Crossroads Kids

Crossroads Kids is a children's ministry uniquely designed with your child in mind! Children from birth through 5th grade experience safe, age-appropriate environments where the Bible is taught in a creative and relevant way. Join the fun and experience a world where kids meet Jesus on their level!

How Can I Stay in the Loop?

If you'd like to learn more about the curriculum, what the children are learning, or what the Kids Ministry teams are up to, be sure to visit our Facebook page (and "LIKE" us!).

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    Move Up Weekend
    Wake Forest Campus

    Sunday, June 24  | K-12th Grade

    We believe every phase of a kid’s life matters to God. Therefore, we want to partner with you as your kids Move Up from one phase to the next. It is our goal for you to find your kids and students new place as easily as possible on Move Up weekend.

    STUDENTS
    Sunday Mornings

    10:00am  // Student Center // Student-led worship with time of teaching by Student Pastor Mark Stroupe.
    11:00am // Worship Center & Student Center // Combined Live Worship in the main worship center, followed by a time of preaching & discussion with real life application by Student Pastor Mark Stroupe. 

    Middle School Small Groups // Student Center, 3rd Floor
    6:30-8pm

    Each student is encouraged to develop relationships with others, and to study God's Word more deeply in small groups divided by grade & gender.

    High School Small Groups // Host Homes
    6:30-8pm

    9th-12th grade students meet for small groups in host homes by gender & grade. Small groups are designed for discipleship & spiritual growth. Great way for students to get connected to each other, have fun and serve the community!

    Parent & Student Move-Up PARTY! // Student Center, 3rd Floor
    June 10 // 11:30am
    Join Mark Stroupe & Marissa Kern for a move-up party for rising 6th grade parents & students. There will be a tour and a chance to hear from Pastor Mark about his vision and heart for students! 

    1Night // *Resumes September 2
    Monthly combined campus event with energetic worship & a high impact message in a high energy atmosphere.

    For more information, contact Wake Forest Student Pastor, Mark Stroupe.

    KIDS
    Elementary

    8:30 & 11:30am - All grades stay in Rm 217
    10am - All grades start in Rm 217
    10am - Small Groups
    K-1st - Stay in Rm 217
    2nd - Rm 303
    3rd - Rm 304
    4th -  Rm 306
    5th - Rm 307
    Preschool (3-5yrs)
    Room assignments by age
    Nursery (0-3yrs)
    Room assignments by stage of development

    For more information, contact Kids Director, Marissa Kern.

     

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    Move Up Weekend
    Millbrook Campus

    Sunday, June 24  | K-12th Grade

    We believe every phase of a kid’s life matters to God. Therefore, we want to partner with you as your kids Move Up from one phase to the next. It is our goal for you to find your kids and students new place as easily as possible on Move Up weekend.

    STUDENTS
    Sunday Morning Connect // Student Center

    9:15 & 11am
    All 6th-12th grade students join together for live worship & relevant teaching, followed by breakouts to equip students to live out their faith.

    Rising 6th Grade Parent Lunch // Student Center
    June 24 // 12:30pm
    Come find out all your student has to look forward to entering into Student Ministry! Parents and students are welcome to join us as we discuss how we partner together to help your students grow into who God created them to be. Lunch is provided, so please RSVP by emailing Jamie at jamie.buford@crossroads.org

    1Night // *Resumes September 2
    Monthly combined campus event with energetic worship & a high impact message in a high energy atmosphere.

    For more information, contact Middle School Pastor, Dan Cwiakala or High School Director, Connor Brantley.

    KIDS
    Main Street // Elementary

    Sprinkles Ice Cream Shop - K-1st Grade and Little S.T.A.R.
    Toy Co. - 2nd-5th Grade
    The Neighborhood // Preschool (3-5yrs)
    Room assignments by age
    Weeland Zoo // Nursery (0-3yrs)
    Room assignments by stage of development

    For more information, contact Kids Director, Matt Thieman or Nursery & Preschool Director, Laura Shank.

     

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    SERVE

    Crossroads Kids Ministry thrives on the committment and dedication of our volunteers. We couldn't do this without you! 

