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  Sometimes ministering to students can feel as challenging as ministering to an unknown tribe in a remote jungle.  The language is confusing, the clothing is strange, the music is bizarre — even the food is unidentifiable!  However, if we are…

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead…” (1 Peter 1:3)…

Joe Ball, who heads up Kentucky Changers for Crossings Ministries, recently returned from Haiti. What follows are his impressions on both the adventure and the work. A group of 67 students and adults from seven churches joined four of Crossings’…

Mitch Wiley brings us this firsthand update from a South Indian slum — the home of “Baby Grace” and the focus of Crossings Ministries’ Beyond Effect in 2010. Mitch will serve his second summer on Crossings Summer Staff upon returning…

Last summer students and adults prayed for Haiti, gave toward missions in Haiti– some even served in Haiti!  This summer we are bringing a piece of Haiti to YOU. At Crossings 2013, one full day of camp (AKA “Haiti Day”)…

Discipleship is a process that must render a life that is transformed. The process must have a strategy that can be replicated in every discipling relationship. It must have attainable and measurable goals for that transformation. Do you believe this…

The term programming is become a dirty word in some youth ministry circles. It often suggests a leader-driven ministry. While the principle concern is valid and a pressing sin issue in local church leadership, is it wise to delete a useful…

The first church that I served in was in a small town in southern Virginia. My first week on the job was a cold February Monday. My first task, plan the winter retreat quickly followed by the Spring Conference at…

Life is full a crossroads. Critical decisions come at pace that often finds us unprepared. How do you make the hard decisions or even the urgent decisions that face you? No one makes a decision to intentionally hurt ourselves or…

In youth ministry, we all have things we love to do that refuel our tanks or give us energy. Then there are those things that we must do that drain us. Unfortunately what refuels one leader doesn’t necessarily refuel every…