Discipleship Groups

Dear Cross Creek,

Formation happens in community. Being integrated into a strong network of groups and friendships is essential for growing as a follower of Jesus.

DISCIPLESHIP GROUPS are gospel-centered gatherings designed to help people discover and deepen a relationship with Jesus Christ. We are now using this term in an all-encompassing way to refer to the various study and growth opportunities that are available to you here at Cross Creek.

Some are groups that meet in homes for meals and conversation. Others are classes designed for drilling down deep into God's truth. Whatever the format, we encourage you to connect with an opportunity that will help you grow as a follower of Jesus alongside others in community.

Here are some current options for the new year:

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CLASSES

We offer semester-based classes on Sunday mornings at 9:30. Our next semester begins this Sunday, January 21.

  • Timothy & Titus Class. Led by Larry Martin. The books of 1–2 Timothy and Titus are among Paul’s most personal and practical letters. The apostle writes to instruct these younger men in the importance of sound doctrine and urge them to rebuke false teaching. This accessible study will show how the books of 1–2 Timothy and Titus exhort all Christians to protect and pass on the true gospel of Jesus Christ—the only power capable of saving and transforming sinners.
  • Parenting Class. Led by Bill Koerner and Clint Larsen. Find rest amid the stress and anxiety of parenting! This group study addresses the effects of sin on parenting, and encourages parents to trust in Christ more than in parenting techniques. 
  • Kids Classes
    • Growing in Christ's Church. (High School). Christianity is about a personal relationship with Jesus Christ; but it is not a private relationship. As soon as individual believers are joined to Christ, they are “fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God” (Ephesians 2:19). This study will draw students into God’s vision of the church through his Word and the Holy Spirit. Every member of Christ’s body—even your teens—helps to make up the people of God, the church, the dwelling for his glory in the world now.
    • Bible Doctrine. (Middle School). To "catechize" means "to instruct." The culture is catechizing our kids daily. They need a counter-catechism! Bible Doctrine is a 2-year course designed for young teens based on the Westminster Shorter Catechism.
    • Kids Quest Catechism Club. (Older Elementary). This curriculum covers the first 57 questions of the children's First Catechism, using accounts from the Bible of God's work in the world to help the children understand God's character and other theological truths.
    • Teach Me to Worship. (Younger Elementary). This new curriculum presents and explains common elements of worship that the church has used throughout the ages. Our goal is to equip another generation to bow down in worship of our King!

MEN'S & WOMEN'S MINISTRIES

  • Men's Bible Studies
    • Fridays at 6:30am: Led by Bill Koerner. Meets at Dunkin Donuts, 2225 County Rd 210, St. Augustine, FL 32092. 
      • This group is using the Navigators Topical Memory System to memorize key verses together that point to basic truths about the Christian faith.
    • Wednesdays at 7pm: Led by Scott Slocum (starts Jan 31 at the church). 
      • Developing Christian Character. This Wednesday evening group is all about taking next steps to dig deeper in the faith together, starting with this course from Ligonier. The Christian life is not easy. It engages us in a spiritual battle of cosmic proportions. This course will guide us in examining our three chief foes in this battle: the world, the flesh, and the devil, and better understanding why Christian growth is a lifelong process. men@crosscreek.us
  • Women's Bible Studies

    • Sundays at 9:30am: Led by Dawn McLane (starts Jan 21)

    • Tuesdays at 9:30am: Led by Deb Bowden (starts Jan 16)

    • Tuesdays at 7:00pm: Led by Sue Newsom (starts Jan 16)

      • Faith - What Are You Hoping For? What is faith? The Bible defines faith as "the assurance of things hoped for and the conviction of things not seen" - but do we know how to live by faith in the street-level situations and relationships of our daily Christianity? In this study, Paul David Tripp will lead a journey through Hebrews 11 to discover how to live a hope-filled life of faith in Jesus Christ. women@crosscreek.us. To register & purchase a book for $9, click here.

  • Fight Clubs (NEW!)

    • Fight Clubs are simple groups of 2-3 men or women who meet weekly to help one another "fight the good fight of the faith" (1 Timothy 6:12). You can start your own Fight Club, or let us know if you'd like help getting into one. Groups meet at various times and locations. For more info, see crosscreek.us/fightclubs.

LIFE GROUPS

Life Groups are groups of about 6 to 12 people who meet together regularly in homes throughout the week. They provide an opportunity for relationships, mutual support, learning about the Christian faith, prayer, and sharing of what we see God doing in our midst. If you'd like to get connected to a Life Group, please let us know – we'd be glad to help!


MOPS

Finally, I want to mention MOPS, one of our key ministry partners in the community. MOPS exists to encourage, equip, and develop mothers of preschoolers. Please keep them in prayer and consider reaching out to them if you or someone you know can benefit from this ministry, or would like to support it through serving. Contact crosscreekmops@hotmail.com or visit crosscreek.us/mops for more info.

For more information about these groups, please reach out to us at info@crosscreek.us.

Thanks,

Keith Snow

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
— 2 Timothy 3:16–17