This week at Crosspoint 06/23/2023

Phillip Jones
June 23, 2023

Children are our future 👶👧

The Bible makes it so clear in Psalm 127:3 that children are a reward! They are literally a gift. In our messed up world with backwards ideology about life, responsibility, and sex, children are often viewed as a problem to be dealt with and not like the blessings they are.

We can view statistics and see the world’s way of interacting with children isn’t working - it is actually hurting them deeply. Teenage depression and suicide is at an all time high. Check out this graph, and take note that the 2020 data was collected in February and March of that year (pre-Covid)!

Jesus loves children. God calls us, as Christians, to steward children well and love them like He does. This is one of the reasons we put so much emphasis on kids and teens at Crosspoint.

We need to pray for more classroom space specifically for this ministry to be able to grow. In the meantime, let’s get creative, authentically love these kids and show them Jesus in us. Let’s pray everyday that they learn at an early age that the God of the Universe made them for His glory and loves them. He wants to have a relationship with them just like he does with us! They are not too young to be committed followers of Jesus - living in His peace and joy.

Check out the opportunities coming up in July for our Crosspoint Kids, and be sure to reach out and invite other children to come as well.

Additionally, there are opportunities to teach the Bible weekly in a public school Bible club near you through an organization called Child Evangelism Fellowship. This is one of my, and Phillip’s, favorite things to do every week during the school year. Want to find out more about this ministry? Click here for more information.

The world is certainly a crazy place for this next generation, but it isn’t a hopeless. Jesus still offers peace and hope, and guess who gets the opportunity to show it and share it?! You do!

Let’s be sure to pray and get involved in reaching the future church of Jesus. We were left with a promise from Him. We are not on the losing team.

Mark your calendar! 🗓

Exciting things are coming to Crosspoint! See below for several of these opportunities to serve and grow together. Be sure to save the dates and be a part.

June 29

Prayer Team Gathering - 7:30 pm

Prayer is the responsibility and privilege of the whole church - every believer. We should all be seeking God for His glory to be revealed and His power to be seen through our lives and church ministry.

Join us for prayer for God to be glorified as He does His work in our lives, our church, our community, and our nation. All are invited.

Location: Jones's home

1112 E Mountain Street

Pasadena, CA 91104

July 1-2

SoCal Harvest

We get to go serve Jesus and encourage new believers in their walk with the Lord at SoCal Harvest. Some of the top Christian bands will be there leading us as we worship Jesus, and Pastor Greg Laurie will deliver a powerful Gospel message.

Mark your calendars and plan to go with us. Invitations and bumper stickers will be available soon to help us get the word out.


Summer Fun for kids

Calling all Crosspoint Kids and all your friends too!

We have some super, special things planned for you Wednesdays in July, and we’re ending the summer with a big carnival for you and your friends on Sunday night, July 30! You won’t want to miss these free events!🎉

VBS 2023

Kids' Summer Carnival

July 13-15

Crosspoint Camping Trip

Join us in the San Bernardino Mountains for a few days in the great outdoors. You will enjoy a valuable time of fellowship and strengthening for our church family. Don't miss out!

All meals included. Special dietary needs are your own responsibility.


Adults - $35 per person

Children (6 - 17 years) - $25 per child

Babies (5 years and under) - Free

Register here

July 29

Just Men Conference

Just Men Conf is a 1-day conference intended to encourage common(just) men to live holy(just) lives+become the leaders God wants them to be.

  • Practical Sessions
  • Encouraging Fellowship
  • Powerful Worship
  • Delicious Meal

Ages 12 and up

Cost: $10 per person ($12.51 with Eventbrite fees)

Guest Preachers:

Chris Chadwick - Canyon Ridge Baptist Church, San Diego

Kacey Trudelle - Faith Baptist Church, Bakersfield


Haven Baptist Church

25864 Tournament Road, Unit J+K

Valencia, CA 91355

Register here

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Service Times and Location

434 N Altadena Drive
Pasadena, CA 91107

Sunday @ 10:30 AM - Worship gathering
Childcare through age 5 is available. Check-in starts at 10:15 am

Wednesday @ 7:00 PM - Growth Group
We have some wonderful opportunities to learn and grow in our application of Bible truths throughout the summer. It is incredible to see what God has been doing to strengthen our faith and build relationships within our church family through our Bible studies in Growth Group.

Click here for our summer Growth Group schedule. See you this Wednesday!


We will be streaming the 10:30 am service LIVE on our YouTube channel.

What is your Next Step?

God intends for us to grow in our new life in Christ. Here are several things you can do to jumpstart that growth.

Enroll in Christian Life Coaching.

Sign up for Baptism.

Become a Member of Crosspoint.

Join a ministry team.

Whatever your next step is, we are here to support you and help you make it! Not sure of your next step? That's ok too! We can help. Click here!

Love and Share

Share Crosspoint on social media! Help your friends and family see what God is doing in lives! As you love and share our posts, others see how excited you are about what God is doing. Hey, they just might show up and start walking with Jesus too!