Young Adults @ Crossview (Sundays at 9:15am)

Young Adults @ Crossview (Sundays at 9:15am)

Leaders: Andrew Jelken, Jason & Carrie Miller

What we think about Jesus matters. Our perception of Him shapes us—what we say, how we treat others, even what we think. If we paint Jesus as any less than who He is as supreme over all creation and savior of the world, not only does our theology slip, but the working out of our faith also suffers. In this 8-session series, Louie Giglio will take us through the book of Colossians to help us form a complete picture of Jesus. This is an ongoing group, so feel free to join in at anytime.

Where: At Crossview in classroom 1

When: Sundays at 9:15-10:30am

Who: Ages 18-29 years old

 

Sunday Potlucks (after the 10:30 service)

Sept 29  It's Fall Y'all

Oct 27  Pumpkin Carving

Nov 24  Friendsgiving

Dec 31  Roaring 20s New Year's Eve Party


Questions? Contact Community Life Pastor Aaron Thompson.

Becoming a Great Youth Sports Parent @ Crossview (Wednesday, October 30 at 6:00-7:15pm)

Becoming a Great Youth Sports Parent @ Crossview (Wednesday, October 30 at 6:00-7:15pm)

Leader: Neil Fletcher

Do your kids play sports? Does your color-coded calendar look crazy with games and practices? Don’t remember the last time you were in church because of that calendar? This evening program is for you!

We have so many families here at Crossview who have kids involved in youth sports. This evening is for you. We will together tackle strategies to stay God-focused and sports-enjoying!

Where & When: At Crossview in the worship center—Wednesday, October 30 6:00-7:15pm

Who: All ages.

If you have questions please contact Community Life Pastor Aaron Thompson.

Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World @ North Mankato (Tuesdays at 9:30am)

Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World @ North Mankato (Tuesdays at 9:30am)

Leader: Nancy Holmberg

Description: This women’s group will be taking a look at “Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World Study Guide: Finding Intimacy with God in the Busyness of Life” by Joanne Weaver. The group will meet for 6 sessions.  Study guides (not the books) are available for purchase online for $10-12.

Where: At Nancy’s home in North Mankato

When: Tuesdays 9:30-11:00am starting October 15

Questions? Contact Community Life Pastor Aaron Thompson

Husband Breakfast (Saturday, October 12 at 8:00am)

Husband Breakfast (Saturday, October 12 at 8:00am)

Men, there are three requirements for having a better marriage: wanting to improve, knowing how to improve, and actively working towards improvement. At Crossview we want marriages to thrive because when they do it impacts the whole family. At this men's breakfast, you will eat a hearty meal, and connect with other men like yourself to discover how to be the kind of husband that God calls men to be through three critical questions. Register by October 7

When and where: Saturday, October 12 from 8:00am-9:30am at Crossview.

Cost: $15/person

Have questions or need help with registration please email Community Life Pastor Aaron Thompson

Advocacy for Victims of Abuse @ Crossview (2nd & 3rd Thursdays every month at 6:00pm)

Advocacy for Victims of Abuse @ Crossview (2nd & 3rd Thursdays every month at 6:00pm)

Leaders: Rhonda Anderson and Heidi Sampson

Advocacy for Victims of Abuse (AVA) is a ministry of Crossview Covenant Church. AVA is focused on shining Christ’s light on the sin of domestic violence. AVA provides resources for victims of abuse and education on the issue of domestic violence. This group will provide a safe place for support for those who have or are dealing with domestic violence. For more information about AVA go to covchurch.org/ava.

Where: At Crossview in classroom 1

When: 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month at 6:00-7:30pm starting October 10 until December 12.

Who: Women and men of all ages.

Questions? Contact Community Life Pastor Aaron Thompson

The Marriage Course @ Crossview (Sundays at 5:30pm)

The Marriage Course @ Crossview (Sundays at 5:30pm)

Leaders: Paul & Judy Johns

The Marriage Course is a series of seven sessions. Nicky and Sila Lee, authors of ”The Marriage Book,” developed The Marriage Course for couples looking for practical support to strengthen their relationship. Some couples do the course to intentionally invest in their relationship, others are looking to address more specific challenges. Either way, the course offers essential tools and practical ideas to help you build a relationship that lasts a lifetime. The Marriage Course is based on Christian principles but designed for all couples with or without a church background. Discussions will be private between couples, no group sharing.

Topics include: Building strong foundations, the art of communication, resolving conflict, the power of forgiveness, the impact of family—past and present, good sex, and love in action.

Where: At Crossview in the Youth Lounge

When: Sundays at 5:30-7:45pm starting October 13-December 1.

Who: Couples of all ages at any stage.

Cost: $45 / couple. Cost includes seven light meals with dessert, and a participant guide for each person. Register by October 8.

Questions? Contact Community Life Pastor Aaron Thompson.

