Life Groups

At Crossroads Church and Ministries, we believe in the power of community. Specifically, the spiritual bonds formed within small groups. Crossroads offers a number of small groups that will help you grow spiritually while building life-long relationships with people who are learning to walk in Christ right alongside you. These Life Groups meet at various times throughout the year. For more information on these and the other great programs we offer at Crossroads, contact Kathleen Loughrige, Pastor of Life Groups, at (269) 781-9094. 

Following are a few of the groups we’re currently offering. Check back often, as new classes are added regularly!

Courageous Families
Feeling a great desire to raise your child in a loving and respectful manner while maintaining your sanity? Wondering what other parents are doing? Wishing you had someone to share and commune with during this journey of parenthood? Please consider joining us to explore, grow and learn together. Raising a family takes great courage! Let’s not take this journey alone.  We meet the first & third Sunday of the month from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in room 305 on the Crossroads' campus.

1st & 3rd Sunday 
9:30a.m.

Coldwater Group
Facilitated by Mike & Valencia Barrett meets Mondays, every other week @ 6:30 pm, for more info call the church office.
Mondays 6:30p.m.
Singles Group - Women & Men
This group, facilitated by Carlotta Payne, meets Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Marshall. Call or email Carlotta Payne (269) 781-9094 ext. 22 for more info.
Tuesday  6:30p.m.
God & Science
God & Science:  How does Christian theology relate to scientific inquiry?  What are the competing philosophies of science, and do they "work" with Christian faith based on the Bible?  This class, facilitated by Carol Edwards, will illuminate the intersection of science and Christian belief.  Starting on October 4th this group will meet on Wednesdays in the Cafe from 6:30 to 8:00pm.
Wednesday 6:30p.m
20ish to 40ish Group
Facilitated by Matt & Jaime McAllister meets Wednesdays at 6:30, call the church office for more info.  Childcare is available.
Wednesday 6:30pm
Couples 
This group, facilitated by Shawn and Kathleen Loughrige, is designed to strengthen, enhance and equip married couples to have the marriage that God intended.
Wednesday 6:30p.m.
Men's Group

Men's ministry team guide teachings and discussions concerning the issues facing men today. Discover God as men, and ask questions about what God wants to accomplish through us as men. This group meets Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Please call the church office for more information. 

Wednesday 6:30p.m.
Women's Group

These groups gathers around the presence of Christ to support the journey of women as they seek to know and follow Jesus. We intentionally look at the terrain of our individual journies so that we can discover what could help us grow with and toward Christ as we navigate the journey home. There are three different women’s group opportunities - Tuesday or Wednesday facilitated by Ministry Team of 4 Women in the evenings and Thursday by Pastor Kathleen Loughrige during the day.  Please contact the church office for more information.

 Tuesday 6:30 pm Wednesday 6:30pm Thursday 12noon
Marshall Life Group
Facilitated by Jill Stout, meets Thursdays at 6:30 pm at CCM.  Call the church office for more info.
Thursday 6:30 pm

 

The following small groups meet either during specific times of the year, or are not meeting at this time. Please call Kathleen Loughrige at (269) 781-9094 for more information.
Cancer: A Shared Journey
The word “cancer” can stop a person in their tracks and bring loved ones to their knees. A cancer diagnosis can also snap some individuals into action – doing what they can to support people who need it most. Whatever part you share in the cancer journey, we encourage you to join together with like-minded individuals. Learn to pray, support each other and seek God’s guidance and peace. This group, facilitated by cancer survivor Jane Johnson.
DivorceCare
Find help and healing for the hurt of seperation and divorce. DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life's most difficult experiences. Don't go through separation or divorce alone. This group meets weekly for 13 weeks. A registration fee of $20 covers a workbook, and can be paid at the Crossroad's bookstore.
Families Against Narcotics (FAN)
FAN is a national support group that creates a network for families or individuals affected by addiction to narcotics. This groups works to raise awareness of the drug abuse epidemic, educate about the dangers of prescription drug abuse epidemic and support those affected by drug abuse or addiction.
Financial Peace University
This class teaches God's way of handling money by presenting Biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you are dreaming you can be! You will learn how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely and much more. The required curriculum kit costs $99 and can be purchased in the Crossroad's bookstore.
Girls Night Out
Need a night out with the girls? Ladies in their 20s and 30s gather for fun and spiritual friendship. Dates and times vary.
GriefShare
If you've lost a loved one, it may be hard for you to be optimistic about the future right now. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you've never faced before. This group meets weekly for 13 weeks to help you face your challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. A $20 registration fee includes a workbook.
Heaven
We all have questions about what heaven will be like... this class will help answer some of these questions by sharing from a Biblical perspective. This material will surprise you and stretch your thinking beyond anything you've imagined Heaven to be like. The book used for this discussion, aptly titled Heaven, is available in the Crossroad's bookstore.
Helping Hands
This group completes small projects for the elderly, single moms and widows. Please call the church office (269-781-9094 x 13) for more information.
Ladies Running Group
Run together for the purpose of getting in shape or preparing for a race! 
The Legacy Journey
This is a seven-week class that teaches you how to truly live and leave a legacy for generations to come. Through this course, you will gain better understanding about investing, basic estate planning and discovering the keys to generational wealth and true generosity. Through video teaching and class discussions, you'll learn a Biblical framework for living intentionally now so that later you'll be able to leave a legacy. A required curriculum kit costs $99, please call Le Anne Blight at (517) 937-8273 for more information.
Visual Arts Life Group
Open to all who consider themselves artists (painters, photographers, sculptors, carvers, graphic designers, etc.), this group provides a place for you to creatively connect with God. Bring whatever art supplies you want to use each week, and we’ll create art together!
Women Connect
Connect with women while growing your relationship with God.
Women’s Networking Group
Designed for women in business to assist each other in growing their support network. Join us for training, socializing and building relationships that compliment your business and individual skill set.