through giving? You can give by check/cash during our services with a giving envelope, online, or via text by texting “lifeatcrossroads” to 77977. To start giving today, go to www.lifeatcrossroads.info.

Sign Up for Classes, Events and Small Groups:  Visit the Registration Cart in the lobby or go to www.lifeatcrossroads.info.

Welcome New Family Members:  It is with great excitement that the Crossroads Elders welcome the following new members into our church family.

Jaime Allen

Liza Amani

Brandon Avila

Liz Avila

Amanda Chapin

Rob Chapin

Ryan Cross

Sarah Cross

Alan Denison

Kevin Duxbury

Kym Duxbury

Duke Felipe

Ryan Fullarton

Dawn Gordon

Ashley Graham

Casey Green

Tamara Groves

Madison Heller

Jesse Kobayashi

Micah Kobayashi

Madi Latch

Ray Litchfield

Micah Macasaet

Brandon Marra

Jessica Martin

Tim Martin

Jaime Millett

Matt Millett

Matt Moreno

Chris Norton

Scott Norton

Kym Overbey

Scot Overbey

Andrew Paxton

Ashley Paxton

Jennifer Puleo

Mark Puleo

Daniel Robinson

Stephanie Robinson

Alexis Rosemond

Daniel Rosemond

Maria Rosemond

Frank Salinas

Lisa Salinas

Gianna Schraer

Nathan Schraer

David Stuursma

Connie Stuursma

Casey Thornton

Sam Thornton

Joleena Vargas

Caley Velz

Erica Venger

Glory Waldeck

Steve Waldeck

Kristine Weatherly

David Weatherly

Greg Wells

Kristen Wells

Anne Worthington

Bob Worthington



KNOW MINISTRY

Life at Crossroads Classes: Sign up for Life at Crossroads classes at www.lifeatcrossroad.info. All classes meet on Sundays.

LAC 201 Live As Family - February 3-24 (4-week class) | 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 a.m.

LAC 301 Join Our Family - March 10 | 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.



GROW MINISTRY

Man Up Conference:  Men, our fourth annual Man Up Conference is coming on March 15 and 16! Our special guest speaker is Crawford Loritts, a passionate speaker and author. Get your tickets today to receive the early bird price of $59.

ReEngage:  ReEngage is a marriage enhancement and restoration course that seeks to: revive a marriage that has gone cold, restore a broken marriage relationship, replace damaging words and behaviors with relationally healthy ones, and replenish marriages with a new spirit of God’s design for couples.

GriefShare:  The GriefShare curriculum is designed to help those who are hurting from a loss of a loved one and to begin to heal and have hope again. There are three key elements of GriefShare that work together to help you recover from the deep hurt of loss: weekly videos, a facilitated small group discussion time, and an individual study and application of concepts. Video curriculum is 13 weeks long and led by Cameron Hedges.

College Ministry:  Oxford Fellowship is targeted towards individuals that are in the college age range of 18 to 23 years old. We meet every Sunday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For updated information follow us on Instagram at @OxfordFellowship.


GO MINISTRY

Children's Hunger Fund:  Crossroads is proud to partner with Children's Hunger Fund, located right here in Sylmar, California. Children's Hunger Fund delivers hope to suffering children by equipping local churches for gospel-centered mercy ministry through delivering food and other physical needs. CHF has delivered food and, ultimately, hope to children and families in need in the US and around the world for over 25 years. Starting February 17, we will be participating in a Food Pak drive with them to feed those in need in Los Angeles and Southern California!

2019 Go Teams Interest:  We still have several openings for our 2019 upcoming Go mission teams this summer! We plan to go to Mexico, Haiti, and Hope Gardens in Sylmar, CA. Our Mexico trip is currently scheduled for July 7-12 and Haiti is scheduled for July 11-20. The date for Hope Gardens is still TBD. These teams include VBS, ministering at the local orphanage, evangelism, and various service projects. For more info, please visit our table in the lobby  or email go@lifeatcrossroads.org.



NEXGEN MINISTRY - Birth to Sixth Grade

Daddy Daughter Dance:  Daughters (suggested grades 1st – 6th) and their fathers (or male relative or family friend) are invited for dinner and a dessert contest on Friday, February 22 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Cost is $30 per person. Sign up by February 17 at lifeatcrossroads.info. For questions, please email nexgen@lifeatcrossroads.org.

NexGen Ministry Opportunity:  The NexGen ministry continues to grow and we would love to have you become a part of our team as we minister to kids. Please email nexgen@lifeatcrossroads.org if you are interested in serving.

NexGen Winter Camp:  Angeles Crest Christian Winter Camp – March 1-3. Open to 4th-6th graders. Cost is $200. Sign up through February 17 at www.lifeatcrossroads.info  For more information please email: nexgen@lifeatcrossroads.org

UP Serving Opportunity:  We are looking for people interested in serving in UP (4 years old - 6th grade) for 10 weeks on Tuesday nights beginning February 5. Please email nexgen@lifeatcrossroads.org if interested.



WEEKDAYS AT CROSSROADS

Sunday:

  • Premarital Class | 8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • The Porch | 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • College Ministry | 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Student Center

Monday:

  • Conquer | 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Adult Classroom C

  • Crossroads Institute | 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • GriefShare | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Student Center

Tuesday:

  • Biblical Manhood | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Worship Center

  • Biblical Womanhood | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • Caring Hearts Widow’s Ministry | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | First Tuesday of the Month | Offsite Home Small Group

  • Elevate Jr. High Ministry | 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Student Center

  • Foundation's For Discipleship | 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | Prayer Room

  • UP Youth Group (4 years old - 6th grade) | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | NexGen Classrooms

Wednesday:

  • Momsense | 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. | Student Center

  • 1 Thessalonians | 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. or 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • Elevate Sr. High Ministry | 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Student Center

  • James | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom C

Thursday:

  • Conquer | 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Adult Classroom C

  • Axia Foster Adoption Support Group | 6:30 pm | First Thursday of the Month | Adult Classroom A

  • Financial Peace University | 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom B

  • ReEngage Marriage Class | 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Student Center

Criticism, not a spiritual gift.

I have never met a creative critic.

Critics never have to build anything; they just demolish ideas and people. Tearing down is cheap labor. Demo work is faster than construction and trashing your bedroom is simpler than cleaning it. Courage is rarely found in the life of a critic.

Our English word “critic” comes from the Greek word “kritikos” which speaks of the action to separate. The work of a critic is to sit in judgment, speaking words that separate a person and their idea from everyone else in the room. The critic only exalts themselves by the process of lowering another.

President Theodore Roosevelt said this of the critic,

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood.

The Apostle Paul offers the solution to criticism when he wrote Ephesians 4:29, “let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.”

Corrupting talk means “rotten speech.” What a great description of critical words, rotten to the core speech. Finding a good word that “fits” both time and task is the job of every Christ follower. Let’s face it; critical words should never fit well in a Christ follower’s mouth.

When you are filled with the spirit of the living God you should be at least as kind as the Helpful Honda people in blue shirts. Right? Mark Twain once said, “he could live ninety days on a good compliment.” So grace someone with your words.  Help that person live well for the next ninety days.

JANUARY 27, 2019 Weekend Announcements

January 27, 2019

CROSSROADS BULLETIN

ALL CHURCH


This Sunday, Pastor Todd will continue the series entitled The Will of God. Next Sunday, Pastor Todd will continue the series.

Worship & Sermon Focus:  For 2019, our services will focus on our time of worship through song and the study of God’s word. Announcements will be made at the end of service. In addition, all offering and connection card collections will take place at the offering stations located throughout our worship center and lobby. Please make an effort to stay until the end of service so you do not miss any important announcements.

