Louisville—Crossings Ministries’ mission since its founding in 2000 has been to lead children and youth to faith in Jesus. Of at least 14,000 who attended camp at its Cedarmore and Jonathan Creek facilities this season, Crossings has reported 895 salvations.
In addition to salvations, about 716 have reported a call to ministry through their experience at Crossings.
“In the present we find ourselves absolutely amazed–but not surprised–at God’s faithfulness and work at Crossings,” states the Crossings website. “We could not have anticipated or imagined what God had in store for Crossings over 10 years ago….”
At Crossings camps, kids gather for corporate worship, split into small groups, do outdoor activities, play fun games and study the Bible while lodging at the camp site for a few days at a time, but staff counselors anticipate greater things to happen.
“We expect God to show up and change lives,” said Randall Breland, director of communications for Crossings Ministries. “If we sow the seed, He will reap the fruit.”
This summer, camp pastors have focused on John 4 as a teaching passage. In asking youth, “Who are you placing your identity with?’ the pastors then emphasize that “Jesus becomes our identity,” Breland explained.
Despite the success they’ve seen through their ministry, Crossings staff is very quick to point out that they are just instruments in God’s ensemble. They know it is God who provides, it is God who strengthens, and it is God who works on the heart.
“God is in the business of changing lives,” said Breland. (WR)