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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    Vacation Bible School
    June 17-21

    Answers in Genesis: The Incredible Race
    For Rising Kindergarten-5th Graders


    June 17-21
    Millbrook Campus  |  6 - 8:30pm
    *Registration closes June 12!


    Please fill out the Required Waiver for each child participating in VBS.

    Prescription Medication Consent Form

    At The Incredible Race, we are off on a race around the world as we discover that no matter where we live, what language we speak, or what we look like, we are all part of the same family!

    During the week, kids will discover we are all part of the same race--the human race--and we all need a Savior, Jesus! We will enjoy songs, crafts, games, goodies and dramas.

    The Incredible Race will be an amazing adventure filled with excitement! Register your child today!

    Interested in volunteering and making in impact in the life of our kids at VBS this Summer? Click below to sign up!

    VBS Volunteer Training Day

    Wednesday, May 8
    The Great Room, Millbrook Campus  |  6:30 - 8:30pm
    *Registration closes May 3!

    A special training for VBS Volunteers. Register to attend and for Childcare.

     

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    Millbrook Campus
    6 weeks - 5th grade

    Sunday Mornings
    9:15 & 11am

    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!

    Precepts for Kids  |  3rd-5th Grade
    Rm 350

    Precepts is an inductive Bible Study for 3rd-5th graders that runs September-May during each service. This year we will be focusing on Becoming God’s Champion: a study on 2 Timothy. We will discover how to be a true champion for God, how to pass the gospel on to others, and how to press on to the finish strong in tough times. This classroom environment includes review games, a Bible buck store and fun while going deeper into God’s word. Cost: $15/per child.



    Little Star for Children with Special Needs
    Sundays at 11am Only  |  Rm 360
    During the 11:00 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.

    Wednesday Nights
    6:30-8pm

    Awana  |  3 years - 5th grade
    Awana is an international incentive-based children’s program that reaches kids for Christ through fun, age-appropriate handbooks with scripture memorization, games, awards and more. For more information or to register, check out our Millbrook Awana page.

    Wednesday Night Childcare  |  6 weeks - Pre-K
    Childcare is offered for parents who are attending a Wednesday Night Life class, small group or volunteering on campus. Please check-in at our Crossroads Kids welcome desk when you arrive.

     

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    Wake Forest Campus
    6 weeks - 5th grade

    Sunday Mornings
    8:30, 10, 11:30am

    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.

    Wednesday Nights
    6:30-8pm

    Awana  |  3 years - 5th grade
    Awana is an international incentive-based children’s program that reaches kids for Christ through fun, age-appropriate handbooks with scripture memorization, games, awards and more. For more information or to register, check out our Wake Forest Awana page.

    Wednesday Night Childcare  |  6 weeks - Pre-K
    Childcare is offered for parents who are attending a Wednesday Night Life class, small group or volunteering on campus. Please check-in at our Crossroads Kids welcome desk when you arrive.

     

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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

    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

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    Special Needs

    Abilities Enabled

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

    • Creating a church home for persons with all abilities to connect to God
    • Providing an environment to connect with and support individuals who have special abilities and needs, as well as connect with their families and friends
    • Reaching others who witness God's love and grace lived out through ministry to persons with special needs
       

    Sunday Morning Connect Classes & Volunteer Opportunities: 

    Special Needs Parent Support Group
    11am  |  Rm 763
    A Sunday Class for parents, singles, and adults of all ages who may have a friend or family member with special needs. For more information about this class, contact Leigh Sawtelle at 919.981.0222 x161.

    AE (Ages 6-12)
    11am  | Rm 360
    A Sunday School class (Sunday Morning Connect) 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 peer classes with support.

    AE Teens (Ages 13-17)
    11am  |  Rm 764/765
    A Sunday School (Sunday Morning Connect) class for teens and preteens with special needs, ages 13-17. This class is more structured and uses the TEACCH method through which teens can worship, do crafts, pray, and learn about Jesus. We also provide shadows for teens who are able to attend youth ministry programs with support.

    AE Adults (Ages 18+)
    11am  |  Rm 732
    A Sunday Morning Connect (Sunday School) class for adults with special needs, ages 18 and up. We offer worship, prayer time and a Bible lesson with discussion. It is a great time of learning and fellowship in a relaxed and safe atmosphere. For more information about this class, contact Leigh Sawtelle at 919.981.0222 x161.

    Shadow Buddies Needed
    The Abilities Enabled Ministry needs fun loving volunteers to serve as Shadow Buddies in the children’s Sunday School classrooms. No experience or special skills necessary, only open arms and a loving heart. Volunteers must fill out an application and background check form and be at least 8th grade to adult. Training will be provided. For more information, contact Leigh Sawtelle at 919.981.0222 x161.

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

    Respite Care

    Friday, June 14
    6 - 9pm  |  Rm 321, 359, 360, 764, 756
    Once a month our Respite program provides a break for families with children with special needs. This typically occurs on the second Friday of the month. Respite includes crafts, snacks, playground time, movies, and plenty of games. Both children with special needs — from 6 to 14 years of age — and their siblings 12 and under are welcome!

    Below you will find the necessary forms for Respite Attendance. Please print and fill these out prior to attending Respite in 2019.


    Upcoming Respite Dates for 2019:
    September 13
    October 11
    November 8
    December 13


     

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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



    *Registration is currently full for Fall 2018. To be added to the waiting list, click on the link above.

    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.

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    American Heritage Girls
    Troop 1234

    American Heritage Girls
    2nd & 4th Mondays of Each Month
    4:30 - 6pm  |  Kids Ministry, Millbrook Campus

    Any girl, age 5-18, can be an American Heritage Girl. Girls of all different backgrounds are welcome and are encouraged to join at any age! You don't have to start as a Pathfinder (age 5) in order to gain the benefits from participating in the AHG Program.

    Click HERE for more detailed information on getting involved with Troop 1234 or contact Troop Coordinator, Royale Carson.



    Our Mission: "Building women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country."

    Our Vision: "American Heritage Girls is the premier national character development organization for young women that embraces Christian values and encourages family involvement.

    Our Inclusion Policy: "All biological girls of any color, creed, race, national origin and socioeconomic status who agree to live according to the standards of the AHG Oath and the AHG Creed are invited to be members of American Heritage Girls."

    Visit americanheritagegirls.org for more information about the organization.