Dear Friends & First Time Guests, Thank you for joining us at The Crossing today as we remember what God has done for us and what He is doing among us. As we finish our “Momentum” teaching series, I see God building momentum here at The Crossing and through it, we are becoming the church I have dreamed of for years. Each passing day God is changing our hearts and making us into a people of promise. If this is your first time here, we pray that you will enjoy a time of remembrance and join us in celebrating an amazing God! In Him, Greg and Tamara Dumas
Crossing Kids May Monthly Focus: Kingdom - When I become who God wants me to be I will change the world. Kids can so easily get caught up in their own world they rarely look around to see if God has something more for their life. What is God’s mission? During the month of May CrossingKids will take a look at the parable of the lost sheep, The Great Commission and how we can gain the respect and privilege to speak into the lives of others. The fourth week of May we’ll dig into the Romans Road and teach kids what it means to lead someone to Christ. The last week there will be a special Missions focused weekend, a mini-mission’s conference. Join us in praying for CrossingKids this month as we learn what it means to be Kingdom Focused.
Interested in Volunteering? www.crossingonline.org/serve Want to join a LifeGroup? visit a leader in the 26.2 Café Office Hours Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5pm
Lectio Divina. We live in a fast paced world, and our time with God seems to be no exception. This next series, “Lectio Divina” is going to help students slow down and discover the art of listening, meditation, prayer, and contemplation. We will see a student ministry that is fervently praying.
Scholarships Needed! We are in desperate need of scholarships for students to attend Summer Camp. You could be a part of changing a student’s life by giving them an opportunity to encounter God! Contact Pastor Tom at email@example.com today!
Elementary Baptism Class Our next baptism class for elementary aged children (1st through 5th grade) is scheduled for Saturday, May 8th at 3:00 p.m. in Room 229. All children are required to attend a baptism class before they can be baptized. Forms are available at the check in desks upstairs or at the boat downstairs and must be turned in one week prior to attending the class. For more information please contact Kim Gore at firstname.lastname@example.org or 626-0783, ext. 123.
Reverb Is Here Are you 18-29 years old? The Crossing Church has launched an amazing ministry that will impact your life and the Kingdom of God in our area. Make plans to join us at the 7pm service each Saturday night. Find our more information by contacting Scott McIntosh at 626-0783 or email email@example.com.
Crossing Café Beginning the first weekend in May, we will be making some changes and additions to our Café. Our Saturday night meal offering will remain the same but on Sundays, DaSilva’s Coffee will be operating the café and offering a more extensive menu which will include premium coffees, lattes, donuts, and assorted pastries. All proceeds for menu items will go directly to DaSilva’s to cover their cost. We have made this change in order to offer you a better selection of items to enjoy each weekend. Going forward, there will be a cost for both the current and new products. A cup of premium coffee will be $.75 and $1 will get you a premium coffee and a doughnut. The Crossing will be supplementing this change the first weekend only and will be providing the premium coffee and donuts for free. Try out the upgraded offering and enjoy it on us! The additional lattes and pastries on the menu will be regular price and will be posted on Sunday May 2nd. We look forward to you enjoying an upgraded menu and premium beverages on Sunday’s!
Elder Nominations We are now receiving Elder nominations. This is the process we use in selecting the men who seek after God and His vision for The Crossing. You can pick up a nomination form at “Crossing Central (Information Center).”
The 26.2 Spiritual Race is intricately designed with you in mind! Through the different 26.2 Experiences, you can learn more about The Crossing and its leadership, become involved in a LifeGroup, and understand more about your spiritual gifts. We encourage everyone to join in the race! Register for all the 26.2 Experiences at: www.crossingonline.org. The next experience dates are: • Warm-Up: June 13, registration closes June 6 • Starting Line: May 22 or 23, registration closes May 16 • Mile One: June 26, registration closes June 20 • The Prize: May 14th & 15th, registration closes May 9th
For more announcements: www.crossingonline.org/announcements
Saturday, May 1 Sunday, May 2
WELCOME TO THE
Are you Crossing? Joshua Chapters 4, 8
Lead Pastor: Greg Dumas
SCRIPTURE Joshua 4:1-6 (NIV) Joshua 4:19-24 (NIV) Joshua 8:30-35 (NIV)
OBSERVATION Monuments were made to memorialize the movement of God and His people = The Vision Monument Movements are always marked by starting points = The Life Center at The Crossing Church The next generation awaits our impartation = The Next Generation Student Center
APPLICATION A. Are you Crossing? 1. Are you following leaders who are following God into the “Promised Land”? (Rest, Possession, Provision, Purpose) 2. Are you learning how to rid your life of the parasites that weaken you for battle? Are you learning how to conquer your generational Giants? 3. Are you able to trust God with the first portion of your provision? Are you learning how to maintain God’s blessing and momentum through faithful stewardship? 4. Are you still letting your sins separate you? Are you delaying the destiny of those who are around you? 5. Are you offering your life as a living sacrifice to the Lord? (Romans 12:1-2; Joshua 24:15)
B. Monuments of Movement 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
Sanctuary improvement – Carpet Construction of the Balcony Lobby restyling – Paint, Carpet, Décor and Tile New Bathrooms, Kitchen and Café upgrades Created the Outdoor Patio Main Building Beautification - Painted and Stone Added on Columns 7. Children’s area remodeled and refinished 8. Reconfigured our entire office space – Created ten new spaces 9. Additional Paving and Handicapped Parking – Four new golf carts 10. Tree Clearing - Landscaping and Signage 11. Construction of the Life Center –Kitchen = “CONNECT” 12. Construction of the Next Generation Student Center – Gaming Center, Outdoor Basketball Court and large Storage space = “IMPARTATION FOR THE NEXT GENERATION”
PRAYER Lord, you graciously give us all things. We cherish access into Promise and Covenant and we are Crossing over together into fruitful and abundant living. Thank you so very much for your blessing us with riches in Christ Jesus. Thank you for being so gracious, loving and kind. Thank you for showing us such grace and favor and thank you for delivering on every one of your sacred promises.
LIFEGROUPS Use the following as a resource for your LifeGroup to go deeper with this week’s message. We hope this helps you as you “do life together”. Opener: Pastor Greg talked a lot about monuments this weekend and we have seen a monument set up at The Crossing Church this past weekend. We all have monuments (testimonials, testaments or tributes or memorials) in our lives such as class rings as a testament of our school years. Take turns sharing some monuments in your lives. What makes them special? Why do we hold them dear and keep them? Digging Deeper: Monuments in the Bible were often made to memorialize the movement of God and His people. What is the greatest movement of God in your life to date? Why? What is the second greatest movement of God in your life to date? Why? What monuments do you have of those important moves of God? How is your life a monument of them? How will the next generation know of the move of God in your life? Application: Consider how you can apply the following scriptures to your life. How can you make a monument of them going forward? Maybe it’s writing in your journal, a commitment to Romans 12:1-2. Maybe it’s printing a paper to be made into a plaque stating; “As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” You could even date it and have the family sign it—that’s a monument! Share with the group how you plan on doing this and report back on your progress next meeting. “But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15 Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:1-2