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Middle School Grades 6-8

We know you like to have fun, and so do we!  We also know that you have some questions about important things like faith. That's cool, because we can help you with both. You're invited to join us at any of our events, studies, or group gatherings. Don't be shy—just grab a friend and show up!

If you would like to volunteer in the Middle School Ministry, there are needs at various commitment and skill levels. (And what better way is there to know firsthand what your child is involved in?) Please click here to let us know how you'd like to be involved.

Want up-to-the-minute info on event changes?  Join the Crossroads Middle School Text Group by texting MSM to 25827.

OT Reading Plan

NT Reading Plan

 

Middle School Youth
Sundays, 9:00 AM and 10:45 AM, Room 222
Are you tired of the adult church service that requires you to sit down and be quiet? Ready for a service that's designed just for Middle School students? Please join us for Middle School Youth at either Sunday morning service time.


Youth Choir Kick-off (Grades 6-12)
Tuesday, February 21, 4:30-6:00 PM, Crossroads Chapel
The Crossroads Youth Choir is for all high school and middle school students, grades 6-12.  No audition is necessary! Click here to register.  For more information, please contact Elly Moore at 812-518-1430.


Student Mission Trip (Grades 6-12)
Sunday, February 19, 12:15 PM, Room 222
Are you interested in a cross-cultural mission experience without even leaving the state?  Join us in ministering to the Burmese population of Ft Wayne, July 9-14.  Our first team formation is Sunday, February 19 at 12:15 PM in Room 222.  For more information see the booklet linked below, or contact Lesli at 812-518-1442.

2017 Ft Wayne Mission Trip Information Booklet

2017 Memory Verses

2017 Ft Waye Mission Application


For more about the Middle School Ministry and how you might be able to plug in, please contact Mark Silen at 812-518-1431 or Lesli Wheeler at 812-518-1442.

 

Middle School Youth
Sundays, 9:00 AM and 10:45 AM, Room 222

Are you tired of the adult church service that requires you to sit down and be quiet? Ready for a service that's designed just for Middle School students? Please join us for Middle School Youth at either Sunday morning service time.


Youth Choir (Grades 6-12)
Tuesdays, 4:30-6:00 PM, Crossroads Chapel
The Crossroads Youth Choir is for all high school and middle school students, grades 6-12.  No audition is necessary! Click here to register. For more information, please contact Elly Moore at 812-518-1430.

Small Groups
Monday or Wednesday evenings, September-May
Our student small groups meet primarily on Wednesday evenings, during the school year, to help students grow closer to God though accountability, Bible study, and mentoring. Small Groups provide a great atmosphere to learn more about God's word, meet people, and have fun.  Click here to join a group today!

Group Leader Day/Time Place
6th grade girls Kim Long, Anna Williams Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM Huber home
6th grade girls Katie Janis, Cathy Satterfield Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM Crossroads, TR224
6th grade guys Lynyrd Freeman, Jon Cobb Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM Freeman home
6th grade guys Dwight Silvera, Eric Youngblood Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM Silvera home
7th grade girls Heather Clark, Regina Stephenson Mondays, 6:00-7:30 PM Clark home
7th grade guys Chad Walker, Micheal Zuber Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30 PM Crossroads, TR222
8th grade girls Tammy Silen, Halie Aders, Jackie Brooks, Julie Fox, Dawyna Taylor-Schroeder Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM Silen home
8th grade guys Cam Bardwell, Tyler Steckler Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM Crossroads, TR226
8th grade guys Chris Combs, Mike Hirsch Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 PM Crossroads, CH102
8th grade guys Kevin Naas, Mark Silen Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM Crossroads, TR227

Download Discovery Bible Study Model

For details or questions, please contact Lesli Wheeler at 812-518-1442.

Mark Silen
Middle School Pastor
What can I say about myself… I’ve got a terrific wife, Tammy, and four children bursting with energy… we all think drinking chocolate milk everyday is the real deal! I am an avid “Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader” buff, I do pushups before I go to bed & I think Mt. Dew is a legal addictive stimulant that makes the world go 'round. Other than that I believe everyone on the planet should sit at the feet of Jesus on a daily basis to soak up the best thing in life.

Contact Mark at 812-518-1431.


Lesli Wheeler
Middle School Administrative Assistant
Here's the truth:  I'm a serious health food nut who tries daily to consume at least 3 of the major food groups: diet Coke, chocolate, and diet Coke. After all, chocolate is a vegetable–it’s made from beans!  I've been working in youth ministry for over 20 years, and never cease to be amazed by God working in the lives of students. I love being a part of His plan, and am SO blessed to be working in the Middle School Ministry.  If you can’t find me wandering around the Atrium, I'm probably at my desk trying to bring a little order to Mark’s world. I know… good luck with that!

Contact Lesli at 812-518-1442.

Middle School Youth Leadership
Attention Student Leaders: If you feel you have a positive influence over others and enjoy using that influence to point people towards Jesus, then you may enjoy being a part of this leadership team. In this leadership role students learn about ways to shepherd other students and set an example for their peers in their speech, life, love, faith, and purity.  Applications are accepted each year through July, and interviews are conducted the first week in August. For details or questions, please contact Lesli at 812-518-1442.

MS Youth Leadership Application


Adult Leaders
If you have a middle school student, or just have a heart for middle schoolers, we'd love to get you plugged in to the Middle School Ministry at Crossroads.  There are numerous serving opportunities ranging from event set-up and teardown to one-on-one student mentoring.  You just need to tell us where you're gifted and how "hands on" you'd like to be. Are You Ready will give you an idea what you're getting into.  For further information and next steps, please contact Lesli at 812-518-1442.

Download Volunteer Application

Help, I'm Leading a Small Group!
If you're leading a Small Group, please know that of all the programming we have available, you will have the most direct influence on a middle school student's spiritual development.  Also, though, please know that you are not alone!  We want to provide you with all the help, all the support, and all the resources you could possibly need.  Please start with the Discipleship Plan below, and then call Lesli at 812-518-1442 if there's anything you need.

Download Small Group Discipleship Plan and Resources