The Universal Christ @ TBD (Thursdays at 7:00pm)

The Universal Christ @ TBD (Thursdays at 7:00pm)

Leaders: Mike Brennan & Rich O’Brien

Most know who Jesus was, but who was Christ? Is the word simply Jesus’s last name? Too often our understandings have been limited by culture, religious debate, and the human tendency to put ourselves at the center. Join this group as they look deeper in the popular Franciscan friar Richard Rohr’s book: “The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We see, Hope For, and Believe.”

Where: TBD

When: Thursday evenings starting October 3 at 7:00-8:15pm

Questions? Contact Community Life Pastor Aaron Thompson

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: Ann Cesafsky, Christine Nessler and Kim Alinder

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. This support group is affiliated with the Alzheimer’s Association.

Where: At Crossview in Classroom 3

When: 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.

Questions? Contact Community Life Pastor Aaron Thompson.

Hope for Hurting Parents @ Crossview (Thursdays at 9:30am)

Hope for Hurting Parents @ Crossview (Thursdays at 9:30am)

Leader: Karen Herwig

Parenting is easily the most difficult job we will ever have. While our role may change as our children enter adulthood, we are still their parents. Sometimes, the hoped for, prayed for outcome for their lives doesn’t come in the way we expected. Our children may make choices, experience depression, mental illnesses, abuse, or addictions that take them down difficult and destructive paths. We find ourselves isolated and wondering where is God in all of this. The pain of watching your child walk a destructive path can be overwhelmingly painful but there is hope.

Hope for Hurting Parents is not lead by professional counselors, but by parents who have experienced the guilt, fear, isolation and heartache along the journey of parenting. We are a community of encouragers and prayer warriors sharing with one another how the Lord sustains us so that we might continue to love our child through their darkness. We would love to share this journey with you. You are not alone!

Where: At Crossview in classroom 1.

When: Thursdays at 9:30-11:00am starting October 3.

Who: Parents of all ages.

Questions? Contact Community Life Pastor Aaron Thompson.

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: At Crossview in the Worship Center.

When: Wednesdays at 6:00-7:15pm starting October 2

 

Questions? Contact Community Life Pastor Aaron Thompson.

Tuesday Bible Study @ Mankato (1st & 3rd Tuesdays every month at 6:30pm)

Tuesday Bible Study @ Mankato (1st & 3rd Tuesdays every month at 6:30pm)

Leaders: Karl and Caryl Darge

This group is full of warm hearted people couples and singles and is open to welcoming a few more attendees.  New material will start October 1 and will be determined in September 17, so more info to follow.

Where: At the Darge residence in Mankato

When: The 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 6:30pm starting October 1

Questions? Contact Community Life Pastor Aaron Thompson

Starting Point @ Crossview (Tuesdays at 6:00pm)

Starting Point @ Crossview (Tuesdays at 6:00pm)

Leader: Pastor Aaron Thompson

This next step class is for anyone who wants to hit the "restart" button with faith. For some of us, our faith journeys began in childhood as a set of beliefs handed to us by a parent, teacher, or pastor. 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 wanting to grow in your faith, coming back to church after some time away, curious about God, or new to faith, 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. This is a 8 session small group.

Where: At Crossview in the Youth Lounge

When: Tuesdays at 6:00-7:30pm starting October 1.

Questions? Contact Community Life Pastor Aaron Thompson.

Finding God Faithful @ Crossview (Tuesdays at 9:30am)

Finding God Faithful @ Crossview (Tuesdays at 9:30am)

Leader: Kathy Woods

Finding God Faithful by Kelly Minter is an 8-session study.  This study traces the path of Joseph's life in the Book of Genesis to observe how God's sovereignty reigns, even in our darkest moments.

Where: At Crossview in the Youth Lounge

When: Tuesdays at 9:30-11:00am starting October 1

Questions? Contact Community Life Pastor Aaron Thompson

Financial Peace University @ Crossview (Mondays at 6:30pm)

Financial Peace University @ Crossview (Mondays at 6:30pm)

Leader: Andrew Kellenberger

Do you wish you could dump your debt? Do you have some questions on how to make the right financial decisions for your family? Or maybe you just need a better plan to spend wisely and save for the future? Financial Peace University (FPU) is a nine lesson, money-management course taught by Dave Ramsey that walks you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future and more. Everyone can benefit from FPU, regardless of age (whether you are 21 or 61), income (whether you make $12,000 or $100,000 per year) and marital status. Classes will be held once per week (September 30-November 19, 2019). Each class session lasts approximately 90 minutes. For the first half, Dave Ramsey teaches on DVD, then class members come together for a small-group discussion and hands-on activities.

When you purchase a Financial Peace University (FPU) membership, you receive all class materials & access to the FPU online resources you need to succeed. You will learn about topics such as: Super Saving - Relating With Money - Cash Flow Planning - Dumping Debt- The Role of Insurance - Retirement and College Planning - Real Estate and Mortgages - and more! Spouses & engaged couples can attend together with a single membership, and teens living at home are welcome to attend with parents.

Where: At Crossview in Conference Room B (First room on the right in the Kid’s Wing.)

When: Mondays at 6:30-8:00pm starting September 30.

