North Crestview Campus eLetter
Thursday, May 16, 2019
From our Campus Pastor
Summer time is right around the corner and we’re SUPER excited to be able to facilitate connecting kids and students to Christ! Here are a few things to be aware of:
- Promotion Sunday: Starting June 2 we will be promoting kids and students of all ages to their next grade level! Rising Kindergarteners will join us in Hangar 1 for Elementary programming.
- New 5th/6th Grade Ministry: We are starting a brand new program for rising 5th and 6th graders. This is a season of life in which kids feel too old for Elementary programming, but aren’t quite ready for Sunday morning services yet. Now there is a place just for them! Starting June 2 they will meet in the Israel classroom during the 11:00 a.m. service.
- Also, don’t forget that Vacation Bible School registration is open for Elementary Students. Also, Mission Northwest registration is also open. That is our week long mission camp for Middle School and High School students in which they serve our region. For more info contact Jeremy Thiess.
Again, we can’t wait to help connect our kids and students to Christ this summer! If you’d like to be a part of it by volunteering for any of these opportunities let me know and we’ll get you connected as well!
Jeff Burnett, Campus Pastor
News & Announcements
SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2019 | "WHERE IS GOD WHEN I FEEL DEPRESSED?"
SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2019 | "WHERE IS GOD WHEN DISASTER STRIKES?"
9:30 & 11:00 a.m.
Visit the "Hide and Seek" message series page for more information.
CALLED CHARGE CONFERENCE:
A Called Charge Conference is scheduled for 5:00 p.m., Sunday, June 2, 2019, in the Marler Chapel at the Niceville Campus for the purpose of approving clergy salaries for the upcoming fiscal year. All Administrative Board members are encouraged to attend.
CROSSPOINT BEACH PRAYER FOR GOD'S PROTECTION FOR THE GULF COAST
Please join us at Henderson Beach State Park on Sunday, 5:00/19/19 at 4:00 PM. We will hopefully be at the second pavilion on the right. (Look for red balloons). We first met for prayer in May, 2006 and God has faithfully protected this area from all hurricanes. We are meeting once again, to ask God to protect the Gulf Coast and beyond from all hurricanes. Nothing is too difficult for the Lord, and He honors our prayers. Email Ellen Gilland for more information.
2 Chronicles 7:14
Bring a rose with you which we will give to the Lord as a Thanksgiving Offering. We’re hoping to see you there.
New to our church? Find out what we’re all about! Here at Crosspoint, we’re all about “Connecting People to Christ”. It’s our vision, and everything we do flows right out of these four words: come, meet, grow, serve. While there are endless ways for you to get connected to our faith community, we feel the best first step begins with “Discover Crosspoint”.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL - JUNE 24-28
Registration is now open for our epic Vacation Bible School (VBS) African adventure! At VBS kids will explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life. VBS runs from June 24-28 FROM 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. including a Family Safari Experience on Friday! Register online here.
COME VOLUNTEER WITH US!
Vacation Bible School is right around the corner and we would love to have you join us to serve! Student and Adult volunteers are welcome to serve with different opportunities available to best fit you. Sign up to volunteer here and put it on your calendar so you won’t forget.
MOVING UP: PROMOTION SUNDAY
We celebrate the end of the school year by promoting grade levels for Sunday morning check-in! Starting June 2, rising Kindergartners will join us in Hangar 1 for Elementary programming.
MOVING UP: 5TH/6TH GRADE MINISTRY KICKOFF
Calling all rising 5th and 6th graders! We will have a place just for you on Sunday mornings at the 11:00 a.m. service. Join us on June 2 in the Israel classroom as we kickoff the new 5th/6th grade program. Email Erin Brindle for more information.
Retreat for rising 5th and 6th graders, June 3-5. Exciting worship, messages, small group, and big fun at Big Kahunas and the Niceville Campus. All rising 5th and 6th graders welcome. Limited scholarships are available. Register here.
MAY PRESCHOOL FOCUS: HOP TO IT--GOD HELPS ME DO BIG THINGS
God helps us do things we would never think possible—things we can’t even imagine ourselves doing. It can be facing giants like David and forgiving someone who hurt us. Or it can be helping others like Aaron helped Moses and digging wells in a foreign land. When we trust God to help us, we can do all the big things God made us to do.
Preview Video | Kids Preschool March Parent Cue
MAY ELEMENTARY FOCUS: MUD RUN-MAKE IT THROUGH THE MAYHEM
Throughout history, God has offered strength to help people persevere through difficult situations. Jesus persevered through death itself to make us right with God. We can have perseverance, too, because of what Jesus has done for us. Preview Video | Kids Elementary Parent Cue
If you have any questions on how to get your student connected to Crosspoint Kids, email our Kids Minister Erin Brindle.
