Crossings On Mission 2017-11-02T09:19:08+00:00

The great missionary David Livingstone said, “Sympathy is no substitute for action.” As we have called students year after year to give to missions and to pray for missionaries, we want them to translate this missional mindset into action. Crossings On Mission is about giving your students unique opportunities to share the Gospel, serve others, and grow in their relationship with Jesus. Crossings On Mission will bring the same robust biblical teaching and Christ-centered worship to our nightly worship services as you have come to expect every year at Jonathan Creek and Cedarmore. As your students seek to transform the world around them, we will make sure there is ample time for them to sit under the teaching of God’s transforming word. We will train your students to know the biblical imperative of missions and to think biblically about their missional approach.  Missions tracks will include work projects, community service, evangelism, and children’s ministry. Our partnerships with local churches, associations, church plants, and community service organizations ensure that your students will make a kingdom impact in Chicago and eastern Kentucky. Then, we will equip them to apply in the field what they are learning each night.

Tracks

In Partnership with the North American Mission Board
In partnership with NAMB missionaries and the Illinois Baptist Convention, students at Trinity will work through Chicago-area church plants to ensure that they have opportunity to do real work and bear real fruit sharing and showing the love of Jesus. The eastern KY camp will work directly from Oneida Baptist Institute and their many historic relationships with the community, local churches, non-profits, and ministries.
Type of Work Students May Do
Home Repair — Painting, Construction, and Mowing
Community Service — Clothes Closet, Soup Kitchen, Nursing Home, and Assisted Living
Evangelism — Canvasing Communities, Putting Out Flyers, and Community Outreach
Children’s Ministry — VBS, Backyard Bible Clubs, and Community Outreach

*You may indicate track preferences beginning March 1, 2018

Chicago Schedule

Monday

3:00  Registration begins

5:30  Dinner

7:00  Opening Worship

8:30  Group Training/Overview

9:30  Church Group Devotions

11:00 Lights out

Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday

8:30 Breakfast

9:30 Morning Celebration/Training

11:00 Pack for mission sites/free time

Noon Lunch

1:00 Depart for Mission Sites (sack dinner on site provided by the university)

7:00 Return from the mission site

8:30 Worship

10:00 Church group devotions

11:00 In Dorms

Friday

7:30     Breakfast/load

9:00     Check out

Oneida Schedule

Monday

3:00  Registration begins

5:30  Dinner

7:00  Opening Worship

8:30  Group Training/Overview

9:30  Church Group Devotions

11:00 Lights out

Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday

7:00  Breakfast

8:30  Morning Celebration (a modified Crossings morning with morning “devotion”  by a camp pastor.)

9:15  Depart for missions projects

Noon  On-site lunch (sack lunch provided by university)

3:30  Return to camp

5:30  Dinner

7:30  Worship

9:00  Church Group time

Thursday

10:00  Closing Celebration (Last night)

11:30  Lights out

Friday

7:30     Breakfast/load

9:00     Check out

Dates & Rates

June 4-8
Monday – Friday
Oneida
Steve Coleman
$203
June 11-15
Monday – Friday
Chicago
$340
June 18-22
Monday – Friday
Chicago
Chad Poe
$340
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Steve Coleman Bio

Steve Coleman, speaking at Oneida,  is a veteran youth minister with over 30 years of experience. He has spoken at camps all over the country. HE has been featured in Discipleship Journal, Western Recorder, and Despising None. He has taught Super Saturday events for the KBC, presented breakout sessions at Southeast Conclave Youth Conference, and Kaleo events for NAMB. Steve is a consultant for Youth Ministers for the KBC through Crossings for Northern Kentucky Region from Berea to Florence. He disciples students 1:1 and is a resource to Youth and Collegiate ministries across the state and the U.S. He and his wife Sula have 2 adult children and 6 grandchildren, of which 4 have been born again. He is an avid reader, writer, and loves to spend time with Jesus!

Kurt Gebhards

Kurt Gebhard Bio

Kurt, speaking in Chicago, is a dynamic speaker with a missional heart for the nations. He is the lead pastor at Harvest Bible Chapel’s Rolling Meadows Campus. He has been in pastoral ministry for several decades and has served with Harvest since 2009. He is married to Julie and has six kids. He loves Harvest because of the church’s reliance on the Word of God, emphasis on dynamic worships and implementation of biblical community through small groups.

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Chad Poe Bio


Chad, speaking in Chicago,  is originally from Chattanooga, TN. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where he received a degree in Secondary Education. Following college, he attended Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, TX where he received a Masters of Divinity. After graduating seminary, God called Chad to a life of itinerant ministry. Chad and his wife, Hope, live in Chattanooga, TN with their sons (Shepherd and Charlie) and daughter (Magnolia Bea). He is an avid reader, aspiring writer, and infrequent visitor to the gym. He also serves as a teaching pastor at Ridgedale Baptist Church where he speaks for the Encounter Worship Service.

FAQ’s

Where will we be staying?

Crossings on Mission will be hosted by Trinity International. We will be staying in Johnson Hall, which is a traditional style dorm with each floor having 12 rooms (2 per room) with campers sharing two bathrooms (each bathroom having 3 stalls, 2 sinks, and 3 showers).

How many chaperones can I bring?

Groups must have one chaperone for every five students.

Is there a refund policy?

All funds are non-refundable and non-transferable after February 28, 2018.

Can I participate in tracks with the group I am attending with?

Yes, all participants will participate in mission tracks with the group they are attending with.

Is food and lodging included?

Yes, food and lodging is included in the amount you pay to attend.

Can I register as an individual?

Yes, participants are able to register as individuals.

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Other Camp Opportunities

Next summer Crossings is offering a new four-day discipleship camp, Crossings Underground. This camp is designed to walk with students into a deeper understanding of the foundations of Christianity and how this faith should affect their everyday lives. Our goal is for students to leave with a stronger understanding of why they believe in the Christian hope and how that hope should translate into their day-to-day lives. Our prayer is that students will leave with a stronger foundation and a better ability to explain, defend, proclaim, model, and live the Christian faith.

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Truth in Public is a one-week camp on political engagement for older high school students. Truth in Public is about equipping high school students to act. Throughout the week, students will learn to understand and articulate a Christian worldview, which will include biblically-based teaching in the areas of ethics, human dignity, sexuality, justice, religious liberty, government, and more. Students will then learn to employ this worldview in personal conversations, local and federal politics, state legislature, and the local church.

Wired High Res Edged

Next summer at Crossings, we are going to dive into the Psalms and discover that we are wired for worship. In everything that we do, we are to worship God in our work, in our relationships, in our thinking, and in every area of our life. But, we are broken by our sin and we worship the wrong things—idols like status, material possessions, others’ praise, grades, Instagram likes, and ourselves. In a hyper-connected world, we all need to disconnect from our various distractions, idols, and sins so that we can reconnect to our Creator and Redeemer.