Executive Ministry Assistant Position:  We have an opening for a full-time Executive Ministry Assistant. This role will support the Senior Pastor, Executive Pastor, and Church Administrator. Please go to www.lifeatcrossroads.org/jobs for more details.

Ways to Give:  Interested in partnering with Crossroads through giving? You can give by check/cash during our services with a giving envelope, online, or via text by texting “lifeatcrossroads” to 77977. To start giving today, go to www.lifeatcrossroads.info.

Sermon Resources:  Pastor Todd preaches out of the English Standard Version (ESV). Sermon notes are available online at www.lifeatcrossroads.info or blank sheets located in the lobby.


KNOW MINISTRY

Life at Crossroads Classes:  Sign up for Life at Crossroads classes at www.lifeatcrossroad.info. All classes meet on Sundays.

LAC 201 Live As Family - February 3-24  (4-week class) | 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 a.m.

LAC 301 Join Our Family - March 10 | 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.



GROW MINISTRY

Man Up Conference:  Men, our fourth annual Man Up Conference is coming! Our special guest speaker is Crawford Loritts, senior pastor at Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell, GA. Pastor Loritts is a passionate speaker and has been challenging men to Biblical Manhood for over 30 years. He has preached throughout the US, Asia, Europe and more. He also has been the featured speaker at Super Bowls and the Pentagon. Crawford has written many books hosts two national radio programs.

The conference kicks off at 6:15 p.m. on Friday, March 15, with award winning BBQ by Dan! Come back the following morning, March 16 at 8:15 a.m. for a time of teaching and enjoy a mid-morning meal. All men, high-school age and above are invited! Space is limited, so sign up today in our lobby or at www.lifeatcrossroads.info.

There is a team of leaders and volunteers working hard to make this Men’s Conference the best one yet!  Please join us and bring a friend. Get your tickets today to receive the early bird price of $59.

ReEngage:  ReEngage is a marriage enhancement and restoration course that seeks to: revive a marriage that has gone “cold,” restore a broken marriage relationship, replace damaging words and behaviors with relationally healthy ones, and replenish marriages with a new spirit of God’s design for couples in a way that is sustainable and benefits our children, family, friends, co-workers, and community. This ministry takes place in a large and small group setting. Your marriage will benefit from this study and experience! This is a 17-week course hosted by Jeff and Denise Tritt, beginning Thursday, February 7. Sign up today in the lobby or at www.lifeatcrossroads.info.

GriefShare:  The GriefShare curriculum is designed to help those who are hurting from a loss of a loved one and to begin to heal and have hope again. There are three key elements of GriefShare that work together to help you recover from the deep hurt of loss: weekly videos, a facilitated small group discussion time, and an individual study and application of concepts. Video curriculum is 13 weeks long and led by Cameron Hedges.



GO MINISTRY

2019 Go Teams Interest:  We still have several openings for our 2019 upcoming Go mission teams this summer! We plan to go to Mexico, Haiti, and Hope Gardens in Sylmar, CA. Our Mexico trip is currently scheduled for July 7-12 and Haiti is scheduled for July 11-20. The date for Hope Gardens is still TBD. These teams include VBS, ministering at the local orphanage, evangelism, and various service projects. For more information on these trips, please visit our table in the lobby or email go@lifeatcrossroads.org.



NEXGEN MINISTRY - Birth to Sixth Grade

Daddy Daughter Dance:  Daughters (suggested grades 1st – 6th) and their fathers (or male relative or family friend) are invited for dinner and a dessert contest on Friday, February 22 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Cost is $30 per person. Sign up by February 17 at lifeatcrossroads.info. For questions, please email nexgen@lifeatcrossroads.org.

NexGen Ministry Opportunity:  The NexGen ministry continues to grow and we would love to have you become a part of our team as we minister to kids. Please email nexgen@lifeatcrossroads.org if you are interested in serving.

NexGen Winter Camp:  Angeles Crest Christian Winter Camp – March 1-3. Open to 4th-6th graders. Cost is $200. Sign up through February 17 at www.lifeatcrossroads.info  For more information please email: nexgen@lifeatcrossroads.org

UP Youth Group:  UP will be starting February 5 – April 9. UP is open to all kids 4 years old through 6th grade. We meet from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. for 10 weeks on Tuesday nights. You do not need to sign up, just show up.

UP Serving Opportunity:  We are looking for people interested in serving in UP (4 years old - 6th grade) for 10 weeks on Tuesday nights beginning February 5. Please email nexgen@lifeatcrossroads.org if interested.



WEEKDAYS AT CROSSROADS

All Grow studies start the week of February 3. Elevate, College and ReEngage are currently ongoing.


Sunday:

  • Premarital Class | 8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • The Porch | 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • College Ministry | 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Loft

Monday:

  • Conquer | 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Adult Classroom C

  • Crossroads Institute | 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • GriefShare | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Student Center

Tuesday:

  • Biblical Manhood | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Worship Center

  • Biblical Womanhood | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • Caring Hearts Widow’s Ministry | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | First Tuesday of the Month | Offsite Home Small Group

  • Elevate Jr. High Ministry | 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Student Center

  • Foundation's For Discipleship | 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | Prayer Room

  • UP Youth Group | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Grade 1-2 Room

Wednesday:

  • Momsense | 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. | Student Center

  • 1 Thessalonians | 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. or 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • Elevate Sr. High Ministry | 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Student Center

  • James | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom C

Thursday:

  • Conquer | 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Adult Classroom C

  • Axia Foster Adoption Support Group | 6:30 pm | First Thursday of the Month | Adult Classroom A

  • Financial Peace University | 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom B

  • ReEngage Marriage Class | 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Student Center

January 20, 2019 Weekend Announcements

January 20, 2019

CROSSROADS BULLETIN

ALL CHURCH

This Sunday, Pastor Ken will continue the series entitled The Will of God. Next Sunday, Pastor Todd will continue the series.

Worship & Sermon Focus:  For 2019, our services will focus on our time of worship through song and the study of God’s word. Announcements will be made at the end of service. In addition, all offering and connection card collections will take place at the offering stations located throughout our worship center and lobby. Please make an effort to stay until the end of service so you do not miss any important announcements.

Executive Ministry Assistant Position:  We have an opening for a full-time Executive Ministry Assistant. This role will support the Senior Pastor, Executive Pastor, and Church Administrator. Please go to www.lifeatcrossroads.org/jobs for more details.

Ways to Give:  Interested in partnering with Crossroads through giving? You can give by check/cash during our services with a giving envelope, online, or via text by texting “lifeatcrossroads” to 77977. To start giving today, go to www.lifeatcrossroads.info.

Sermon Resources:  Pastor Todd preaches out of the English Standard Version (ESV). Sermon notes are available online at www.lifeatcrossroads.info or blank sheets located in the lobby.

Santa Clarita Christian School:  There is no better way to get to know a community than to visit! SCV families who are interested in a Christian school education for their child/ren are invited to Discover SCCS on Monday, January 28th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. The event will begin with a short information session about the curriculum, followed by campus tours. Families will have the opportunity to talk to students, meet administrators and teachers and ask lots of questions. RSVP now at www.sccs.cc/discover-sccs or stop by the information booth in the lobby today and pick-up some yummy cookies made by SCCS’s Culinary Arts students! Have questions about SCCS? Look for those with an I ❤ SCCS sticker.   


KNOW MINISTRY

Life at Crossroads Classes:  Sign up for Life at Crossroads classes at www.lifeatcrossroad.info. All classes meet on Sundays.

