Faith & Justice Learning Seminars (3rd Sunday of each month, 6:30-8:00pm)

Faith & Justice Learning Seminars (3rd Sunday of each month, 6:30-8:00pm)

Faith & Justice Learning Seminars:  A small group from Crossview and representatives from local organizations will present on various topics and discuss how our Christian faith calls us to care for, serve and work together with people on the margins.

 

When: 3rd Sunday of each month from 6:30-8:00pm

Where: Crossview in classrooms 1 & 2

 

October 21:  Family Violence (spouse abuse, child abuse & neglect) with AVA and CADA. For flyer click here.

November 18:  Homelessness & Lack of Affordable Housing with Connections Ministry and Partners for Affordable Housing

December 16: Fighting Poverty in our Community with PACT Ministries, Holy Grounds & The Salvation Army

January 20:  Sexual Orientation Discussion with resources from the Embrace Curriculum in harmony with the Evangelical Covenant Church

February 17:  Criminal Justice Reform Discussion with Blue Earth County Yellow Line Project & Evangelical Covenant Church Mass Incarceration Resources

March 17: Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy with MN Council of Churches, Lincoln Community Center, and the Evangelical Covenant Church 2014 Resolution on Immigration

April 28: (4th Sunday due to Easter)  People with Disabilities and Exceptionalities with SMILES and Covenant Enabling Residences

May 19:  Racial Justice & Reconciliation Discussion with Evangelical Covenant Church resources and a panel of local community members

 

Have questions please email Local Mission Coordinator Tara Rustad.

Unexpected @ Crossview (Fridays at 10:00am)

Unexpected @ Crossview (Fridays at 10:00am)

Leader: Sharon Chatleain

A group about anticipating the unexpected with a faith filled perspective

Where & When: At Crossview in classroom 1—Fridays starting October 19 (10:00-11:30am).

Who: Women of all ages.

Moms with Young Children (Every other Thursday at 6:00pm)

Moms with Young Children (Every other Thursday at 6:00pm)

Leader: Brittney Taylor

A group for moms who want to do life together while going through the book “Don’t Hide Your Light Under a Laundry Basket,” by Jenny Rae Armstrong.

Where & When: Flexible Locations—every other Thursday night starting October 18 (6:00-8:00pm).

Who: Moms with young children.

Grief Group (Thursdays at 5:00pm)

Grief Group (Thursdays at 5:00pm)

Leader: Sandy Sawatzky
Suffering the loss of a loved one? Find support in a relaxed reflective environment and learn about the grief process and stages of healing.

Where & When: Sandy will host in North Mankato—Thursdays at 5:00pm starting October 18.

Who: All ages.

Hope for Hurting Parents @ Crossview (Thursdays at 9:00am)

Hope for Hurting Parents @ Crossview (Thursdays at 9:00am)

Leader: Amy Deike & Karen Herwig

Are you a hurting parent and need support? Parenting is easily the most difficult job we will ever have. Even though we do our best sometimes the outcome doesn’t come in the way we expected. Our children make choices, experience depression, severe mental illness, addictions, deal with abuse, or go to jail. These things may take them down dangerous and destructive paths, but there is hope.

This group is not lead by professional counselors, but by parents who have experienced the guilt, fear, isolation and heartache along their parenting journey.

Where & When: At Crossview in classroom 1—Thursdays starting October 18 (9:00-10:30am).

Who: Parents of all ages.

Men's Group @ Mankato (Every other Monday at 8:30pm)

Men's Group @ Mankato (Every other Monday at 8:30pm)

Leader: Adam Putrah

This group will be taking a look at the book of Galatians with Kyle Idleman (a series available on RightNow Media).

Where & When: At the Putrah’s home in Mankato—every other Monday night starting October 15 (8:30-10:00pm).

Who: Generally men ages 20-50.

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

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

Leaders: Jason & Carrie Miller and Andrew Jelken

Life is better together. Faith is better together. Whether you're new to this small group thing or you've been part of a group before—welcome. From the very beginning of time, God designed us to be in community with Him and others. Our hope at Crossview Covenant  Church is that our “Launch Well” material launches you well and serves as a guide to discovering the personality and make-up of a small group at our church.  We are passionate about cultivating three healthy biblical patterns in our small groups: GROW (changing to be like Jesus), CONNECT (connecting with one another), and SERVE (cultivating a heart for others). 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.  By the end of these six sessions, you'll experience first-hand that life really is better connected. 

Where & When: At Crossview in classroom 3 (when we host the rotating shelter the group will meet in the great room)—Sundays starting October 14 (9:30-10:30am). This is an ongoing group and you are welcome to join in at anytime.

Who: Ages 18-29 years old


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 main Sanctuary—Wednesdays, begins October 10 (6:00-7:15pm) Meeting October 24, November 7 and 14.

Who: All ages.

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

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

Leader: Chuck Parsons

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 and when: At The Fillin’ Station Coffeehouse (630 S Front St) in the back room October 9 -November 27 (6:00-8:00pm).

The Micah Project @ Crossview (1st & 3rd Sunday at 6:30pm)

The Micah Project @ Crossview (1st & 3rd Sunday at 6:30pm)

Leader: Beth Sandell

A small group focused on discussing how our Christian faith calls us to care for, serve and work together with people on the margins. The first Sunday of the month will be more of a small group conversation. The third Sunday of the month, the small group will team-up to lead the Faith & Justice Learning Seminars with representatives from local organizations as they present on various justice topics (see below).

Where & When: Crossview in Classroom 1—1st & 3rd Sundays of the month starting October 7 (6:30-8:00pm).

Who: All ages. Drop-ins and one-time visitors are welcome.

October 7 & 21:  Family Violence (spouse abuse, child abuse & neglect) with AVA and CADA

November 4 & 18:  Homelessness & Lack of Affordable Housing with Connections Ministry and Partners for Affordable Housing

December 2 & 16: Fighting Poverty in our Community with PACT Ministries, Holy Grounds & The Salvation Army

January 6 & 20:  Sexual Orientation Discussion with resources from the Embrace Curriculum in harmony with the Evangelical Covenant Church

February 3 & 17:  Criminal Justice Reform Discussion with Blue Earth County Yellow Line Project & Evangelical Covenant Church Mass Incarceration Resources

March 3 & 17: People with Disabilities and Exceptionalities with SMILES and Covenant Enabling Residences

April 7 & 28: (4th Sunday due to Easter)  Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy with MN Council of Churches, Lincoln Community Center, and the Evangelical Covenant Church 2014 Resolution on Immigration

May 5 & 19:  Racial Justice & Reconciliation Discussion with Evangelical Covenant Church resources and a panel of local community members

Love Does @ Weggies (Every other Thursday at 7:00pm)

Love Does @ Weggies (Every other Thursday at 7:00pm)

Leaders: Mike Brennan & Rich 0’Brien

This group will be taking a look at Bob Goff’s book titled, “Love Does.” The book’s premise is discovering a secretly incredible life in an ordinary world.

Where & When: At Weggies on Campus up in the mezzanine (1600 Warren St) —Every other Thursday starting October 4 until December 13 (7:00pm)

Who: 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: 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.

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.

Men's Group @ Hilltop HyVee (Wednesdays at 6:30am)

Men's Group @ Hilltop HyVee (Wednesdays at 6:30am)

Leader: Phil Perrizo

This group will be studying the book of James by using the S.O.A.P. method (Scripture, Observation, Application and Prayer).

Where & When: Hilltop HyVee café—Wednesdays starting October 3 (6:30-7:30am).

Who: Men of all ages.