Middle School

For most of us, middle school was some of the most challenging years we faced. Discovering who your real friends were, figuring out where you fit in, and who you were as a person. We’re here to help your family through these next few years.

Join us for a service designed just you!

Middle School YTH
Sundays, 9:00 AM and 10:45 AM, Student Loft

If you would like to volunteer in the Middle School Ministry, there are needs at various commitment and skill levels. Come join our team!


If you’d like to learn more about upcoming events, small groups, the Middle School staff, leadership, resources, check here regularly!

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    MS Youth Fall Retreat
    Grades 6-8

    Grades 6-8
    November 3-5, 2017
    Country Lake Christian Retreat
    Underwood, IN
    Cost is $165 

    Dirty Laundry, that unwanted but unavoidable dirty laundry.  What do we do with it?  If we ignore it…it piles up!  If we do nothing about it...it begins to smell and affect us as well as those around us.  Sin has that same effect.  If we ignore it…it will get worse!  If we do nothing about it...it begins to hurt us and others around us.  During the weekend of November 3-5, we are going to help you deal with your laundry!  We have a detergent that makes your life white as snow.  Come join us…oh, and don’t forget to bring your laundry bag!

    Cost covers transportation, housing, and meals.  A $25 non-refundable/non-transferable deposit is required at time of registration. Registration available online or at the Connection Center during weekend services.  Registration deadline is October 22 or until event is full, there are 60 female and 60 male available spots.

    Check-in begins on Friday, November 3 at 3:15 PM at the Crossroads Newburgh Campus in the Gym.  We will be leaving the church promptly at 4:00 PM.  We will return to Crossroads by Noon on Sunday, November 5.

    Can I room with a friend?  Fill out the room request section of the registration, we will do our best to place students in a room with at least one friend.  

    For more information contact Beth Jones at bjones@cccgo.com or 812-518-1446 or Mark Silen at msilen@cccgo.com or 812-518-1431.





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    Middle School Small Groups

    Wednesday evenings, September-May
    Small groups are forming now!  We will begin meeting September 6.  Join us for student small groups that meet during the school year, to help students grow closer to God through accountability, Bible study, and mentoring. Small Groups provide a great atmosphere to learn more about God's word, meet people and have fun.

    I'm Looking for a Small Group

    6th grade girls
    Leaders: Tammy Silen, Halie Aders
    Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM
    Silen home

    6th grade guys
    Leaders: Billy Boland, Caleb Lowe
    Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM
    Freeman home

    Leaders: Teresa Fruit, Lacey Vaught
    Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM
    Silen home
    Leaders: Mark Silen, Kevin Naas, Mike Hirsch
    Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM
    Crossroads, Room 250
    Leaders: Veronica Boland, Janet Manning
    Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM
    Boland home



    7th grade girls
    Leaders: Kim Long, Alison Steckler
    Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM
    Huber home

    7th grade guys
    Leader: Lynyrd Freeman
    Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM
    Freeman home

    Leaders: Katie Janis, Cathy Satterfield
    Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM
    Crossroads, Room 224
    Leaders: Dwight Silvera, Zach Vaught
    Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM
    Silvera home


    8th grade girls
    Leaders: Heather Clark, Regina Stephenson
    Mondays, 6:00-7:30 PM
    Clark home

    8th grade guys
    Leaders: Chad Walker, Micheal Zuber
    Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30 PM
    Crossroads, Room 222


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    Youth Choir
    (grades 6-12)

    Youth Choir (Grades 6-12)

    We're excited to announce that the Crossroads Youth Choir is now partnering with the Foundry Center for the Arts! Click here for details.

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    Middle School Staff

    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 every day 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.


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    Middle School Leadership

    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 Mark at 812-518-1431.

    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 into 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 in to.

    For further information and next steps, please contact Mark at 812-518-1431.

    Download Volunteer Application

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    Middle School Resources

    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 contact Mark at 812-518-1431 if there's anything you need.

    Download Small Group Discipleship Plan and Resources

    Old Testament Reading Plan
    New Testament Reading Plan