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
    Millbrook Campus

    Move-Up Weekend
    Sunday, June 23  |  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 Preview Sunday // Student Center
    9:15 am & 11 am
    All 6th-12th grade students join together for live worship & relevant teaching, followed by breakouts to equip students to live out their faith. Come find out all your student has to look forward to entering into Student Ministry! Parents and students are welcome to join us for the entire service. And stay to discuss how we can partner together to help your students grow into who God created them to be. Online registration.

    1Night
    Sunday Evenings // Student Center

    Monthly combined campus event with energetic worship & a high impact message in a high energy atmosphere. For themes and dates visit https://crossroads.org/1night.

    **Check out our Upcoming Student Events!

    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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    Move Up Weekend
    Wake Forest Campus

    Move-Up Weekend
    Sunday, June 23  |  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
    6:30-8pm

    6-8th grade students are encouraged to develop relationships with others, and to study God's Word more deeply in small groups divided by grade & gender.

    **Summer Schedule - Middle School Small Groups will continue to meet in host homes over the summer. Contact Drew Prentice to find out more!

    High School Small Groups
    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!

    **Summer Schedule - High School Small Groups will continue to meet in host homes over the summer. Contact Jesse Rause to find out more!

    Parent Preview Weekend// Student Center, 3rd Floor
    June 23 // 10:00am
    Parent Preview Weekend for rising 6th grade parents and students. Come get a taste of what your student(s) will experience each week, meet our key volunteers, ask questions and worship with us! There will be a quick 20-25 minute parent meeting at the conclusion of the service to meet other parents, staff, volunteers and provide you with an overview of our awesome ministry plans for the upcoming year! We can't wait to meet you and your students. For more information visit https://crossroads.org/studentevents.

    1Night 
    Monthly combined campus event with energetic worship & a high impact message in a high energy atmosphere. For themes and dates visit https://crossroads.org/1night.


    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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    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.

    Sunday Afternoons
    3-4:30pm

    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 Nights
    6:30-8pm

    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


    *An additional class has been added for MOPS Kids and a few spots remain for 2019-2020. Submit your childcare requests using the 'Wait List' form above to see if your child(ren)can be accomodated for. 

    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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    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.