LAC 201 Live As Family - February 3-24  (4-week class) | 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 a.m.

LAC 301 Join Our Family - March 10 | 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.



GROW MINISTRY

The Pursuit Women’s Conference:  Join us January 25 & 26 at Crossroads Community Church for the Pursuit Conference featuring our guest speaker, Elyse Fitzpatrick. We are excited to hear from Elyse, who has authored 23 books on daily living and the Christian life. Mandie Pinto-Czarnecki, a local worship artist, will be back again this year to lead us in worship throughout the conference.

The $75 conference fee includes dessert Friday night, a light breakfast Saturday morning, a catered lunch on Saturday, and snacks throughout. Come to be encouraged, equipped, and refreshed! The conference times are Friday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Sign up now at www.pursuitconference.info or our Registration Cart in the lobby.

Man Up Conference:  Men, our fourth annual Man Up Conference is coming! Our special guest speaker is Crawford Loritts, senior pastor at Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell, GA. Pastor Lorittis is a passionate speaker and has been challenging men to Biblical Manhood for over 30 years. He has preached throughout the US, Asia, Europe and more. He also has been the featured speaker at Super Bowls and the Pentagon. Crawford has written many books hosts two national radio programs.

The conference kicks off at 6:15 p.m. on Friday, March 15, with award winning BBQ by Dan! Come back the following morning, March 16 at 8:15 a.m. for a time of teaching and enjoy a mid-morning meal. All men, high-school age and above are invited! Space is limited, so sign up today in our lobby or at www.lifeatcrossroads.info.

There is a team of leaders and volunteers working hard to make this Men’s Conference the best one yet!  Please join us and bring a friend. Get your tickets today to receive the early bird price of $59.


GO MINISTRY

2019 Go Teams Interest:  We still have several openings for our 2019 upcoming Go mission teams this summer! We plan to go to Mexico, Haiti, and Hope Gardens in Sylmar, CA. Our Mexico trip is currently scheduled for July 7-12 and Haiti is scheduled for July 11-20. The date for Hope Gardens is still TBD. These teams include VBS, ministering at the local orphanage, evangelism, and various service projects. For more information on these trips, please visit our table in the lobby or email go@lifeatcrossroads.org.



NEXGEN MINISTRY - Birth to Sixth Grade

Daddy Daughter Dance:  Daughters (suggested grades 1st – 6th) and their fathers (or male relative or family friend) are invited for dinner and a dessert contest on Friday, February 22 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Cost is $30 per person. Sign up by February 17 at lifeatcrossroads.info. For questions, please email nexgen@lifeatcrossroads.org.

NexGen Ministry Opportunity:  The NexGen ministry continues to grow and we would love to have you become a part of our team as we minister to kids. Please email nexgen@lifeatcrossroads.org if you are interested in serving.

NexGen Winter Camp:  Angeles Crest Christian Winter Camp – March 1-3. Open to 4th-6th graders. Cost is $200. Sign up through February 17 at www.lifeatcrossroads.info  For more information please email: nexgen@lifeatcrossroads.org

UP Youth Group:  UP will be starting February 5 – April 9. UP is open to all kids 4 years old through 6th grade. We meet from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. for 10 weeks on Tuesday nights. You do not need to sign up, just show up.

UP Serving Opportunity:  We are looking for people interested in serving in UP (4 years old - 6th grade) for 10 weeks on Tuesday nights beginning February 5. Please email nexgen@lifeatcrossroads.org if interested.



WEEKDAYS AT CROSSROADS

All Grow studies start the week of February 3. Elevate, College and ReEngage are currently ongoing.

Sunday:

  • Premarital Class | 8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • The Porch | 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • College Ministry | 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Loft

Monday:

  • Conquer | 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Adult Classroom C

  • Crossroads Institute | 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • GriefShare | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Student Center

Tuesday:

  • Biblical Manhood | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Worship Center

  • Biblical Womanhood | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • Caring Hearts Widow’s Ministry | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | First Tuesday of the Month | Offsite Home Small Group

  • Elevate Jr. High Ministry | 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Student Center

  • Foundation's For Discipleship | 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | Prayer Room

  • UP Youth Group | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Grade 1-2 Room

Wednesday:

  • Momsense | 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. | Student Center

  • 1 Thessalonians | 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. or 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • Elevate Sr. High Ministry | 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Student Center

  • James | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom C

Thursday:

  • Conquer | 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Adult Classroom C

  • Axia Foster Adoption Support Group | 6:30 pm | First Thursday of the Month | Adult Classroom A

  • Financial Peace University | 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom B

  • ReEngage Marriage Class | 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Student Center

January 13, 2019 Weekend Announcements

January 13, 2019

CROSSROADS BULLETIN

ALL CHURCH

This Sunday, Pastor Todd will continue his series entitled The Will of God. Next Sunday, Pastor Ken will continue the series.

Worship & Sermon Focus:  For 2019, our services will focus on our time of worship through song and the study of God’s word. Announcements will be made at the end of service. In addition, all offering and connection card collections will take place at the offering stations located throughout our worship center and lobby. Please make an effort to stay until the end of service so you do not miss any important announcements.

Executive Ministry Assistant Position:  We have an opening for a full-time Executive Ministry Assistant. This role will support the Senior Pastor, Executive Pastor, and Church Administrator. Please go to www.lifeatcrossroads.org/jobs for more details.

Ways to Give:  Interested in partnering with Crossroads through giving? You can give by check/cash during our services with a giving envelope, online, or via text by texting “lifeatcrossroads” to 77977. To start giving today, go to www.lifeatcrossroads.info.

Sermon Resources:  Pastor Todd preaches out of the English Standard Version (ESV). Sermon notes are available online at www.lifeatcrossroads.info or blank sheets located in the lobby.

Life at Crossroads Classes:  Sign up for Life at Crossroads classes at www.lifeatcrossroad.info. All classes meet on Sundays.

LAC 101 Meet Our Family - January 13 | 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

LAC 201 Live As Family - February 3-24  (4-week class) | 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 a.m.

LAC 301 Join Our Family - March 10 | 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

WOMEN’S MINISTRY

The Pursuit Conference:  Join us January 25 & 26 at Crossroads Community Church for the Pursuit Conference featuring our guest speaker, Elyse Fitzpatrick. We are excited to hear from Elyse, who has authored 23 books on daily living and the Christian life. Mandie Pinto-Czarnecki, a local worship artist, will be back again this year to lead us in worship throughout the conference.

The $75 conference fee includes dessert Friday night, a light breakfast Saturday morning, a catered lunch on Saturday, and snacks throughout. Come to be encouraged, equipped, and refreshed! The conference times are Friday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Sign up now at www.pursuitconference.info or our Registration Cart in the lobby.

GO MINISTRY

2019 Go Teams Interest:  We still have several openings for our 2019 upcoming Go mission teams this summer! We plan to go to Mexico, Haiti, and Hope Gardens in Sylmar, CA. Our Mexico trip is currently scheduled for July 7-12 and Haiti is scheduled for July 11-20. The date for Hope Gardens is still TBD. These teams include VBS, ministering at the local orphanage, evangelism, and various service projects. For more information on these trips, please visit our table in the lobby or email go@lifeatcrossroads.org.

ELEVATE MINISTRY - Jr. High and High School

Elevate MInistry Worship Night:  Jr. High and Sr. High Ministries will be meeting together on Wednesday, January 16th for a night of worship with our own Worship Leader Greg Clark! Jr. High ministry will NOT be meeting on Tuesday night, rather they will join Sr. High ministries for this week only. This night will be a great time of focusing on the Lord and praising him for what He will be doing in and through us in the coming year. Don't miss out!

