what we do:
SMALL GROUPS: Small Groups are considered our discipleship time, designed to lead students deeper into God's Word and connect students to each other. Every small group will have multiple leaders to help lead discussions as well as walk alongside life with your student. Small Groups meet throughout the week. Each Small Group has their own designated time/place of meeting. Individual groups meet together in a consistent location each week either at the church property, a nearby home, or coffee shop, designed to allow for students to chose the group that fits their life best for the current year. Don’t worry if your student is not sure about which group would be best for him/her. We will work to find the right group fit for your student. This is important to us! We will help you find the right fit!
SUNDAY ELECTIVES: Sunday morning electives are tailored specifically for our high schoolers needs and age. Electives include spiritual growth experiences and events that will help stretch their understanding and relationship with God and also allow students to socialize and connect with their friends and community. Sunday morning Electives happen on select Sundays throughout the year (view schedule on the CWS CALENDAR) and are held in the Knot Barn during the 9am service. Students can either skip the main service and join us at an elective or they can attend both the elective and the main service.
MONTHLY EVENTS: Every month we offer fun and engaging events for our students. These are ideal to invite friends to. They are relaxed and “no pressure.” Just good clean fun! Our events provide another place for students to build and strengthen community! Check out upcoming featured events below! All events can always be found on the CWS CALENDAR.
EPIC | High School Ministry
who we are:
We believe that unless the driving force behind a church ministry is biblical, the health and growth of the church will never be what God intended. Strong churches are not built on programs, personalities or gimmicks. They are built on the eternal purposes of God. That is the foundation of our High School Ministry, and we would love for you to be a part of what God is doing here! To Read more about the heart behind the structure of EPIC, click below!
MENTORSHIP: Along with Small Groups, we have an exciting new way to get connected. Once the student signs up with a small group, they can also sign up to be mentored by a leader that they meet with monthly. These are one-on-one opportunities to dive a little deeper into scripture or just process life with a leader. The beauty of this, they can happen any time that a student is available and any place (that a parent feels comfortable). This allows students who have full schedules and shifting circumstances the ability to stay plugged into CWS and journey towards Jesus, regardless of what season of life they are in. Mentoring relationships are one of the most significant ways to help students grow spiritually. CrossWinds Students believes mentoring is one of the primary ways God uses people to help others learn, grow, and develop as well as to mold them into the kind of people He created them to be. In a mentoring relationship, the focus is on transparency, self - awareness, biblical principles, application, and intentional feedback.
SUNDAY SERVICES: Our high school students are encouraged to attend the main service at whatever time works for them. That said, we understand that the transition from a middle school program to the “big” Sunday morning service might be hard for some. Some students just aren’t ready for such a big change. If you have a high school student (freshman/sophomore) who is not quite ready for the adult service, please know that he/she is welcome to continue attending the 10:30am student service (made up of mostly middle school students) until they are comfortable moving into the larger setting. We’re going to work hard to make 9th and 10th graders feel welcome at this experience. This is perfectly OK and we want your student to feel free and comfortable to use this option if they need it!
Have further questions? contact kim bonilla at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking to Serve?
Great ministries cannot exist without great adult leaders. Today's students do not connect with programs. They connect with people. The most effective way to impact students is through significant relationships with caring adults. That is why we are ALWAYS looking for men and women who have a deep commitment to Christ and a desire to care for students.