Small Groups

Community Happens in Circles, Not Rows

Here at Crosswind, we believe that relationships play an important role in growing as a Christian. We are not just on our own journey to follow Jesus; we recognize that God has given us companions for that journey. Together we can laugh, cry, sweat, snack, learn, play, fail, succeed, and grow - not on our own, but together. That's called community, and we encourage everyone to get involved in one of our various Small Groups.

Small groups are 8-12 people that meet together routinely (for about 12 weeks at a time) in homes or at the church. Through these groups, we build new relationships while focusing on a particular area of interest or study. Each semester, we offer numerous topics or book studies to choose from. We try our best to make sure that there’s something for everyone!

Community is Important, Now More Than Ever

Listed below are in person and Zoom small groups that are meeting this Fall. Find a group that works best for you and sign up by contacting the leader or clicking the button below. If the group is meeting online, the leader will give you the information you need to join the Zoom call. There is no need to create a Zoom account, or pay any fees, in order to join a group. 

Sundays

Adult Bible Study

8:30 AM - Paul and Jennie Cushing - meets in the Youth Chapel. (Meets weekly throughout the year)

Mondays

Starting September 28

Constitution Alive (Co-ed)

7:30 - 9:30 pm– through Nov 2 - Leslie Jenkins – Do you want to be a part of the solution, do your civic duty, & be the catalyst for restoring Biblical & Constitutional Principles in your Community? (participants to place order for book with Leslie - $15 - digital workbooks are free) - meets online via Zoom – contact Leslie at [email protected] (**day classes available if anyone cannot attend the night class – email Leslie for dates and times)

Parenting in 2020 (Co-ed)

7:00 – 8:00 pm – Chris & Mary Jo Kraft – Families are being challenged in so many new ways and we can collectively problem solve and support one another.  Here you will find a safe space to navigate parenting in 2020 together. meets online via Zoom - contact Chris at 443-465-3119

Healing Women (Ladies' Group)

7:00 pm – Susan Haydon, BSN – Learn about and share tools that God gives us to heal ourselves and our families.  A healed body clears the path for God to walk through us into the world! - meets online via Zoom -  contact Susan at 703-980-6102 or [email protected]

Tuesdays

Starting September 29

Book Study (Co-ed)

7:00 pm – David & Janet Stenner - A study of “Embrace the Cross: A Call to Radical Discipleship” by Chip Brogden.  We will read one or two chapters each week, journal our experience, followed by discussion (participants to purchase the group study book - $17 or place order with Janet) - meets online via Zoom – contact David & Janet at 410-530-9339

Men’s Study Group

6:00 pm – Ben Lamp – A study of “Warrior: Equipping Men for Spiritual Victory” by Lance Ingram (participants to purchase book from Ben - $10) - meets on Zoom – contact Ben at 410-599-6385 / [email protected]

The Temptations of Christ (Co-ed)

10:00 am – Pastor David -  meets online via Zoom – contact Pastor David at [email protected]

Wednesdays

Starting September 30

A Conversation on the Gifts of the Spirit (Co-ed)

7:00 pm - Pastor David Sulcer & Pastor Steve Hall – an online Facebook group - contact Pastor David at [email protected] (Starts October 7)

Courageous Men

7:00 pm – Bob Harris - meets in Westminster – We cover a variety of subjects for men in today’s world and use the Bible as the base for everything we cover.  All men are welcome – Contact Bob at 443-244-7153

Ladies’ Book Study

7:00 pm – Erin Lamb – A study of “It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way” by Lysa TerKeurst.  What do you do when God’s timing seems questionable, His lack of intervention hurtful and His promises doubtful? This book will help you better process unmet expectations and painful situations (participants to order group study book from Erin - $10 - cost can be covered, if needed) - meets online via Zoom. Contact Erin at 717-947-8878 or [email protected]

Thursdays

Starting October 1

A Clash of Kingdoms (Ladies' Group)