NEXGEN MINISTRY - Birth to Sixth Grade

Daddy Daughter Dance:  Daughters (suggested grades 1st – 6th) and their fathers (or male relative or family friend) are invited for dinner and a dessert contest on Friday, February 22 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Cost is $30 per person. Sign up by February 17 at lifeatcrossroads.info. For questions, please email nexgen@lifeatcrossroads.org.

NexGen Ministry Opportunity:  The NexGen ministry continues to grow and we would love to have you become a part of our team as we minister to kids. Please email nexgen@lifeatcrossroads.org if you are interested in serving.

NexGen Winter Camp:  Angeles Crest Christian Winter Camp – March 1-3. Open to 4th-6th graders. Cost is $200. Sign up through February 17 at www.lifeatcrossroads.info  For more information please email: nexgen@lifeatcrossroads.org

UP Youth Group:  UP will be starting February 5 – April 9. UP is open to all kids 4 years old through 6th grade. We meet from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. for 10 weeks on Tuesday nights. You do not need to sign up, just show up.

UP Serving Opportunity:  We are looking for people interested in serving in UP (4 years old - 6th grade) for 10 weeks on Tuesday nights beginning February 5. Please email nexgen@lifeatcrossroads.org if interested.



WEEKDAYS AT CROSSROADS

All Grow studies start the week of February 3. Elevate, College and ReEngage are currently ongoing.

Sunday:

  • Premarital Class | 8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • The Porch | 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • College Ministry | 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Loft

Monday:

  • Conquer | 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Adult Classroom C

  • Crossroads Institute | 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • GriefShare | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Student Center

Tuesday:

  • Biblical Manhood | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Worship Center

  • Biblical Womanhood | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • Caring Hearts Widow’s Ministry | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | First Tuesday of the Month | Offsite Home Small Group

  • Elevate Jr. High Ministry | 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Student Center

  • Foundation's For Discipleship | 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | Prayer Room

  • UP Youth Group | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | NexGen Room

Wednesday:

  • Momsense | 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. | Student Center

  • 1 Thessalonians | 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. or 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • Elevate Sr. High Ministry | 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Student Center

  • James | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom C

Thursday:

  • Conquer | 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Adult Classroom C

  • Axia Foster Adoption Support Group | 6:30 pm | First Thursday of the Month | Adult Classroom A

  • Financial Peace University | 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Adult Classroom B

  • ReEngage Marriage Class | 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Student Center

January 6, 2019 Weekend Announcements

January 6, 2019

CROSSROADS BULLETIN

ALL CHURCH

This Sunday, Pastor Todd will begin a new series entitled The Will of God. Next Sunday, Pastor Todd will continue his series, The Will of God.

Ways to Give:  Interested in partnering with Crossroads through giving? You can give by check/cash during our services with a giving envelope, online, or via text by texting “lifeatcrossroads” to 77977. To start giving today, go to www.lifeatcrossroads.info.

Sermon Resources:  Pastor Todd preaches out of the English Standard Version (ESV). Sermon notes are available online at www.lifeatcrossroads.info or blank sheets located in the lobby.

Life at Crossroads Classes:  Sign up for Life at Crossroads classes at www.lifeatcrossroad.info. All classes meet on Sundays.

LAC 101 Meet Our Family - January 13 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

LAC 201 Live As Family - February 3-24  (4-week class) | 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 a.m.

LAC 301 Join Our Family - March 10 | 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


WOMEN’S MINISTRY

The Pursuit Conference:  Join us January 25 & 26 at Crossroads Community Church for the Pursuit Conference featuring our guest speaker, Elyse Fitzpatrick. We are excited to hear from Elyse, who has authored 23 books on daily living and the Christian life. Mandie Pinto-Czarnecki, a local worship artist, will be back again this year to lead us in worship throughout the conference.

The $75 conference fee includes dessert Friday night, a light breakfast Saturday morning, a catered lunch on Saturday, and snacks throughout. Come to be encouraged, equipped, and refreshed! Sign up now at www.pursuitconference.info or our Registration Cart in the lobby.

ELEVATE MINISTRY - Jr. High and High School

No Elevate Weekly Ministry:  The week of January 8/9 there is no regular weekly ministry. Instead it is a "I Love My Small Group" week. All the small groups will be meeting for a new year kickoff with parties or just hanging out.  Your student's small group leader will be contacting you or your student with details. For more information contact students@lifeatcrossroads.org.

Elevate MInistry Worship Night:  Jr. High and Sr. High Ministries will be meeting together on Wednesday, January 16th for a night of worship with our own Worship Leader Greg Clark! Jr. High ministry will NOT be meeting on Tuesday night, rather they will join Sr. High ministries for this week only. This night will be a great time of focusing on the Lord and praising him for what He will be doing in and through us in the coming year. Don't miss out!


NEXGEN MINISTRY - Birth to Sixth Grade

NexGen Ministry Opportunity:  The NexGen ministry continues to grow and we would love to have you become a part of our team as we minister to kids the Lord brings us. Please email nexgen@lifeatcrossroads.org if you are interested in serving.


WEEKDAYS AT CROSSROADS

Tuesday:

  • Caring Hearts Widow’s Ministry | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | First Tuesday of the Month | Offsite Home Small Group

Thursday:

  • Axia Foster Adoption Support Group | 6:30 pm | First Thursday of the Month | Adult Classroom A

  • ReEngage Marriage Class | 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Student Center

Twenty-Nineteen

Fear and faith share one thing in common, both are looking to the future. This next trip around the sun in 2019 will you fear it or will you faith it?

Let me explain why faith is a better way to go.

Remember for a moment, the Israelites, as they walked into the promise land after wondering for forty years. Like them, you stand at the edge of a new land, and it is called 2019. I love, love, love what Joshua said to the people of God as they were about to enter the promised land. In Joshua 3:5 he said,

“Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you.”

This cry of Joshua was for a fierce faith, not fear. Faith, not because the people were so great or life in the promised land would be easy. The cry of faith came from the reality their God is great, and He would take every step with them.

The word Joshua uses for “wonders” is “pala.”  This Hebrew word is interesting as it carries the idea of “extraordinary work in the midst of extreme difficulty.” Read that one more time. This type of work is right in God’s sweet spot.  He holds a Ph.D. in extraordinary. This sweet spot of His is what births courage in the heart of man.

So courage up. Your God has 2019 by the tail.

Let his extraordinary faithfulness fuel your courage. Some of you remember the movie “We Bought a Zoo.” Such a good movie and the title explains the true story of this family; they bought a zoo. In the midst of real fear, Benjamin Mee played by Matt Damon has a great line in the movie,

“you know, sometimes all you need is twenty-seconds of insane courage.”

This is a good word for those who follow Jesus into this new year. All you need is twenty-seconds of insane courage at just the right moment. In those twenty-seconds of insane courage, Peter got out of the boat, David picked up the first stone, and Esther stepped into the palace. Now is your turn. Grab hold of your twenty-seconds.

God-size your dreams. 
Hunger holiness. 
Chase purpose. 
Leverage obedience.
Live loved. 
Burn ships.
Sharpen the razor edge of the Word. 
Exhale joy.

God is going to do wonders among you in 2019.

December 30, 2018 Weekend Announcements

December 30, 2018

CROSSROADS BULLETIN

ALL CHURCH

This Sunday, Pastor Ed will preach a sermon entitled “A new prayer for a new year.” Next Sunday, Pastor Todd will begin a new series entitled The Will of God.

