‘GriefShare’ Begins Aug. 30th at The Crossing

Loss is a universal experience, yet one that often causes a great deal of pain and confusion. Broken relationships, dreams unrealized, hopes dashed…all of these life events produce a loss that, if not dealt with fully and grieved appropriately, can be devastating for an individual’s recovery. One of the deepest losses we experience this side of

Equipping the Saints

The Crossing partners with many organizations in Columbia devoted to helping others all year long.  This summer, we are highlighting a few of these ministry partners so you can help kids and adults in our city by partnering with one of them. Get involved by giving a high-impact gift that equips them to continue making a difference in specific lives, in specific ways. Tables with gift details are available in the foyer July 16 and 23. Gifts should be returned on July 30. For contact information, follow this link.

Organizations you can partner with include St. Raymond’s Society, Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition, BOLD, and In2Action.

How to Prepare for Sunday Worship: July 23, 2017

This week Keith Simon preaches a sermon entitled, “We Are All Lost Without Jesus.” from Luke 19:1-10. The Scripture reads: “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”

7 Tips to Help Your Kids Engage with Media/Entertainment

Apart from throwing our kids into solitary confinement and shoving them meals through a slot in the door, every parent eventually has to make decisions about how to guide their consumption of TV shows, movies, music, YouTube videos, websites, and other media and entertainment options. Even failing to adopt a strategy is, by default, adopting a strategy. But if we’re wanting to take a wise, biblically-shaped approach, we need to do think through some principles that will help us guide our kids as they navigate the sea of popular culture.

We should acknowledge that there’s no flow chart or set of “if/then” statements that we could list that could cover every situation, but the following points should at least steer us in the right direction.

Echoes of Eden: Traces of God and Truth in Children’s Literature

This summer, elementary Crossing Kids is doing something slightly different on Sunday mornings. Instead of studying the same Bible Story or topic for five weeks like we normally do during the school year, we’re using children’s literature to help us see how the Gospel helps us to make sense of all of life–including art. Each week

We All Need Protection…from Ourselves

Galatians 1:6-12 (ESV) I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel – not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we or

ARTS and WTC-Uganda

Through the generous giving of our members, The Crossing has provided significant support to African Reformed Theological Seminary (ARTS) and Westminster Theological College-Uganda (WTC-U) located near Kampala. ARTS offers a Masters of Arts in Theology Studies (MATS), while her sister school, WTC-U, offers diploma and Bachelors of Arts in Theological Studies (BATS). These two institutions offer high quality reformed theological education to the Kenyan pastors we partner to educate. So far, we have supported well over a dozen Kenyan pastors via scholarship.
A Thank You from Dr. Dave and ARTS:
We are so grateful for this VERY generous donation. This has been a HUGE boost to finishing the campus and getting us ready for students. This week we had about 20 students attending Systemic Theology I and next week the same number for ST II.  Then we host about 30 students for three weeks of Biblical Hebrew. The [enclosed] report details how the funds were spent. Please pass this on to the appropriate persons at The Crossing. We want to express gratitude to the Crossings elders and the donors for their investment in ARTS. Please get back with any questions.
In the Lamb,
Dave
Below are photos of the newly opened ARTS campus where extensive renovations were required to convert an aging primary school into a graduate seminary. Your donations helped make this possible.