    If you are interested in serving within our Kids Ministry, please fill out the Volunteer Application below along with the Background Check for your respective campus.

    1. Volunteer Application
    2. Background Check (Millbrook Campus)
    3. Background Check (WF Campus)

    If you are a student interested in serving within our Kids Ministry, please fill our the Volunteer Application below:

    Student Volunteer Application

    For questions or concerns, please contact Robbie Thomas

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    Nursery
    6 Weeks - Younger Two's

    Millbrook Campus:

    Sunday Services
    9:15am & 11am
    Our nursery is a loving and caring environment that offers Infant, Crawler, Waddler and Toddler rooms. All the children are prayed for and experience music, Bible stories and activities at their level. Even our little newborns are reminded each week how much the Lord loves them!

    The nursery also includes a nursing mother's room (with a sermon broadcast) and a diaper changing station. If you have questions, or would like to volunteer, please contact Nursery & Preschool Director Laura Shank.

    Wake Forest Campus:

    Sunday Services
    8:30am, 10am, & 11:30am
    Our youngest members are cared for in a loving, safe, and nurturing environment. We have Cuddlers (6 wks-6 mos), Crawlers (6 mos-1 yr), & Walkers (1-2 yrs). If you have any questions, or would like to volunteer, please contact Kid's Director Marissa Kern.

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    Preschool
    Older Two's - Pre-Kindergarten

    Millbrook Campus:

    Sunday Services
    9:15 & 11:00am
    In the preschool environment, we want to bring the Bible to life! Regular small group leaders invest in our preschoolers throughout the year. Activity leaders help make the learning experience fun by assisting with games, crafts and snack time. Sundays wouldn't be complete without time in the preschool theatre for worship and story time too! For questions, contact Nursery & Preschool Director Laura Shank at 919.981.0222 x108.

    Little STAR for Children with Special Needs
    Sundays at 11am Only  |  Rm 360
    During the 11am hour on Sundays, we offer our S.T.A.R. (Special Time Activity Room), a fun and relaxing time for children with special needs, ages 2-10. S.T.A.R. allows parents and caregivers some alone time to worship or attend a Sunday Morning Connect class. Special Friends also offers shadows for all children with special needs during Crossroads' programming.

    For more information about our Abilities Enabled ministry, or if you have questions about Little STAR, please contact our Abilities Enabled Manager Susan Swearingen at ae@crossroads.org or 919.981.0222 x161.

    Wake Forest Campus:

    Sunday Services
    8:30, 10, 11:30am
    Preschool Church encourages children to light up for God. Preschoolers are taught by dedicated, energetic and loving leaders using stories, worship, crafts and songs. If you have questions, or would like to volunteer, please contact Kid's Director Marissa Kern.

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    Elementary
    Kindergarten - 5th grade

    Millbrook Campus:

    Sunday Morning Connect
    9:15am & 11am
    Elementary kids can't wait to get to church each week! Small group leaders build relationships with a group of 8-10 kids, which is key to helping them learn to apply the Bible's truths to their lives. Activity leaders keep the kids moving, having tons of fun and remaining engaged, so they are learning at their level.

    The weekend experience also includes a trip to the Big Time Theater for worship, games, video and skits to further drive home the week's main point.

    Sunday Morning Elective For Kids
    In addition to our phenomenal weekend worship services for kids, we offer an elective class beginning in September through May:

    Precepts for Kids
    9:15am & 11am  |  Rm 350  |  Register Here
    Precepts is an inductive Bible study for 3rd-5th graders that runs September-May during the 9:15 & 11am services. This year we will be focusing on Becoming God's Champion - a study in 2 Timothy. Students will discover how to be a true champion for God, how to pass the gospel onto others, and how to press on to finish strong in tough times. This classroom environment includes review games, Bible buck store and and fun while going deeper into God's word. There is a $15 fee per child.

    Little STAR for Children with Special Needs
    Sundays at 11am Only  |  Room 360
    During the 11am hour on Sundays, we offer our S.T.A.R. (Special Time Activity Room), a fun and relaxing time for children with special needs, ages 2-10. S.T.A.R. allows parents and caregivers some alone time to worship or attend a Sunday Morning Connect class. Special Friends also offers shadows for all children with special needs during Crossroads' programming.

