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:      

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

A Free, Easy Way to Send Messages to Families

Remind.com is a free website that is incredibly useful for sending text message announcements and reminders to families of kids in your club. Here’s a brief overview of how to get started. Create an account.When it prompts you to choose your school, do NOT use a school name. (This option is for school staff). Select…Continue reading A Free, Easy Way to Send Messages to Families Continue reading A Free, Easy Way to Send Messages to Families