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.

COVID Updates

Sunday School: postponed until further notice due to COVID19

Wednesday Night Youth Group: Cross Park Youth meet together as a large group once a month to play games, worship God, and listen to teaching from the Word.

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 2021-22 school year, please contact Spencer Johnson.

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

More Youth Updates

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!

For the Fall, dGroups will meet immediately after worship on Sunday mornings on weeks with no Youth Large Group.

Ex. – Small groups will meet (9/12, 9/26, 10/10, 10/24, 11/7, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12)

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

Contact Spencer

SLACK | Group Communication

Update

  • One important topic of discussion at our youth vision meeting was 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 (sojo4991@gmail.com) you and your student’s usernames so he can add you to the proper channels (even if you create an account through google)

2021 Fall Events

Weekly Events: 

  • Ultimate Frisbee on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30pm at Carmel Road Park football field

Fall Calendar:

  • (8/28) – Youth Kick Off Event (BBQ and games at RTS on 8/28 (5:30-8pm))
  • (9/8) – Youth Group (Wednesday nights at 6:30-8:30pm – RTS)
  • (9/17) – Charlotte Knights game @ 7:04pm (Let’s buy tickets early!)
  • (9/22) Youth Group (Wednesday nights at 6:30-8:30pm – RTS)
  • (10/6) Youth Group (Wednesday nights at 6:30-8:30pm – RTS)
  • (10/20) Youth Group (Wednesday nights at 6:30-8:30pm – RTS)
  • (10/29) Youth Halloween Party (Location and Time TBD)
  • (11/3) Youth Group (Wednesday nights at 6:30-8:30pm – RTS)
  • (11/17) Youth Group (Wednesday nights at 6:30-8:30pm – RTS)
  • (11/19) Youth Friendsgiving feast at Johnson Manor at 6-8pm
  • (12/1) Youth Group (Wednesday nights at 6:30-8:30pm – RTS)
  • (12/8) Youth Group (Wednesday nights at 6:30-8:30pm – RTS)
  • (12/16) Youth Christmas Party (Location and Time TBD)
Events Calendar

Youth Ministry Updates

Receive important updates and information about upcoming events for youth and ways to serve at Cross Park.