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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Explain the Faith
Defend the Faith
Proclaim the Faith
Model the Faith
Live the Faith
Check-in, Large Group Sessions, Fellowship, Bible Study
Tuesday & Wednesday
Large Group Sessions, Breakout Sessions, Recreation, Fellowship, Bible Study
Large Group Session, Breakout Session, Small Groups
Dates & Rates
Monday – Thursday
Dan DeWitt & Thomas White
Thomas White Bio
As the son and grandson of Baptist ministers, White grew up with a firm spiritual foundation and was saved in September 1993. Little time passed before he felt a call to vocational Christian ministry. While White attended a Christian university, he also opened four karate schools and began to fight competitively, having been involved in the sport through high school. These competitions led to him being inducted into the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame and winning the Black Belt Middle Weight World Amateur Championship. Thomas White became the 10th president of Cedarville University on July 1, 2013. Serving in a variety of leadership roles and responsibilities, White has more than a decade of administrative, teaching, and research experience and combines strong leadership with a pastoral heart for ministry while standing for biblical truth.
Dan DeWitt Bio
Dr. Dan DeWitt is from a small town in the middle of a cornfield in central Illinois. He was, however, close enough to the city of Springfield to manage to get a little culture. He always wanted to be an artist, but felt that serious Christians didn’t bother with such trivialities. In addition to teaching and writing, he sometimes doodles. He feels that there’s a time for an academic textbook and a time for a sketch book. Dr. DeWitt spends most of his research and writing time at the intersection of faith and secularism. His areas of expertise are worldview studies, apologetics, and cultural engagement.
Jason Lee Bio
Jason K. Lee has served as the Dean of the School of Biblical and Theological Studies at Cedarville University since 2013. He previously served as a professor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (NC) and also at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (TX). He also previously served in pastoral ministry in Louisiana and Scotland. He has published a book and essays in his fields of historical theology and theological interpretation. He preaches regularly and has served local churches as an interim pastor.
Greg Gilbert Bio
Greg grew up in a wonderful Christian family, with two parents who love the Lord very much and made sure that he heard the good news of salvation at every opportunity. At 9 years old, he professed faith in Christ as his Dad shared the gospel yet again and he was baptized shortly thereafter. For the next few years, he grew as a Christian, still attending church, and then went to Yale University for undergrad studies. Those were good years spiritually, mostly because he had to learn like never before how to defend his faith. It was also during those years that the Lord began to call him to Christian ministry. After Yale, Greg spent some time serving in a few different churches, went to seminary, got married to Moriah, and had three awesome kids: Justin, Jack, and Juliet. Greg was called to serve Third Avenue Baptist as the Senior Pastor in 2010.
Where will we be staying?
Crossings Underground will be held at Cedarville University.
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.
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.
Other Camp Opportunities
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.
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.
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.