March 2018

Philosophy of Ministry: Ephesians 4:11-14

By | 2018-04-14T16:29:07+00:00 March 27th, 2018|

By Scott Ardavanis The DNA of my early years of ministry was Ephesians 4:11–16. It became part of me. The goals for turning men into ministers • To promote a biblical theology of equipping the saints for the glory of God. • To encourage others to have an equipping ministry in their local church. • [...]

Thoughts from John 21: Being Uncomfortable

By | 2018-03-23T16:13:32+00:00 March 15th, 2018|

By Jeanie Tate Looking for Comfort Have you ever been tempted to go back to what’s comfortable? I love my comforts, my routine, my security. After Jesus died and rose again the disciples were not sure what to do with themselves. Jesus had not yet ascended but would appear randomly, always teaching and preparing them for everything coming [...]

February 2018

The Necessity of Apologetics: A Plan to Implement

By | 2018-03-05T10:16:33+00:00 February 16th, 2018|

By Jason Burnett So, you are convinced to teach apologetics but don’t know where to start? In my last blog I shared the necessity of incorporating apologetics into student ministry. I would like to say thank you to those who responded to that blog and for those who reached out to inquire about the next steps to [...]

Be Thankful

By | 2018-02-16T12:16:12+00:00 February 16th, 2018|

by Dillon Walls Every year at Thanksgiving, my family goes to my in-laws for dinner. We take part in the tradition of talking about the things for which we are thankful. Some years we all have to say something, other years only those who want to share have the opportunity. I know this is a [...]

Ten Reasons to Choose a Christian College

By | 2018-02-13T12:00:12+00:00 February 13th, 2018|

By Jim Orrick College can be one of the most formative experiences in anyone’s life. This makes choosing the right one crucial. We at Crossings understand the important decision that is laid before families and students as they look to the future, and we want to provide you with helpful resources as you consider colleges together. [...]

December 2017

Descended for Sinners: Christ the Savior

By | 2018-01-08T11:57:08+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|

by Brandt Lyon “Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to [...]

Descended for Sinners: Immanuel, God With Us

By | 2018-01-17T17:50:23+00:00 December 17th, 2017|

Isaiah 7:10-14, “10 Again the LORD spoke to Ahaz: 11 'Ask a sign of the LORD your God; let it be deep as Sheol or high as heaven.’ 12 But Ahaz said, ‘I will not ask, and I will not put the LORD to the test.’ 13 And he said, 'Hear then, O house of [...]

Descended for Sinners: Prince of Peace

By | 2017-12-08T12:59:20+00:00 December 8th, 2017|

“But there will be no gloom for her who was in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the latter time he has made glorious the way of the sea, the land beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations.   The people [...]

Descended for Sinners: Christ the Shepherd

By | 2017-12-01T11:45:11+00:00 December 1st, 2017|

“Now muster your troops, O daughter of troops; siege is laid against us; with a rod they strike the judge of Israel on the cheek. But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of old, from [...]

November 2017

Cultivating Thankfulness: Living Thankful

By | 2017-11-21T13:01:41+00:00 November 27th, 2017|

by Rochell Goff Often times I don’t think about the word "thankful" enough. But my life is filled with wonder and adventure and so many, many things to be thankful for. As I reflect on Thanksgiving—that time of year when we all tend to pause a littler bit more to think about our own thankfulness—I [...]