Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Need some Fuel? by Patrick Detken

The Crossing Family!

As we kick off our SPRING season we are so excited about the classes, retreats and groups available. Our mission is to foster spiritual environments and foster spiritual growth. And we believe each of these environments will rock your world and draw you closer to God!

FUEL classes begin on Tuesday, May 11th: FUEL registration
• 6:30-8pm at The Crossing for 5 Tuesdays.
• Classes include discussions about the book, practical skills, biblical understanding and opportunities to learn from one another. (Book is not included in cost and can be purchased on the weekend)
• Childcare is available but must rsvp. ($5 a night)
• $10 for the class and 6 classes to choose from, descriptions below.

 Parenting - How do you teach your children about spiritual topics including spiritual disciplines? Taught by Jaime and Rebecca Huff and discussing the book Habits of a Child’s Heart: Raising Your Kids with the Spiritual Disciplines by Valerie E. Hess and Marti Watson Garlett

 Women – When was the last time you stopped and thought about the fact that you are not your own but you are a personal treasure of the Almighty? Taught by Cyndi Clark and discussing the book DEEPER; Living in the Reality of God's Love by Debbie Alsdorf

 Couples – How do you build a Godly marriage? Taught by Patrick Detken and discussing the book Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas

 Men – How do you become a spiritual warrior in the workplace, in a home or as a parent? Taught by Randy Moraitis and discussing the book Spiritual Leadership by Henry Blackaby

 Fatherhood – How do you leave a legacy for your kids as a dad and what are the pitfalls along this amazing journey? Taught by Jim Schwarz and Randy Clark

 Singles – What’s the difference between courting and dating from God’s perspective? Taught by Patrick Detken and Vicki Holland discussing the book Choosing Gods Best by Don Raunikar (This class begins May 27th for 5 Thursdays)

Marriage Retreat (April 30th 6:30pm – May 2nd noon) Final week to sign up!
Need a time to recharge with your spouse? Need some time to laugh together and learn together? Need God’s perspective in your relationship? This year’s theme is ‘Transforming Intimacy’ where we will look at what intimacy is in the context of marriage. Dr. Bill Dogterom will teach on God’s perspective and give us great tools on strengthening our marriages. There will be tons of time with your spouse, time to laugh and enjoy some much needed time together. Ever thought about being baptized together or renewing your vows? We’ll even have some time for that as an option and a Saturday night dance! Not sure you can afford it? There are 3 different packages. $350 for the entire weekend OR $215 includes entire weekend but only one night lodging (Enter 1 Day on the Promo code) OR $100 (Enter Speaker Only on the Promo code) includes the entire weekend programming but excludes lodging and food. Retreat location: Radisson Hotel Newport Beach

Solid Rock Retreat (May 21st – My 23rd)
Ever wanted to learn God’s perspective on dating or find a community that understands what you are going through in your life? Need some fun, friends and a time to laugh? Need some rest and time alone with God? Come to this year’s Solid Rock Retreat in Murrieta Hot Springs will give you just that! Cost is $180 for entire weekend, lodging and meals.
Click here to sign up for Couple's Retreat or the Singles Retreat

Small Groups
We have new community groups that meet in homes studying various books of the Bible or other topical studies for men, women and couples. There is a place for YOU! All you have to do is go online to find the best group for YOU and get connected. More information on small groups: Click Here

In His Hands,
Patrick Detken
Pastor of Grow Ministries