Philosophy of Ministry: Ephesians 4:11-14

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. • [...]

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

Protecting Children from Abuse: An Interview

Originally published on Challies blog on August 16, 2017, by Tim Challies. It happens. We wish it didn’t happen and perhaps even try to pretend it doesn’t happen. But the tragic and undeniable reality is that there is abuse within the church. I recently spoke with Boz Tchividjian to ask some key questions for every Christian [...]

By | 2017-09-28T12:55:35+00:00 October 5th, 2017|

5 Reasons Why You Should Come To Harvest Festival

The leaves are changing, the fields have turned to gold, we finally got some cooler weather (sort of), and our Harvest Festivals are right around the corner — there’s no doubt that it is fall here in the beautiful state of Kentucky! In celebration, we have 5 thrilling reasons for why you, your friends and family, and your [...]

By | 2017-09-29T16:14:19+00:00 September 30th, 2017|

Philosophy of Youth
Ministry: Part 1

By Jeff Dalrymple I was privileged to be raised in a Christian home. I didn’t personally become a born-again Christian until the age of 19, but my childhood experiences of growing up in the church had a profound influence on my life. Attending Sunday School, AWANA, Wednesday evening services, and youth group events impacted in [...]

By | 2017-04-24T19:01:10+00:00 April 24th, 2017|

A Faithful Student Ministry Must Embody the Gospel

By Joshua Reichard Dietrich Bonhoeffer once said, "Only He who believes is obedient and only he who is obedient believes." Bonhoeffer embodied this statement throughout his life. He stood for truth during WWII, which cost him years in prison, separation from his betrothed, and finally death. Bonhoeffer knew that if he was going to be [...]

By | 2017-03-13T10:29:58+00:00 March 17th, 2017|

Books We Love: Live Smart

By: Joshua Reichard The habits you form now are going to make or break you. Dan Dumas, in his book Live Smart, talks about 10 essential things we must have in our lives in order to form good habits. I have highlighted 10 truths from his book that are fundamental to know in our Christian walk. [...]

By | 2017-03-22T15:45:49+00:00 March 16th, 2017|

Testimonial from Riverview Baptist Church

This past year, Crossings donated some of our past curriculum to Bobbi Chesser and the mission team of Riverview Baptist Church of Cox Creek, Kentucky. The team traveled to a Native American Reservation in South Dakota and partnered with a local church in order to minister to the community. Here is a letter we received [...]

By | 2017-03-10T09:14:56+00:00 March 10th, 2017|

The Art of Time: Don’t Be Late

By Trey Brunson I remember walking into the restaurant uneasily. The morning had gotten away from me. I had gotten up late, I had been rushing to catch up on stuff that was on my "to do" list that needed to be done the week before, and somehow, I totally forgot my lunch meeting. It [...]

By | 2017-03-07T17:48:12+00:00 March 6th, 2017|

Book We Love: The Purity Principle by Randy Alcorn

By Dustin Brown You just finished leading the Wednesday night youth Bible study when one of your 17-year-old students approaches you. He was convicted by your message and confesses through tears that he has been hooked on pornography for the past five years. He wants to change. How will you lead him? A couple of [...]

By | 2017-03-06T10:50:52+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|