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 Zoom small groups that are meeting during this time of social distance and quarantine. Find a group that works best for you and contact the leader to get the information needed to join the Zoom call. There is no need to create a Zoom account, or pay any fees, in order to join a group. 

Mondays

Healing Women (Ladies' Group)

(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! – contact Susan at 703-980-6102 or [email protected]

Tuesdays

The Worth of My Words (Co-ed)

(Starts May 12) 10:00 am - Pastor David - A 4-week study on the power of the tongue - Want to join? First install the Zoom App if you do not already have it. Zoom is available on your laptop, smartphone, or tablet. If you don't have access to a device with a webcam, you can join on your computer's web browser. Once you have Zoom installed, simply click this link https://zoom.us/j/4433402273. Type in the Password: 762554. Then press “Connect.

Choosing Life in Christ (Co-ed)

6:30 to 8:30 pm - Stephanie Schaffer - C.L.I.C. is a faith-based, peer-led support group for those striving to overcome mental health disorders in themselves or in their loved ones - contact Stephanie at 410-790-1228 or [email protected]

Seeking Him (Ladies' Group)

7:00 pm - Annette Adcock - A book study of Seeking Him by by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth and Tim Grissom - contact Annette at 443-878-2503

Wednesdays

Warrior Bible Study (Men's Group)

6:00 pm - Ben Lamp - Discussing your favorite passage of Scripture - contact Ben at 410-599-6385 or [email protected]

The Worth of My Words (Co-ed)

(Midway Bible Study) (Starts May 13) 7:00 pm - Pastor David - A 4-week study on the power of the tongue - Want to join? First install the Zoom App if you do not already have it. Zoom is available on your laptop, smartphone, or tablet. If you don't have access to a device with a webcam, you can join on your computer's web browser. Once you have Zoom installed, simply click this link https://zoom.us/j/4433402273. Type in the Password: 762554. Then press “Connect.

Thursdays

Extraordinary Women (Ladies' Group)

10:00 am - Deb Cushing - A study of Israel's Mission by Ray Vander Laan, join renown teacher and historian, founder of That The World May Know as he travels the land of the Bible -  contact Deb at [email protected]

Singles of Crosswind (30s - 50s)

6:00 pm - Melodie Buker – A study of “Lazarus Awakening” by Joanna Weaver (participants to purchase the group study book) – contact Melodie at 443-536-3550 or [email protected]

Iron Sharpens Iron Metal Working (Men’s Group)

6:00 pm – Dan Evans - contact Dan at [email protected] or 443-934-9045

The Worth of My Words (Co-ed)

(Starts May 14) 7:00 pm - Pastor David - A 4-week study on the power of the tongue - Want to join? First install the Zoom App if you do not already have it. Zoom is available on your laptop, smartphone, or tablet. If you don't have access to a device with a webcam, you can join on your computer's web browser. Once you have Zoom installed, simply click this link https://zoom.us/j/4433402273. Type in the Password: 762554. Then press “Connect.

Saturdays

Men’s “Walk the Talk” Breakfast

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

Let's Hang Out After Church!

Sundays at 11:15 AM on ZOOM

After our Sunday online service ends, we will be hosting a Zoom meeting that everyone will be invited to join. During the call we will having a time of communion and then simply allow each of you time to hang out and talk to one another, just like you would do after church! Be sure to have some communion elements ready so that we can take them together at the beginning of the call. We will begin promptly at 11:15, so be sure to jump on a few minutes early to make sure your device's video and audio is connected and working properly.

Two Simple Options to Participate in the Zoom Call:

Option #1 - Computer w/ Webcam
Join from any web browser on a computer by using this link: https://zoom.us/j/3927951497?pwd=OVUzaFVsdDl0bm12bVlueXNON2xBUT09 This is the easiest of them all! If it requires a password use: thefoyer
 
Option #2 - Smartphone or Tablet
Install the free Zoom App on your smartphone or tablet. Once downloaded, launch the app and then select "Join" and enter the Meeting ID: 392 795 1497. If it requires a password use: thefoyer

Please note that it is free to join a meeting and you do not need to create an account with Zoom in order to participate. When prompted, be sure to allow the Zoom application to use your audio and video so that we can see and hear each other!

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.