CROSSWINDS STUDENTS

Crosswinds Students is a ministry for teens that seeks to know God and make Him known in this region and beyond.

Wednesdays 6:15 – 8:30 PM

What’s Happening:

Leaving a Legacy: Student Ministry

CURRENT SERIES:  Leaving a Legacy

January 5 – January 26

We can learn the most about people when we understand both the highs and lows of their lives. It’s easy to sometimes look at people within the Bible and just see them from one angle, typically as either good or bad. A lot can happen when we look deeper and see that there’s a lot more complexity to these people.

Elijah, and Jonah lived complex lives of faith, fear and sometimes failure. This guide focuses not only on what they did, but how they are remembered: their legacy. Over the next six weeks, you’ll take an in-depth look at each of these men and their legacies. The biblical authors don’t hesitate to point out the flaws of their character, even when they are writing about themselves! By the end of this guide, you’ll understand that you don’t have to be perfect to follow after God, you just have to be surrendered.

WHAT IS SOUL EXERCISES?

Soul Exercises helps to get everyone in God’s Word. In order to do this, they have four different commitment plans for each guide. All four have a target of getting us in God’s Word five out of the seven days a week. Here are the plans that students commit to (you will notice that as they advance, they build upon the previous plans):

  • Plan 1: Read the assigned verses each day and answer the daily question.
  • Plan 2: Complete Plan 1 and read the assigned chapter(s) and answer the daily question.
  • Plan 3: Complete Plan 2 and pray through the weekly prayer guide.
  • Plan 4: Complete Plan 3 and add in a spiritual discipline for the week.

How can you partner with us?

  • Find out what your student has committed to for the series and encourage them to stay the course!
  • Check in on them and ask them questions how it is going throughout the week. This will help to make sure they arrive on Wednesday prepared.
  • Remind your student(s) to bring their physical Bibles (paper) and their Soul Exercises Guide to Student Ministry each and every week.
  • Pray for your students as they meet with God often!
  • You can order a guide for yourself and join us by following along on the same reading plan.
  • You can help your student(s) memorize the weekly verse, which will be sent home weekly. (These verses are the memory verses for the NTS Camp Scholarship and will be applied towards that as well!)

Crosswinds believes in Soul Exercises and what this tool does; getting us engaged with a transformative God. When this happens, lives are significantly changed as a result of Him. Crosswinds believes so much in it, that we will be gifting Soul Exercise guides to all students throughout the year. (If a student loses their guide, we are asking for a $3.00 replacement fee.)

We know this can be confusing as we get started. Please email me with any questions at wendy@crosswinds.church. We are also excited for the year ahead and I am praying that your student(s) will grow immeasurably in the weeks and months to come.

Weekly Schedule

Wednesdays 6:15 – 8:30 PM

Every week we invite those in grades 6-12 to join us! Check in begins at 6:15pm.

Use the Atrium Entrance in Parking Lot B to enter.

This is a place for students to be themselves, make friends, have fun and continue to learn more about God and help us make Him known to the world.

Our Snack Shop will provide snacks and drinks for $.25 – $1.25 per item.  Hot dogs are served during the summer months for $1.

Soul Exercises Guides

Order the Current Guide.

Why Student Ministry?

We think being in community with others who are seeking to learn more about God is crucial. No matter where you are at with God, this ministry is for you.