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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    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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    Nursery
    6 Weeks - Younger Two's

    Millbrook Campus:

    Sunday Services
    9:15am & 11am
    Our nursery is a loving and caring environment with Infant 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 340  |  Register Here
    Precepts is an inductive Bible study for kids in 3rd through 5th grade. It runs from September-May during 9:15 and 11am services. This year we will be focusing on Abraham: Gods' Brave Explorer based on Genesis 11-25. With God's trail map, the Bible, we will explore the lessons Abraham learned about walking by faith, listening to God, and trusting His guidance even when the path gets bumpy. This classroom environment includes review games, Bible buck store 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 Coordinator Liane Clark at Liane.Clark@ 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 Leaders Potluck
    Saturday
    6 - 8pm  |  January 12
    Awana leaders, their spouses and Leaders-in-Training gather together for a potluck dinner and a time of fun and fellowship. Please register to attend and to sign up for childcare (for children 6 weeks old to age 10). Registration closes on Monday, January 7, 2019.

    Register Here for the Potluck

    Awana
    3 Years Old - 5th Grade

    Wednesdays
    6:30 - 8pm  |  September 5, 2018 through May 1, 2019

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

    Prescription Medication Consent Form

    *Online registration is now closed - please contact Matt Theiman.

    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.

    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. Three-year-olds must be accompanied by the parent if they join Cubbies.

    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 through 5th 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 through 5th graders frequently ask.

    Awana Theme Nights:

    September 05 Crazy Hair Night
      12 Team Color Night
      19 Parent Night
      26 Wacky Tacky Night
    October 03 Pajama Night
      10 Grocery Night
      17 Fishers of Men Night
      24 Ice Cream Night
      31 Costume Night
    November 07 Patriotic Night
      14 Beard & Mustache Night
      21 No Awana
      28 Decorate Your Leader
    December   No Awana



    Volunteer In Awana

    Awana LOVES volunteers! There are several volunteer roles from which to choose. Opportunities include giving 10-15 minute group devotionals, helping with preschool crafts, listening to kids recite Bible verses they've memorized. Adults or teens interested in serving in Awana are encouraged to send an email to our Awana Commander, Kay Nicholls at awana@crossroads.org. 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 - Wake Forest Campus
    3 years old - 5th Grade

    Wednesdays Nights
    6:30 - 8:00pm  |  $40/semester

     

    *Awana resumes January 9

    **Online Registration Closes January 8
    ***On-site registration will be available after January 8


    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 2018-19.

    Age-Specific Clubs

    Cubbies is a program designed for 3-5 year old preschool children, in the two years prior to kindergarten. 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 (Truth & Training) is a fun and engaging Bible study for 3rd-5th graders, teaching kids the truth of God's Word and trains them to follow Him and practice His grace.  

    Volunteer in Awana

    Awana relies on volunteers. There are several volunteer roles from which to choose. Opportunities include:

    • Small Group Leader - working alongside 5-7 clubbers using provided materials to help them with their understanding scripture, asisting with activities and praying over them
    • Student Leaders - high schoolers who assist adult leaders with activities, and working individually with clubbers to help them understand verses
    • Directors - organizing leaders in individual clubs, setting schedules, managing inventory, parent communication and filling in for leaders as needed
    • Game Director - organizing 2-3 games for each club, feeding the excitement of Awana for the clubbers through fun
    • Special Events volunteer - occasional needs such as helping with special theme nights 

    If you are able to assist with any of these Awana roles/projects please contact Paula Batton. Weekly volunteer roles receive a 50% enrollment discount for their children. 

    *Childcare is available for children 6 weeks through Pre-K, who are not participating in Awana. Childcare is free, safe and a fun environment where paid leaders sing, play games and do a brief lesson with the children. 

     

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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.
     

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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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    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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    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!