Leader
Resources

We are excited to have you as a leader in this ministry! Community Groups provide a space for people to connect deeper with Jesus, find support with others, and see real life change. Groups are where we see transformation take place and where people can discover who God has uniquely made them to be.

On this page you’ll find resources that will help you as you lead in your group. We can’t wait to hear and see all of the amazing things that God will do through your group!

2021-22 Community Groups Calendar

Where do I find?

Group Resources

Book Resources

Money and Finance

Serving Opportunities

Hosting a Patio Party

We would like to invite your Community Group to be a part of the FUN by signing up to host one (or even two) of our patio parties this year. Your group will play an important role in building community at Crossroads and engaging those that visit us for our weekend services. These parties are also a way for us to show community groups the fun possibilities that you can use to host parties in your very own backyard, neighborhoods and communities. It’s easy to get signed up. Simply click here and then decide what month your group can help us put together some of the biggest parties this year! We are excited to partner with you as we make 2022 a fun year! Cheers!

All-Stars Club

Crossroads Community Center has partnered with the All-Stars Club to host a monthly event that provides individuals with special needs a place to have fun and engage with their peers and friends. This event is an opportunity to come alongside these individuals to share the love of Jesus. By volunteering your time with All-Stars, you are engaging these individuals in a Christ-centered way as they sing karaoke, play games, or do a craft. Volunteering your time also means you are allowing their families and caretakers the opportunity for respite. To read more about the All-Stars and to find out how you and your group can get involved, simply visit - www.allstarsclub.org/crossroads

Care Support

Here are contacts and resources for the following areas:

Suggestions for Socials

We encourage each Community Group to plan one social event per semester where everyone can connect and have fun. These social events can include children too, if appropriate.
Click here for a list of ideas.

What is Biblical Community?

The mission of Crossroads Church is to serve people toward, and connect people to Jesus.  As we connect people to Jesus it is our desire to ultimately connect them to a new way of living, a lifestyle, that helps them grow in Jesus and embrace the freedom and hope He has secured for them.  We evaluate growth by people discovering who they are in Jesus and developing a passion to help others discover their unique “God design” as well.  This isn’t unique to Crossroads, but is the basic call to “make disciples” which Jesus gave to every church in Matthew 28:19-20.  In fulfilling this, we want to assist EVERYONE at Crossroads Church to cultivate a lifestyle of personal transformation and being used by God to transform the lives of others. 
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Dos and Don'ts

  • DO update your group with the Group Update Form each Semester. This ensures that the info is correct on the website during signups.
  • DO use your group time to facilitate discussion.
  • DO pray together and for one another.
  • DO serve together and serve one another.
  • DO take attendance each week.
  • DO take time to rest between semesters.
  • DON'T use group time for lecture-style teaching.
  • DON'T cancel your group without letting everyone know ahead of time.
  • DON'T worry if you don’t have all the answers.

FAQs

Why do I need to report attendance?
Reporting isn’t about numbers, it’s about stewardship. Taking your attendance is a way to help us track the engagement level of those in your group. If someone in your group misses a few meetings, there may be a need that has come up in their life. We take note of that. Your group is the first to step in and offer support and to bring growth and healing. We also want to ensure that if the help they need goes beyond what the group can provide, you are given the resources to help them.

How do I take attendance?
Each week you will receive an automatic Record Attendance email. 
> Click on the email RECORD ATTENDANCE Button.
> Check the people who have attended - hit NEXT
> If you want to record Notes and Topic, please fill in - hit NEXT
> If you want to fill in Prayer requests or notes, please fill in - hit FINISH
> Email and Event summary to: Fill in NO ONE. Hit SAVE

Are sign-ups the only way someone can join my group?
No - don’t be afraid to invite the people around you. Group members do not have to attend Crossroads Church. They can be your neighbors, friends, people you work with, a parent at the school your child attends, or even someone you know from the gym. Just make sure that you communicate with others in your group that you would like to invite someone to join.

Why do sign-ups close?
We have sign-ups during certain times so that the group can start on the topic together. If a person comes in the middle of the session it can disrupt the bonding and rhythm of the group. 

Why do we have semesters?
Semesters allow us to have rhythms and breaks for both leaders and members. We typically follow the rhythm of the school season. We never want someone to feel like they are part of a group indefinitely and semester breaks also give people a chance to opt in or out.

Who decides the max number for my group?
We recommend that group sizes are no larger than 12-15 in order for the individuals to create deep and meaningful relationships with each other and also so all have a chance to participate. In addition, groups are often held in a person's home and depending on the space can determine how many can attend.