Small groups are a way to grow closer to God and other people. Crosspoint’s small groups are groups of people who meet on a weekly basis to study the Bible, discuss a topic, or read a book. Time is also spent each week praying together and sharing what is happening in our daily lives.
Below is a list of current Small Groups meeting at Crosspoint. Small groups are fluid and new members are always welcome. It is never too late to want to explore a new study or get to know some members of a small group better.
For more information about these studies, including addresses of the meeting sites, contact Jennifer Fitch at (330) 854-0193 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, if there is a specific study you are interested in or a topic you would like to explore, contact Jennifer. New studies can always be added .
Sunday 9:30 AM
Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl by Lysa Terkhuerst. The focus of this women’s study is living our faith in the real world, after Bible study is over. Sometimes we feel like we’re going through the motions in life: Go to church, Pray, Be nice. This study is about transforming ourselves from living a life of duty to living a life of a deep, intimate relationship with God. Led by Melissa Kalb. Meets at Crosspoint. Childcare is available.
Sunday 9:30 AM
Sacred Roads: Exploring the Historic Paths of Discipleship by Heather Zempel. Bible Study, prayer, Fasting, Scripture Memory. These disciplines characterize the path of following Jesus. They’re the means of discipleship – how we grow in our relationships with Christ. But they are not the only ones. This small group study is an invitation to discover how, throughout Christian history, people have explored what it means to be a Christ-follower. Led by Thom Kalb. Meets at Crosspoint. Childcare is available.
Sunday 9:30 AM
Study to be determined. This small group will be led by John Zona. Meets at Crosspoint. Childcare is available.
Monday 6:30 PM
Basic. This 7-part series of short films challenges us to reclaim the church of the scriptures. This small group will be led by Bret Blackstock. Meets at Will and Jen Clark’s house. Childcare is available.
Wednesday 6:30 PM
Building Antioch: Your Role in a Transformational Church by Jeff Lorg. This study examines the unique characteristics of Antioch as an example of a transformational church. The church at Antioch provides a concrete expression of what a healthy church looks like. The church was characterized by spiritual power, intentional discipleship, radical generosity, and a missional mindset that impacted the future direction of the early church. The goal of this study is to inspire participants to do their part to make their church a transformational church. Led by Ruth Carpasso. Meets at Ken and Marty Baker’s house. No childcare is available.
Wednesday 7 PM
Forgiveness: Finding Peace Through Letting Go by Adam Hamilton. How important is it that we forgive others and ourselves? Hamilton compares human beings to travelers carrying backpacks full of rocks. Over time, each pebble and boulder weighs us down… and if we don’t release our anger, it’s liable to crush our spirit. Discover the benefits of “letting go” — and experience grace, reconciliation, and joy! Led by Thom Kalb. Meets at the Passerini’s house. Childcare is provided.
Thursday 1:15 PM
Made to Crave by Lisa Terkuerst. Has food become more about frustration than fulfillment? Made to Crave is the missing link between a woman’s desire to be healthy and the spiritual empowerment necessary to make that happen. In Made to Crave, she will help you: break the cycle of “I’ll start again on Monday,” and feel good about yourself today; stop agonizing over numbers on the scale and make peace with your body; replace rationalization that leads to diet failure with wisdom that leads to victory; reach your healthy goals and grow closer to God through the process. This book is not a how-to-manual or the latest, greatest dieting plan. Made to Crave is a book and Bible study to help you find the “want to” in how to make healthy lifestyle changes. Led by Katy Hoffman. It will be held at the Millers’ house. Childcare is available.
Thursday 7:00 PM
Jesus’ Parables in Chronological Order by David Ah. The parables of Jesus embody much of his basic teaching. They are quite simple, memorable stories, often with humble imagery, each with a single message. the discussion questions are slightly different from traditional Bible studies in that they emphasize the application of the scripture to your life today. Unlike some other studies, there are Leader’s Guides for only about one-half of the lessons. Many of the questions are designed to be a springboard to further discussion and there is often no truly right or wrong answer. This group will be led by Michael Morgan and will meet at the church. Childcare will be provided.
Thursday 7:00 PM
The Power of a Whisper by Bill Hybles. “Without a hint of exaggeration” says Bill Hybles, “the ability to discern divine direction has saved me from a life of sure boredom and self-destruction. God’s well-timed words have redirected my path, rescued me from temptation, and re-energized me during some of my deepest moments of despair.” In The Power of a Whisper, vision is cast for what life can look like when God’s followers choose to hear from heaven as they navigate life on Earth. Hybles promotes passion in Christ-followers; hearts for being wide open to hearing from God, and for getting gutsier about doing exactly what He says to do. Led by Jen Fitch. Meets at Michelle & Jon Maas’ house. No childcare is provided.
Who is This Man?: The Unpredictable Impact of Inescapable Jesus by John Ortberg. As Jesus walked the road to the cross, it seemed his influence on the world had ended. On the contrary, it had just begun! Ortberg explains how Christ’s actions, statements, and legacy dramatically affected the world – revolutionizing art, science, government, medicine, and education. Learn how you can follow in Jesus’ footsteps today. Leader to be determined.