During the week many people from CrossWay gather together in Small Groups. These meetings allow people to minister to each other, learn more about God's Word, serve their communities, and grow relationally. We think these times are an important component in the life of our church, so we encourage all members and regular attenders to seriously consider joining a group.
The format, meeting times, and frequency of meeting varies but all of the groups last from September through May.
Small Group Descriptions for 2018-19
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Pressing Inward & Onward
Leaders: Kyle & Emily Bero
Meets: Mondays, 7:30-9:30pm, Bero home (South side), 2 full groups/month plus 1 men's, 1 women's
We were made to live out the Christian life and pursue Jesus in the
context of community. This small group provides the space to share our lives
more deeply and fully with one another, that we might grow in godliness.
Together, we will seek to apply Sunday sermons to our specific circumstances
and keep each other accountable. We will share our current and ongoing joys and
struggles and bring them all to the Lord together in prayer and praise. We are
asking that the Spirit use us in each other’s lives to encourage and remind one
another of the gospel. May God be glorified as we see Him do His work of grace
in not only our own lives, but the lives of each member, in which we have been
able to share.
Christ and Culture
Leaders: Greg & Julie Edlund
Meets: 2 Wednesdays per month, 6:30-9:00pm, Edlund’s home (South side), meal and discussion
We’ll have two focuses this year: Christ & Culture. For the Christ
component, we will be looking at what it means to be part of the church in
Milwaukee, and for the culture component, we will be looking at what it means
to be Christ in the city of Milwaukee. We will utilize the Bible by God,
Center Church by Tim Keller, and various articles that relate to the
week’s topic. We will meet for dinner and discussion two Wednesdays per month.
Children are welcome at all meetings; dinner will be provided for children too.
Leaders: Matt & Mary Dohrmann
Meets: Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:30pm; Allen’s home (South side), 2 full groups/month plus 1 men's, 1 women's
So often in the Christian life, we know the good we are called and commanded to do, but we feel we lack the power to obey God. Where can we find this needed strength, and how can we access it? Future Grace: The Purifying Power of God’s Promises DVD series by John Piper seeks to answer these and other related questions. As we stand on the foundation of the past grace of Christ’s death, resurrection, ascension, and our salvation, we’ll sit under John Piper’s teaching about what Scripture actually teaches us about the present and future grace we need to walk with Christ faithfully. While this might sound theoretical, it’s actually meant to be quite practical. We’ll be intentional about applying this content to Crossway's fall focus on evangelism, and we’ll seek to grow in grace together as we target areas of sin such as anxiety, covetousness, bitterness, and impatience. This group will include worship, watching videos, participating in a study guide and praying for one another.
Exploring Christian Gray Areas: Learning How to Agree/Disagree & Cultivating Humility
Leaders: Sam & Abby Park
Meets: Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00pm, Park’s home (New Berlin), 2 full groups/month plus 1 men's, 1 women's
Do you love to be right? When was the last time someone was able to change your mind on an important topic? Does your blood pressure rise as you read comments on social media that you don't agree with? Christians should be known for their reasonableness and humility (2 Tim 2:24, Philp 4:5, James 1:19, Titus 3:2). If God's household can't learn to dialogue (agree/disagree/listen) with one another how are we to dialogue with the watching world? This group will explore gray areas in the Christian life and seek to learn how to dialogue without quarreling with the hope of growing in humility. Secondarily, we hope to understand our own biases in these gray areas and understand whether our thoughts are from scripture, experience, or otherwise.
Living Biblically in an Anti-Bible Society
Leaders: Drew & Alicia Pond
Meets: Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00pm, Pond’s home (Tosa), meal and prayer each gathering, every other gathering spends time specifically discussing the description below
Living faithfully to the Bible can be a challenge, particularly in the post-Christian society in which we live. How might we think and live in a biblically Christian manner in the midst of a world that is increasingly absolute in its rejection of the Bible? We will spend time looking to the Bible to understand its implications for these things. We don't want to wait until we're caught between a rock and a hard place before we understand what following Jesus will require of us. Each week we will share a meal together (we will all contribute in some way) and spend time in prayer. Every other week we will dive into a new topic or issue. The subject can cater to the particular struggles of attendees as needed. We will allow plenty of time to simply hang out and enjoy each other's company, and we'll work together to set up space for children.