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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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
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Monday – Thursday
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. Soon after, he felt a call to vocational Christian ministry. White opened four karate schools during his college years, fought competitively, and has been inducted into the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame. He became the 10th president of Cedarville University on July 1, 2013. 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
Dan DeWitt (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is associate professor of applied theology and apologetics and the director the Center for Biblical Apologetics and Public Christianity at Cedarville University. He is the author of Jesus or Nothing (Crossway, 2014) and Christ or Chaos (Crossway, 2016). He posts regularly on his blog, and you can follow him on Twitter.
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.
John S. Dickerson is a prize-winning journalist, a recognized voice in American Christianity, and bestselling author of the books “The Great Evangelical Recession” and “I Am Strong: Finding God’s Peace and Strength in Life’s Darkest Moments.” A Millennial with Biblical convictions and cultural awareness, John is an in-demand conference speaker and has been featured on national TV. His writing has appeared in The New York Times and USA Today, among others. In 2009 Tom Brokaw, Charles Gibson (ABC News) and Anna Quindlen (Newsweek) named his investigative reporting the best in the nation (Livingston Award for Young Journalists). As a pastor, John has guided individuals and communities through grief and loss. He presently serves as Teaching Pastor in Residence at Venture Christian Church in Los Gatos, CA, where he lives with his wife and children.
Jim Stitzinger Bio
Jim Stitzinger currently serves as the director of the Bevin Center for Missions Mobilization at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Jim has served as a church planter and pastor in SW Florida and as the pastor of local outreach and evangelism at Grace Community Church in Los Angeles, CA. He completed his M.Div at The Master’s Seminary in 2002, contributed to Evangelism in the John MacArthur Pastoral Library Series and edited the Grace Evangelism training curriculum. In addition, Jim served as adjunct professor of evangelism for The Master’s Seminary and as chaplain at multiple police departments and hospitals. Jim’s passion is to exalt Christ and equip believers to be relentless in evangelism, engaged in missions and prepared for church planting.
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.