What We Do
Our children are a vital part of the church. They are not an inconvenience to be “watched” while we do church; they are the church, a precious responsibility and privilege, the future of the church, the city and the world.
We are committed to supporting families in raising their children. We believe this is best done in community by exposing children to diverse relationships of all ages, which happens primarily through Community Groups. In addition, we equip parents to raise thier kids through gospel-centered teaching and training, as well as by developing teachers to provide great, age-focused ministry during our Sunday Celebrations.
Sundays (Infant to Middle School)
We focus on safely and creatively pointing them to Jesus every week as we share the story of God taught in the redemptive history of the Bible. All Children's Ministry volunteers are interviewed and receive a background check. Every child is securely checked in and out each week and sent home with crafts and lessons to review with their parents.
The name Luke's Kids comes from Luke 14:12-14 and reflects Christ's heart of care and love for those with special needs and Christ's call to us to represent Him by providing that same care. Luke's Kids is CrossWay's ministry to families who have children with special needs. It is our goal to ensure that these families and their children receive the encouragement and support they need to be able to fully participate in the life of CrossWay.
Through Luke's Kids we provide "Buddy-Up" on Sunday mornings. "Buddy-Up" enables kids with special needs (ages 1-12) to participate with their peers in their Sunday school class by providing a 1:1 'buddy' who supports, helps, and encourages that child. To participate in "Buddy-Up," please contact our children's ministry coordinators, Bob and Julie Moore, on Sunday or contact us.
Luke's Kids also provides a quarterly respite night, called R&R Night. R&R Night (which stands for 'refresh' and 'renew'), allows parents of special needs children some much needed time out. Learn more here.