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!

Parents! You have the opportunity every day to be the spiritual leaders of your home. Please click the images below for the online worship experience for this Sunday. As always let us know how we can serve you!

**New! Kids Ministry is offered at 9:15 & 11am at both the Millbrook and Wake Forest Campuses. No RSVP is required for Kids Ministry at the Millbrook Campus.



Click your child's respective age group for age-specific curriculum:

 

*Preschoolers will learn about Rahab and the Spies.

 

 


*Kids will learn that Creation glorifies God.




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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    Child Dedication & Parent Commissioning Dinner
    Sunday, October 3

    Child Dedication Service

    A Child Dedication service is an opportunity for parents to publicly declare their intent to raise their child in a way that honors God and also give the child the opportunity to eventually have a personal relationship with Jesus. In many ways a "child dedication" service is truly a "parent commissioning" service, as parents publicly declare to raise their child in the faith until the child is old enough to make his own personal confession of Christ. It's also a time for family, friends, and the church body here at Crossroads to say we will partner with you, as best we can, to see that this takes place. 

    Life Verse and Photo
    You will need to choose a life verse for your child. A life verse is a verse from the Bible that you have chosen for your child that he/she can call his/her own for a lifetime. Also please submit a photo of your child to one of the following contacts prior to the parent meeting:

    Millbrook: Laura Shank
    Wake Forest: Sarah Clark

    Millbrook Campus:

    Child Dedication Service:
    Sunday, October 24
    9:15 & 11am  |  Millbrook Worship Center



    Mandatory Parent Commissioning Dinner:
    Sunday, October 3
    4:30 - 6:30pm  |  Friendship Factory
    The parent commissioning dinner is required for all parents dedicating a child. This will be a wonderful time where we will gather around a meal and fellowship with other parents be encouraged in our journey of parenting! Parents will read a letter they have written for their child that is loving in content, encouraging, challenging and filled with the hope they have for their child's future. This intimate environment will be a place of community and encouragement for parents. The evening will be recorded and a highlight reel shown during the Child Dedication Ceremony on October 24th. Childcare will be provided for those who register. Registration closes September 28th.

    Wake Forest Campus:

    Child Dedication Service:
    Sunday, October 24
    9:15 & 11am |  Wake Forest Worship Center



    Mandatory Parent Commissioning Dinner
    Sunday, October 3
    4:30 - 6:30pm  |  Rm 205
    The parent commissioning dinner is required for all parents dedicating a child. This will be a wonderful time where we will gather around a meal and fellowship with other parents be encouraged in our journey of parenting! Parents will read a letter they have written for their child that is loving in content, encouraging, challenging and filled with the hope they have for their child's future. This intimate environment will be a place of community and encouragement for parents. The evening will be recorded and a highlight reel shown during the Child Dedication Ceremony on October 24th. Childcare will be provided for those who register. Registration closes September 28th.

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    Before Baptism Class
    September 19
    Millbrook Campus

    The Before Baptism Class is a tool to guide parents through the most important decision their children will ever make. Baptism is an important spiritual milestone in a young believer's life. Parents and their children can take this class together. Parents will learn how navigate the topic of salvation and baptism with their children before their children get baptized. Parents will also learn how to help their children prepare their personal testimony so their child will be ready to apply for the next baptism. This hour long class will take place in the Elementary Hallway during 9:15am service only.

    September 19 |  Millbrook Campus, Rm 344 *9:15 am

      

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    Millbrook Campus
    6 weeks - 5th grade

    Sunday Mornings 

    Weeland Zoo  |  6 weeks - Younger Three's
    Weeland Zoo is a loving and caring environment for our Cuddlers, Crawlers, Walkers and Runners. Each week children are prayed for, experience music, Bible stories and activities at their level. Children progress by stages of development and/or age. *Our Nursing Mother’s Room is located down the hall and to the right, with live sermon broadcast and diaper changing station.

    The Neighborhood  |  Three's - Pre-kindergarten
    Welcome to the Neighborhood! We bring the Bible to life with regular small group leaders who invest in your preschoolers each week throughout the year; activity group leaders make learning a fun experience with games, crafts and snack time; and of course, Sunday morning wouldn’t be complete without a special time in the Theater for worship and story time!

    Main Street  |  Kindergarten - 5th Grade
    Main Street is the place to be! Whether you are joining us in the Sprinkles Ice Cream Shoppe (K-1st) or The Toy Company (2nd- 5th) you are going to have a great time! Our weekly Small Group leaders build relationships with groups of 8-10 kids, helping them learn to apply the Bible’s truths to their lives, while our Activity Leaders keep the kids moving, engaged and learning at age-appropriate levels. Each week, we take a walk down Main Street to our Friendship Factory for worship, games, video and skits to further drive home the week’s main point. You don’t want to miss what we have planned for you this week! Come on and join us!

    Little Star for Children with Special Needs |  Rm 360
    During the 11am service on Sundays, we offer our S.T.A.R. (Special Time Activity Room), a fun and relaxing time with trained volunteers for children with special needs, ages 2-10 yrs old. 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 hours.

    Sunday Morning - Precepts​​​​ Class

    Precepts for Kids
    3rd-5th Grade  |  Rm 350
    Cost: $15/per child.


