Welcome Letter to School

Here is a template for team leaders to use to introduce themselves and the Crossroads program to the school. Click on below and download the file to customize. Welcome Letter to School

Spring Kids Craft: Origami Bunnies

Here’s a fun craft for families to do at home with their kids around Easter time: make origami bunnies! (Or, teach your kids how to do this during their opening small group time.) Materials: square pieces of origami paper (or any paper cut into a square) Instructions:      

Getting Started (for churches): Challenge #5

  Overcoming the five biggest challenges Challenge #5: Discerning God’s Will. As you have probably seen the last five weeks, there are some challenges to starting a Crossroads Kids Club®; however often the biggest challenge is making the time to discern whether this ministry is something God wants you to do. If God is calling you to…Continue reading Getting Started (for churches): Challenge #5 Continue reading Getting Started (for churches): Challenge #5

Getting Started (for churches): Challenge #4

  Overcoming the five biggest challenges Challenge #4: Finding the time. For most of us, time is our most limited resource. Even though you want to engage kids and families in your community, you probably struggle to find the time for an extra commitment. The great thing about partnering with Crossroads is that we create an opportunity…Continue reading Getting Started (for churches): Challenge #4 Continue reading Getting Started (for churches): Challenge #4

Getting Started (for churches): Challenge #3

  Overcoming the five biggest challenges Challenge #3: Finding the money. Crossroads partners with churches of all sizes and budgets. One of the ways we do that is by providing grants to churches to cover the essential costs of running a Crossroads Kids Club®. These grant covers curriculum supplies, sports equipment, snacks and more for…Continue reading Getting Started (for churches): Challenge #3 Continue reading Getting Started (for churches): Challenge #3

Getting Started (for churches): Challenge #2

  Overcoming the five biggest challenges Challenge #2: Finding the right school partnership. Service is one of our core values at Crossroads. We aim to add value to churches, kids, families and school communities. Our approach toward securing space in a school is to make friends and partner with school administrators and faculty, seeking to humbly…Continue reading Getting Started (for churches): Challenge #2 Continue reading Getting Started (for churches): Challenge #2

Getting Started (for churches): Challenge #1

  Overcoming the five biggest challenges Challenge #1: Finding People Churches of all sizes can struggle to find volunteers. An important step to getting started is finding a team leader or co-leaders for your Kids Club ministry. Some church leaders hesitate to commit until they have found a team leader. However, a church’s commitment to…Continue reading Getting Started (for churches): Challenge #1 Continue reading Getting Started (for churches): Challenge #1

Enhancing Your Cross-Cultural Connections in Ministry

You may not immediately think of your Crossroads ministry as “cross-cultural.” But the reality is that kids in your club and their families most certainly come from a variety of backgrounds, traditions, religions, races and ethnicities. In our diverse modern culture, virtually all ministry is “cross-cultural” and effective connections and relationship building will depend up…Continue reading Enhancing Your Cross-Cultural Connections in Ministry Continue reading Enhancing Your Cross-Cultural Connections in Ministry

Outreach Spotlight: School Partnership Recognition

Service is one of our five core values at Crossroads; this value is often expressed through the creative ways that our church teams support their local school outside of the Kids Club program itself. Calvary Community Church in Schaumburg had reached out in many ways over the years to serve the school where they host…Continue reading Outreach Spotlight: School Partnership Recognition Continue reading Outreach Spotlight: School Partnership Recognition

Outreach Spotlight: Family Christmas Store

In our Outreach Spotlight series, we are highlighting some of the ways that Crossroads teams have creatively reached out to the families of the kids they are serving. Our hope is to share ideas and inspire others to think of ways to serve their broader communities of families and schools. This article features Calvary Baptist…Continue reading Outreach Spotlight: Family Christmas Store Continue reading Outreach Spotlight: Family Christmas Store