In the Middle of the Mess @ Crossview (Mondays)

In the Middle of the Mess @ Crossview (Mondays)

Leaders: Heather Olson & Meg Sievek

In her long-awaited new book, "In the Middle of the Mess: Strength for This Beautiful, Broken Life," Sheila Walsh equips women with a practical method for connecting with God’s strength in the midst of struggle. Walsh reveals the hardened defenses that kept her from allowing God into her deepest hurts and shares how entering into a safe place with God and practicing this daily connection with him have saved her from the devil’s prowling attacks. Though we will never be completely “fixed” on earth, we are continually held by Jesus, whatever our circumstances.

This is a six week summer group with a break in the middle. Please purchase the study guide online ($8-$13).

Where & When: At Crossview in classroom 1--Mondays, June 11-July 23 (break July 2) at 6:30-8:30pm.

Who: Women of all ages

Poverty Simulation @ Crossview (Thursday, June 7th 6:00pm)

Poverty Simulation @ Crossview (Thursday, June 7th 6:00pm)

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 30). Register deadline is June 1 (need 30 by May 26).

Have questions or need help with registration please email Aaron Thompson

Where & When: At Crossview in Great Room on Thursday, June 7 at 6:00-8:30pm (check-in begins at 5:30pm)

Who: 12 years old +

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

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 1, 3rd Tuesday of every month 7:00-8:30pm (Ongoing)
Who: Adult men over 50+

"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, Sundays  April 15 and May 20  at 6:30pm
Who: Widows and Widowers Group

Young Families @ Crossview (Sundays at 4:00pm)

Young Families @ Crossview (Sundays at 4:00pm)

Leaders: Cal Wilson and Nick Wilson

Each gathering will begin with a Bible study on life, marriage, or love while the kids are being watched by dependable baby-sitters. No need to prepare in advance and no homework. After the Bible study, while the kids are still being cared for, the parents will get a change to enjoy dinner in peace. The kids eat the last 30 min. Childcare will have a small fee and food responsibilities will be shared by the group.

Where and when: Sundays from 4-6pm at the Wilson’s home in the Mankato area.

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.

Summer Grill-Out Groups

Summer Grill-Out Groups

Sign up to be in a “Grill-Out” Group, and we’ll connect you with 6-8 other adults. Groups will meet at least 3 times over the summer (June - September). The food doesn’t have to be fancy, so don’t stress out about it…the goal is to simply create opportunities to get to know one another, share food and have fun doing so... (learn more)