North Crestview Campus eLetter
Thursday, May 13, 2021
From our Campus Pastor
As a pastor my heart is never more full than when I watch members of our church family say “yes” to Christ, and we’ve gotten to celebrate a great deal of that lately! In addition to new members joining and people getting baptized, we want to take a Sunday to celebrate those of you who have said yes to serving as volunteers, particularly those who are volunteering with our campus. So on Sunday May 23 we are hosting a “Volunteer Appreciation Sunday”. We’ve purchased free t-shirts for all of our current volunteers, and we plan on having extra refreshments and festivities that morning. If you have not yet taken the “next step” in your faith journey and engaged in serving, we’d love to invite you to start! You can email me back here, or feel free to join us that morning to get plugged in then.
Also, one of our volunteers recently mentioned to me that sometimes the hardest part of serving somewhere new is simply getting started. She mentioned that a simple invitation to serve can go a long way in helping ease that discomfort. So if you’re not serving we invite you to jump in, and if you are serving we invite you to invite a friend to serve alongside of you… your invitation might make a big impact in their faith journey! For more information about places to serve (including Habitat for Humanity), please see the accordions below.
Thanks for being the Church!
Jeff Burnett, Campus Pastor
News & Announcements
SUNDAY, MAY 16: "THE MONSTER OF SUCCESS"
SUNDAY, MAY 23: "WHERE (NOT) TO FIND YOUR MONSTER"
Monsters aren't real. As reasonable adults, we know this. But we also know that, while fake, the monsters of fairy tales, movies, and Netflix series embody our very real fears. Large, powerful beings that hunt us in the dark make us feel small, weak, vulnerable. When characters in these stories run away, they temporarily feel safe, but it's not until the monster is faced head-on that the story can have a happy ending--and, more importantly, the hero can become all he or she was created to be.
The same is true of the monsters of the spiritual life. The monsters of comparison (I am what others say about me), more (I am what I have), and success (I am what I do) are powerful enemies of a healthy spiritual life. But ignoring them solves nothing. Join us over these 9 weeks as we learn to face our monsters, get to know them, and discover how they are inviting us into a deeper understanding of ourselves and a more intimate connection with God. We'll never completely eradicate our fears, but if we befriend them, they can lead us into becoming who God intends us to be.
For more information, visit our Messages page.
DISCOVER CROSSPOINT: MAY 16
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.”
Join us for our next Discover Crosspoint on Sunday, May 16 from 9:15-10:45 a.m. Sign up here.
CROSSPOINT ACADEMY PRESCHOOL: SPOTS ARE STILL OPEN!
Crosspoint Academy seeks to provide your child with a foundation for a meaningful relationship with Christ and to prepare them for a lifelong love of learning. We offer part-time programs for children from ages 2 through pre-kindergarten. Visit our website for more details and to register. For more information or to schedule a tour, call 850-678-4411 ext. 217 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PROMOTION | JUNE 13
The first Sunday after the final day of the school year. Grade levels will update and room check-ins for kids may change. Check with your campus for details.
MAY PRESCHOOL FOCUS | JUMP JUMP
Because we live in an imperfect world, it is hard to understand what perfect is. But, God’s way is perfect. God can see where we cannot. God has the power to make a way where there is no way. God loves us, and we can trust God’s way.
MAY ELEMENTARY FOCUS | 5K - RUN THE RACE
God makes plans and follows through with them, including the plan to send Jesus to rescue us! We can show commitment too. The best way? We can work on growing our relationship with Jesus with faith practices.
KIDS WEEKLY WORSHIP:
Our campuses are now meeting in person but your family can access the weekly kids' lessons online any Sunday morning that you're doing church at home. Simply use the Parent Cue "Sunday at Home" option to follow the same weekly Bible lesson we are presenting at church.
CROSSPOINT ACADEMY: SPRING MISSION PROJECT "A BED 4 ME"
Crosspoint Academy is excited to announce our Spring Mission Project! Please join us in supporting a Bed 4 Me Foundation, by donating bedding for children in our local area. Drop off donations can be made at our North Crestview Campus until May 16.
CROSSPOINT SERVES WITH HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
We invite you to join us for Crosspoint Church volunteer group dates on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month! Our upcoming dates include Saturdays, May 15 and June 5 and June 19. If you would like to serve with our construction group, then please sign up online using Habitat for Humanity in Okaloosa County's volunteer system. Contact Jeremy Thiess at to serve on an upcoming Saturday.
Simply sign up by:
1. Visiting Habitat's construction volunteer calendar using this special link: http://vmx.me/USV2ZYKM.
2. Click the special "Access Code" button above the calendar and enter the following special access code CROSSPOINT if you do not already see Crosspoint's upcoming workdays highlighted in yellow.
