This Week at Crossroads
THE VISION 20/20 CHALLENGE
The VISION 20/20 challenge is before us, and He has already given us victory. Over three specific Sundays, August 28, September 2 and September 9, we are asking that we as a family would allow the Lord to pour out a financial blessing upon this, His church, to take the next step toward the VISION 20/20 Master Plan construction. We are claiming Malachi 3:10 (NIV), “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.”
FAMILY WEDNESDAY FALL SCHEDULE
Fall 2018 begins August 15! Visit crossroadsmemphis.com for registration and more class information about these upcoming activities:
Crossroads Family Wednesday • August 15–December 5 • 6:00 PM
- Children’s Ministry: AWANA
- Student Ministry: Bible Study/Youth Activities
- College/Career: Twenties Bible Study – new time 6:00 PM
Wednesday Night Bible Studies • August 22–November 28 • 6:00 PM. Online registration required (unless otherwise noted) at crossroadsmemphis.com:
- Young Marrieds: Bible Study facilitated by Brandon Berry. No registration required.
- Men’s Study. For the Love of Christ, book of John study, facilitated byJeff Mullins.
- “Wise Women” Bible Study. The Quiet Place: Daily Devotional, facilitated by Gena Poole and Lily Minor. Cost $15
- Women’s Bible Study. Precept study on the book of Luke, facilitated by Bonita Lyons. Cost $25
- Women’s Bible Study. He Speaks to Me by Priscilla Shirer, facilitated by Jennifer Gay and Tonya Box. Cost $15
Ministry to Women Bible Studies
- Tuesday Mornings, 10:00 AM–12:00 PM, September 11–November 27. Class cost is $15. Childcare available for Tuesday Bible Studies only. $20 per child for the semester (registration ends 8/28 for childcare and is limited)
- Thursday Bible Study (off campus), 10:00 AM–12:00 PM. Study in Exodus, facilitated by LeAnn Allen. Class cost is $20. Starts after Labor Day. Call the church office for more details.
Memphis Union Mission
Join us at the Memphis Union Mission, 383 Poplar, on Thursday, August 16, as we serve the many homeless men who will be there that night. We’ll provide a meal and a chapel service. If you can help us serve food, please arrive by 4:45 PM. If you can join us for the chapel service, please arrive by 6:00 PM. Don’t miss this opportunity to show the love of Jesus.
A Unique Service on August 19 at 6:00 PM
Sunday night, August 19 will be a special two-part celebration featuring a baptism service plus a Q & A with Dr. Mike Spradlin. To top off this fun evening we’ll have a church wide ice cream fellowship. Childcare will be provided for ages birth–5-year-olds. Check out what we have planned:
Baptism, the Next Step. Following in the steps of Jesus in public baptism by immersion is a believer’s first demonstration of new life and obedience. Baptism is also an encouragement to fellow believers, especially those who may be struggling with taking that step of obedience as well. We have scheduled a special baptism service on August 19 at 6:00 PM. Are you ready to take that next step of baptism?
Let’s Play “Stump the Professor!” Have you got a list of theological questions you’ve always wanted to ask a seminary professor? Is there a verse or passage that you just can’t seem to grasp? Ever wanted to sit down with seminary president Dr. Mike Spradlin and find out exactly what a verse or word means in the Greek? Here’s your chance! Mark your calendar now for Sunday night, August 19 at 6:00 PM. Dr. Spradlin will be with us for a question and answer session where you can finally ask those tough questions. Come join us and see if you can “Stump the Professor!”
Awana Kick Off Night is August 15 at 6:00 PM
To celebrate, kindergarten–6th graders will have Wild Water Games. Wear something you can get wet and\ probably a little dirty. Girls, if you wear a swimsuit, please wear shorts also. Bring a towel and you may bring a water gun. Cubbies (3-and-4 year olds) will enjoy movie night! At the same time, parents will meet in the Awana room for an informational meeting, to register their child for the Awana year and to pay fees. If you’ve never been to Awana before, it’s a great time to try it out!
New Believer’s Class for Children
The next session of our New Believer’s Class will be August 12, 19, and 26. This class meets in the Awana room during the morning service. Any child K–6th who has recently been saved and has not attended the class is welcome to come. Please contact Jennifer Storey at firstname.lastname@example.org to register your child.
Looking for a place to serve?
The Preschool and Children’s areas are looking for volunteers for the Sunday School hour, for Sunday morning worship care for the preschool area, and for Wednesday evenings. If interested, please speak with Melodi Brewer or Jennifer Storey at the Preschool desk or contact them at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Family Conference August 26
There will be a brief Special Family Conference on Sunday, August 26, at the end of the worship service to affirm a motion presented by the Finance Ministry Team and Building Team.