Small Groups at Crossroads provide a community-like atmosphere where you can learn about God while getting to know others. We grow in the knowledge of Jesus and encourage each other to live it out. Small groups are offered for the Fall and Spring semesters with a church-wide small group at the beginning of the year. Our offerings include such topics as worldview, marriage, family, parenting, finances, prayer, leadership, etc. Life is better in groups!
Fall 2023 Classes are open for registration!
This Men’s Small Group in ongoing. Men can join in at any time on Sundays at 8am in the River Sr. High Classroom.
Step 1 of the Journey: Bible study doesn’t have to be boring. H2O is a powerful group-oriented DVD experience designed to create a safe atmosphere where people are comfortable considering the person of Jesus Christ. Learn who Jesus is and how He can quench the thirst we’ve been trying to fill with the temporary things of the world. This 7-week course begins Sunday, September 17th at 11:45am in the River Sr. High Room at Crossroads.
Christians today wrestle with their stance on contemporary issues including politics, gender identity and marriage. How can we love those with significantly different attitudes and lifestyles without compromising our beliefs? Exploring the Book of Daniel for timely answers, Hodges reveals how to keep God’s standards high and His grace deep – just as Daniel and Jesus did. This 6-week study begins Monday, October 2nd from 6:30pm-8pm at the home of Mary Dettelis (19 West Lake Forest Parkway, Lancaster 14086). Class size limit: 10. Cost for Study Guide (required): $10; Cost for Book (optional): $11
THIS CLASS IS FULL
God has prepared a table for you. It’s set with a banquet of peace, clarity and purpose. But Satan is constantly looking for an invitation, seeking to fill your mind with distractions, fear, worry, insecurity, anxiety temptation, doubt, etc. It’s an ongoing battle. But you can learn how t protect your mind from unhealthy thoughts and experience rest and nourishment at God’s table. In this 6-session video Bible study, bestselling author and Pastor Louie Giglio unpacks Psalm 23 to offer insight into how to overcome the enemy’s lies and find peace and spiritual security in any circumstance or situation. This study begins Monday, October 2nd from 6:30pm-8pm in the Identity Jr. High Classroom at Crossroads. Zoom option available for those who can’t attend in person.
Cost for Book: $17
Beth Moore provides a personal study experience five days a week plus viewer guides for the group video sessions of this in-depth women’s Bible study. Join Beth in a faith-building study of prophecy and learn how to live with integrity in today’s self-absorbed society. The prophet Daniel faced unbelievable pressures to compromise his faith, to live in a hostile culture, and to confront temptations and threats. Today, believers in Jesus Christ face many of the same trials. This women’s study begins Tuesday, September 12th from 6:30pm-8:30pm in the K/1 Classroom at Crossroads. Two additional classes on Thursday, September 21st and Thursday, October 5th.
Cost for Study Book: $17
Step 4 of the Journey: One of our most popular courses at Crossroads, Called to Serve is an engaging 11-week course in Crossroads’ Journey program designed to help you discover the talents, skills and strengths that the Lord has placed in you, revealing how you are “called to serve.” Lessons include: Team Players, Called by Name, You’ve Got Personality, Salvation, Motivational Gifts, Baptism with the Holy Spirit, Manifestation Gifts, Character and Ministry Gifts. Classes begin Tuesday, September 12th from 6:30pm-8pm in the Crossroads Identity Jr. High Classroom. Childcare provided on request.
THIS CLASS IS FULL
PASTOR PAT KLEITZ (and Various Teachers)
Step 3 of the Journey: Spiritual Development is a dynamic time for personal growth and intimacy with God. Experienced and knowledgeable teachers lead a 7-week course that encourages, equips and challenges you to grow in Christ. Topics: Old Covenant, New Covenant, Salvation, the Holy Spirit, Life Together, Hearing the Voice of God, Salt Covenant and the Great Commission. Classes begin Tuesday, September 12th from 6:30pm-8pm at Crossroads. Childcare provided on request.
