Leading with Love 2017-10-17T14:29:04+00:00

Raising children in the fear and admonition of the Lord is a noble and supremely challenging task. Crossings seeks to come alongside parents with resources and encouragement to help them in this endeavor. We understand that, for parents, the Great Commission begins in the home. It is the parents’ God-given responsibility to teach and exemplify the Gospel to their children. We want to equip you biblically to lead and love your kids on a day-to-day basis. We want to show you how to stay centered on the Gospel and to use God’s word to teach, instruct, disciple, and encourage your children as they learn to navigate the culture and face the challenges of growing up.

Dates & Locations

November 4, 2017

Jonathan Creek Camp and Conference Center

*Note: All times in schedule should be read in CST

November 11, 2017

Highview Baptist Church, East Campus

*Note: All times in schedule should be read in EST


Chap Bettis is the author of The Disciple-Making Parent: Raising Your Children to Love and Follow Jesus Christ and the executive director of The Apollos Project, a ministry devoted to helping parents disciple their children. For the previous 25 years, he was lead pastor in a New England church plant. He also wrote Evangelism for the Tongue-Tied and The Fearless Apologetics Curriculum. He and his wife, Sharon, have four adult children: Kara, Chapman, Rebekah, and Nate and live in Cumberland, RI. When he is not ministering the word, Chap likes cycling, skiing, British detective movies, and checking out Providence restaurants with his wife. You can find him on twitter @chapbettis or blogging at TheApollosProject.com.

David Michael is the Pastor for the Next Generations at College Park Church in Indianapolis. Over the years David and his wife Sally have labored together in ministry that has been marked by a strong commitment to equipping and partnering with parents to support the spiritual development of their children. They have been passionate about developing resources for the spiritual development of children in the home and at church that reflect the passion for truth and the theological and doctrinal commitments that has marked the ministry of John Piper who was David and Sally’s pastor and ministry colleague for 33 years. These resources are now being used in hundreds of churches across the country and in various parts of the world through the ministry of Children Desiring God http://www.childrendesiringgod.org.  David and Sally have two adult daughters and three grandchildren.

Randy Stinson is the Senior Vice President for Academic Administration and Provost as well as Basil Manly Jr. Professor of Leadership and Family Ministry at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. A recognized authority on the subject of biblical manhood and womanhood, Stinson is a regular conference speaker on the subjects of parenting, marriage, and men’s leadership. He is the co-author of A Guide to Biblical Manhood and co-editor of Trained in the Fear of God: Family Ministry in Theological, Historical, and Practical Perspective. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and encourages his children in their pursuits of baseball, tennis, and lacrosse. He and his wife, Danna, have been married since 1991 and have eight children: Gunnar, Georgia, Fisher, Eden, Payton, Spencer, Willa, and Brewer.

Breakout Session Speakers

Jonathan Creek

Chap Bettis | Parenting with Confidence in a World Gone Mad

Michelle Chitwood | Parenting Middle Schoolers

Sally Michael | Mothers: Disciple-makers of the Next Generation

John Nix | Family Gospel Rhythms

Randy Stinson | Raising Biblically Masculine Sons

Jason Williams |  Sowing and Reaping

Curtis Woods | Developing a Biblically – Saturated Family Vision



Eric Bancroft | How NOT to Train up your Child

Chap Bettis | Patient Parenting: Strategies for Overcoming Your Own Anger

Michelle Chitwood | Parenting Middle Schoolers

Aaron Harvie | Leading Family Devotions

Sally Michael | Mothers: Disciple-makers of the Next Generation

John Nix | Family Gospel Rhythms

Jeremy Pierre | Getting to the Heart of Your Child’s behavior

Randy Stinson | Raising Biblically Masculine Sons

Jason Williams | Counseling Your Children

Curtis Woods | A Biblically-Saturated Family Vision


12:15pm-1pm  |  Check in

1:00pm  |  Session 1

2:15 pm  |  Session 2

3:30pm  |  Breakout sessions

5:00pm  |  Dinner | Meal Provided on Site

6:30pm  |  Session 3


Please aim to register prior to our deadline, Monday October 30, 2017. We will not be able to accept registrations after this date.