Student Ministries is open to middle school (6th-8th grade) and high school (9th-12th grade) students.
Middle School (6-8th grade) from 6:00-7:15pm
High School (9-12th grade) from 6:00-7:15pm
Come to Crossview and join us for our Wednesday Night Student Ministry. We will have high energy large group times with engaging messages that are designed to communicate the life-changing love of Jesus Christ in a way that meets students in the middle of their life stage. Students also have the opportunity to be a part of a gender and age based small group with dedicated and knowledgeable leaders who are ready to pour into these students and help them grow in their faith. Our Wednesday nights are designed to be full of fun, fellowship and faith. Join us this fall! You won’t want to miss it!
5:00-6:00pm - Optional fellowship and hang out time for 6th-12th grade students in the youth room. Café Open.
5:10-5:55pm - Dinner is available for families who want to eat together before Kids & Students programming begins. Suggested donation is $3/person or $10/family.
6:00-6:35pm - Large Group (Great Room)
6:40-7:15pm - Small Groups (Classrooms)
7:15-8:00pm - Fellowship & Game Time*
6:00-6:35pm - Small Groups (Classrooms)
6:40-7:15pm - Large Group (Great Room)
7:15-8:00pm - Fellowship & Game Time*
*Students are encouraged to leave with their families at 7:15pm if they would like. Alex will be available at church for fellowship & game time until 8:00pm.
Retreats, Special Events, Lock-Ins, Mission Trips, Service Opportunities, etc. Because we value evangelism, discipleship, and outreach, we will provide different connection points throughout the year where students can invite their friends, grow in their faith, and find opportunities to serve.
Confirmation has always been a lasting tradition to explore God’s Word and the importance of living a Christian life. A major focus for a young teenager is learning to think for oneself and develop their own identity. Confirmation sits at the cusp of this stage of life. The end goal of Confirmation is for students to learn, reflect, and affirm their faith, yet recognizing that following Jesus is a lifelong journey filled with these things. Confirmation is not the end, rather it is the beginning of this relationship with Jesus. At Crossview, confirmation is meant to propel 8th grade students into the next step of their faith journey.
At Crossview, we value confirmation as an opportunity for students in 8th grade to go through an intentional year of discipleship consisting of five key components: (1) Attending weekly large group teachings; (2) reading through and discussing the big picture of God’s story each week with a mentor; (3) Serving within other Crossview Ministries at least four times throughout the year. (4) Participating in our confirmation retreat which is the Camp Shamineau fall fling. (October 25-27, 2019), and (5) completing one small paper throughout the year.
Review the Confirmation 2019-20 Parent Letter.
Choose your student's mentor. Families are empowered to decide on who the confirmation student’s mentor will be. Download and review the "Confirmation Mentor Packet" over the next few weeks with your student to pick the right mentor.
Review the 2019-20 Confirmation Schedule - all the dates and deadlines for course work. We will send a schedule to your mentor as well.
Register for confirmation. You will need to know who your student's mentor is before registering. Students should have their registration completed by Confirmation Kick-Off (September 22, 2019). The registration form is included in the 2019-20 Parent Letter (see above).
Plan your weekly meetings with your mentor and start following the schedule.
Confirmation students are encouraged to attend this FREE retreat to Camp Shamineau in Motley, Minnesota. This retreat is designed to bring our confirmation class together so they can grow in their faith together. While at Camp Shamineau students will have the opportunity to take part in the following: Climbing wall, High ropes, low ropes, nature center, archery, rifle range, BB gun range, Campfire donuts, crafts, trail rides, Open gym, volleyball, dodgeball, football, and more. This trip includes all meals and transportation. Finally, and most importantly, students will hear the message of Jesus Christ throughout the weekend and will be given the opportunity to grow in their faith while surrounded by their confirmation peers. Please join us for this unforgettable weekend!
If you have any questions at any time, don’t hesitate to contact NextGen Director Alex Ramerth by email or by calling 507-387-5606.