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Summer 2019 Grill-Out Groups

Summer 2019 Grill-Out Groups

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, such as Matthew, Zacchaeus, the Samaritan woman, and many others. We richly bless others, and are blessed ourselves, through missional hospitality!

Summer is coming and it’s that time of year again where you have an opportunity to be a part of a Grill-Out Group.  Each summer about 300 people at Crossview join a Grill-Out Group to get to know others at church in a smaller context. Our vision at Crossview is to connect people to Jesus so that their life and world is transformed.  "Grill-Out" groups are a perfect opportunity to invite your neighbors and friends to get connected in a comfortable and safe environment.  Simply 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. Groups will be compiled in mid-late May.

Regardless if you are new to Crossview or have been coming to Crossview for awhile, these “Grill-Out” Groups are for you!  For more details or sign-up, contact Aaron Thompson.

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

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

Leaders: Jason & Carrie Miller and Andrew Jelken

This group will be doing a study on "The Book of James" with Francis Chen. This is found on Crossview’s free Christian Netflix called RightNow Media (free sign-up here).

When: This is an ongoing group, which meets every Sunday from 9:15-10:30am. You are welcome to join at anytime.

Where: At Crossview in classroom 1

Who: Ages 18-29 years old


Friendship Builders (Once a month)

Friendship Builders (Once a month)

Leader: Eleanor Kottke
About once a month this group takes an adventure together to explore the world that God has created. Previous events have included: dinner theatre, mystery trips, Saint Lucia Smörgåsbord, Springwood gardens, the Arboretum, Stillwater river boat, and more. This is a great group to get to know other seniors at Crossview. Events do have a variable cost.

Where & When: The group generally meets at Crossview and takes the church bus together to various events and trips. Information will be sent out each month. This is an ongoing group, feel free to come when you can.

Who: Seniors

For more information about Friendship Builders please contact Eleanor Kottke.

Sisterhood Night  (Friday, May 10 AT 4:00pm)

Sisterhood Night (Friday, May 10 AT 4:00pm)

”Sisterhood Night” with Sheila Walsh

It's a fun night full of God moments as we worship together, have some fun with giveaways & enjoy time with friends! We have the honor of gathering women from Crossview and going up to River Valley Church in Apple Valley to hear from guest speaker, Sheila Walsh. She loves making the Bible practical, and sharing her own story of how God met her when she was at her lowest point and lifted her up again. Sheila also enjoys being an author and has sold more than five million books. Her newest book just released in 2018 "It's Okay to Not be Okay."  She is also the co-host of the television program Life Today. Calling Texas home, Sheila lives in Dallas with her husband, Barry; her son, Christian; and two little dogs—Tink and Maggie. We are excited for the opportunity to hear from this amazing woman of God!  So bring all the ladies you know and enjoy a casual night of fun...you won't be disappointed you did! Please register by May 8.

When: Friday, May 10 at 4:00 pm.

Where:  Meeting at Crossview to take the bus together (max 40 on bus) and going up to River Valley Church in Apple Valley. The Sisterhood Night program is from 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm. Departing around 9:20 pm and back at Crossview around 11:00 pm.

Cost: $5 for transport. Please bring some money for dinner on the way.

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

Grace Revolution (Mondays at 6pm)

Grace Revolution (Mondays at 6pm)

Leader: Jeremiah and Jennifer Forster

Topic: “Grace Revolution” by Joseph Prince

The grace revolution is all about bringing Jesus back to the forefront. When Jesus is preached and lifted high, lives are touched and transformed. It's a revolution of relationship and it's a revolution of restoration. The grace revolution begins in the innermost sanctum of your heart when you meet the person of Jesus. It is not an outward revolution but something that begins from the inside out. Today, you can experience deep, personal, and lasting transformation that is anchored on the unshakable, rock-solid foundation of Christ and His finished work.

Where & When: At the Forster’s home in Madison Lake—Mondays starting May 6 (6:00-8:00pm)

Who: All ages. Childcare is provided, if they are joining you please include them when you register.

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 & 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.

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 through May (6:30-8:00pm).

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

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

May 5 & 19:  Sexual Orientation Discussion with resources from the Embrace Curriculum in harmony with the Evangelical Covenant Church

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 (9:00-10:30am).

Who: Parents of all ages.

Advocacy for Victims of Abuse (AVA) @ Crossview (1st & 3rd Thursdays every month at 6:00pm)

Advocacy for Victims of Abuse (AVA) @ Crossview (1st & 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 click here.

Where & When: At Crossview in classroom 1—1st and 3rd Thursday of every month until May 16, 6:00-7:30pm.

Who: Women and men of all ages.

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 Classooms 1 & 2

Upcoming Topics:

January 20:  Racial Justice & Reconciliation Discussion with Evangelical Covenant Church resources and a panel of local community members

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

Have questions please email Local Mission Coordinator Tara Rustad.