    For more information about our Abilities Enabled ministry, or if you have questions about Little STAR, please contact our Abilities Enabled Manager Susan Swearingen at ae@crossroads.org or 919.981.0222 x161.

    Wake Forest Campus:
    The kids experience a fun and interactive curriculum, Large Group Worship and Bible Stories each week as well as an awesome Small Group time that gives kids an opportunity to talk about what they've learned and how they can apply it to their lives. Game time puts the main point into practice. If you have questions, or would like to volunteer, please contact Kid's Director Marissa Kern.

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    Awana - Millbrook Campus

    Awana
    3 Years Old - 5th Grade

    Wednesdays
    6:30 - 8pm  |  $40/semester  |  $80/year



    *Click to view the Spring 2018 Awana Theme Night Calendar!

    Awana is an international children's program that reaches kids for Christ through fun, Scripture-rich experiences that lead them to know, love and serve Him. Kids work at home in age-appropriate handbooks, then return to their clubs each Wednesday (from September through May) to earn awards and have fun, all within a positive incentive-based structured program. Awana is designed for kids from 3-years-old through 5th grade, but also open to 6th graders who have been in Awana and want to complete the program.

    Age-Specific Clubs

    Cubbies is designed for 3-5 year old preschool children who are potty-trained. In order for your child to join Cubbies, they must turn 3 years old by August 31st. The 2-year curriculum is written in a fun, storybook style and lovable characters.

    Sparks ignites the curiosity of Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade children to learn about the people and events of the Bible—building a foundation of wisdom for knowing Christ. Sparks is divided into three years, each with a unique rank: HangGlider, WingRunner, and SkyStormer.

    T&T Adventure teaches 3rd and 4th graders that salvation in Christ is the ultimate adventure! There are two Ultimate Adventure handbooks, and each one answers four questions about God and the Bible that 3rd and 4th graders frequently ask. 

    T&T Challenge trains 5th and 6th graders that walking faithfully with Christ is the ultimate challenge! The Ultimate Challenge handbook answers four questions about God and the Bible that preteens typically ask. 

    Volunteer In Awana

    Awana LOVES volunteers! There are several volunteer roles from which to choose. Opportunities include leading songs, giving 10-15 minute group devotionals, helping with preschool crafts, listening to kids recite Bible verses they've memorized, and even carpentry and shopping for prizes! Adults or teens interested in serving in Awana are encouraged to send an email to our Awana Commander, Scott Fidler. If you have a gift or passion, we can find a way for you to use it to assist the Awana Ministry!

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    Awana - Wake Forest Campus

    Awana
    3 years old - 5th Grade

    Wednesdays
    6:30 - 8pm  |  $40/semester  |  $80/year 



    Awana Clubs seek to reach kids for Christ through fun, Scripture-rich experiences that lead them to know, love and serve Him. Kids work at home in age-appropriate handbooks, then return to their clubs each Wednesday to earn awards and have fun, all within a positive incentive-based structure program.

    At the Wake Forest-Rolesville campus, we have Awana clubs for preschoolers through 5th grade on Wednesday evenings 6:30 - 8:00pm, from September through May. Because of space limitations and a growing ministry, Awana is the only program for this age group being offered at this campus for 2017-18.

    Age-Specific Clubs

    Cubbies is a program designed for 3-5 year old preschool children, who are potty-trained. In order for your child to join Cubbies, they must be 3 years old by August 31st. The 2-year curriculum is written in a fun, storybook style with read-aloud stories and lovable characters. 

    Sparks ignites the curiosity of Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade children to learn about the people and events of the Bible—building a foundation of wisdom for knowing Christ. Sparks is divided into three years, each with a unique rank: HangGlider, WingRunner, and SkyStormer.

    T&T Adventure teaches 3rd - 5th graders that salvation in Christ is the ultimate adventure and walking faithfully with Christ is the ultimate challenge! There are two Ultimate Adventure handbooks, and each one answers four questions about God and the Bible that 3rd and 4th graders frequently ask. 

