Launch Well in Owatonna (Thursdays at 7:00pm)

Launch Well in Owatonna (Thursdays at 7:00pm)

Leaders: Erik & Tammy Livingston

God designed us to be in community with Him and others. By the end of this six-session group, you’ll experience first-hand that life really is better when we’re connected. All you need to do is show up, join in on the conversation, and be open to experiencing your relationship with God in a whole new way.

Where & When: Livingston's Home in Owatonna, begins Mar. 15 – Thursdays, 7:00-9:00pm
 

Poverty Simulation @ Crossview (Thursday, March 8th 3:30pm)

Poverty Simulation @ Crossview (Thursday, March 8th 3:30pm)

The Poverty Simulation is an impactful and interactive experience in which participants begin to understand what it might be like to live in a typical low-income family trying to survive from month to month. It is a simulation, not a game. Each participant takes on the role of a person living in poverty. Roles are based on real family scenarios. The goal is to make ends meet, feed your family and maintain housing for one month. Could you survive? Space is limited to 45 participants (minimum of 25).

Where & When: At Crossview in Great Room on Thursday, March 8 at 3:30-6:00pm

Who: All ages.

Weekend to Remember Marriage Retreat

Weekend to Remember Marriage Retreat

WEEKEND TO REMEMBER MARRIAGE RETREAT
MARCH 2-4, 2018

 

Minneapolis Marriott City Center (map)

30 South 7th Street

Minneapolis, MN, 55402

 

GREAT MARRIAGES DON’T JUST HAPPEN.

Marriage is a lifelong adventure of growing together through every age and stage of life. The happiest couples are those who commit to learning skills that help them weather difficult seasons and deal confidently with relationship challenges.

Where is your marriage today? Is it drifting towards isolation or intentionally moving toward connectedness and intimacy? Great marriages don’t just happen! Greatness takes investment. And isn’t that why you walked down the aisle – because you longed for a great relationship that lasts a lifetime? Find out what over 3 million couples worldwide have experienced at FamilyLife’s Weekend to Remember. It’s your turn to make a great marriage happen.

 

REGISTER:

Regular registration: $300/couple (lodging not included)
Register between Jan. 8-29 and and use the group code “CROSSVIEW’ to save $150/couple.
Register before Jan. 8 or after Jan. 29 and use the group code “CROSSVIEW’ to save $100/couple.
 

Who Cares? We Care. @ Crossview (Sundays at 10:30am)

Who Cares? We Care. @ Crossview (Sundays at 10:30am)

Leader: Pastor Libby Englehorn

How do we care for one another at Crossview? Is it possible to be personal even though we are a large church? Absolutely, but only when we do it together. During this 4 week class we will learn how God created each of us with the ability to walk along side each other in times of joy and sorrow. If you want to fine tune your skills for caring and be better equipped to care for people God has put in your life, then this group is for you. This group will discuss listening, grief, prayer, local resources, confidentiality, and more. After the class there is an option to discuss being part of the Pastoral Care Team.

Where & When: At Crossview in Classroom 3—Sundays, begins Feb. 25 (10:30-11:30am). 

"The Day the Revolution Began" @ The Fillin' Station (Thursdays at 7:00pm)

"The Day the Revolution Began" @ The Fillin' Station (Thursdays at 7:00pm)

Leaders:  Mike Brennan & Rich O'Brien

Renowned Bible scholar & bestselling author N.T. Wright thinks the church has reduced and distorted the central story at the heart of the Christian faith: the death of Jesus on the cross. He argues that the New Testament writers were talking about something bigger, more dangerous, and more explosive than we imagined. They were inviting us to join a revolution, one that began on a Friday afternoon on a hill outside Jerusalem. Purchase your own book online ($16-$20).

Where & When: At The Fillin' Station Coffee House (630 S Front St): Thursdays,  begins Feb. 22 (7:00-8:30pm)

Who Cares? We Care. @ Crossview (Wednesdays at 6:00pm)

Who Cares? We Care. @ Crossview (Wednesdays at 6:00pm)

Leader: Pastor Libby Englehorn

How do we care for one another at Crossview? Is it possible to be personal even though we are a large church? Absolutely, but only when we do it together. During this 4 week class we will learn how God created each of us with the ability to walk along side each other in times of joy and sorrow. If you want to fine tune your skills for caring and be better equipped to care for people God has put in your life, then this group is for you. This group will discuss listening, grief, prayer, local resources, confidentiality, and more. After the class there is an option to discuss being part of the Pastoral Care Team.

Where & When: At Crossview in the Meeting Lounge in the Kid's Wing—Wednesdays, begins Feb. 21 (6:00-7:00pm). 

