Getting connected with a community as a young adult can be really difficult. It is oftentimes an abrupt transition from being surrounded by your peers 24/7 at college to having to seek out and find peers. And your peers are no longer necessarily in the same stage of life as you are. Some may be married or have children; some may be single. Some may own a house; some may be still living at home. Some may be pursuing further education; some may be employed. Some may be deeply rooted; some may be just passing through. The level playing field is gone and there is no rule book. Few people talk about this transition, and when it comes, it hits hard. That is why Crossroads was established.
Crossroads is a ministry for individuals ages 18-35 years old, married or single, who are seeking community. Our goal is to create a safe, welcoming place where individuals can fellowship with others in the same life stages and grow together in Christ. Our desire is to foster an environment where young adults can feel connected and find support as they face the new challenges of “adulting.”
We believe that both community and spiritual growth are important, so we host one social event and one Deep Dive Discussion every month. The social events are opportunities for us to organically develop deeper connections in a fun environment. Some events that we’ve hosted over the past year include bowling, apple picking, hiking, pizza by the Hudson River, and Friendsgiving. Deep Dives are a time to study and discuss a relevant topic from a biblical perspective. Topics we’ve covered over the past semester include gender roles within the church body, making wise decisions and seeking God’s Will, and singleness. The topics we discuss are all requested and recommended by members of the group. This allows individuals to bring topics that are on their hearts to the group and hear how others their age are wrestling with the same issues. Through this format, we’ve been able to challenge and encourage one another to pursue Christ in various areas of our lives.
We invite anyone in this age bracket to join us for these social events and Deep Dives. Below is a list of our upcoming events. If you would like more information or to be added to our mailing list for upcoming events, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Deep Dives *Every 3rd Monday at GRC from 7:30-9:00 PM
- December 18th
- January 15th
- February 26th
- March 18th
Upcoming Social Events
- Sunday, Jan 28th from 1:00-3:00 PM – Lunch & Board Games @ GRC in the Youth Room
- Sunday, Feb 11th – Escape Room (TBD time/location)
For those who have already gone this transition and have overcome these milestones, we ask that you would pray for the young adults at GRC and consider how you might encourage them as they navigate the new challenges of life.
Catherine Laudone & Rachel Ishak serve as leaders of the Crossroads ministry at GRC.