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 2017-18
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Living the Gospel Together
Leaders: Dan & Danica Allen
Meets: Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00pm, Allen’s home (South side)
Encouragement. Fellowship. Accountability. Counsel. Scripture reading. Living out the gospel. What do all these have in common? They are the focus of a new small group, meeting this fall. This is a good old, get around the Word and discuss life together group. We will meet as a full group twice per month, just women once per month, and just men once per month. Our material will include the Bible, and The Cross-Centered Life.
Faith and Culture
Leaders: Greg & Julie Edlund
Meets: 2 Wednesdays per month, 6:30-9:00pm, Edlund’s home (South side)
We'll be seeking how to understand and apply the gospel to situations we face directly in our local, cultural context and/or indirectly through public discourse. In the end, we'd like this group to help its members better intertwine their faith with the culture around them. If you want to think better about how your faith & culture intersect so that you can engage your culture for Christ better, we'd love to have you. We will meet for dinner and discussion two Wednesdays per month. Children are welcome at the dinner meetings.
The Meal Experiment
Leaders: Joshua & Virginia Glidden
Meets: Thursdays, 6:00-8:00pm, Glidden’s home (Jackson Park area)
This group will conduct an experiment to see what happens when one meal a week is shared together for the course of a ministry year. We’ll start with very limited objectives and see where the Holy Spirit directs. Our conversations, life events, etc. will help shape the things we study and discuss. All of this will take place as we get to know each other and experience the regular rhythm of sharing our lives around the meal table. Our hypothesis is that good things will occur.
Humility: Killing Pride and Cultivating Humility
Co-Leaders: Sam & Abby Park, Matt & Mary Dohrmann
Meets: Thursdays, 7:00-9:00pm, Park’s home (New Berlin)
We all know that pride is a pervasive sin, but how deep does it actually go in our lives? How good are we at spotting it? We hope to take a more in depth look at the sin of pride and the various ways it shows itself, through scripture and articles. In addition, we will be in fellowship with one another, encouraging each other that through the Holy Spirit we can cultivate a spirit of humility and work toward killing the sin of pride. The second half of the year will focus on a book study: Humility: True Greatness. This group will meet on Thursday evenings weekly at the Park's house alternating between full groups (content) and men's/women's times (fellowship).
Leaders: Brad & Betsy Stibbe
Meets: Mondays, 7:00-9:00pm, Stibbe’s home (Greenfield)
How many of us thought we would be great at Marriage? When reality sets in, we may wonder what we've gotten ourselves into. Perhaps you have other couples asking you how to improve their marriage relationship and you wish you had Biblical advice to share. This small group will go through a video series by Paul David Tripp called What Did You Expect? Redeeming the Realities of Marriage. Together we will watch the videos, discuss what we have learned, and keep each other accountable to implementing change in our own marriages. Our goal is to have stronger relationships and be equipped to support others who are experiencing challenges in Marriage. We will meet on Monday evenings and will alternate couples’ meetings with men's and women's groups to dive deeper into our specific roles. We strongly encourage you to attend as a couple (married, engaged, or pre-engaged), if this is a challenge because of child care, please contact Brad or Betsy. We want to make it possible for everyone who wants to attend.