Apr. 23 Youth Auction
Apr. 28-29 Buckle Series for Christ
Apr. 30 1st Team Roping Ministry
May 7 Spring Family Rodeo
May 12 Team Roping Ministry
May 14 Mother's Day
May 21 Team Roping Ministry
May 26 Team Roping Ministry
May 27-28 MO-KAN Youth Rodeo
Jun. 4 Team Roping Ministry
Jun. 9 Team Roping Ministry
Jun. 10 Barn Dance & Potluck @ 6
Jun. 18 Father's Day
Jun. 18 Team Roping Ministry
Jun. 23 Team Roping Ministry
Jul. 7-15 CCC Rodeo Bible Camp
Jul. 22 Day of American Cowboy
Jul. 2 Team Roping Ministry
Jul. 16 Team Roping Ministry
Jul. 28 Team Roping Ministry
Come join us on April 16th at 7:00 am for Sonrise services. We will be sitting on the bleachers listening to God's word and reveling in his glorious work at sunrise.
Crossroads Cowboy Church is pleased to announce that there will be a change in the youth program at church starting April 5, 2017. James and Elizabeth Hathaway will be leading the group. James is an ordained minister through Cowboys for Christ as well as a farrier and Elizabeth is a teacher. They are parents of three children, 2 boys and a girl, and are active members of the church.
Their vision for the youth group is based on the verse “But you should keep a clear mind in every situation, don’t be afraid of suffering for the Lord, work at telling others the good news and fully carry out the ministry God has given you” (2 Timothy 4:5, NLT). Through this they want to build a relationship with each and every youth and help guide them with their own spiritual and personal relationships. They want to lay a foundation of skills that will enable them to become Godly citizens of this world.
Many activities are in the works starting with a pizza party on April 5th. Horses will be coming back every Wednesday night, weather permitting, with clinics focusing on youth interests (such as barrel racing, roping, goat tying, etc.). Other events include campouts, retreats, games, community service projects, and family movie nights. Additional activities will be added based upon needs and wants of the group.
Parents are always welcome during youth group as they want to build a relationship with them as well. They are very excited about what the church and God has entrusted them with and can’t wait to watch the youth grow in their walk with God.
They can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org
James @ 913-231-0185
Elizabeth @ 913-370-1232
NEW BOARD MEMBERS
CCC welcomes its new board members DeWayne Burgess and Bonnie Kern. A big thank you to those that have already served their terms.
TEAM ROPING MINISTRY
CCC will be starting a Team Roping Ministry on April 30th. It is an opportunity to bring the message of Christ together with the sport of team roping. All ages are welcome as well as any ability levels. There will be opportunities to practice on the roping dummy as well as on live cattle. It will be held the 2nd and 4th Friday nights from 7:00 to 10:30 pm and the 1st and 3rd Sundays from 2:00 to 5:30 pm. The cost is $20 per roper or $40 for a family of 3 or more. For more information please contact Brian Barrett at 785-231-3022 or Scott Petesch at 785-484-0409.
Annual Business Meeting
Crossroads Cowboy Church will be holding their annual business meeting on March 5th after services. Terms have expired for two board members; therefore, we will be electing two new members. Nominations will still be taken up to February 26th. The following people have accepted nominations for the position; James Hathaway, DeWayne Burgess, Sam Campbell, Glenn Hermann, Margie McConnaughey, Bonnie Kern, Luann Crist and Scott Day.
As we consider the best candidate for the position, remember that the Bible is clear on who should be in leadership positions. The Bible tells us in 1 TImothy 3:2-11 "So an elder must be a man whose life is above reproach. He must be faithful to his wife. He must exercise self-control, live wisely, and have a good reputation. He must enjoy having guests in his home, and he must be able to teach. He must not be a heavy drinker or be violent. He must be gentle, not quarrelsome, and not love money. He must manage his own family well, having children who respect and obey him. For if a man cannot manage his own household, how can he take care of God's church? An elder must not be a new believer, because he might become proud and the devil would cause him to fall. Also, people outside the church must speak well of him so that he will nto be disgraced and fall into the devil's trap. In the same way, deacons must be well respected and have integrity. They must not be heavy drinkers or dishonest with money. They must be committed to the mystery of the faith now revealed and must live with a clear conscience. Before they are appointed as deacons, let them be closely examined. If they pass the test, then let them serve as deacons. In the same way, their wives must be respected and must not slander others. They must exercise self-control and be faithful in everything they do."