Join us as we watch and discuss Season 1 of The Chosen. The power of good stories taps into our God-given imagination, and our identification with the characters in The Chosen’s episodes will help us to understand the Old and new Testaments in new ways. Childcare will not be provided, but delicious snacks will be. This 9-week study begins Tuesday, September 19th at 7pm offsite at the home of Keith and Cheryl Otto (568 Schoellkopf Road, Cowlesville). Cost for Study Book: $16. Due to the start date of this class, participants will need to purchase their own study guide on Amazon.
In the Pursued: God’s Relentless Love for YOU video Bible study, Jennifer Cowart will explore God’s relentless love for us reveal in Genesis-Revelation. This 6-session study for women will help you realize that God want a personal relationship with you, even when you feel you don’t deserve His love. Like Cain, Abraham, Sarah, Rebekah, David, the woman caught in adultery, Peter, and so many others, we are the ones who have broken relationship with God. But He runs after us anyway to bring us home. In this study, we will explore God’s love as evidenced in the stories of creation, the patriarchs, the judges and prophets, Jesus, and the early church. Together we will dive into a great love story and discover that it is our story! This study begins Wednesday, October 4th from 9:30am-11am. Donna Andrews and Celeste Brooks co-lead this study at the home of Erin Popek (4150 Clinton St., W. Seneca). Class size limit: 12 women. Cost for Workbook: $18.
THIS CLASS IS FULL
Step 1 of the Journey: Bible study doesn’t have to be boring. H2O is a powerful group-oriented DVD experience designed to create a safe atmosphere where people are comfortable considering the person of Jesus Christ. Learn who Jesus is and how He can quench the thirst we’ve been trying to fill with the temporary things of the world. This 7-week course begins Thursday, September 14th at 6pm offsite (169 Bullis Road, Cowlesville). Dinner and fellowship at 6pm. Class to follow. Class size limit: 12
THIS CLASS IS FULL
Step 2 of the Journey: The world is filled with information and competing ideas. Many voices, web pages and books claim to have the truth that people should follow, but they cannot all be true. The Bible claims to be true and says that only God’s words will last forever. This 9-week course presents evidence that the Bible is true and is the only book fully worthy of our trust. The teaching style is interactive so participants can ask questions each week. Bill Marshall and Shawn Claybolt co-lead this study, beginning Friday, September 22nd at 6:30pm in the Crossroads Youth Sanctuary. Childcare provided on request. Sign up below.
Jesus spoke deep spiritual truths through vivid engaging stories: parables. Blended from the things of everyday life, Jesus made the Kingdom of God understandable to “those who have ears to hear,” a phrase He used quite often. While parables can clarify truth for “those who have ears,” they have the opposite affect on those who reject Christ. In Matthew, Jesus was asked why he spoke to the people in parables. His reply was, “because the knowledge of the secrets of the Kingdom has been given to you but not to them.” Bring your Bible and join us on Fridays as we study and gain insight into the parables and their meanings that will help us appreciate their relevance in our lives. This 5-week study begins Friday, October 6th at 6:30pm in the Crossroads Hope Café.
TOM CARLETON (and Various Facilitators)
It’s what you can’t see that can hurt you … the temptation that regularly assaults you, the depression or illness that pulls you down, the discord in your relationships, the private doubts you harbor about God. These are not just a natural part of life–they’re battles in a behind-the-scenes war against your faith, family, and future. From a balanced perspective, Robert Jeffress lifts the curtain of everyday existence to reveal these invisible but very real battles in the war Satan wages against followers of Christ like you. Because you don’t have to be spiritual roadkill, using the spiritual armor of Ephesians 6, The Divine Defense outlines six practical strategies you can use through every day to defeat Satan’s vicious and destructive plan. Together, these strategies form The Divine Defense that will help you live victoriously in the unshakable power of God. This 7-week study begins Saturday, October 14th at 7:30am at the Iron Kettle Restaurant (1009 Olean Road, E. Aurora).
Cost for Study Book (required): $12