Launch Well in North Mankato (Sundays at 6:00pm)

Launch Well in North Mankato (Sundays at 6:00pm)

Leaders: Austin Kaiser

God designed us to be in community with Him and others. By the end of this six-session group, you’ll experience first-hand that life really is better when we’re connected. All you need to do is show up, join in on the conversation, and be open to experiencing your relationship with God in a whole new way.

Where & When: Kaiser's Home in North Mankato, begins Feb. 11 – Sundays, 6:00-8:00pm
 

Starting Point @ The Fillin' Station (Tuesdays at 6:00pm)

Starting Point @ The Fillin' Station (Tuesdays at 6:00pm)

Leader:  Pastor Aaron Thompson

For some of us, our faith journeys began in childhood as a set of beliefs handed to us by a parent, teacher, or pastor. Maybe you developed a framework of faith based on personal experience. Maybe you had no faith at all. Too often, a faith formed in childhood isn’t strong enough to withstand the pressures of adult life. What if you could find a new starting point for faith as an adult? Whether you are new to faith, curious about God, or coming back to church after some time away, Starting Point is a place where your opinions and beliefs are valued, and no question is off limits.

This is an opportunity for all of us to invite a friend, a co-worker, a neighbor, a family member, and do life and faith with one another.

Where & When: At The Fillin' Station Coffee House (630 S Front St): Tuesdays,  Feb. 6-March 27 (6:00-8:00pm)

"The Big Game" Grill-In Groups (Sunday, Feb. 4)

"The Big Game" Grill-In Groups (Sunday, Feb. 4)

There’s a big football game coming up on Feb. 4 - what a great opportunity to get connected in a smaller community, even for one night! You’re invited to be part of what we’re calling “The Big Game" Grill-In Groups (like the Grill-Out Groups from last summer, but inside). Sign up by Jan 28, and we’ll connect you with 6-8 other adults to meet once on Sunday, Feb. 4 just before kick-off. Get to know one another, share food and have fun watching the game. If you are hosting, we encourage you to invite a neighbor, co-worker, classmate, friend or family member who doesn’t attend Crossview. Regardless if you are new to Crossview or have been coming to Crossview for awhile, these “Big Game" Grill-In Groups are for you! Sign up by filling out the form below. For more details, contact Aaron Thompson.

Name(s) - Couples, please list both names in the "First Name" box *
Name(s) - Couples, please list both names in the "First Name" box
Example: "John & Jane" "Doe"
Would you like to be a host home?
Would you like to be put in:

Newcomer's Dinner Group @ Mankato (Sundays)

Newcomer's Dinner Group @ Mankato (Sundays)

Leaders: Jeremy & Heather Olson

Have you ever considered how through the simple act of eating together, we practice hospitality, build community, and deepen relationships? Jesus commonly ate and drank with those He sought to engage, so we do the same thing! At Crossview, our hope is for every person to get connected in a smaller community, so this fall, we want to invite you to be part of what we’re calling a Dinner Group.  The Olsons are doing the cooking, all you need to do is sign-up and go. 

Where & When: At the Olson’s home in Mankato--The first Sunday of every month, begins Feb. 4 at 12:00pm.

Who: If you consider yourself a newcomer to Crossview then this is for you.

Starting Point @ Crossview (Sundays at 10:30am)

Starting Point @ Crossview (Sundays at 10:30am)

Leader:  Pastor Aaron Thompson

For some of us, our faith journeys began in childhood as a set of beliefs handed to us by a parent, teacher, or pastor. Maybe you developed a framework of faith based on personal experience. Maybe you had no faith at all. Too often, a faith formed in childhood isn’t strong enough to withstand the pressures of adult life. What if you could find a new starting point for faith as an adult? Whether you are new to faith, curious about God, or coming back to church after some time away, Starting Point is a place where your opinions and beliefs are valued, and no question is off limits.

This is an opportunity for all of us to invite a friend, a co-worker, a neighbor, a family member, and do life and faith with one another.

Where & When: At Crossview classroom 4: Sundays,  Feb. 4-March 25 (10:30-11:30am)

Father/Son Winter Retreat @ Shamineau (Feb. 2-4)

Father/Son Winter Retreat @ Shamineau (Feb. 2-4)

This weekend gives fathers & sons the chance to strengthen their relationships and grow closer to God, while having a whole lot of fun. Chapel sessions combine fun, games, great worship times and messages from gifted speakers. Activities include: trail rides, high ropes course, indoor climbing wall, campfire donut making, playing games at the snack shop and more!

Cost is $109 per person ages 13-adult, and $89 per child ages 5-12. Scholarships available!

