Read: 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12
What is the most common excuse for parents to not plug into small groups? “My kids!”
Well, not at Crosspoint. God has given us a unique strategy for family discipleship. While moms & dads are pursuing growth together in a small group, they don’t have to wonder if their kids are okay up in an overcrowded bonus room with a babysitter or if their teenage son is actually doing his homework back at home.
To make Connecting Points as accessible as possible, we’ve provided a 2 ½ hour window each Sunday night from 4:45 – 7:15pm where kids & youth are plugged into a healthy environment fostering their spiritual growth. We call these environments Kids Connection (3yrs – grade 5) & Awaken (grades 6-12). These kids & students are being shepherded and challenged in the Word each week while childcare is also provided for infants & toddlers.
Another very practical way we serve these parents during this time is by feeding their kids! As the coordinator of our Sunday night food, I’d like to give you a glimpse behind the scenes of this fun component of family discipleship at Crosspoint.
As God has increased the numbers of kids & youth participating on Sunday nights, we’ve had to develop simpler, more efficient methods for feeding this many healthy & good food. No longer is a busy, overwhelmed parent asked to plan, organize, shop, cook & clean for this many.
A new and improved Sunday Night food system made its debut this past August, implementing evaluations & feedback. There are three key changes we made this year.
I can’t tell you the number of positive testimonies from group members this year members who have served in both old and new contexts, parents of kids & students in the ministry, and of course, our kids & students themselves.
So there you have it… a behind the scenes look at Sunday night food at Crosspoint Church. Want to know more? Feel free to email me, Lauren Pippen. Better yet, join a Connecting Point group (if you’re not already a member of one) and come check things out for yourself! Contact Sean Alford to get connected with a group. I hope to be serving with you soon!
Sunday Night Food Meal Rotation:
#1 – Grits, scrambled eggs, & cinnamon toast
#2 – Chicken noodle soup & grilled cheese
#3 – Hotdogs, baked beans, & carrots
#4 – Baked spaghetti & garlic toast
#5 – Tacos, corn, chips & salsa