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Pastor’s Blog: Welcome Blake Dover

We are so excited to welcome Blake Dover and his wife Brooke to lead our young people here at Crossroads.  I thought you might like the chance to get to know him a little better with a little question and answer: Q:  How and when were you saved?  When were you called to ministry? A: …

Ever Been Scared?

Help Kids Overcome Fears     Deliciously Scared Ever been scared? Think of late-night campfire stories that make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end. When we’re on high alert, we feel strangely alive—especially when we’re scaring ourselves. First John 4:18 (NIV) says, “There is no fear in love. But perfect…

Busy Teenager Time Management tips Crossroads Baptist Marshall

Help Students Invest Their Time Wisely

Adolescence offers many kids their first opportunity to manage their own schedules. Unfortunately, with all the obligations they must juggle, “free time” can become a foreign concept. Teenagers’ waking hours are packed with school, homework, sports, clubs, work, and church activities. So much for the myth that the teen years are a time to just…

Strength in Meekness

Find Strength in Meekness

One of the many qualities our culture encourages young people to develop is strength. Physically, academically, and socially, teenagers are urged to try to come out on top. Those who seem too meek or gentle are viewed as pushovers and told to stand up for themselves. Yet the Bible has a different message about strength—not…

Be Stewards of God’s Earth

Environmentalism isn’t reserved for Earth Day anymore. Now we’re deluged year-round with information about saving the earth and combating climate change. Teenagers are taking charge with go-green efforts, raising awareness and leading many local initiatives to reduce their footprint. God, who created our world and then sent Jesus to be its Savior, charged humans with…

Body of Christ - Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry – A Part of the Body

I am so excited to be a part of Crossroads right now. I feel a very special unity and a sense that God is just getting started with us. This is the Body of Christ of 1 Corinthians 12 being worked out right in front of us! This all the way from our children to…

The Thumb War – Texting Teens

Jonathan McKee, president of The Source for Youth Ministry, offers these tips for avoiding a “thumb war” with texting teens: Teach teenagers proper stewardship of their cell phones. Owning a phone is a privilege, not a promise. But parents can do a lot to ensure that kids use phones appropriately. Model responsible use on the…

Crossroads Leadership Track Grow Program

Want to mentor a Youth Student?

One on one instruction and accountability is one of the best way to build disciples of Christ.  Our “Grow” program (formerly called the Leadership Track) is the best way for a student to engage with God. We need an army of adults to partner with our students to serve as a mentor.  A mentor needs…

Youth Lake Day – Aug 18

Parent Info: • We will be meeting at Lakeside Recreation Area at Lake O’ The Pines near the boat ramp. • Please let Jeff know if you would be willing to bring your boat. Cost to launch your boat is $3. • Call Crickey Swisher with any questions (318-218-7882) • Directions to Lakeside Park: 1. Head north on…

Youth Group Update

We have had an amazing summer. It is hard to believe that it is almost over. We are already looking forward to the 2012-2013 school year and are already planning for next summer! We are looking forward to a new mission emphasis, a new Wednesday night format, a new youth camp, a re-tooled leadership track…

A LETTER FROM BRO. DEREK:REGARDING COVID-19