Ways to Give:  Interested in partnering with Crossroads through giving? You can give by check/cash during our services with a giving envelope, online, or via text by texting “lifeatcrossroads” to 77977. To start giving today, go to www.lifeatcrossroads.info.

Sermon Resources:  Pastor Todd preaches out of the English Standard Version (ESV). Sermon notes are available online at www.lifeatcrossroads.info or blank sheets located in the lobby.

2018 Year-End Financial Goal: Our 2018 budget was challenging to nail down as we entered a brand new campus. Yet God was good to us by helping us land on exactly the number we need in 2018. If we can hit our budget by the end of December we will finish the year flush.  Our December giving need is $650K. Would you prayerfully consider an over and above year-end gift to Crossroads?

Life at Crossroads Classes:  Sign up for Life at Crossroads classes at www.lifeatcrossroad.info. All classes meet on Sundays.

LAC 101 Meet Our Family - January 13 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

LAC 201 Live As Family - February 3-24  (4-week class) | 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 a.m.

LAC 301 Join Our Family - March 10 | 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

2018 Year-End Giving:  As 2018 comes to a close, we want to thank you for your faithful financial support of Crossroads. We want to make sure you are aware of IRS rules that determine how we record charitable contributions. To qualify as 2018 contributions, offerings must be received by December 31, 2018. Offerings sent by mail must be postmarked on or before December 31, 2018.  In addition to cash gifts, there are a number of ways to support the ministry of Crossroads with non-cash gifts. For more information on non-cash contributions, please contact Denny Trothing at dtrothing@lifeatcrossroads.org.


WOMEN’S MINISTRY

The Pursuit Conference:  Join us January 25 & 26 at Crossroads Community Church for the Pursuit Conference featuring our guest speaker, Elyse Fitzpatrick. We are excited to hear from Elyse, who has authored 23 books on daily living and the Christian life. Mandie Pinto-Czarnecki, a local worship artist, will be back again this year to lead us in worship throughout the conference.

The $75 conference fee includes dessert Friday night, a light breakfast Saturday morning, a catered lunch on Saturday, and snacks throughout. Come to be encouraged, equipped, and refreshed! Sign up now at www.pursuitconference.info or our Registration Cart in the lobby.


GO MINISTRY

Go Spotlight:  Connect2 Ministries was begun by Crossroads member, Greg Barshaw, and works to connect churches in the United States with churches in the developing world. Through these partnerships, teams are sent on mission trips to their orphanage homes, where they can help provide resources, do maintenance work on the buildings, and love the children in the homes. The ministry currently has two homes for homeless, orphaned, and at-risk children in Haiti. They are also currently building the Vocational Training Center, which will empower both the local community and the children in the homes as they reach adulthood by offering education in practical skills such as tailoring, auto mechanics, baking and animal husbandry, as well as small business management.


WEEKDAYS AT CROSSROADS

Tuesday:

  • Caring Hearts Widow’s Ministry | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | First Tuesday of the Month | Offsite Home Small Group

Thursday:

  • Axia Foster Adoption Support Group | 6:30 pm | First Thursday of the Month | Adult Classroom A

  • ReEngage Marriage Class | 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Student Center

Joy at Christmas?

Have you ever thought about the fact God never commands a feeling? You never read in the Bible be happy, be nostalgic or be melancholy. A feeling is like a bus, a new one comes every ten minutes. Feelings just happen.

The very first Christmas feelings were going around like the common cold. The teenage mother of Jesus was an ocean of feelings along with her bewildered yet to be husband. Their parents?  Well as a parent, I am sure they had a few feelings of their own. Not the perfect Christmas story in their minds. Finally, there was the overbooked inn, pesky animals, and the itchy hay creating a really awkward Christmas photo.

So where does the joy fit?

In the midst of the crazy was a real raw joy. What was born on Christmas day was joy incarnate. You see, a friend of mine describes joy this way,

“Joy is choosing to believe that God is in control of every detail of your life.”

Joy is a “think thing” not a “feel thing.” The birth of Jesus is living proof that God is in control of every detail of the Universe. In the chaos of that time when there was more questions than answers God provided the savior of the world. Joy was now a choice.

Maybe your Christmas or your life right now is out of control. Now is the moment to let feelings feel and make a choice. Choose joy in the chaos. Joy is choosing to accept the “all things” in my life have crossed the sovereign desk of God. He is moving your life along with every molecule in the universe towards His excellent plan just as he did that first crazy Christmas. He was in control of every detail of life for Joseph, for Mary, and Jesus. And for you.

Choose joy!

December 16, 2018 Weekend Announcements

December 16, 2018

CROSSROADS BULLETIN

ALL CHURCH

This Sunday, Pastor Todd will continue his series entitled Ninety, looking at Psalm 90:13-17. Next Sunday, Pastor Todd will preach on joy, in a sermon entitled “The Reason for Joy.”

Christmas Eve Eve Services | December 23  

9 am, 11 am, 2 pm & 4 pm

December Highlights:  Thanks to everyone who participated in our December highlights!  

  • 70 people attended Surviving the Holidays evening

  • Over 200 ladies at the Women’s December Eve dessert

  • 25 people served dinner at the Union Rescuer Missions Overcomer's Christmas party  

  • Over 50 people baked cookies for the Overcomer’s dinner

  • Over 55 families bought Christmas gifts for the youth of Hope Gardens

  • Donations for our missionaries for Christmas gifts

Ways to Give:  Interested in partnering with Crossroads through giving? You can give by check/cash during our services with a giving envelope, online, or via text by texting “lifeatcrossroads” to 77977. To start giving today, go to www.lifeatcrossroads.info.

Sermon Resources:  Pastor Todd preaches out of the English Standard Version (ESV). Sermon notes are available online at www.lifeatcrossroads.info or blank sheets located in the lobby.

2018 Year-End Financial Goal: Our 2018 budget was challenging to nail down as we entered a brand new campus. Yet God was good to us by helping us land on exactly the number we need in 2018. If we can hit our budget by the end of December we will finish the year flush.  Our December giving need is $650K. Would you prayerfully consider an over and above year-end gift to Crossroads?

Office Hours:  Offices are closed December 24-27 and January 1, 2019.

Life at Crossroads Classes:  Sign up for Life at Crossroads classes at www.lifeatcrossroad.info. All classes meet on Sundays.

LAC 101 Meet Our Family - January 13 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

LAC 201 Live As Family - February 3-24  (4-week class) | 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 a.m.

LAC 301 Join Our Family - March 10 | 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

2018 Year-End Giving:  As 2018 comes to a close, we want to thank you for your faithful financial support of Crossroads. We want to make sure you are aware of IRS rules that determine how we record charitable contributions. To qualify as 2018 contributions, offerings must be received by December 31, 2018. Offerings sent by mail must be postmarked on or before December 31, 2018.  In addition to cash gifts, there are a number of ways to support the ministry of Crossroads with non-cash gifts. For more information on non-cash contributions, please contact Denny Trothing at dtrothing@lifeatcrossroads.org.

The Master’s University 5K:  Since 2011, The Master’s University Winter 5K has been a favorite among local runners thanks to the welcoming atmosphere, scenic course, and community partnerships. Starting on TMU’s athletic field and winding through Placerita Canyon and Quigley Canyon Open Space, The Master's University Winter 5K boasts a scenic and entirely flat course with varying terrain, perfect for participants of all ages and abilities. Come experience what local runners have called their “favorite way to start off the new year!” The race will be held on Saturday, January 19, at 9 a.m. Visit www.masters.edu/winter5k for more info and to register.




