The Gospel of Mark

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"The beginning of the good news about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God, as it is written in Isaiah the prophet:

“I will send my messenger ahead of you,
who will prepare your way”—
  “a voice of one calling in the wilderness,
‘Prepare the way for the Lord,
make straight paths for him.’"

The Gospel of Mark chronicles Jesus’s journey from Galilee to Jerusalem. Along the way, the Messiah gathers a ragged band of disciples. As crowds grow and dwindle on the road to Jerusalem, only a few stick by the Suffering Savior on the road of discipleship.

During this 12 week sermons series on the Gospel of Mark, which will take us all the way to Easter, we will be diving deep into our small groups with a companion study by author and speaker Francis Chan.

(Copies of the study will be available at the INFO DESK at both campuses)

Francis Chan invites us to walk with him along the ancient ways of the Master. Tracing the steps of Jesus and the Twelve through Israel, Francis explores the major themes of the Gospel of Mark, and asks: Are we willing to take this journey to embrace discipleship?

Join us on Sunday as we begin this incredible adventure together!


Have questions about Small Groups? Email Jacob HERE

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Called Back Home

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Sara is being called back home in this new season to be with her family! We want to thank Sara Hall for all her amazing work with our CAMP CROSS Nursery!

Dear church family,

As you may or may not know, my husband Trevor and I are expecting our second child in April! We have decided to take advantage of the opportunity I have to stay at home with my babies full time. This is something that was placed on my heart long ago.

My Story

For those of you who don’t know my story and what brought me to work at theCross--I was a kindergarten teacher up until a year after I had my daughter, Sawyer. My husband and I had decided that I would stay home full time with her after that. I was officially a stay-at-home mom for two months, then I was approached with the position as the Nursery and Preschool Director here at theCross.

"This was a much different experience than teaching in public schools; I have had the opportunity to help build your children’s foundation of faith."

A hard decision

The decision was tough at first, because I wasn’t technically going to be staying home with Sawyer “full time,” but this was the perfect opportunity for me, since I was able to stay home and also teach little ones about God’s love. This was a much different experience than teaching in public schools; I have had the opportunity to help build your children’s foundation of faith.

Called home

With our second baby on the way, I am feeling more called to be at home full time while my children are small. My time here at theCross has allowed me to experience a wonderful journey—I have grown as an individual, teacher, wife and mother. I am so proud of how the Nursery and Preschool Ministry has evolved and am so grateful that God used me as a vehicle to do so. 

I also want to thank my dream team!

I would have not been able to run this ministry without them. They serve faithfully and are also a huge part of creating a safe space for your children to learn about Jesus; so thank a Nursery and Preschool dream team member next time you get the chance. I want to thank all of the parents who are a part of this ministry. Thank you for allowing me to teach your children. Thank you for being the bridge that your child needs: creating continued learning between home and church.

the time is right

I will be teaching until the end of March and will be expecting Emerson to arrive in April. We will be home for a month or so, but after that, you will see us around, as my daughter attends the preschool class as well. I feel such peace and I know that it is God telling me this transition is right. I feel like this is definitely the perfect time to pass the torch. I have been praying for a long time now about this ministry, what God has done and will continue to do, and for the next leader who will take this ministry even further. Please join me in prayer as well; I know we can continue to expect great things from this ministry and I am so excited to see how God uses the next person to lead it. 

Thank you again for all of your support with this ministry,

~ Sara Hall

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