CROSSPOINT eLETTER

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Pastor’s Letter

Dear Church:

Happy Valentine’s Day! In America, 58 million pounds of chocolate will be purchased, over 190 million cards will be exchanged, 6 million couples plan to pop the question, and 11,000 babies will be conceived. Valentine’s Day means a great deal to many people.

Whether you are in a relationship, have children, spend time with friends, or simply like to treat yourself on Valentine’s Day, make hearing our last two messages in Solo to Soulmates a priority. Or go on-line here and catch up with any you missed. Might be a great date night!

Let me share something that has been life-changing for me: the love languages. When it comes to love (romantic or platonic), people prefer to receive love in one of five particular ways: words of affirmation, quality time, receiving gifts, acts of service, and physical touch. If you know the primary love language of your spouse, kids, or significant other, keep that in mind when planning for them. If you do, it will make your “gift” that much more meaningful and special.

If you don’t know their love language or your own, take the free quiz at 5lovelanguages.com. God has the corner on love! So let’s get this one right!

Lisa Ausley
Lisa Ausley
Associate Pastor

Brice Early

News & Announcements

Solo to Soulmates Message Series
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17 | “KIDS DON’T MAKE GOOD PARENTS”

8:00 a.m. Traditional (Auditorium)
9:30 a.m. Contemporary (Auditorium)
9:30 a.m. Café Service
11:00 a.m. Contemporary (Auditorium)
11:00 a.m. Café Service

Visit our “Solo To Soulmates” series page for more information.

Discover March 2019
DISCOVER CROSSPOINT:
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.”

Sunday, March 10 – 9:15-10:45 a.m. in Portable 1 

Simply complete this form or email lausley@yourcrosspoint.org to sign up!

CROSSPOINT COUNSELING CENTER:
Crosspoint Counseling Center has added four additional counselors to our team and we are now accepting new clients. We have four Licensed Mental Health Counselors who accept a variety of insurance carriers and two Licensed Mental Health Counselors who do not yet. We have also added two new Registered Mental Health Interns who accept discounted fees. If you or someone you know is in need of strong Christian counseling, call Hope at 850-279-4576. Begin your journey to heal with any of our counselors today!
The Champions Ministry
CHAMPIONS MINISTRY LIFE GROUP:
The Champions Life Group will be hosting breakfast in the cafe Sunday, February 17, during all three services. Gluten-free options will be available.

The Champions Life Group provides a place for the parents and family members of special needs children to discuss openly their questions, concerns, and experiences. We will be meeting Thursday, February 28, from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. We will meet in the Kids Building in the Brazil room. Contact Jennifer Pittman for further information at scchampions@yourcrosspoint.org.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY:
Need a place to work through your hurts, habits and hang-ups? Join us Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. for Celebrate Recovery in the Café. Go deeper with the Men’s Step Study beginning Wednesday, March 20, 6:00 p.m. in Portable 1. Sign up on the Connect Card or Bible App. 

CROSSPOINT ACADEMY PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
If you are looking for countless opportunities for learning, growth, and spiritual development for your child, then take a look at Crosspoint Academy. We want to partner with you 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 18 months through pre-kindergarten. For details about our program and class options, please visit our web page. If you would like more information or would like to schedule a tour, please call 850-678-4411 ext. 103 or email bparsons@yourcrosspoint.org.

  • Childcare registration (18 months – 3-year) opens Wednesday, March 13.
  • Summer registration opens Wednesday, April 17.
General Student Ministry Information
CROSSPOINT STUDENTS:
You will find a fun, engaging service designed specifically for students grades 6-12. At Crosspoint you will experience some incredible music, great food, crazy games and you might just laugh your head off. The students will then break out into Small Groups. Small Groups are gender specific and are led by a group leader. We feel the best environment for life change happens in circles not in rows. You do not want to miss this amazing environment every Sunday from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. on our North Crestview Campus, 6268 Old Bethel Rd.

Students Made Series
CURRENT SERIES: “MADE” -A SERIES ABOUT SEXUAL INTEGRITY
When it comes to sex, we all have certain ideas and expectations of what it should—or shouldn’t—be about. But what if all those thoughts and ideas are actually missing the mark? In this series we take a look at God’s design for sex and discover that there’s more to it than we think. Parents, we want to partner with you in talking to your students on this sensitive topic. We encourage you to please contact Mitch Summers (msummers@yourcrosspoint.org) or Jeremy Thiess (jthiess@yourcrosspoint.org) or see the Parent Cue (PDF)  for more information about what this series is about to decide if you wish your student to hear these messages.

Students Blitz
BLITZ MIDDLE SCHOOL RETREAT:
Blitz is held at Shalimar Retreat Center in Panama City Beach, FL from March 15-17, 2019. Registration cost for Middle School students is $190. High School students can register for $150 before March 11. Partial scholarships available. Click to register – Middle School | High School | Adult Leaders

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:

  • Facebook – Crosspoint Students – Crestview
  • Instagram – CrosspointstudentsCV
  • SnapChat: CPstudentsCV

If you have any questions on how to get your student connected to Crosspoint Students, email our Student Minister Mitch Summers at msummers@yourcrosspoint.org .

Kids Grade 5-6
ATTENTION 5/6 GRADE PARENTS:
Come and join us for our new, exciting Sunday Programming in Portable 4 during the 11:00 a.m. service. For more information, please contact Katrina Schriber at kschriber@yourcrosspoint.org.

Kids PreK Focus February
FEBRUARY PRESCHOOL FOCUS: LOVE BUG – JESUS LOVES ME
Knowing Jesus loves us and wants to be our friend forever changes everything. God gave us a forever friend that wants to spend time with us and help us. Jesus loves us no matter what. 
 Monthly Preview Video | Pre-K Parent Cue (PDF) 


FEBRUARY ELEMENTARY FOCUS:  ALWAYS OPEN – SERVICE WITH A SMILE
Jesus demonstrated what serving really means by washing His disciples’ feet and even laying down His life for the sins of the world. We reflect His character to the people around us when we lend a hand and serve.
Monthly Preview Video | Elementary Parent Cue (PDF)

CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA:

Don’t Miss Out! Follow Crosspoint Kids South Crestview:

Crosspoint Kids Facebook Page

The Champions Ministry
CHAMPIONS MINISTRY: A SAFE PLACE FOR KIDS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
Crosspoint offers classes specifically designed around the needs of children with special needs. Join us every Sunday in the Brazil room at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 am.

If you are new to the Champions Ministry please click on this link (PDF) to print and fill out an intake form. Bring this form with you on your first day attending the Champions Ministry.

Interested in becoming a volunteer in the Champions Ministry? Click this link this link (PDF) to print and fill out a volunteer packet and return it to the welcome desk located in the Kids Building.

For more information contact, Colleen Pluhar at scchampions@yourcrosspoint.org.

Mission of the Week
MISSION OF THE WEEK: BILL AND RENEE MARTIN
The Martins have been leading a Christian Community outside the dump in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico since 1999. Our South Crestview campus will be leading another mission trip in October to help the Martins run programs for children and construct homes for folks in need.
ACTIVE ADULTS 50 PLUS ACTIVITIES AND TRIPS:
Would you like to receive a monthly email detailing the upcoming Active Adults 50 Plus activities and trips? Going forward, only those who sign up for this email will receive it. Please contact Barbara Wilder, bwilder@yourcrosspoint.org to be added to the list.

ACTIVE ADULTS 50 PLUS:
Check the
 February 2019 (PDF) for this month’s activities.