The core of all ministry is authentic relationship.
Crossroads accepts youth as called and gifted people within the life of the congregation. We provide the same opportunities for youth that we do for adults to explore their Spirit-given gifts, offer their ministries, and find a “spiritual home” at Crossroads.
Sunday Morning Youth ProgramJust About Ministry (JAM) is Crossroads’ Sunday morning youth program. On the first, third (and when they occur, fifth) Sundays of the month, our youth head for the “upper room” part-way through worship with dedicated lay leaders to explore faith, life and the Bible through creative, dramatic, and fun means which also features ample opportunities to eat!
Youth in Service at CrossroadsCrossroads youth are involved in:
- playing in the worship band
- singing in Youth Choir led by Bruce Harding
- participating in Open Mic Night, an opportunity for youth to share their musical gifts and create new relationships at Crossroads
- serving as “Leaders-in-Training” at our Kidventure Ministry as they inspire the children who attend with their loving presence
- serving at the Community Dinners
- offering technology ministry
- participating in the congregation’s ministry teams as they grow in faith and deepen in discipleship
Fun TogetherOur youth gather regularly for social events as well as the occasional retreat (as a congregational youth group, with the Presbytery youth ministry, and even with the BC Conference Evolve ministry).
We are committed to the spiritual nurture of our youth, and appreciate the work of our Minister of Children and Youth, Gabrielle McLarty, as she supports our adult volunteers in this endeavour. Each of our Children & Youth Ministry leaders have a current criminal record check on file.
Youth Leaders in Training at KidventureYouth aged 13–18 are welcome to volunteer as a KIDVENTURE Leader In Training (LIT) where they receive mentorship and valuable experience. This year’s KIDVENTURE summer week for children aged 3 to 12 will run July 10–14, 2017.
Please contact Gabrielle McLarty now for more information about being a 2017 LIT.