10:00 am - Deb Cushing - Like the Roman Empire, today's governments or organizations can become centered on power and believe their messages are the "good news." As Christians, we are called to proclaim God's name in all the earth, but how do we do that in the midst of false gospels? Experience the Bible in historical context, as you walk in the footsteps of the second missionary tour of the Apostle Paul in Greece--in locations like Philippi, Thessaloniki, and Delphi with renowned Bible teacher, archeologist and tour guide Ray Vander Laan. This 5 session video study requires a study guide. - meets online via Zoom -  contact Deb at [email protected] or 907-750-9094

Singles of Crosswind (30’s - 50’s)

6:00 pm every other week - Melodie Buker – meets at Panera Bread, Westminster – Study of Ephesians – Walking in Christ – contact Melodie at 443-536-3550 or [email protected]

Iron Sharpens Iron Metal Working (Men's Group)

6:00 pm – Dan Evans - meets in Littlestown, PA – participants to bring PPE (personal protection equipment) - contact Dan at [email protected] or 443-934-9045

The Temptations of Christ (Co-ed)

7:00 pm – Pastor David -  meets online via Zoom – contact Pastor David at [email protected]

Ladies’ Book Study

10:00 am - Debbie Sulcer – A study of “Godmothers” by Lisa Bevere – meets online via Zoom - contact Debbie at 443-340-4963

Saturdays

Men’s “Walk the Talk” Breakfast - Starting Oct 3

7:30 am - John Golaboff (667-212-738) and Chris Kraft (443-465-3119) - Sermon Discussion - meets online via Zoom

Saturday Morning Prayer

9:00 am - Join us every Saturday throughout the year! No sign up required. Everyone welcome. Meets in the Sanctuary weekly throughout the year.
Find a group that works best for you and sign up by contacting the leader or clicking the button above. If the group is meeting online, the leader will give you the information you need to join the Zoom call. There is no need to create a Zoom account, or pay any fees, in order to join a group.

What is a Freedom Group?

During a 13-week Small Group semester, Freedom Groups gather weekly to discuss the Freedom Small Group curriculum, which is designed to equip you to live the victorious and abundant life Christ came to give you. Freedom Groups build on the foundation of your faith in Christ to help you embrace the truth of God’s Word as it relates to your worldview, your past, your sin, your personal value to God, and your purpose in His Kingdom. This group will help you remove every obstacle to intimacy with God and allow you to walk in true freedom.

Freedom Groups are offered twice a year here at Crosswind. Our small group semesters run February-May and September-December. Each participant in a Freedom Group will need to purchase a workbook for $10 at the first meeting.

The Freedom Curriculum Focuses on Six Areas of Personal Growth:

1. Living in the "Tree of Life"

God never wanted us to pursue dead religion; His heart is for us to know Him personally and live in our true identity as His children. You will learn what it means to live in the “Tree of Life” and how a simple but powerful perspective shift can impact every area of your life.

2. Walking in the Spirit

The Bible talks about the Spirit-led life, but this kind of living can feel hard to reach. Through Freedom, you will learn the principles of spiritual order and how feeding your spirit over your emotions and flesh is key to walking in the Spirit.

3. Surrendering to Jesus

God calls us to love and serve Him above all else, and when we do, we see how we can grow in our purpose, live forgiven and forgive others, and receive His blessings. Freedom will help you learn how to surrender to Jesus and live in freedom daily.

4. Speaking Words of Life

Our words have power, and by learning to speak words of life that line up with God’s Word, your words can change your environment and relationships and break the power of the enemy’s words in your life.

5. Becoming a Vessel God Can Use

God has a unique plan and purpose for our lives, but we also have an enemy who is trying to keep us from fulfilling this purpose. In your Freedom Group, you will learn how to stand in the authority of Jesus to overcome sin and the enemy’s schemes as you allow God to use your life for His glory.

Living as a Worshipper

We all worship something. Freedom will help you learn how to daily direct your worship to God and discover how it can influence the heart of everything you do.

Freedom Conference

At the end of the Small Groups semester, there is a Freedom Conference that every Freedom Group member is encouraged to attend. The Freedom Conference focuses on solidifying what you learned in Freedom by helping you take next steps to overcome your past and lay a foundation for walking in daily freedom. The cost to attend the conference is $60 and exact times, dates, and registration information will be given to you by your Freedom Group leader.