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How Are New Worship Songs Chosen?

What does the weekly worship planning meeting look like?Every week, a team meets for about an hour and a half really early in the morning (usually with lots of coffee). We celebrate what God did in worship last Sunday. We talk about any improvements or changes. We discuss the upcoming message. We look at music and an order for the service that best fits the message. We let...

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"The Rebel's Rules to Following Jesus (pt.1)" Discussion Guide

This is a discussion guide based on the previous week's message for small group leaders to use when their group meets each week. Feel free to tweak, change, or add to this guide as needed to fit what works best for your group. This guide is provided as a gospel-centered tool for "leading people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ." You may want to send a link to...

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Running On Empty, by Michael Chancellor

Michael is a high school English teacher and baseball coach. He is the Team Captain for CrossingKids Large Group. Michael and his wife, Caitlin, just had their first child. I have a close friend who works in a local school district meeting daily with coaches and teachers. I meet with him every Thursday morning. After our coaches' Bible study, he always stays after and ask...

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"Can You See Him? (pt.3)" Discussion Guide

This is a discussion guide based on the previous week's message for small group leaders to use when their group meets each week. Feel free to tweak, change, or add to this guide as needed to fit what works best for your group. This guide is provided as a gospel-centered tool for "leading people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ." You may want to send a link to...

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"Can You See Him? (pt. 2)" Discussion Guide

This is a discussion guide based on the previous week's message for small group leaders to use when their group meets each week. Feel free to tweak, change, or add to this guide as needed to fit what works best for your group. This guide is provided as a gospel-centered tool for "leading people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ." You may want to send a link to...

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Fighting To Be Content In The New Year, By Spencer Boulter

Another year has come and gone and, as I reflect over the past year, I can see God working in me and teaching me to become more like Christ. Unfortunately, I tend to be a slow learner and it's a long process! However, His patience and grace are perfect, and in spite of all my short-comings He is still making progress! Fighting to Be Content I fell in love with the sport ...

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"Can You See Him? (pt.1)" Discussion Guide

This is a discussion guide based on the previous week's message for small group leaders to use when their group meets each week. Feel free to tweak, change, or add to this guide as needed to fit what works best for your group. This guide is provided as a gospel-centered tool for "leading people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ." You may want to send a link to...

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Our Hope in the New Year, by Lori Dunham

As we begin a new year, we've asked a few Crossing folks to share what God is doing in their lives. This post is from Lori Dunham. Lori is a wife and mom of three fantastic kids. Her husband is in the military. They have lived all over the world. You can read more from Lori atstandingwiththemilitaryfamily.com. Our Christmas tree sits slumped at the curb. Branches broken...

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