How to Capitalize on “Camp Highs”: A CCYM Summer Resource

by posted in CCYM, Planning & Programming, Resources & Training, Youth Culture

Summer is winding down, and soon all the students we have spent the summer building relationships with will head back to school. So, the question is: how do we best capitalize on the events of the summer to help our students make long-term, life-changing experiences, not allowing them to just have “camp-high” experiences? Raise an… Read more »

Finding Sabbath

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“On and on and on and on and on she goes, where she stops no one really knows” is part of the lyrics from the Third Day song “Nothing at All.” At times I think it describes the life of youth workers. There seems to never be enough time to accomplish everything that needs to… Read more »

Annoucing: CCYM Spring Retreat – May 19-21!

by posted in CCYM, Conferences & Retreats, Leadership Development, News

  Crossings Center for Youth Ministry is excited to announce its upcoming spring retreat for youth leaders – May 19-21! Summer 2014 is going to be a very busy summer and we want you prepared, spiritually, emotionally and mentally. The CCYM Spring Retreat will be a time for youth pastors to “get-away”– to refresh, refuel, revive,… Read more »

Connecting With Students at Christmas

by posted in CCYM, Youth Culture, Youth Ministry, Youth Ministry & The Family

Perhaps you’ve seen the new Apple commercial taking the internet by storm.  The ad, entitled “Misunderstood”, features a teenage boy who spends most of his Christmas family time with his head buried in his mobile phone.  Whether it’s sledding with his little sister, eating Christmas dinner with his grandparents, or decorating the tree with aunts,… Read more »

The Reason for Thanks

by posted in Foundations, Resources & Training, Uncategorized

Here at Crossings, the seasons always seem to come quickly.  And while we’re not yet halfway through autumn, the general consensus is that Christmas seems to have already arrived.  This should come as no surprise, as each year the retail industry pushes the Christmas shopping season earlier and earlier into the fall.  Whatever happened to… Read more »