WOMEN’S MINISTRY

The Pursuit Conference:  Join us January 25 & 26 at Crossroads Community Church for the Pursuit Conference featuring our guest speaker, Elyse Fitzpatrick. We are excited to hear from Elyse, who has authored 23 books on daily living and the Christian life. Mandie Pinto-Czarnecki, a local worship artist, will be back again this year to lead us in worship throughout the conference.

The $75 conference fee includes dessert Friday night, a light breakfast Saturday morning, a catered lunch on Saturday, and snacks throughout. Come to be encouraged, equipped, and refreshed! Sign up now at www.pursuitconference.info or our Registration Cart in the lobby.



GO MINISTRY

Go Spotlight:  Connect2 Ministries was begun by Crossroads member, Greg Barshaw, and works to connect churches in the United States with churches in the developing world. Through these partnerships, teams are sent on mission trips to their orphanage homes, where they can help provide resources, do maintenance work on the buildings, and love the children in the homes. The ministry currently has two homes for homeless, orphaned, and at-risk children in Haiti. They are also currently building the Vocational Training Center, which will empower both the local community and the children in the homes as they reach adulthood by offering education in practical skills such as tailoring, auto mechanics, baking and animal husbandry, as well as small business management.




WEEKDAYS AT CROSSROADS

Sunday:

  • College Ministry |  6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Loft

Tuesday:

  • Caring Hearts Widow’s Ministry | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | First Tuesday of the Month | Offsite Home Small Group

  • Elevate Jr. High Ministry | 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Student Center

Wednesday:

  • Elevate Sr. High Ministry | 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Student Center

Thursday:

  • Axia Foster Adoption Support Group | 6:30 pm | First Thursday of the Month | Adult Classroom A

  • ReEngage Marriage Class | 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Student Center

“O LORD, our Lord”

Psalm 8 is an amazing Psalm.  Notice what David says in verse one,

“O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens.”

As we briefly look at this verse, the first thing to notice is the use of the words “LORD” and “Lord.”  These are two different words in Hebrew.  The first, in all caps, is the word YHWH.  It is the word that reveals that God is a personal Being.  In fact, it is the word God chose to reveal Himself to Moses in the burning bush and is translated Yahweh or Jehovah.

God said to Moses, “I am who I am.” And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel: ‘I am has sent me to you.’ ” God also said to Moses, “Say this to the people of Israel: ‘The LORD, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.’ This is my name forever, and thus I am to be remembered throughout all generations. (Ex. 3:14-15)

The significance of this name YHWH is explained by Nelson Bible Dictionary, “’I am’ expresses the fact that He is the infinite and original personal God who is behind everything and to whom everything must finally be traced.'”  The “I AM” God is Yahweh!

David is praising God for being a personal God with whom he can have a relationship.  God is not some energy or mystical force.  His very name shows that He is a Person we can know.

The second name for God, “Lord” is the name “Adonai.”  It stresses that this personal God who is eternal, is also in sovereign control of all things.

In a sense then, David begins this Psalm by recalling that God is the eternal, personal God with whom he had a relationship and who was in control of all things. This is a great way to regain your perspective as you talk to God!

He concludes the verse by stating that God’s handiwork is shown in the heavens.  God is personal, sovereign and “majestic.”  This means that He inspires “awe or reverence in the beholder; (this reverence) can be related to size, strength, power, or authority” (Logos).  We should be in awe of God because the heavens declare his power, wisdom and greatness.

Father, this Psalm crafted by David, beautifully describes who you are.  I am so thankful that you are a personal God!  We can have a relationship with you!  Amazing!  In addition, you are the Sovereign One. You are in control of all things and your greatness is displayed in the heavens for all to see.  Creation declares your glory and perfection. My response to your demonstration of power should be awe.  Help me to live in constant awe of you and not take the demonstration of your power for granted.

Testing Can Make Me Better

Have you ever felt the heat of trial?  I am sure you have.  For me, it can show up in the pressure of an anxious heart when things are not going as I expected.  I tend to respond to trial by wrestling with them internally. I think about them, get frustrated with them and try to force them to fit my will.  Instead, I need to remember that God can use them to reveal my imperfections.  When I see my lack of faith, lack of trust or worry, I need to confess that to God so He can remove it from me and make me better.  That is why Proverbs 17:3 hit me today. It says,

“Fire tests the purity of silver and gold, but the LORD tests the heart.”

As intense heat is used to surface imperfection in metal so that it can be removed, so too the heart.  Trials are not there to make us miserable but to show us what is within us.  When imperfections are brought to the surface, God can remove then as I confess my sin to Him. Tests have a purpose–to make me better!

Notice what the NET Bible says about this verse,

“When the LORD ‘tests’ human hearts, the test, whatever form it takes, is designed to improve the value of the one being tested.”  

As a result, testing can improve us, purify us and mature us if we respond correctly.  Tremper Longman notes,

“Since the crucible does not only expose but also gets rid of dross, the implication may be that he not only evaluates hearts in this way but also helps people get rid of their sin.”

Father, thank you for the reminder the trials and difficulties can be welcomed since they surface my imperfections and because you can remove them from me as I ask you to do so.  Instead of fighting them and complaining, I must remember that you use them to show me where I still do not trust you and try to handle things myself. Instead, I should discuss my anxious heart with you.  I need to believe in you and your promises instead of trying to fix everything myself.  Use the trials in my life to purify me. Through them, make me more like Jesus and more usable for your Kingdom.

December 9, 2018 Weekend Announcements

December 9, 2018

CROSSROADS BULLETIN

ALL CHURCH

This Sunday, Pastor Todd will continue his series entitled Ninety, looking at Psalm 90:7-12. Next Sunday, Pastor Todd will continue Ninety, looking at Psalm 90:13-17.

Christmas Eve Eve Services | December 23  

9 am, 11 am, 2 pm & 4 pm

Ways to Give:  Interested in partnering with Crossroads through giving? You can give by check/cash during our services with a giving envelope, online, or via text by texting “lifeatcrossroads” to 77977. To start giving today, go to www.lifeatcrossroads.info.

Sermon Resources:  Pastor Todd preaches out of the English Standard Version (ESV). Sermon notes are available online at www.lifeatcrossroads.info or blank sheets located in the lobby.

2018 Year-End Financial Goal: Our 2018 budget was challenging to nail down as we entered a brand new campus. Yet God was good to us by helping us land on exactly the number we need in 2018. If we can hit our budget by the end of December we will finish the year flush.  Our December giving need is $650K. Would you prayerfully consider an over and above year-end gift to Crossroads?

Life at Crossroads Classes:  Sign up for Life at Crossroads classes at www.lifeatcrossroad.info. All classes meet on Sundays.

LAC 101 Meet Our Family - January 13 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

LAC 201 Live As Family - February 3-24  (4-week class) | 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 a.m.

LAC 301 Join Our Family - March 10 | 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Proposed Family Members: Please review the list of names and inform the Elders of any concerns about membership for the

people listed below by emailing the Elders at elders@lifeatcrossroads.org in the coming week.

