Youth Ministry

Get Involved

Cross Park’s youth group has regular meetings for Sunday School, along with participating in yearly retreats, service projects, and other fun events.  The group is a fantastic way for teenagers to connect with friends, to study the Bible and serve the church and community together.  We believe that our youth are an important part of our church family, and we strive to help them learn while also providing them with opportunities to be involved with the entire church body.  Below you’ll find information about our latest youth Sunday School class, along with information about upcoming projects and events.

Upcoming Events

Youth Group

February 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Youth Super Bowl Party

February 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Youth Group

February 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

2023 Winter/Spring Calendar

Youth Group Schedule:

  • Resumes on 1/25 from 6:30-8PM at Hemby
  • Occurs every other week
  • Last Wednesday gathering is on 5/17

Event Schedule:

  • 1/18 – (6:30-8PM at Hemby) – Board Game Olympics and Pizza Dinner
  • 1/25 – Youth Group (6:30-8pm at Hemby)
  • 2/8 – Youth Group (6:30-8pm at Hemby)
  • 2/12 – (6-8 PM) – Super Bowl Party – Location TBD
  • 2/22 – Youth Group (6:30-8pm at Hemby)
  • 3/8 – Youth Group (6:30-8pm at Hemby)
  • 3/18 – (1-3PM) – Mall Hunt at South Park Mall
  • 3/22 – Youth Group (6:30-8pm at Hemby)
  • 4/5 – Youth Group (6:30-8pm at Hemby)
  • 4/21-23 – Spring Retreat – Details to come
  • 5/3 – Youth Group (6:30-8pm at Hemby)
  • 5/17 – Youth Group (6:30-8pm at Hemby)
What Are We Studying This Spring?
  • This semester, we will be studying Romans 1-8 in youth group. Romans is Paul’s “gospel.” He is going to teach us about our sin, our inability to earn God’s love because of our sin and why we need a savior in the first place, as well as God’s incredible love for us displayed through Jesus, his son, to redeem us. If you have friends who have lots of questions about the gospel that you don’t know how to answer, bring them to youth group! God is going to do amazing things through his word this year!

Volunteer Opportunities

Details:
  • Female D-Group leaders
    • Are you interested in discipling the middle and high school girls in our church? Your service is a longterm investment in the spiritual life of our students!
  • Hosting special events in your home.
    • The youth group participates in a variety of monthly and annual events that form lasting bonds over shared memories.
    • If you’d like more information about our event calendar, please contact Spencer (youth@crossparkchurch.org).
  • Prayer Parent
    • Want to serve but don’t have time? Sign up to pray for our students weekly!
    • Sign up to pray for 1-2 students weekly from our youth group during the 2022-23 school year, and watch how the Lord works in the lives of your friend’s children. Be on the lookout for the signup genius in your email soon
  • If you’re interested in serving our church with your gifts through any of these avenues, email Spencer at youth@crossparkchruch.org. He would love to have a conversation with you!

Updates

Sunday School: Join us at 9:30AM on Sunday mornings in the fall and spring to study together before our worship service at 10:30AM. Check the calendar for specific dates we plan to gather!

Wednesday Night Youth Group: Cross Park Youth meet together as a large group every other week to play games, listen to teaching from God’s Word, and discuss the lesson in small discipleship groups (dGroups).

Monthly Events: the specific activities will vary, but we will continue to average one event per month.

Volunteers: As the youth group grows so does our need for godly volunteers! If you want to volunteer to help lead the youth group during the 2022-23 school year, please contact Spencer Johnson.

Feel free to contact Spencer Johnson if you have any questions.

The Vision of Cross Park Youth

The Mission of Cross Park Church is Him We Proclaim. And our Vision as a Youth Ministry is an expression of that Mission. The Vision of Cross Park Youth is to see Cross Park Youth, Families, and Friends worshiping Christ (Him), as they fellowship together (We), so that the gospel goes forth in their lives and the lives of others (Proclaim).

dGroups

dGroups (short for Discipleship Groups) are designed to give students opportunity to grow in their knowledge of God’s Word, deepen their love for Jesus, and enrich their friendships with other believers. We hope that all of the students of Cross Park will be connected to a dGroup and also want these to be places where students feel encouraged to invite their friends – whether they are Christians or not!

This year, dGroups will meet on Wednesday nights during youth group (6:30-8pm) – If you would like to know when the youth group meets, email Spencer (youth@crossparkyouth.org).

If you want to be connected to a dGroup or need a dGroup leader’s contact information, contact Spencer.

SLACK | Group Communication

Update

  • We value active communication between Spencer and parents! In order to simplify communication between us, Spencer is asking that all parents and students with access to a cell phone download the online communication app called “Slack.” But why?
    1. It’s easy to add and remove people as they graduate or enter into youth group without creating a new text thread.
    2. Easy use for both Apple and Android users
    3. We can have distinct channels within the app (Parents, MS boys/girls, HS boys/girls, General) so that it becomes a one-stop shop for all the info you need regarding youth.
    4. This will simplify comm. for Spencer so he can spend more time with your students.
  • So here’s what you need to do:
    1. Download the “Slack” app
    2. Create an account
    3. Send Spencer (youth@crossparkchurch.org) you and your student’s usernames so he can add you to the proper channels (even if you create an account through google)

Youth Ministry Updates

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