September 22, 2019



This Sunday, Pastor Todd Smith continues his series entitled Origins. Next Sunday, Pastor Mark Spansel will be preaching a sermon entitled Choosing Weakness from 2 Corinthians 11:30-33.

Sermon Resources:  Pastor Todd preaches out of the English Standard Version (ESV). Sermon notes are available online at or blank sheets located in the lobby.

Ways to Give:  Interested in partnering with Crossroads through giving? You can give by check/cash during our services with a giving envelope, online, or via text by texting “lifeatcrossroads” to 77977. To start giving today, go to

Ministry Registration:  You can register for any classes, events or small groups online at or at the registration cart in the lobby.


Life at Crossroads Class:  All classes meet on Sundays in the Student Center. 

LAC 201 Live As Family -  September 22 - October 13 (4-week class) | 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Introduces key concepts and our church values in helping each other follow Jesus. This class also begins the Small Group experience for all.  


LAC 301 Join Our Family - October 20 | 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

It is our hope that those who have been part of our church for a season will decide to formally become part of our church family. This Sunday class will give you more details about what we believe and will allow you to ask any questions you may have regarding our church, structure, vision and organization. Lunch is provided.

Baptism Class:  If you are a Christ Follower that has not been baptized, you have an opportunity to do so on October 27th. We encourage you to attend the Baptism Class on October 13th during the 11am service in the Adult Classroom. This class will help the process of baptism to go smoothly. 

Parent Dedication:  When dedicating your baby, you celebrate a commitment to raise your child in the ways of the Lord. Our baby dedication service is coming up on October 20th during all three services. 


Premarital Class:  If you are engaged or looking toward engagement, consider joining our Premarital Class, led by Paul and Dani Collins. The class focuses on understanding God’s design for marriage and includes time of teaching and small group interaction. This nine-week class begins on Sunday, October 13. Sign up today!

Principles of Prayer:  We will study the prayers of the saints from the Old and New Testaments to discover how to be a powerful intercessor before the Throne of Grace. Join us for this four-week class starting October 6.

Driven:  A Community for Graduates and Professionals walking together in their pursuit of Christ. Join us on Friday, October 18, at 7:00 p.m. for an evening of laughs and connection as we welcome comedian Robert G. Lee. The evening will also include coffee from The Roast Truck, fire-pits, and s'mores. The cost is $15.


Go Spotlight:  John and Ramie Book serve with Bridges International, a ministry of Cru, as one of our local Go partners, reaching the international students of UCLA, USC, and other campuses throughout Los Angeles. Their mission is to share Christ with international students at these schools, that they might come to Christ and return to their home countries as gospel influencers. Whether on campus or in the dorms, the Books are fulfilling the Great Commission by making disciples of students in the Los Angeles area. They will be here in our lobby today so stop by and see them!

Walk for Life:  Save the date for this year's annual SCV Pregnancy Center Walk for Life on Saturday, September 28. The Walk will begin right here at Crossroads, with registration opening at 8:00 a.m. and the walk starting at 9 a.m. Sign up online at! Sign up to walk as a team (small group, men's group, women's group, family) or individually.  We hope you will join the Crossroads family for the Walk for Life. Visit them in the lobby today!

Hope Gardens Volunteers:  Hope Gardens needs help at their Wednesday weekly Bible study for kids, called Heroes. This study is for kids from first to fifth grade. If you are interested in helping out, please join our interest meeting on Sunday, September 29 at 9:30 a.m. in the Adult Classrooms. Email for any questions!


ELEVATE  MINISTRY - Jr. High and Sr. High School

reThink Conference 2019:  Calling all 8th and 12th grade students!! We are heading back to the Stand to Reason conference, reThink! This year we will be learning to reThink your false ideas about God. reThink is an apologetics conference where we learn how to share our faith with the lost world in a loving, kind way, but with solid facts. Dates: 9/27-28 Cost: $85 Location: Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. This is an overnight event, we will be staying in a hotel near Calvary Chapel. Sign up at any Elevate Ministry event or contact

Three:Fifteen:  This eight-session seminar takes participants through Cold-Case Christianity by J. Warner Wallace. We will learn ten important principles employed by detectives, and apply these techniques to the New Testament Gospel accounts. We will investigate the claims of Christianity using the skills of a cold-case detective. Participants will grow in certainty and unite in confidence as they learn how to defend the truth through this unique investigative experience.

NEXGEN  MINISTRY - Birth to Sixth Grade

UP Kid's Program:  Register kids for UP online or at the registration cart.  We meet from 7:00-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday nights from September 17 - November 19. UP kid's program includes Bible lessons, worship, and fun games and is open to all kids 4 years old through 6th grade.

Mountasia Madness Mother Son Event:  Moms and sons are invited to an evening of Mountasia Madness! Enjoy mini-golf, video games, and laser tag (must be at least 6 years  old). Go karts, rock wall, and bumper boats will be offered with some restrictions. Pizza and drinks will be served. Recommended for grades 1-6. You may register younger sons at your discretion. Cost is $20 per person. After September 22, the price will be $25 per person. Register online.



9:30 AM   Help and Hope for Single Parents

9:30 AM   Genesis Class: The Reasons for Creation and Creator (September 8-29)

11:00 AM   Financial Peace University

11:00 AM   Life at Crossroads 201

6:00 PM   Oxford Fellowship College Ministry


6:00 PM   Conquer - Men's Purity Study

6:30 PM   Crossroads Institute

7:00 PM   GriefShare


7:00 PM   Biblical Womanhood - Good News for Weary Women

7:00 PM   Foundation's of Discipleship - Women's Study

7:00 PM   Biblical Manhood - Winning at Work and Home

7:00 PM   Elevate Jr. High Ministry

7:00 PM Caring Hearts Widow’s Ministry (First Tuesday of the Month; Offsite Location)


9:00 AM   Momsense

9:30 AM   God of Covenant - Women's Study

7:00 PM   God of Covenant - Women's Study

7:00 PM   Genesis 12-50: Faithfully Following God's Call - Men's Study

7:00 PM   Elevate Sr. High Ministry


6:30 PM   Axia Foster Adoption Support Group (First Thursday of the Month; Offsite Location)

7:00 PM   ReEngage Marriage Ministry