Addiction Cohort @ Crossview

Addiction Cohort @ Crossview

Leaders:  Steve Juhlin and 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 2 on Thursday, Nov 2 at 7-9pm.
Who: Addicts and their families/friends

Newcomers Dinner Group @ Mankato

Newcomers Dinner Group @ Mankato

Leader: Jeremy and Heather Olson

Topic: Newcomer Dinner Group

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. We hope the group will meet 2-3 times this semester.

Where & When: At the Olson’s home in Mankato--The first gathering is Sunday, Oct 29 at 12:00pm.

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

"Finding I am"  @ Crossview  (Mondays at 6:30pm)

"Finding I am" @ Crossview (Mondays at 6:30pm)

Leader: Carrie Miller

Topic: “Finding I Am” (How Jesus Fully Satisfies the Cry of Your Heart) by Lysa TerKeurst
What is the deep cry of your heart? The ache in your soul that keeps you up at night? The prayer you keep repeating? Jesus not only cares about this deep, spiritual wrestling, but He also wants to step in and see you through it. Join Lysa TerKeurst on the streets of Israel to explore the seven I AM statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. Through this interactive, 6 week, in-depth study we will be trading feelings of emptiness and depletion for the fullness of knowing who Jesus is like never before. Purchase your “Finding I am” workbook online, which runs between $15-$18 plus tax and shipping/handling.

Where & When: At Crossview Classroom 3--Mondays, 6:30pm-8:00pm (Begins Oct. 23)
Who: Women of all ages

 "Ten Questions Christians are Asking"@ Mankato (Sundays at 6:30pm)

"Ten Questions Christians are Asking"@ Mankato (Sundays at 6:30pm)

Leaders:  Myron and Laurie Erstad

Topic: "Ten Questions Christians are Asking" by Dr. David Jeremiah
In this group we will spend a lot of time prior to our studies, on personal discussions, mostly issues going on in our lives. We meet once per month on a Sunday evening at the Erstad home in Mankato.

Where & When: At the Erstad home in Mankato, Sundays 1x / month at 6:30-8:00pm (Begins Oct. 22)
 

Who: Empty Nesters

 

”Awakening. Honesty. Action.” @ North Mankato  (Sundays at 4:00pm)

”Awakening. Honesty. Action.” @ North Mankato (Sundays at 4:00pm)

Leaders: Andrew & Leah Garry

Topic: ”Awakening. Honesty. Action.”
We’ve all had “aha!” moments in our lives, times when a sudden revelation surprises us with insight. Awakening to the reality of our true spiritual condition, we see ourselves and our need for a Savior with renewed honesty. This realization leads to action, obeying God’s commands and following the example set by Christ. As we see in the transformation of the prodigal son, the result is a life-changing, destiny-altering collision — an AHA moment that leads us home to our loving Father. Each week we will meet together as adults only for the first hour while our children are being cared for by babysitters (small fee) and we will discuss the weekly Bible lesson. We will rejoin with our children for the last hour for dinner and fellowship. There is space for six couples.

Where & When: Andrew and Leah Garry’s home in North Mankato, Six Sunday evenings, 4:00-6:00pm (Begins Oct. 15)

Who: Young couples with children

"The Quest"  @ Crossview (Wednesdays at 9:30am)

"The Quest" @ Crossview (Wednesdays at 9:30am)

Leader: Kathy Woods

Topic: "The Quest" by Beth Moore
The Quest is a challenge to accept the invitation. In this six-week 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. A study journal for $17.99 will need to be purchased.

Where & When: At Crossview, Classroom 1, Wednesdays, 9:30-11:00am (Begins Oct. 11)
Who: Women of all ages

"Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus" @ Crossview (Wednesdays at 1:00pm)

"Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus" @ Crossview (Wednesdays at 1:00pm)

Leader:  Rich O’Brien

Topic:”Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus” by Nabeel Qureshi
In Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, Nabeel Qureshi describes his dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity, complete with friendships, investigations, and supernatural dreams along the way. Providing an intimate window into a loving Muslim home, Qureshi shares how he developed a passion for Islam before discovering, almost against his will, evidence that Jesus rose from the dead and claimed to be God. Unable to deny the arguments but not wanting to deny his family, Qureshi struggled with an inner turmoil that will challenge Christians, Muslims, and all those who are interested in the world’s greatest religions. Engaging and thought-provoking, Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus tells a powerful story of the clash between Islam & Christianity in one man’s heart—& the peace he eventually found in Jesus. Purchase your “Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus” book online, which runs between $5-$11 plus tax and shipping/handling.

Where & When: At Crossview, Classroom 3—Every Wednesday at 1:00pm (Begins Oct. 4)

"Open to Hope" @ Mankato (1st Sunday of every month at 6:30pm)

"Open to Hope" @ Mankato (1st Sunday of every 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. Meeting on:  Oct. 1, Nov. 5, and Dec. 3.

