Crossroads High School Youth Group
The Crossroads Youth Ministry Purpose & Vision
Our Purpose: To develop and sustain a vibrant and connected high school youth group by creating a safe space for spiritual growth, and real conversations to help the youth learn more about themselves, each other, and God’s Love.
Our Mission: To build a foundation for life-long faith formation that is:
- Grounded in God the Trinity
- Connected to peers
- Supported by parents
- Nurtured by congregational members
Welcome video/invitation to Crossroads from youth:
Connecting & Thriving!
The Crossroads Youth Group respects the COVID-19 restrictions and still finds ways to connect by having regular Zoom meetings for youth, as well as in-person youth nights that always include parents of youth as well. Our events are full of crazy fun activities, interesting conversations, and sharing moments of God's grace in our lives.
Note: Due to current Lake County guidelines, all in-person Crossroads events are postponed, and we will hold virtual Crossroads Zoom events in their place for the time being.
We’ll be talking about Goals this month.
GOALS: A SERIES FROM NEHEMIAH ON WISDOM
We all have goals! Whether your goal is to raise your grades, learn a new skill, get TikTok famous, change the world, or all of the above, there are things you want to do, accomplish, and become. But let's be honest — it's not always easy to achieve our goals. Sometimes it's difficult to even know which goals to set in the first place! That's why, in this series, we'll explore the story of a guy with a seemingly impossible goal and the steps he took to make his goal a reality. His name is Nehemiah, and because of his example we can learn a lot about goal-setting, decision-making, leadership, and trusting God. Through Nehemiah's story, we'll see that big difficulties can inspire God-sized goals, you are designed for God-sized goals, God gives us strength to pursue God-sized goals, and God-sized goals require God-sized gratitude.
Director of High School Youth & Family Ministry: Sarah Grayer
"Hi, I'm Sarah! I'm the Director of High School Youth & Family Ministry. When I was a teenager my youth group was huge in helping me develop my faith. Because of that, I am now passionate about developing great ministry opportunities with high school youth and their parents. In addition to serving on the church ministry staff in this part-time role, I also work full-time with a wealth management & financial planning group and enjoy married life with my wonderful husband Justin. In my spare time I do a bunch of yoga, reading, and have lots of outdoor fun time with our Australian Shepherd Chloe.”
Connect with me any time about your ideas or questions at email@example.com
The Fuller Youth Institute: Living a Better Story
Holy Cross was chosen to participate with 13 other churches in the wider Chicagoland area in the FYI two-year co-hort called “Living a Better Story”! The FYI is a great organization, research trailblazer, and thought leader related to all things youth and family ministry. The HCLC team consists of 5 adults and 2 youth who meet with the other churches to share best practices and develop and apply new methodologies. We are excited to introduce some new ministry opportunities in 2021!
Crossroads Zoom Collage
Note: Some pictures taken pre-pandemic.