Crossroads High School Youth Group
The Crossroads Youth Ministry Purpose and Mission
The purpose of our high school youth ministry program is 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 is to build a foundation for life-long faith formation that is:
- Grounded in God the Trinity
- Connect to peers
- Supported by parents
- Nurtured by congregational members
Intergenerational Worship + Faith + Food + Fun
When is it? Every first Sunday of every month from 11:15am - 12:45pm (next meeting date TBD)
Who? All 8th – 12th grade youth and their families
Where? The Holy Cross Lutheran Church Gathering Space (Face masks are required indoors except when eating)
What is it? The first 45 minutes is a fun and interactive worship experience. The second 45 minutes includes lunch, games and planning.
Frequently Asked Questions:
If I am not going on a youth trip can I still attend?
Yes! And you can leave early if you do not want to participate in the last 15 minutes of trip planning.
If I am attending the youth trip this summer can I miss a few of the events between now and the trip date?
Yes! The “Intergenerational Worship +” is designed to build connections among youth and their families but we realize that we all live “busy” lives and have to make choices about our ability to participate.
If I am more of an introvert can I be less actively involved?
Yes! Everyone can participate at the level they feel most comfortable.
If I have dietary needs can I bring my own lunch?
Yes! Lunch will consist of a number of “yummy” items that most everyone enjoys.
Can parents and siblings (who are not in 8th – 12th grade) attend?
Yes! Intergenerational Worship + is designed for all members of the family. During the youth trip planning additional games and activities will be provided for siblings.
Can I still attend the regular Holy Cross worship offerings?
Yes! We encourage you to attend the Holy Cross weekly in-person or virtual worship services. The “Intergenerational Worship +” is an additional option designed specifically for 8th – 12th grade youth and their families.
Worship + at Holy Cross Lutheran Church
The Crossroads program is looking for our next Director of High School Youth Ministry.
This is a part time position (10 hours a week)
The Director of High School Youth & Family Ministry Is supported by the broader Intergenerational Faith Formation programming with an emphasis on developing long lasting positive relationships within the larger family of the congregation.
The Director of High School Youth & Family Ministry areas of focus will include:
· Ministry Leadership and advocacy with High school youth and their families
· Project and programming planning
· Event implementation and facilitation
· Establishing and sustaining relationships
Welcome video/invitation to Crossroads from youth:
The Crossroads Christmas Project!
Last December a few of our high school seniors went shopping and arranged gift bags that included something they handpicked for all in our Crossroads Youth Group. Also included was a Crossroads sweatshirt, some treats, and some fun things to use over our virtual Crossroads nights! We delivered the surprise gift bags to everyone's doorstep on a Sunday afternoon, and had a great time that evening all together virtually to exchange gifts and celebrate. We're hoping for an in-person holiday season in 2021, but this last one was pretty great too!