For more details, contact Dan Englehorn

Where & When: Camp Shamineau near Motley, MN,  Friday, Feb. 2 - Sunday, Feb. 4 (Check-in starts Friday at 6:30pm)

Caregiver Support Group @ Crossview (1st Thursday of every month at 6:30pm)

Caregiver Support Group @ Crossview (1st Thursday of every month at 6:30pm)

Leaders: Sharon Chader (co-leader Kim Alinder)

Topic:  Caregiver Support Group
This group is for those who are giving care to those who are suffering from memory loss.  You may be a friend, a family member, spouse, neighbor, or co-worker. A session generally begins with prayer and devotional along with group discussion to support one another.  This is an ongoing group and there is no need to sign-up, you can just show up.

Where & When: At Crossview in Classroom 3—The 1st Thursday of every month at 6:30-8:00pm (This is an ongoing group, feel free to come when you can).
Who: Those caring for those who suffering from memory loss.

Woman to Woman Mentoring @ Crossview (Kick-off Jan. 30 at 7:00pm)

Woman to Woman Mentoring @ Crossview (Kick-off Jan. 30 at 7:00pm)

Leader: Margrethe Eidet

Topic: Woman to Woman Mentoring
For those who would like to connect with another woman for spiritual growth and friendship.  Pairs will meet at a time convenient for them.  Sign-up and a Profile Card will need to be completed by Jan. 21.  The commitment would be about four months, or longer if the two decide to continue. 

Where & When:  Crossview, Classroom 1, Orientation/Kick-off Night is Tuesday, Jan. 30 (7:00pm)
Who: Women

LifeKeys @ Crossview (Sundays at 10:30am)

LifeKeys @ Crossview (Sundays at 10:30am)

Leader:  Bill Aufderheide

So many of us get involved in activities because it’s what we think we should do, or what is expected. We end up feeling tired, stressed or uninspired. God’s design for each of us is as unique as our fingerprints. Discover the one-of-a-kind person your Creator intends you to be! The study includes easy-to-use exercises, inventories, and self-tests to help you unlock your personality and passions. It will help those longing to find or deepen meaning in life, considering volunteer opportunities, contemplating career changes, or desiring to become more useful to God.

Where & When: At Crossview classroom 1: Sundays, Jan. 28-Mar. 18 (10:30-11:30am)

Addiction Cohort @ Crossview (Tuesday, Jan. 23  7:00pm)

Addiction Cohort @ Crossview (Tuesday, Jan. 23 7:00pm)

Leader: Pastor Aaron Thompson

Topic: Addicts and their families
Dealing with an addiction is difficult for both those who have the addiction and the friends/family around those who are suffering from it. Addiction should never be faced alone.  That is why we are starting a cohort this fall which will explore ways to support those affected by addiction plus complement ministries and organizations which already do this in Mankato. If you have experience with addiction or in supporting people with addiction please consider joining the cohort. We hope to me a couple of times this semester. Anyone who would like to be a part of this cohort as we discuss, pray, and dig into this ever-challenging issue, please sign-up.

Where & When: At Crossview in Classroom 1 on Tuesday, Jan. 23 7:00-8:30pm.
Who: Addicts and their families/friends

The Quest @ Crossview  (Mondays at 6:30pm)

The Quest @ Crossview (Mondays at 6:30pm)

Leader: Carrie Miller

Topic: "The Quest" by Beth Moore
The Quest is a challenge to accept the invitation. In this excursion with Jesus, Beth Moore uses questions from Scripture to lead you into intimacy with the One who knows you best. Learn to dig into the Word, to respond to the questions of God, and to bring your questions before Him. Let the crooked punctuation mark be the map that points you into a closer relationship with the Father. Purchase your study journal online ($20-$28).

Where & When: At Crossview, Classroom 3 - Mondays,  begins Jan. 22 (6:30-8:00pm).
Who: Women of all ages

"Open to Hope" @ Mankato (One Sunday a month at 6:30pm)

"Open to Hope" @ Mankato (One Sunday a month at 6:30pm)

Leader:  Pat Kaiser

Topic: “Open to Hope”

Losing a spouse is never an easy thing and doing it alone makes and already lonely time in life even lonelier.  But it doesn’t have to be that way.  This group is a chance for widows and widowers to be in community together, to support one another, share stories and grow in faith.  Faith is often the thing that gets us through the darkest challenges, and Jesus can bring light into those times as well and maybe even make life a blessing once again.

Where & When: At Pat’s house in Mankato, One Sunday a month at 6:30pm (Starting Jan. 21)
Who: Widows and Widowers Group