    **Registration is now open!
    Contact Amy Lendach for questions regarding Precepts for Kids!

    Precepts is an inductive Bible Study for 3rd-5th graders that meets September 12, 2021 - May 22, 2022 at 9:15 and 11am on Sunday mornings. This year we will remain in the Gospel of John covering chapters 11-16. This film-themed study will explore the wonder of who Jesus is through His teaching and miracles. In the process, the students will be challenged to follow Jesus daily, closely and sacrificially. This classroom environment includes worship, review games, a Bible buck store and interactive learning while going deeper into God’s word. 

    Wednesday Nights

    First Wednesdays
    6:30-8pm, Millbrook Campus
    Every First Wednesday *Starting September 1

    Kids Ministry will be available during First Wednesdays for Kindergarten - 5th Graders and will be a time of worship, games, small group activities and discussion. We will be walking through the "Gospel Project" curriculum which focuses on deeper Bible study and learning how to live for Jesus throughout the week beyond Sundays.

    Childcare for ages 6 weeks - 4 year olds will also be available. No registration is required for Kids Ministry or childcare.
     

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    Wake Forest Campus
    6 weeks - 5th grade

    Sunday Mornings *RSVPs required.

    The Neighborhood  |  6 weeks - 5th Grade

    Nursery  |  6 weeks - Younger Two's
    Even the smallest members of our Neighborhood are cared for in a loving, safe and nurturing environment by trained volunteers in each of our Cuddler (6wks-6months), Crawler (6mos-1 yr) and Walker (1-2 yrs) rooms. Nursery age children progress by stages of development and/or age. *Our Nursing Mother’s Suite is located on the 2nd floor, behind our ladies’ restroom, with live sermon broadcast and diaper changing station.

    Preschool  |  Older Two's - Pre-Kindergarten
    Preschool Church brings the Bible to life with regular small group leaders who invest in your preschooler each week, making learning a fun experience with game, crafts and snack time.

    Elementary  |  Kindergarten -  5th Grade
    Each week kids experience a fun and interactive curriculum, large group worship and bible stories followed by small group time that gives kids an opportunity to talk about what they’ve learned and how they can apply it to their lives.

    Sunday Morning - Precepts Class

    Precepts for Kids
    3rd-5th Grade  |  Rm 307
    Cost: $15/per child.

    **Registration is now open!
    Contact Sarah Clark for questions regarding Precepts for Kids!
    Precepts is an inductive Bible Study for 3rd-5th graders that meets September 12, 2021 - May 8th, 2022 at 11am on Sunday mornings. This year we will remain in the Gospel of John covering chapters 11-16. This film-themed study will explore the wonder of who Jesus is through His teaching and miracles. In the process, the students will be challenged to follow Jesus daily, closely and sacrificially. This classroom environment includes worship, review games, a Bible buck store and interactive learning while going deeper into God’s word. 


    Wednesday Nights

    First Wednesdays
    6:30-8pm, Millbrook Campus
    Every First Wednesday *Starting September 1

    Kids Ministry will be available during First Wednesdays at the Millbrook Campus for Kindergarten - 5th Graders and will be a time of worship, games, small group activities and discussion. We will be walking through the "Gospel Project" curriculum which focuses on deeper Bible study and learning how to live for Jesus throughout the week beyond Sundays.

    Childcare for ages 6 weeks - 4 year olds will also be available. No registration is required for Kids Ministry or childcare.
     

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    SERVE

    Crossroads Kids Ministry thrives on the commitment 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

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

    Student Volunteer Application

    For questions or concerns, please contact Matt Thieman at the Millbrook Campus or Sarah Clark at the Wake Forest Campus. 

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    Special Needs

    Abilities Enabled

    Dedicated to ministering to those among us who have special needs by:

    • Creating a church home enviroment for persons of all ages with disibilities to worship learn and connect to God
    • Providing support to individuals, children and their famlies as they navigate the waters of the special needs community
    • Reaching the  Raleigh community to witness God's love and grace lived out through the lives of famlies as our wonderful volunteers.
       

    Sunday Morning Connect Classes & Volunteer Opportunities: 

    AE (Ages 6-12)
    11am  | Rm 360
    A Sunday School class for children with special needs, ages 6-12. We embrace each child's special needs and provide a safe environment where they can learn about Jesus in a more sensory-integrated environment. Children worship through music, prayer, crafts, and play. We also provide shadows for children who are able to participate in their main-stream classes as needed.

    AE Teens and AE Adults
    11am  |  Rm 501
    A Sunday School class for teens and preteens with special needs, ages 13+. This class is a more structured environment. We offer worship, prayer time and a Bible lesson with discussion. AE Teens and Adutls can worship, do crafts, pray, and develop a relationship with Jesus. It is a great time of learning and fellowship in a relaxed and safe atmosphere. We also provide shadows for teens who are able to attend youth main-stream programs as needed.

    For more information about this class, contact Leigh Sawtelle at 919-345-8338.

    Shadow Buddies Needed
    The Abilities Enabled Ministry needs fun loving volunteers to serve as Shadow Buddies Sunday mornings during 11am service and Friday night Respite. No experience or special skills necessary, just a heart for the special needs community. Volunteers must fill out an application and background check form and be at least 8th grade to adult. For more information, contact Leigh Sawtelle at 919-345-8338.

    Click HERE to fill out a volunteer application and background check.

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    MOPS - Mothers of Preschoolers

    MOPS - Mothers of Preschoolers
    2nd & 4th Tuesdays

     *Registration now open for 2021-2022!

    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.

    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 additional fees 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.

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