    Volunteer in Awana

    Awana LOVES volunteers! There are several volunteer roles from which to choose. Opportunities include leading songs, giving 10-15 minute group devotionals, helping with preschool crafts, listening to kids recite Bible verses they've memorized, and even carpentry and shopping for prizes! Adults or teens interested in serving in Awana are encouraged to send an email to our Awana Commander Marissa Kern. If you have a gift or passion, we can find a way for you to use it to assist the Awana Ministry! Wednesday Night Child Care We also offer child care for children, ages 6 weeks through Pre-K, who are not participating in Awana. It's a free, safe, and fun environment where they sing, play games, and have a brief lesson/activity.

     

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    Wednesday Night Child Care

    Millbrook Campus:

    Wednesdays
    6:30 - 8pm  |  Nursery
    Child care is offered for all children, ages 6 weeks through 5th grade, while parents attend a Wednesday Night Life class or small group, or volunteer. Awana is available as an alternative for kids as young as 3-years-old. Please contact Child Care Coordinator Helen Stiles for inquiries. 

    Please sign in your child at the nursery according to age:

    Cuddler/Crawler: Age 6 Weeks - 12 Months
    Walker: Age 13 Months - 35 Months
    Runner: Age 3 Years - Pre-K
    Room 344: Kindergarten - 5th Grade

    *At check-in you will be asked to provide a cell phone number to contact you in case of an emergency. 

    Wake Forest Campus:

    Wednesdays
    6:30 - 8pm  |  Lower Level
    Child care is offered for all children, ages 6 weeks through pre-K, while parents attend a Wednesday Night Life class or volunteer.

    Programs are available for our infants, toddlers, and preschoolers who are not participating in Awana. It's a free, safe and fun environment where they sing, play games and have a brief lesson/activity.

    Please contact Child Care Coordinator Helen Stiles for inquiries. 

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    MOPS - Mothers of Preschoolers

    MOPS - Mothers of Preschoolers
    2nd & 4th Tuesdays

    Join our Summer Playdates!

    9:30 - 11:30am  |  Great Room, Millbrook Campus

    *Resumes September 11



    *Registration is open for Fall 2018.

    MOPS is for mothers of children from infancy through six years old. Our goal in MOPS is to equip you to handle the joys and challenges of life as a mom. MOPS is a great place for mothers find friendship and acceptance, develop mothering skills, and promote spiritual growth. The women are of many ages and backgrounds, but share the same desire—to be the best mothers they can be. Child care is available during each meeting beginning at 9:15am. Children are lovingly cared for in age-appropriate classes with games, crafts, songs, Bible stories and a snack.

    This year's theme is "Find Your Fire." We will stop inhaling the fumes of our mistakes that tell us we are not enough - not good enough, pretty enough, smart enough, and instead choose to tend our God-given fire. We will learn to live expectantly, surrender daringly and breathle freely. We will hold up a torch that sheds light on what matters most.

    Crossroads MOPS welcomes women from throughout the community. You do not need to be a member of Crossroads Fellowship to join Crossroads MOPS. There is a $31.95 MOPS International fee, plus an additional $60 fee to cover child care, craft and other expenses due at the first meeting of each semester. Visit our Crossroads MOPS blog and find out what we're up to locally! Also visit the MOPS International web site for more information about the organization.

    Your Kids Are Growing, and We Are Too!

    We are officially launching a blend of MOPS and MOMSnext at Crossroads. This new extension of MOPS is for all mothers of school-age kids to experience authentic community, personal growth, practical help and spiritual hope.

    This MOMSnext small group will meet at Crossroads Fellowship on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays with MOPS. The MOMSnext group will have brunch and crafts with our MOPS group. Many speakers and topics will still be relevant to this group; but there will also be opportunities for separate discussions unique to moms with older children. This Group will enjoy mom's nights out, lunch or coffee dates, and time for children to socialize together!

     

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    Home School
    Generations

    Generations Homeschool Group

    Generations is a ministry of Crossroads Fellowship that exists to encourage and equip Christian families in the Triangle as they educate their children at home. We accomplish this by offering academic enrichment programs, coordinating group activities, and fostering collaboration among our members.

    Want to learn the whole story of how Generations began or how you can be involved in the activities we sponsor? Please see our Generations Homeschool Group website.