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.
A Women’s Small Group Bible study is a great way to get connected with other women who are interested in growing deeper in their faith with the friendship and support of others. Relationships are built as the word of God is studied together and biblical teachings are applied to our daily lives. These communities develop an intricate system of support to celebrate life’s greatest joys and travel through life’s toughest moments.
Our 2013 Fall Semester will begin September 10th for ten weeks.
Registration is now open
Semester runs from June 18th -July 25th
Walking with God by John Eldredge 9:15-10:45am Tuesday mornings in Room 2
“This is a series of stories of what it looks like to walk with God, over the course of about a year.”
So begins a remarkable narrative of one man’s journey learning to hear the voice of God. The details are intimate and personal. The invitation is for us all. What if we could hear from God . . . often? What difference would it make?
We have a lot to sort through on any given day. A whole lot to navigate over the course of a week or a month. Am I in the right place? The right relationships? How am I going to come up with enough money to do the things I want to do? And what about love—is this the one? Will it last? What is causing all those fears I keep pushing down inside? Why can’t I overcome those “habits” that look more and more like addictions? Am I at the right church? Should I even go to church? What is God doing in my life?
All day long we are making choices. It adds up to an enormous amount of decisions in a lifetime. How do we know what to do?
We have two options.
We can trudge through on our own, doing our best to figure it all out.
Or, we can walk with God. As in, learn to hear his voice. Really. We can live life with God. He offers to speak to us and guide us. Every day. It is an incredible offer. To accept that offer is to enter into an adventure filled with joy and risk, transformation and breakthrough. And more clarity than we ever thought possible.
Childcare available on Tuesday mornings only – for kids up to age 5 – $5/child/week paid in advance. Childcare will be available if there are 6 or more kids enrolled.
Lioness Arising by Lisa Bevere 6:30-8:00pm Thursday evenings in Room 2
These people rise up like a lioness;
like a majestic lion they stand.
The lioness rises from her slumber, a magnificent image of strength, passion, and beauty. Her mere presence commands the landscape, protects her young, and empowers the lion. In groups, lionesses become a creative and strategic force to be reckoned with, acting as one to change the world around them.
You too are a lioness.
Parenting Teens in a Confusing Culture by Mark Gregston at the church 6:30-8:00pm Wednesday nights during FUSION
Holding a family together when it seems the world is falling apart is the challenge faced by parents of today’s teens. Their children face a level of evil in their everyday world that their parents can’t imagine, don’t understand and often misjudge.
When the cultural divide threatens to invade a family it is easy for parents to feel lost and alone, and without a plan to survive. Parents don’t know to intervene effectively when their teen spins out of control.
Fortunately, teen-expert Mark Gregston understands the affects of today’s confusing culture on teens and offers the right kind of help in his newest book, Parenting Teens in a Confusing Culture.
Above classes running June 18th- July 23
Our study Her Choice to Heal is open year round. This study focuses on healing after an abortion. You might be one of these women. Or maybe it’s your friend, sister, coworker, or woman sitting next to you at church. Regardless, post abortive women are in pain, but you may never know. Many are silent because they are filled with shame, grief and guilt, and they’re afraid of judgment and condemnation. Few realize that peace is attainable through Christ. Dates depend on interest of registrants.
Registrations will be online soon.
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 Monthly Activities to Retreats.. This is a great way to connect with other women at The Crossing and refresh your spirit. Monthly Activities to Retreats.. This is a great way to connect with other women at The Crossing and refresh your spirit.
Women’s Retreat 2013
Jodi Breaux Hickerson, Mission Church Ventura
Women’s Retreat- (in)courage‘: Matthew 14:27 But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”
This year we will be staying at the beautiful Ayres Resort in Manhattan Beach, California for a weekend of relaxation, refreshment, and reconnecting with God! Our speaker will be engaging and uplifting, as she takes us on a faith journey like no other. Activities will include creating a prayer journal, break out sessions, beach outings, shopping along the strand, visiting quaint restaurants and coffee shops, personal quiet or reading time, or whatever else you want to do–the free-time is yours! More info. to follow!
Two to a room $290-(Sold Out)
Three to a room $250
Four to a room $220
Meals included are Friday night, Saturday morning, Saturday evening and Sunday morning.
If there is enough interest, a tour bus will be reserved for an additional $55/person, or you are free to drive yourself.
$100 deposit will hold your reservation. Limited space available-don’t wait!!
Balance due by August 1st
Date: September 27-29, 2013
Where: Manhattan Beach, California
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.
If you are ready to get connected to Women at The Crossing, please email Laura Balch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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