Great Circle

13227189_10154293337544382_7879019479459946173_nFor the last several years, Great Circle has been a ministry partner of The Crossing. We support their considerable efforts to address the needs of local children and families touched by foster care, foster/adoption, and mental health issues. Great Circle offers a tour one afternoon per month and has various volunteer opportunities available. To find out more, contact Susan Reeves:

13502845_10154399038179382_7471609356650038708_oGreat Circle provides an environment of trust, purpose and empowerment for each child and family in our care. We believe families have the right to preventative resources that can shift the tide toward healthier lives and communities. Social stigmas disappear as families discover their own strength with staff and community support.

Getting Ready for Sunday September 25 at The Crossing

This week we continue our sermon series, “Running the Race of Your Life,” but we move out of Hebrews 12. Dave Cover preaches this Sunday the sermon, “Which Way is Forward?” from Philippians 3:7–15. The Scripture reads, 7 But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. 8 What

6 Tips On Resolving Everyday Conflict

In last Sunday’s sermon we saw that Hebrews 12 warns us that relational conflict is one of the sins that can keep us from finishing the race of the Christian life. Since relational conflict is so serious (and so common) we all need some practical tips on how to resolve the everyday conflict we encounter.

6 Tips

Grace Will Be Required to ‘Finish Well’

This past weekend, I spent most of a 24-hour period at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, at a mini-conference entitled “Stand Firm: Christian Courage and the Struggle for Civilization.” Speakers making an appearance at Covenant Seminary’s Francis Schaeffer Institute Lecture Series included author and social critic Os Guinness; William Edgar, professor of apologetics at

Songs and Scenes: September 18, 2016


Songs and Scenes is a weekly blog review of songs, readings and prayers featured in The Crossing’s Sunday morning liturgy. We’ve included a link to a Spotify playlist of Sunday’s songs (when available) so you can enjoy listening to them throughout your week. This week’s liturgy recap features photos by Shoshanna Herndon.

Newsomes in Nagoya, Japan

img_2491Wayne and Amy Newsome serve with Mission to The World (MTW) at Nisshin Christ Church (NCC) in Nagoya, Japan. They have been serving with MTW in Japan for 27 years. They are long-term ministry partners of The Crossing. The Veritas Project Japan team journeys to Nagoya to partner with the NCC ministry team each summer.

History of Connection to Veritas:
The Newsomes describe how the partnership with Veritas came about:

Getting Ready for Sunday September 18 at The Crossing

This week we continue our sermon series, “Running the Race of Your Life.” Keith Simon preaches this Sunday the sermon, “Will You Finish Your Race?” from Hebrews 12:14–17. The Scripture reads, 14 Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. 15 See