Cost: $98.99 for the FPU membership & all class materials. Normal cost is $129.99

Questions? Contact Community Life Pastor Aaron Thompson

Men's Celebrate Recovery Step-Study @ Crossview (Mondays at 6:00pm)

Men's Celebrate Recovery Step-Study @ Crossview (Mondays at 6:00pm)

Leaders/Co-leaders: Mike Smith, Justin Scarbourgh and Brandon Westphal

Celebrate Recovery is a biblical and balanced program that helps us overcome our hurts, hang-ups, and habits.  The purpose of Celebrate Recovery is to fellowship and celebrate God’s healing power in our lives through 8 recovery principles (based on the Matthew 5) and Christ-centered 12 steps. We open the door to new life in Christ by sharing our experiences, strengths and hopes with one another as we become more willing to receive God’s grace in solving our life problems. By working in the Christ-centered steps and applying the Biblical principles found in the Beatitudes, we begin to grow spiritually. We become free from our addictive, compulsive and dysfunctional behaviors. This freedom creates peace, serenity, joy and most importantly, a stronger relationship with God and others. As we progress through the principles and the steps, we discover the personal and forgiving power of Jesus Christ, our loving Savior and Redeemer, and experience hope, healing and freedom through Him. Celebrate Recovery is in over 30,000 churches worldwide, and now including Crossview.

Where: At Crossview in Pastor Brad & Aaron’s offices

When: Mondays at 6:00-7:30pm starting September 30

Questions? Contact Community Life Pastor Aaron Thompson

Women's Celebrate Recovery Step-Study @ Crossview (Mondays at 6:00pm)

Women's Celebrate Recovery Step-Study @ Crossview (Mondays at 6:00pm)

Leaders: Carolina Koopmans and Heather Olson

Celebrate Recovery is a biblical and balanced program that helps us overcome our hurts, hang-ups, and habits.  The purpose of Celebrate Recovery is to fellowship and celebrate God’s healing power in our lives through 8 recovery principles (based on the Matthew 5) and Christ-centered 12 steps. We open the door to new life in Christ by sharing our experiences, strengths and hopes with one another as we become more willing to receive God’s grace in solving our life problems. By working in the Christ-centered steps and applying the Biblical principles found in the Beatitudes, we begin to grow spiritually. We become free from our addictive, compulsive and dysfunctional behaviors. This freedom creates peace, serenity, joy and most importantly, a stronger relationship with God and others. As we progress through the principles and the steps, we discover the personal and forgiving power of Jesus Christ, our loving Savior and Redeemer, and experience hope, healing and freedom through Him. Celebrate Recovery is in over 30,000 churches worldwide, and now including Crossview.

Where: At Crossview in Pastor Brad & Aaron’s offices

When: Mondays at 6:00-7:30pm starting September 30

Questions? Contact Community Life Pastor Aaron Thompson

Cold Case Christianity @ Madison Lake (Mondays at 5:30pm)

Cold Case Christianity @ Madison Lake (Mondays at 5:30pm)

Leaders: Jeremiah & Jennifer Forster

In the Gospels Jesus calls His followers to be eyewitnesses even if it isn’t easy. The book “Cold Case Christianity” by J. Warner Wallace helps Christians to respond to a world which is highly skeptical of the things of faith.  This small group will study “Cold Case Christianity” as it uses an investigation style approach to face the challenges of faith being irrelevant.  This is also the book that was featured in the movie God’s Not Dead 2.  The group will meet for 5-6 sessions with dinner and study. Purchase the book online for about $14. Kids are welcome and childcare is provided.

Where: Forster home in Madison Lake

When: Mondays at 5:30-8:00pm starting September 30 (with dinner and study).

Questions? Contact Community Life Pastor Aaron Thompson

Immigration and Refugee Advocacy Group @ Crossview (Various Sunday evenings)

Immigration and Refugee Advocacy Group @ Crossview (Various Sunday evenings)

Leader: Tara Rustad

The Evangelical Covenant Church is a historically immigrant church and we seek to be a church that can respond to the current immigration crisis with justice and compassion. This small group will explore just and Biblical immigration reform, how we and our church can welcome our immigrant neighbors in Mankato, and also help plan and present a Faith and Justice Learning Seminar on immigration andrefugee advocacy in March 2020.

Where: At Crossview

When: Various Sundays evenings (details TBD).

Questions? Contact Community Life Pastor Aaron Thompson

Criminal Justice Reform Group @ Crossview (Various Sundays at 5:30pm)

Criminal Justice Reform Group @ Crossview (Various Sundays at 5:30pm)

Leaders: Tara Rustad and Monde Schwartz

The US currently has more people locked up than any other country in the history of the world. This small group will focus on learning about the history of mass incarceration in the US, the role of Christianity in its evolution, and how we as a church can actively participate in restorative justice. We will read Rethinking Incarceration by Dominique DuBois Gilliard and also help plan and present a Faith and Justice Learning Seminar on criminal justice reform in February 2020. 

Where: At Crossview in classroom 1

When: Various Sundays at 5:30-7:00pm (September 29, November 3, December 1).

Questions? Contact Community Life Pastor Aaron Thompson