Women’s Ministry


Welcome to Women at The Crossing!

Women at The Crossing is dedicated to helping women CONNECT in community, GROW in faith, and LIVE with purpose.  Our desire is for every woman to experience safety and acceptance in  authentic Christian community; equip her with the tools to become a fully devoted follower of Christ; and support and encourage her to impact her world by pursuing God’s unique purpose for her.

As women, our lives are full of responsibilities, obligations and roles to fill which means we rarely take time to care for our spirits.  A woman whose life is balanced emotionally, spiritually, relationally and physically is better prepared to meet the demands of life, pursue her purpose and leave a legacy.  The perfect environment to foster balance is in community with other women who are in the same place.  You will be encouraged and challenged by other women who are also pursuing a deeper relationship with God


Kathy Troccoli - group pic

The Story Bible Study

 Spring semester begins January 27th and meets for 10 The Story coverweeks.

 All groups will be studying The Story.

 (A walk through the Bible)

 Join Women’s Ministry for Tuesday morning from 9:15-11:15 am or Tuesday night from 6-8:30 pm groups.  We meet on campus, in The Venue, and share a potluck meal together.  Registration includes a workbook that you will receive on the first night.

Register HERE

 Childcare available with pre-registration and a small fee of $5/ child under 5

 morning and evenings available.

  Registration if you attended the 2014 fall semester and do not need a workbook, register HERE


Nicaragua Mission Trip 2015

Plan to go on a mission trip with us this June 23-30.  The Crossing partners with Compassion Creates Change and today, with a glocal (global and local) strategy, Compassion Creates Change™ is successfully engaged in numerous ministry partnerships/projects in the U.S. and Central America. Kathy’s ministry efforts are focused in Africa through Compassion Creates Change Nigeria (a dba of Imani Bridges that works in partnership with Compassion Creates Change™). The community development initiatives and missions partnerships of Compassion Creates Change™ and Compassion Creates Change Nigeria include the establishment of, or investment in the following:

  1.   Malnutrition Therapy for Vulnerable Children

  2.   Community Health & Healthcare Programs

  3.   Micro-finance and Small Business Creation

  4.   Schools & Education

  5.   Leadership & Capacity Development

  6.   Organization and Management of Church Mission Trips (Transformational Engagement Teams)

     Please see our missions page for more details or register HERE



Light of the World Childhood Cancer Foundation

Also collecting for their Comfort Coolers- travel size hygiene products, tissue, Bibles, journals, etc.

A flyer listing all needed items is available at the office.  If you would like to support or volunteer in this ministry, please let us know.

The Meal Trains a Comin’

Assembling freezer meals to take to women who have just had a baby, recent surgery or have recently lost a loved one.

This is to benefit the women currently in Women’s Ministry.

When:  Saturday, February 28th

Time:  10am-12:30

Where:  Venue Lobby

Request to be on the email list: lbalch@thecrossingonline.com

 How does this work?  We will meet once a month to assemble 10 meals.  You can donate at least one meal to the ministry, the rest are for your family.

Once on the email list, you will receive your shopping list.

Dinners are typically $100-$125 for groceries that you would purchase ahead of time.

Meals serve 4-6.


 Save the Date!

Ladies’ Spring Tea

Saturday, May 2nd


Women’s Retreat 2015


LOVED-Web-assets-964x166_NPBSeptember 11-13

Anaheim, California

Hold your place with a $100 deposit and save $30 before March 30th.


Prices are currently being negotiated with hotels and the total price is not to exceed $275.

Includes a two night hotel stay and lunch on Saturday during the conference.

A bus will be available with limited seats for $55 additional cost.

Events at Women at The Crossing are designed to energize you, provide a change from the daily rhythms of life and to remind you of the truth that you are valued and loved.  Events vary from seasonal activities to retreats. This is a great way to connect with other women at The Crossing and refresh your spirit.


Praying for a family member who doesn’t know Jesus yet? 

Here is a helpful plan:

God desires, hears and answers our prayers. The 30 minutes you spend in focused prayer will connect you with God and others in a special way. Together we will each pray for the lost from our “God’s Most Wanted” list. The names on our list represent individuals who are loved by God and important to members of our group. They represent spouses, children, other family or close friends and co-workers. While you may not know them, God does. Together we will pray, believing God will have HIS way in HIS timing. We are counting on you to pray for each person specifically. Click here to read 5 Steps to iPray.

  • Get Ready – The week before, begin preparing your mind and heart for your 30 minutes. Clear your schedule, make a reminder, and look around to find a quiet comfortable private place to spend your 30 minutes. It can be anywhere that allows you to focus on your prayer commitment. Make sure you have your Bible, your “God’s Most Wanted” list and even a journal, pen and worship music. Whatever works best for you.
  • Get Set – When your assigned time arrives, begin by reading Luke 15:1-32 to see God’s heart for the lost. Pray to have God’s heart as you pray for the lost.WMN NOTE: See WMN Prayer Pearls for Scripture Prayers for additional scriptures to pray during your prayer time.
  • GO! – Now pray. Start by praising God for who He is and all He will do. Thank Him for His love for everyone. Then pray for each name. Ask the Holy Spirit to begin drawing the person(s) to God, pray for the Holy Spirit to open the eyes of their heart to God’s love. Pray also for opportunities for your group to connect with the people on your list. You can journal your thoughts and prayers if you want, say them in your heart or out loud.

Before you know it the 30 minutes will be up! Congratulations, you did it! Now, don’t give up! Pray and trust God to do His thing. He has the perfect plan and timing for connecting people to Him. Trust God to use His power and wisdom because His timing is always perfect! Feel free to make this list part of your daily prayer time and see what God will do! Related Material:

___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Our Women’s Ministry keeps growing.  We have a need for volunteers for various positions.   Please help our Ministry go to the next level.  CLICK HERE. For more information please contact our Women’s Ministry Director, Laura Balch at Lbalch@thecrossingonline.com. WHAT’S NEXT? If you are ready to get connected to Women at The Crossing, please email Laura Balch at lbalch@thecrossingonline.com. Visit us on Facebook (direct link) This will enable you to see upcoming events, meet other women online and receive current uplifting posts.

We look forward to connecting you with Women at The Crossing!