Endeavor 2017-12-11T15:24:38+00:00

At Crossings, we strive to come alongside the church and help equip the next generation in the faith. One way we are excited about doing that is through our college retreat at Cedarmore this coming February. What does it mean to follow Jesus as an adult? How can I make a meaningful contribution to the kingdom? How does the gospel drive the way I work? These are pressing questions many young adults find difficult to answer. As vocations and life passions are considered, the college years are a vital time to be reminded that we are called to be faithful in whatever capacity God has seen fit to give us. As college students navigate their lives and set out to pursue every good endeavor in life, we want to encourage them, equip them, and give them biblical answers to these vital questions.

Date & Location

February 16-17, 2018

Cedarmore Camp and Conference Center


Greg Gilbert is Senior Pastor of Third Avenue Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky. He is the author of What Is the Gospel?, What is the Mission of the Church?, and Preach: Theology Meets Practice. Previously, Greg served as an assistant pastor at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., and as Director of Theological Research to the President of Southern Seminary in Louisville. He earned his MDiv from Southern Seminary in 2006 and his B.A. in History from Yale University in 1999. Greg lives in Louisville with his wife, Moriah, and their three children, Justin, Jack, and Juliet.

Matt Smethurst is managing editor of The Gospel Coalition and author of 1–2 Thessalonians: A 12-Week Study (Crossway, 2017). He and his wife, Maghan, have three children and live in Louisville, Kentucky. They belong to Third Avenue Baptist Church, where Matt serves as an elder. You can follow him on Twitter


Matt Papa is a songwriter, worship leader and author whose heart longs to see people from every corner of the world set ablaze by the love of God that is in Christ Jesus. It is his passion to lead people into an encounter with the risen Lord. His latest project “Church Songs” offers five new hymns co-written with Matt Boswell and Aaron Keyes.

Matt has ministered all over the world alongside gifted communicators such as David Platt, John Piper, Matt Chandler, Francis Chan, Rick Warren, Tim Keller, David Nasser and many more.

Breakout Session Speakers

Kevin Hall | Valuing Beauty in a Sexualized Culture

Courtney Reissig | Envy (Ladies only)

Matt Smethurst | The Secret Sauce of the Christian Life

Curtis Woods | What Racial Reconciliation Means (And Doesn’t)



6-7:30pm | Check in

7:30pm | Session One

8:45pm | Break

9:00pm | Coffee House Event


8:30am | Breakfast

9:00am | Session Two

10:15am | Break

10:30am | Breakout Session

11:45am | Lunch

12:45pm | Session Three

2:00pm | Closing and Dismissal