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Finding Sabbath

by posted in CCYM

“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 »

Crossings + Southern Seminary

by posted in Education & Training

Apply early to save time and money on your master’s degree through the Crossings/SBTS partnership this summer. Why settle for “one day” when you can make that today? The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS) and Crossings Ministries have partnered to help youth minsters pursue a Master of Arts in Church Ministries while serving full- or… Read more »

Digging Deeper into GREATER

by posted in CCYM, Foundations

“You yourselves can testify that I said, ‘I am not the Messiah but am sent ahead of him.’ The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for him, and is full of joy when he hears the bridegroom’s voice. That joy is mine, and it is now complete…. Read more »

Dude, I Got This!

by posted in CCYM, Youth Ministry

When life doesn’t go as planned, your reaction says a lot about what you truly believe! Crossings Program Director Joe Ball shares his thoughts on the importance of demonstrating truth to youth. “It’ll be okay.” “I got it covered.” “I got it taken care of.” Haven’t we heard these statements over and over and over?… Read more »