Jaime Allen

Liza Amani

Brandon Avila

Liz Avila

Amanda Chapin

Rob Chapin

Ryan Cross

Sarah Cross

Alan Denison

Kevin Duxbury

Kym Duxbury

Duke Felipe

Ryan Fullarton

Dawn Gordon

Ashley Graham

Casey Green

Tamara Groves

Madison Heller

Jesse Kobayashi

Micah Kobayashi

Madi Latch

Ray Litchfield

Micah Macasaet

Brandon Marra

Jessica Martin

Tim Martin

Jaime Millett

Matt Millett

Matt Moreno

Chris Norton

Scott Norton

Kym Overbey

Scot Overbey

Andrew Paxton

Ashley Paxton

Jennifer Puleo

Mark Puleo

Daniel Robinson

Stephanie Robinson

Alexis Rosemond

Daniel Rosemond

Maria Rosemond

Frank Salinas

Lisa Salinas

Gianna Schraer

Nathan Schraer

David Stuursma

Connie Stuursma

Casey Thornton

Sam Thornton

Joleena Vargas

Caley Velz

Erica Venger

Glory Waldeck

Steve Waldeck

Kristine Weatherly

David Weatherly

Greg Wells

Kristen Wells

Anne Worthington

Bob Worthington

2018 Year-End Giving:  As 2018 comes to a close, we want to thank you for your faithful financial support of Crossroads. We want to make sure you are aware of IRS rules that determine how we record charitable contributions. To qualify as 2018 contributions, offerings must be received by December 31, 2018. Offerings sent by mail must be postmarked on or before December 31, 2018.  In addition to cash gifts, there are a number of ways to support the ministry of Crossroads with non-cash gifts. For more information on non-cash contributions, please contact Denny Trothing at dtrothing@lifeatcrossroads.org.

The Master’s University 5K:  Since 2011, The Master’s University Winter 5K has been a favorite among local runners thanks to the welcoming atmosphere, scenic course, and community partnerships. Starting on TMU’s athletic field and winding through Placerita Canyon and Quigley Canyon Open Space, The Master's University Winter 5K boasts a scenic and entirely flat course with varying terrain, perfect for participants of all ages and abilities. Come experience what local runners have called their “favorite way to start off the new year!” The race will be held on Saturday, January 19, at 9 am. Visit www.masters.edu/winter5k for more info and to register.



WOMENS MINISTRY

The Pursuit Conference:  Join us January 25 & 26 at Crossroads Community Church for the Pursuit Conference featuring our guest speaker, Elyse Fitzpatrick. We are excited to hear from Elyse, who has authored 23 books on daily living and the Christian life. Mandie Pinto-Czarnecki, a local worship artist, will be back again this year to lead us in worship throughout the conference.

The $75 conference fee includes dessert Friday night, a light breakfast Saturday morning, a catered lunch on Saturday, and snacks throughout. Come to be encouraged, equipped, and refreshed! Sign up now at www.pursuitconference.info or our Registration Cart in the lobby.


GO MINISTRY

Go Spotlight:  Connect2 Ministries was begun by Crossroads member, Greg Barshaw, and works to connect churches in the United States with churches in the developing world. Through these partnerships, teams are sent on mission trips to their orphanage homes, where they can help provide resources, do maintenance work on the buildings, and love the children in the homes. The ministry currently has two homes for homeless, orphaned, and at-risk children in Haiti. They are also currently building the Vocational Training Center, which will empower both the local community and the children in the homes as they reach adulthood by offering education in practical skills such as tailoring, auto mechanics, baking and animal husbandry, as well as small business management.


WEEKDAYS AT CROSSROADS

Sunday:

  • College Ministry |  6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Loft

Tuesday:

  • Caring Hearts Widow’s Ministry | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | First Tuesday of the Month | Offsite Home Small Group

  • Elevate Jr. High Ministry | 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Student Center

Wednesday:

  • Elevate Sr. High Ministry | 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Student Center

Thursday:

  • Axia Foster Adoption Support Group | 6:30 pm | First Thursday of the Month | Adult Classroom A

  • ReEngage Marriage Class | 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Student Center

Fearless or Fear Less?

We have all lived inside the enclosure created by fear. You may be caged right now.

Fear is one of the enemy’s most popular weapons that he uses against us. Fear can be packaged in worry, anxiety, or despair and can overwhelm us with a thick shadow of darkness, controlling our every move and decision.

Have you ever heard of the African impala? This majestic animal is like a tiger or bobcat, but the African impala can jump vertically to the height of over 10 feet. Yet these magnificent creatures can be kept in an enclosure in any zoo with a 3-foot-high wall. You see, this animal will not jump if it cannot see where its feet will fall. They are caged not by a wall but by the fear of the unknown.

The Psalmist writes in Psalm 56:3, “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.” So how do you trust God exactly? Are there concrete actions to trusting him? The answer is a resounding yes! Learning to distance yourself from fear involves the mind. The Bible tells us to put feet to our thinking when the Apostle writes in Philippians 4:8 to “think on these things.” Here are three concrete ways to help you put your trust in Him: control what you can, cast off what you can’t control, and concentrate on what counts.

First, you can only control your thoughts, words and deeds. What you say, how you think, and what you do can make a situation better or worse, so choose wisely. Second, you can’t control other people or their moods, or the weather, or traffic. That means we must be prepared to cast off the wild and wacky ups-and-downs of friends, family, and yes, even the weather. Finally, you must concentrate on what counts. Focus on what really matters in life, not the things that dissipate over the course of days, weeks and months. Get an eternal perspective. Take the battlefield of your mind and think on these things.

Trust the One that can see outside the enclosure.

The next move is yours.

The Sin in Cinnabon

I am pretty sure we get our word “sin” from the Greek word “cin-na-bon.”

Honestly, Cinnabon like sin is so tempting.  That puppy calls you by name no matter what part of the mall you’re in.  Choosing to eat one makes so much sense at the moment. Yet, moments after eating that 1500-caloric sugar bomb, you say to yourself, “why did I eat that?” Moment on the lips, a life time on the hips, just saying.

Just like the moment after choosing to sin, we say “why did I do that?”

Grandpa John, the last living apostle shoots straight with us. He declares that God is light and in him there is no darkness at all.  Yes we saved by Christ yet we still sin. Sin is that darkness, that God, who is all light, can not tolerate.

The apostle John explains that you and I have a free-will choice regarding our personal sin, either cover or confess? The latter is the right choice because our all light, no darkness God is willing to forgive our sin.  I John 1:9 states,

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

In case you missed it let me tell you, this is a fantastic offer.  Confess and be cleansed from the inside out.  Confession is so freeing, so refreshing, so releasing, that you would be nuts to keep hiding your sin.

Here is how confession really works. The word “confess” comes from the Greek word “homologeo.”  The word means “to say the same thing.”  In other words, confession is the act of saying the same thing that God has said about your sin.  To confess is to come to agreement with God. Call sin, sin. Yet with the great offer of forgiveness through Christ, we still hemorrhage excuses. Excuses like, it’s no big deal, it is a midlife crisis, it is a choice, it is a lifestyle, a disease, a disorder, or best yet, everyone is doing it.

Friend, stop the endless excuses. Sin is darkness.

Start the confession. Confess to God. Confess it to a friend. Snap the neck of that sin.  Humble yourself and come to agreement with the all light God.  Let him forgive, bury and wash you anew. Walk in fresh freedom.

And remember, next time you are free to say no to that “sin-na-bon.”

Think Right Live Right.

Your thoughts may not change your circumstances, but they do change you.

This point was evidenced in the life of Victor Frankl. Frankl’s life was reduced to almost nothing by the Holocaust. The Nazi regime took so much more than his freedom. They stripped his life bare, took all his possessions, and shaved his head. His parents, brother, and wife all died in concentration camps. Once an esteemed psychiatrist among his community, Frankl was now a slave in the notorious death camp, Auschwitz.

Frankl endured the daily grind of hard labor, digging a water main tunnel all alone. He faced starvation and daily abuse at the hands of Nazi guards. He could have seethed with hatred and self-pity, but instead, Frankl realized that the Nazis could never rob him of his attitude.

