We believe the Bible is exciting, worship can be fun and loud, and good leaders always care. Before kids head off to middle school, we want to make sure these three things stick:
- I need to make the wise choice.
- I can trust God no matter what.
- I should treat others the way I want to be treated.
The focus for Xkidz City and Route 45 is our small group environment. We want kids to see how God's Word fits into their lives, learn how to talk to Him, and build friendships that will last. That's why it's important to make sure your child connects with the same friends and same leaders at the same hour—EVERY SUNDAY! Xkidz City and Route 45 are available during the 9:30am and 11:15am services.
Xkidz City (K – 3rd Grade)
Xkidz City is our small group environment for elementary children grades K-3rd. We use music, storytelling, and small groups so kids can build quality friendships with other kids, as they learn about God. Our teaching is based on 36 character virtues and 4 basic truths that build character, faith in Jesus Christ, and helps prepare them for their teenage years.
Route 45 (4th and 5th Graders)
Route 45’s worship environment is designed to help preteens experience and explore their faith. We use music, storytelling and small groups so kids can build quality friendships with other kids and our adult leaders. Our teaching is based on 36 character virtues and 4 basic truths that build character and faith in Jesus Christ.
Special Needs Ministry: City Friends!
The Special Needs Ministry exists to provide a gospel-centered, inclusive environment for individuals with specific needs. We not only want to serve these individuals but also partner with their families as they participate in the life of the church.
We want to help any child or student who faces unique challenges related to physical, mental, behavioral, medical or emotional needs. It is important to us that every child has the opportunity to hear the gospel and fully participate in the mission of Crossroads Church.
In most situations, we use a buddy system where an individual is matched with an adult who will provide one-on-one care in a classroom of peers. Buddies are provided during our 11:15 service.
What does a buddy do?
Buddies simply act as a helper. They help when necessary, to the degree necessary, according to the specific needs of each individual child. The primary goal of our buddies is to provide a warm, inviting, fun environment to all children as they learn about Jesus.
KIDS BAPTISM INFORMATION
Is your child interested in taking their next step through baptism? Each month we offer a special class for parents and kids called Splash Class, which allows parents to know if their child is ready to take their next step. Also, we believe in making baptism an unforgettable experience in a child's life, so we have created a special baptism event just for kids, called Family Baptism Celebration. This event happens 2 times per year (Fall and Spring) and we highly encourage you and your child to attend a Splash Class before signing up for this kids baptism event.