3. Choose the "I AM SCHEDULING MYSELF" (at the top of the calendar) and select the "Sign Up" button on the day(s) you would like to serve.
4. The system will walk you through the process of signing up and registering. For both new and returning volunteers, please be sure to log in and view/accept the required Volunteer Agreement & Waiver of Liability before your volunteer date.
It should take about 5 minutes to complete. (Please let me know if you would prefer to complete a hardcopy of the Volunteer Agreement & Waiver of Liability, and I will provide a copy for you!).
5. Please note there is an age requirement for all volunteers to be at least 16 years old. It is also the responsibility for all volunteers to practice safety while on the worksite. Suitable work clothes are suggested - painting clothes, sunscreen, hats, bug spray, NO SANDALS OR OPEN TOED SHOES.
We are never more like Jesus than when we're serving others. In addition to serving our community, there are several opportunities to serve right here at our campus!
We would love for you to prayerfully consider getting involved!
Simply fill out this form to get connected to a ministry area that best fits your passion, gifting, and life experience.
DISCOVER CROSSPOINT STUDENTS CELEBRATION!
Parents and families are welcome to join Crosspoint Students on Sunday, June 6 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the North Crestview Campus as we celebrate the students who completed the four week Discover Crosspoint Students course.
MISSION NORTHWEST 2021 | JUNE 23 – 27
Registration is now open for Mission Northwest 2021! Mission Northwest is Crosspoint Student’s annual local mission trip servicing non-profit organizations and neighborhoods in Northwest Florida. This trip is open for rising 6-12 grade students.
Click HERE to register by Sunday, June 6.
This year Mission Northwest will not be an overnight event. Students and leaders will check in and out from the event each day at the Niceville Campus.
Crosspoint Students is hosting a "Vibe Night" of music, games, and snacks! Middle and High School students are invited to join us from 6:00-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 1, on the North Crestview Campus. Contact Student Ministers Ryan Klug or Mitch Summers for more information about this series.
NEW SERIES: HABITS
People talk about “loving God” all the time, but how do you connect with someone you can't physically see or audibly hear? In this series, we’ll explore the faith habits that make it possible to connect with an invisible God that will change the way we see Him at work all around us.
If you have any questions on how to get your student connected to Crosspoint Students, email our Student Minister, Ryan Klug at email@example.com, or Mitch Summers, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 in the coming weeks. New virtual events and services for students are happening weekly! See our Instagram and Facebook pages for the updated schedule of events!
PLANNED GIVING SITE ANNOUNCEMENT:
We are excited to announce our new Planned Giving site, which can provide long-lasting support for the Kingdom of God through Crosspoint while enjoying financial benefits for yourself. Simply visit our Planned Giving site online or find the “Planned Giving” link in the dropdown menu on our website. Questions? Contact email@example.com.
Celebrate Recovery is a safe and confidential place to receive healing from our hurts, habits, and hang-ups. Join us on Thursdays, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Café on the South Crestview Campus. Dinner begins at 4:45 p.m. with large group worship, teaching/testimony, and small groups following. Childcare is provided for birth to preschool. Celebration Place, the approved children's curriculum for Celebration Recovery, is provided for kindergarten through 5th grade. For more information, email Katrina Schriber at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MISSION OF THE WEEK: HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Our North Crestview Campus has a close and fruitful relationship with Habitat for Humanity who build homes for folks and provide them no interest loans. Habitat bridges the gap to home ownership which is a key to building generational wealth and escaping poverty!
HABITAT HAPPENING NOW!
Our North and South Crestview campuses have joined forces to build a Habitat Home together in Crestview! There will be opportunities throughout the year to support that partnership! Want to serve with our Crestview Habitat house? Email email@example.com at our South Crestview campus, or firstname.lastname@example.org at our North Crestview campus.
MISSION ANNOUNCEMENT- COUNSELING SCHOLARSHIP
It's Been A Tough Year!
Counseling is a great tool to help us process and heal from difficult experiences. We want to help you get counseling help to process and recover from the many challenges we've faced in the last year.
We've opened up a scholarship system by which anyone seeking help in a community where Crosspoint has a campus can go to the counselor of their choice and apply for reimbursement (up to two sessions or $250). This scholarship system will be open through December of 2021.
We hope that lowering the financial barriers will encourage more folks to seek help and continue to live as healthy, thriving, children of God!
In order to be reimbursed, you will have to share some basic personal information with two Crosspoint staff members who process applications and payments. All of your personal information will be held as confidential among that team of two and will not become part of any larger Crosspoint data systems or follow up.
Have you downloaded our App yet from your Play Store? Don’t miss out getting connected on Sundays and during the week for easy access to our Messages, Connect Card, Campus Announcements, Connect Notes, Bible verses, and more! Visit: crossspoint.church/app/