Where & When: At Pat’s house in Mankato, 1st Sunday of every month at 6:30pm (Starting Oct. 1)
Who: Widows and Widowers Group

Gospel of Mark  @ North Mankato (Tuesdays at 7:00pm)

Gospel of Mark @ North Mankato (Tuesdays at 7:00pm)

Leader: Kristin Pierson

Topic: Gospel of Mark
This group wants to establish a relationship with the group members and will be going through the school year.  We spend a few minutes studying a passage from Mark and then each share which verse stuck out to us, observations from the text, how it applies to our lives, and a prayer. This study method is called S.O.A.P.—Scripture, Observation, Application, Prayer.

Where & When: At Kristin’s House in North Mankato—Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00pm (Begins Sept. 26)
Who: Women in their 20-30’s single or married

Exploring Life’s Journey through Visual Art Journaling @ Crossview (1x/month, Thursdays at 6:00pm)

Exploring Life’s Journey through Visual Art Journaling @ Crossview (1x/month, Thursdays at 6:00pm)

Leaders: Ruthan Miller & Laurie Wilking

Topic: “Building Bridges to Carry Burdens”
Using the art of mixed media while journaling or scrapbooking, we will learn the value of tuning in to the inner reflections we sometimes ignore and finding the gifts God has given to each of us. This will be a safe & fun atmosphere to explore our life’s journey together, deepen our friendship with Jesus, and build greater trust and confidence in our relationships with others. Initial supplies and samples will be provided. The group will meet Sept 21, Oct 19, Nov 16, and Dec 14. Sponsored by AVA (Advocacy for Victims of Abuse) through the Evangelical Covenant Church.

Where & When: At Crossview in Classroom 4, once a month Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm. (Begins Sept. 21)
Who:  Women of all ages

Exploring Life’s Journey through Visual Art Journaling

Men's Connection Group @ Hilltop Hy-Vee (Wednesdays at 6:30am)

Men's Connection Group @ Hilltop Hy-Vee (Wednesdays at 6:30am)

Leader:  Chris Murphy

Topic: Men’s Connection Small Group
Each week we spend a few minutes discussing how our “walk” has gone the past week and what had been going on in our lives, then we move to the Word which is a predetermined Scripture chosen each week.  We spend a few minutes studying the passage and then each share which verse stuck out to us, observations from the text, how it applies to our lives, and a prayer (S.O.A.P. outline—Scripture, Observation, Application, Prayer). This group welcomes newcomers at any time.

Where & When: Hilltop Hy-Vee, Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30am (Begins Sept. 20, Ongoing)

Men Over 50+ @ Crossview (3rd Tuesday every month at 7:00pm)

Men Over 50+ @ Crossview (3rd Tuesday every month at 7:00pm)

Leader: Paul Anderson

Topic: TBD
When we gather we generally share what is happening in our lives, dive into the Bible, and pray for one another. This is an ongoing group and newcomers are welcome.

Where & When: At Crossview Classroom 2, 3rd Tuesday of every month 7:00-8:30pm (Begins Sept. 19)
Who: Adult men over 50+

Spanish Bible Study Group

Spanish Bible Study Group

Leader: Dan & Libby Englehorn

Topic: Spanish Bible Study Group
A beginning level Spanish small group Bible study open to families with children and all ages. We'll meet once or twice a month, exact times and location to be determined. Affordable on-site childcare will be available.  

Where & When: TBD by group (1 or 2 times a month).
Who: Those wanting to speak Spanish and grow in faith.

Philippians  @ Hilltop Hy-Vee (Fridays at 6:00am)

Philippians @ Hilltop Hy-Vee (Fridays at 6:00am)

Leaders: Joe DeLory & Dan Esslinger

Topic: The Book of Philippians
This is an ongoing group and fellowship opportunity to dig into the Word and to meet other men.

Where & When:  Hilltop Hy-Vee Fridays, 6:00am (Ongoing)
Who:  Men of all ages

Men's Bible Study @ Weggy's  (Thursdays at 6:15am)

Men's Bible Study @ Weggy's (Thursdays at 6:15am)

Leaders: Ken Ambrose & Geoff Roise

Topic: Bible Study
This group is a group of guys that follow the SOAP study process (Scripture, Observation, Application, & Prayer).  We share some prayer requests and meet on a weekly basis.  This group will meet until Christmas and will go on from there.

Where & When: Weggy's On Campus (1600 Warren Street)—Thursdays 6:15am (Begins Sept. 14)

Who: Men of all ages

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. The next gathering is Oct. 5).
Who: Those caring for those who suffering from memory loss.

Young Adults @ Crossview (Sundays at 9:30am)

Young Adults @ Crossview (Sundays at 9:30am)

Leaders: Jack Livingston & Kailee Steen

This is an ongoing group where newcomers are welcome at any time. The group will serve something to eat, either a snack or small breakfast, and go through the study. After the Bible Study, you are welcome to join the group for the 10:30am Sunday Service. And who knows, maybe we will do some stuff together after church too…

Where & When: Crossview, Classroom 3 – Sundays, 9:30-10:30am (Ongoing)
Who: Young Adults (age 18-29)