The Art of Marriage
We are proud to present this video series entitled the Art of Marriage brought to you by Family Life. James and Elizabeth Hathaway along with some other couples will lead this series as we delve into the heart of God's design for marriage. This is great for pre-married couples, couples who are struggling as well as those that have been married many years. It begins on January 20, 2017 and will last 6 consecutivve Fridays. Initial start time is set at 7:00 pm and will be shown at Crossroads Cowboy Church. There is a minimal fee of $25 per couple to cover books. Please contact James Hathaway at 913-231-0185 or email at email@example.com for more information or to register. Registration deadline is January 15. Brochures, posters and save the date fliers can be found on the Links tab of the website.
Truth Project Video Bible Series
Starting January 4, 2017 we will begin a video Bible Series entitled the Truth Project. This is designed for people of all ages, young and old alike. After viewing the video, we will break out into discussion groups based upon age. Come as you are and enjoy learning more. We will be serving a complimentary dinner for all those that attend. For more information please contact Pastor Brent Noe.
Canned Food Drive
Once again we had the food donation competition with Williamstown Assembly of God Church. We brought in just over 800 items of non-perishable food with Williamstown bringing in just over 700 items. The total items donated were 1,581 items. THANK YOU so much for your generosity. Because we collected more, we will be putting a pie in the face of Pastor Cook and in good spirit Pastor Terry will also get a pie in the face.
Adult Arena Ministry Clinic
It is that time of year again when the adult arena ministry begins. We are pleased to announce that on May 6th Terry Champagne will be putting on a clinic at 6:30 pm. If you have any questions please contact Julie Petesch at 785-550-9159.
Come support our youth at our annual Youth Auction on April 17th. All proceeds go to benefit the youth and their various activities throughout the year. BJ's BBQ will be selling lunch on the grounds.
MARCH BARN DANCE
The barn dance and potluck dinner were a success. We enjoyed great food, great company, great music, and great dancing. Don't worry if you missed this one. Another barn dance is scheduled for October.
We want to congratulate Darcy Ferguson the winner of the beautiful saddle we raffled away. Thanks to all who supported us. Above is a picture of Darcy sporting her new saddle.
OPPORTUNITY TO WIN!
Crossroads Rodeo Bible Camp is selling raffle tickets for a chance to win this beautiful show saddle at Equifest in Topeka, KS on February 26, 27, 28. The proceeds will go to our camp to be held at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds in Tonganoxie on July 8-16. This piece of art is completely handcrafted by the original Trophy Tack in Bixby, Oklahoma. It is signed by the artists who crafted it, numbered and dated 1989. It has a 16 inch seat and is in excellent condition. Tickets are $1 each, 6 for $5, or 15 for $10 and can be purchased at our CRBC Booth J1, or contact Luann Crist at 785-840-4038 for early purchase. Drawing to be held at 4:00 p.m. on February 28. Need not be present to win.
The youth of Crossroads did a wonderful job with their play "Wrapping All the Way". The play was a fun way to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Congratulations to all those that participated.
Come join in a great time of study, encouragement, and fellowship through God's word. All men are encouraged to come out and join us as we grow in our faith and committment to the Lord. Study is on Monday evenings at 6:30 pm.
26 members of the Church participated in the Old Fashioned Christmas Parade on December 5th in Lawrence, Kansas.
Crossroads Cowboy Church is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a Rodeo Bible Camp July 8th - 16th of 2016 to be held at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds in Tonganoxie, KS. Find more information on the Rodeo Bible Camp Tab at the top of the page.
Scott Mendes, 1997 champion bull rider, came to Crossroads Cowboy Church September 25-27th to instruct a bull riding school. The theme of the weekend was "conquering the beast".
15 students, 1 girl included, came to learn how to properly ride a bull. Not only did they work on the physical game of the sport, but also the mental aspect. One thing that Scott Mendes preached on many occasions is that always walk with Jesus in all that you do. You can be a part of the rodeo world and still be a good Christian.
In all the school was a great success. One student was baptized on Sunday morning after Mr. Mendes preached. The impact that the school had on all the students and staff was tremendous.
"He never sinned, nor deceived anyone. He did not retaliate when he was insulted, nor threaten revenge when he suffered. He left his case in the hands of God, who always judges fairly. He personally carried our sins in his body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. By his wounds you are healed. Once you were like a sheep who wandered away. But now you have turned your Shepherd, the Guardian of your souls." 1 Peter 2:22-25 (NLT)
The time of inclement weather is approaching. If we cancel church on Sunday morning, we will contact WIBW, Channel 13 in Topeka, and they will scroll our church along with the others. If you are unsure, please call Terry at 785-840-8165 to verify.