In his book “Man’s Search for Meaning,” he wrote of his time in the camp,

“We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”

The Nazi’s thought they took everything from Frankl, but there are some things that cannot be stolen. You see, Victor Frankl did not choose his circumstances, but he sure did choose his thinking. You have the same choice. Don’t let your circumstances rob you of your thoughts. Help is on the way.

Here is the helping hand of the Apostle Paul in Philippians 4:8,

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”

True – Are your current thoughts objectively, factually true?
Honorable – Are your current thoughts holding the highest view of others?
Right – Are you thinking about the things God declares are right?
Pure – Would you show your thoughts right now on a IMAX screen for all to see?
Lovely – Would “mom” be happy with your thinking right now?
Commendable – Are you thinking about how you could speak well of someone?
Excellent – Can you identify the one thought lately, which you need to pry out of your mind?
Praiseworthy – Is your thinking controlled by thankfulness?

So remember, change your thinking, change your life.

December 2, 2018 Weekend Announcements

December 2, 2018

CROSSROADS BULLETIN

ALL CHURCH

This Sunday, Pastor Todd will continue his series entitled Ninety, looking at Psalm 90:3-6. Next Sunday, Pastor Todd will continue Ninety, looking at Psalm 90:7-12.

Ways to Give:  Interested in partnering with Crossroads through giving? You can give by check/cash during our services with a giving envelope, online, or via text by texting “lifeatcrossroads” to 77977. To start giving today, go to www.lifeatcrossroads.info.

Sermon Resources:  Pastor Todd preaches out of the English Standard Version (ESV). Sermon notes are available online at www.lifeatcrossroads.info or blank sheets located in the lobby.

2018 Year-End Financial Goal: Our 2018 budget was challenging to nail down as we entered a brand new campus. Yet God was good to us by helping us land on exactly the number we need in 2018. If we can hit our budget by the end of December we will finish the year flush.  Our December giving need is $650k. Would you prayerfully consider an over and above year-end gift to Crossroads?

2018 Year-End Giving:  As 2018 comes to a close, we want to thank you for your faithful financial support of Crossroads. We want to make sure you are aware of IRS rules that determine how we record charitable contributions. To qualify as 2018 contributions, offerings must be received by December 31, 2018. Offerings sent by mail must be postmarked on or before December 31, 2018.  In addition to cash gifts, there are a number of ways to support the ministry of Crossroads with non-cash gifts. For more information on non-cash contributions, please contact Denny Trothing at dtrothing@lifeatcrossroads.org.

DECEMBER HIGHLIGHTS

Surviving the Holidays by GriefShare: December 2 | 6:30 pm

Christmas For Our Missionaries: November 11 – December 2

Christmas Eve Eve Services: Dec. 23 | 9 am, 11 am, 2 pm & 4 pm

Union Rescue Mission: December 7

Gifts for Hope Gardens Youth: November 11 - December 3

Proposed Family Members: Please review the list of names and inform the Elders of any concerns about membership for the people listed below by emailing the Elders at elders@lifeatcrossroads.org in the coming week.

Jaime Allen

Liza Amani

Brandon Avila

Liz Avila

Amanda Chapin

Rob Chapin

Ryan Cross

Sarah Cross

Alan Denison

Kevin Duxbury

Kym Duxbury

Duke Felipe

Ryan Fullarton

Dawn Gordon

Ashley Graham

Casey Green

Tamara Groves

Madison Heller

Jesse Kobayashi

Micah Kobayashi

Madi Latch

Ray Litchfield

Micah Macasaet

Brandon Marra

Jessica Martin

Tim Martin

Jaime Millett

Matt Millett

Matt Moreno

Chris Norton

Scott Norton

Kym Overbey

Scot Overbey

Andrew Paxton

Ashley Paxton

Jennifer Puleo

Mark Puleo

Daniel Robinson

Stephanie Robinson

Alexis Rosemond

Daniel Rosemond

Maria Rosemond

Frank Salinas

Lisa Salinas

Gianna Schraer

Nathan Schraer

David Stuursma

Connie Stuursma

Casey Thornton

Sam Thornton

Joleena Vargas

Caley Velz

Erica Venger

Glory Waldeck

Steve Waldeck

Kristine Weatherly

David Weatherly

Greg Wells

Kristen Wells

Anne Worthington

Bob Worthington

The Master’s University 5K:  Since 2011, The Master’s University Winter 5K has been a favorite among local runners thanks to the welcoming atmosphere, scenic course, and community partnerships. Starting on TMU’s athletic field and winding through Placerita Canyon and Quigley Canyon Open Space, The Master's University Winter 5K boasts a scenic and entirely flat course with varying terrain, perfect for participants of all ages and abilities. Come experience what local runners have called their “favorite way to start off the new year!” The race will be held on Saturday, January 19, at 9 am. Visit www.masters.edu/winter5k for more info and to register.



GROW MINISTRY

Surviving the Holidays:  Surviving the Holidays by GriefShare Ministry hosted by Crossroads Community Church is a one-time event for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. You will be welcomed by warm and caring people who understand what you are going through and who want to help. Join us for an evening of encouragement on Sunday, December 2, from 6:30 to 9 pm. Sign up online at lifeatcrossroads.info for this free event or visit Registration Central in our lobby. Please email us at grow@lifeatcrossroads.org for any questions.

WOMENS MINISTRY

The Pursuit Conference:  Join us January 25 & 26 at Crossroads Community Church for the Pursuit Conference featuring our guest speaker, Elyse Fitzpatrick. We are excited to hear from Elyse, who has authored 23 books on daily living and the Christian life. Mandie Pinto-Czarnecki, a local worship artist, will be back again this year to lead us in worship throughout the conference.

The $75 conference fee includes dessert Friday night, a light breakfast Saturday morning, a catered lunch on Saturday, and snacks throughout. Come to be encouraged, equipped, and refreshed! Sign up now at www.pursuitconference.info or our Registration Cart in the lobby.



GO MINISTRY

Go Spotlight:  Connect2 Ministries was begun by Crossroads member, Greg Barshaw, and works to connect churches in the United States with churches in the developing world. Through these partnerships, teams are sent on mission trips to their orphanage homes, where they can help provide resources, do maintenance work on the buildings, and love the children in the homes. The ministry currently has two homes for homeless, orphaned, and at-risk children in Haiti. They are also currently building the Vocational Training Center, which will empower both the local community and the children in the homes as they reach adulthood by offering education in practical skills such as tailoring, auto mechanics, baking and animal husbandry, as well as small business management.

Cookies for Union Rescue Mission Overcomer's Dinner:  We need volunteers to bake homemade Christmas cookies for the annual Christmas party for the men enrolled in The Christian Life Discipleship program! Cookies are due back to the office by Wednesday, December 5. Sign up at the Christmas table in the lobby or at lifeatcrossroads.org/christmas.  


WEEKDAYS AT CROSSROADS

Sunday:

  • College Ministry |  6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Adult Classrooms this week only

Tuesday:

  • Caring Hearts Widow’s Ministry | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | First Tuesday of the Month | Offsite Home Small Group

  • Biblical Manhood | 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Adult Classroom A

  • Elevate Jr. High Ministry | 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Student Center

Wednesday:

  • Momsense | 9 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. | Offsite Location

  • Elevate Sr. High Ministry | 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Student Center

Thursday:

  • Conquer Study | 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Adult Classroom C

  • Axia Foster Adoption Support Group | 6:30 pm | First Thursday of the Month | Adult Classroom A

  • ReEngage Marriage Class | 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Student Center