Mission Northwest is a local mission experience serving throughout Northwest Florida from June 24-28. This trip is for rising 7-12 grade students and rising 6th grade students when accompanied with a parent or guardian. Students will serve at various work sites in the local area during the day, and participate in worship, group activities and fun on the Niceville Campus in the evenings. Early bird registration is $225 and ends June 3. The regular registration cost is $250 and ends June 17. Some partial scholarships available. Questions? Contact Ryan Klug or Mitch Summers and register here or in the app.
Crosspoint Students will recognize graduating Seniors with a special program on Sunday, May 19 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Families and friends of graduating Seniors are invited to celebrate with us.
Crosspoint Students will not be meeting on Sunday, May 26 for Memorial Day. Enjoy spending time with family!
WE'RE MOVING UP!
Starting on June 2, we're promoting the rising 6th graders to Crosspoint Students! We'll celebrate with our new students with a special Sunday night program from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on the North Crestview campus. Parents of rising students are welcome to stay for the program. For more information please contact Mitch Summers or Ryan Klug.
CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA:
Be sure to follow us on our social media platforms to stay connected to all that Crosspoint Students is up to:
If you have any questions on how to get your student connected to Crosspoint Students, email our Student Minister Ryan Klug.
Summer Recreation is for children entering grades 1-4 in the 2019 school year. Registration is open now for sports camps July 8 - August 7. Each camp will be Monday - Thursday at the Community Life Center on the Niceville Campus. Registration will end when all spots are taken. Secure your spot by making a payment online or at the Community Life Center.
BLOOD DRIVE - MAY 19
At Crosspoint we are always looking for ways to invest in our community, and what better way to start than right outside of our campus? OneBlood will be here Sunday, May 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and we encourage families to plan ahead so that parents can participate.
MISSION OF THE WEEK: BILLY AND DAWN RAY
We thank God for the Ray's ministry to Kurdish refugees who have been displaced by terrorist activities. We pray for the work of “The Refuge Initiative” a community center that is being utilized for the Gospel “for such a time as this.” Find out more about The Refuge Initiative on Facebook.
Every year Crosspoint sets aside a week to focus on our mission efforts locally and globally. We call that Mission Week! While our students are out transforming our community through Mission Northwest, we (adults) have an opportunity to get more informed, excited, and engaged in Missions through our Meal With A Mission Events. Every campus has an opportunity to get involved; come to yours, come to a different campus, come to them all, but don’t miss it! If you’ve ever been to one of our mission banquets in the past - you know to come prepared to be inspired. If you’ve never been at all - expect a great time, eating great (free) food, with people doing great things!
MEAL WITH A MISSION:
Meal with A Mission is the key event to our mission week this year. Every campus has an opportunity to come to a free meal (no RSVP needed) and get inspired and engaged in Mission. This year our partners at Hope61 will be telling us a little about what they do to prevent human trafficking using One Mission Society’s global network of missionary workers (including two Crosspoint missionaries who will be here sharing their experiences from the field). They will also help us see ways we can be engaged in advocacy and prevention right here in our own backyard!
North Crestview: Enjoy a free lunch with us on June 23rd at 12:05
South Crestview: Get inspired at a free dinner on June 23rd at 5:00
Niceville: Have coffee and conversation with Hope61 immediately after Saturday Night Worship on June 29th upstairs in the Community Life Center. Enjoy a breakfast event by yourself, with your family, or with your life group on Sunday, June 30th at 9:30 or 11:00 in the Fellowship Hall. Or share lunch with us at 12:15 in the Fellowship Hall.
Bluewater Bay: Head over to the Niceville campus after your 9:35 or 11:05 services. We will host a breakfast in the Fellowship Hall of the Niceville campus at 11:00 and a lunch in the Fellowship Hall at 12:15. Or, if those times don’t work for you, join us for coffee in the Community Life Center on Saturday, June 29th at 7:00 pm.
MISSION NORTHWEST AND HOPE61:
Our adults are not the only ones who get to engage with the Hope61 team. Each day of Mission Northwest, we will send a team of students to a Meal with a Mission event before they head to their worksite. We know that our students are very passionate about this issue, and we know that giving them tools to identify and avoid predatory relationships can make a real difference in their lives!
Human Trafficking, What To Expect: “Human trafficking” is sometimes used interchangeably with “modern day slavery.” It is a term that describes all of the ways that people end up in oppressive labor situations that they don’t have the power to escape. It is sometimes seen in labor markets, military campaigns, prostitution and sex work, drug trafficking, and a variety of other black market activities. Hope61 uses One Mission Society’s massive network of missionaries to help identify people vulnerable to trafficking, and help create systems and supports that prevent people from being trapped in the ‘slave market.’
This may feel like a distant problem, but do a few minutes of research and you’ll learn that the I-10 corridor is one of the hot spots for trafficking in the United States. We have at least one confirmed case of attempted human trafficking among our Crosspoint family in this last year. Hope61 will present ways that they are engaged globally, but also tools and knowledge we need to engage in the issue locally.