Kids Are Worth It!

But Jesus said, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.” Matthew 9:14

On December 23-24, 2019, The Crossroads Church Family will gather together to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and the launch of our next priority project—Kids are Worth it!

KIDS ARE WORTH IT is a 17-week plan to create a new heart in our Crossroads Church Family—a heart for the Next Generation.

A Heart for Serving
A Heart for Giving
A Heart for Peacemaking

A new heart I will give you, and a new spirit I will put within you. Ezekiel 36:26

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CROSSROADS IS…

Crossroads is a church with a 24-year track record of making a difference in the lives of young people. Because our church family is generous and compassionate, many young people have benefited from our signature programs, which include: The Weekend Experience, Special Needs Ministry, KIDS Adventure Camps, Covenant Kids Congo, KIDS Choir, Student Retreats and Mission Trips, Student Small Groups and weekly gatherings, Parenting Classes, Embrace Group, Edmondson School Partnership…

Every program and event you experience through Crossroads was made possible by the sacrificial participation of ordinary adults who became next-gen influencers through volunteerism and financial generosity.

In honor of those who have laid the foundation, we are ready to launch a bold new ministry focus for 2020.

THE FIVE GOALS OF KIDS ARE WORTH IT!

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HELP under resourced KIDS and families thrive and grow. Why? Because Jesus said, Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me. HOW? Raise money to support and start Peacemaking work for marginalized children and their families. (10%)

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ENCOURAGE the Crossroads Family Ministry Team with the First Fruits of our special offerings. WHY? Because Jesus said, Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. HOW? Raise money to invest into Next Generation Ministries: Scholarships, Environment Upgrades and People. (90%)

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ASSIST the Family Ministry Programs with an influx of trained volunteers. WHY? Because Jesus said, Whoever becomes humble like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me. HOW? Mobilize 60 new Next Gen volunteers by Easter 2020.

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RENEW campus environments and technologies for children and students. WHY? Because creative spaces and great tools enhance learning and relationship building. HOW? Provide volunteer contractors with a budget to renovate meeting spaces.

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TRAIN parents, educators and youth leaders to create healthy cultures where KIDS thrive. WHY? Because Jesus said, The Kingdom of Heaven belongs to the children. HOW? Host free workshops and intensives for 200 parents, teachers and church leaders in our NOCO neighborhood.

SEVEN REASONS TO INVEST OUR TIME, TALENTS AND TREASURE THROUGH CROSSROADS CHURCH:

  1. We are diverse. We unapologetically welcome all people. God is forming us into a culturally diverse, intergenerational group of people who love Jesus and impact the world.
  2. We are vibrant. We inspire people to recognize and experience God’s presence. We are passionate about communicating the Good News like it is GOOD NEWS.
  3. We are compassionate. We see God’s power and purpose working in and through every human life. Through us, God is causing individuals, families and friendships to flourish locally and globally.
  4. We are creative. We never grow tired of finding new ways to connect people to God.
  5. We are aware. We live our lives with eyes wide-open and ears that listen. We are with you. And our goal is for everyone to take their next step as they find hope, healing and purpose.
  6. We are trustworthy. Both internal standards and external audits have given Crossroads a spotless 24-year record of wisely stewarding resources.
  7. God is calling us forward! If you want to be part of raising up the Next Generation to advance the Kingdom of God, we have a chance to do it together—Now.

Crossroads has influenced your life. Every week, more changed lives gather at our Loveland location and then scatter out to be Peacemakers in northern Colorado. Our participation in the KIDS are Worth it projects will enable this church family to reach thousands with the same transforming message of Jesus that has made such a difference in our own lives.

EXPERIENCE Kids are Worth it!

On December 23-24, 2019, The Crossroads Church Family will gather together to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and the launch of our next priority project—Kids are Worth it!

KIDS ARE WORTH IT is a 17-week plan to create a NEW HEART in our Crossroads Church Family—a heart for the Next Generation.

What is God stirring in YOUR HEART?

A Heart for Serving
Ask God:
How can I use my time and talents to support the Crossroads Family Ministry Team? What trainings and serving opportunities are a good fit for me? Grow my awareness and compassion for our young ones and their caregivers; and give me a vision for serving the KIDS and families of Crossroads.

A Heart for Giving
Ask God:
What can I give in the Christmas Offering to jump start the generosity? What can I give weekly or monthly, over and above my regular tithes, until Easter 2020? How can I invest more of my financial generosity in the next generation—starting now?

A Heart for Peacemaking
Ask God:
How can I use my time, talents and treasure to be a peacemaker for children and teens in the larger community? Give me a heart of compassion for the parents, teachers and youth workers who daily serve our youngest ones. Teach me to love my neighbor’s children as I love my own.

We want to see more of God’s children and families find hope, healing and purpose. We want to create more opportunities for KIDS of all ages to connect with God and take their next step of faith. Hope is here, and it’s our privilege to pass it on!

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Matthew 5:9

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