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Equip

On Saturday, May 27 we are getting together for EQUIP, a day-long experience where we will learn and grow together as a church body. We are offering a variety of sessions throughout the day. To register, please look at the session options below and choose one that you would like to attend in each of the time slots (four total). If you cannot be here for the whole day, simply choose the seminars you are able to attend.

Lunch will be provided during the day. We recommend this EQUIP day for people ages 13 and older. Childcare is not provided.

If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Denise at DeniseS@CrossRoadsChurch.ca or call the church office at 403-347-6425.

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EQUIP Schedule, Saturday May 27

See below for session descriptions.

8:45-9:30 – Registration

9:30-10:45 - Session #1

  • Parenting in the Digital Age – Pastor Jason Frizzell 
  • Helping or Harming: When Giving Spare Change Denies Real Change - Laurie Whitaker 
  • How to Read the Bible - Pastor Denise Snyder
  • Helpful Keys for Leading Transformative Groups - Pastor Stu Krogman 
  • Way of Jesus - Pastor Ken Lehman  
  • Parental Guidance Is Required – Pastor Shawn Hubert

10:45-11 – Break

11- 12:15 – Session #2

  • Parenting in the Digital Age – Pastor Jason Frizzell 
  • Better Dads. Stronger Sons: How Fathers Can Guide Boys To Become Men Of Character -Dwayne Holland
  • Taking Risks With Your Gifts and Abilities – Pastor Jordan Polson 
  • Thriving in the Pressure Cooker of Marriage - Pastor Jordan Cavanaugh 
  • Blessing Your Little Children - Pastor Tammy Grobe
  • Forgiveness - Pastor Shawn Hubert

12:15-1:15 - Lunch

1:15-2:30 – Session #3

  • Boys Going Nowhere - Pastor Rob Mudde 
  • The Changing World of Missions: Mission Trends and How Our Church is Responding—Pastor Tracy Minke and Chantelle Schmidt 
  • What Does it Mean to be a Disciple? - Pastor Denise Snyder 
  • Seeing God at Work Through Coaching Conversations, Part 1 —Pastor Verna Verity
  • Thriving in the Pressure Cooker of Marriage - Pastor Jordan Cavanaugh
  • Spiritually Alone in the Home - Pastor Stu Krogman and Pastor Shawn Hubert

2:30-2:45 – Break

2:45-4:00 – Session #4

  • Boys Going Nowhere - Pastor Rob Mudde 
  • Caring for Missionaries: Our Task and Our Joy - Pastor Tracy Minke, Nicole Nowochin and Chantelle Schmidt 
  • What Does Biblical Manhood Look Like? - Wes Giesbrecht 
  • Seeing God at Work Through Coaching Conversations, Part 2 - Pastor Verna Verity
  • The Art of Natural Discipleship - Stacy Mattheis
  • Song Writing - Dave Grobe and Jeff Lehman 

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Session Descriptions

Session #1

Parenting in the Digital Age – Pastor Jason Frizzell

The world around us keeps changing at an incredible rate. Technology, once an option to us, now seems to have become essential in our everyday experience. How does this impact and shape our role as parents or guardians? Join the conversation on parenting in the digital age.

 Helping or Harming: When Giving Spare Change Denies Real Change - Laurie Whitaker

Let's look at poverty through a different lens and discover how we can truly be of help to those who approach us on our city street corners. We will learn about the agencies in town that offer hope and help to these neighbours of ours. You will also be provided with some resources that you can use when you have interactions with people who are asking for help.

 How to Read the Bible - Pastor Denise Snyder

Why does God give so many specific rules in His law? Did God really want Joshua and the armies of Israel to kill everyone in the land of Canaan? How does the New Testament relate to the Old Testament? What on earth is going on in the book of Revelation? The Bible is a big book with lots of confusing topics, and sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. Come learn about how to read the Bible well and enjoy it for the big story that it’s telling about God and His world!

 Helpful Keys for Leading Transformative Groups - Pastor Stu Krogman

Creating and maintaining thriving Christ-centered group environments for a range of people and personalities can be challenging. This interactive workshop will focus on helpful guidelines and practical keys for group facilitators to learn and put into practice.

Way of Jesus - Pastor Ken Lehman 

Followers of Jesus are committed to living like Jesus, for Jesus and in the power of the Spirit of Jesus. In the Way of Jesus training, followers of Jesus are coached to live out daily the seven-fold anchoring statements that are foundational to an abundant, fruit-filled life of journey with Christ. This is a ‘way of life’ in which the reality of the relationship with Jesus blesses you and blesses others through you.  It is memorable and transferable.

 Parental Guidance Is Required – Pastor Shawn Hubert

A look at some parenting principles that will work through parenting changes and challenges from toddlers to teenagers. We will look at how we can transition this principles throughout development stages so that we don’t push our kids away as they grow older. These easy-to-remember principles will give you some guidance in your key role as a parent. Parenting is probably one of the most difficult leadership assignments you will ever be given! This is one area where getting some guidance is always a good idea! Join me as I share a few principles that will bring some focus to a difficult role.


Session #2

Parenting in the Digital Age – Pastor Jason Frizzell

The world around us keeps changing at an incredible rate. Technology, once an option to us, now seems to have become essential in our everyday experience. How does this impact and shape our role as parents or guardians? Join the conversation on parenting in the digital age.

Better Dads. Stronger Sons: How Fathers Can Guide Boys to Become Men of Character - Dwayne Holland

The relationship between a father and a son is like none other. Dads have a God-given role to teach their sons the life skills they'll need to grow into honorable, godly men. But being a good father isn't as much about what kind of parent you are as it is what kind of man you are. Based on Rick Johnson's book, Better Dads. Stronger Sons, this workshop will help you become the dad God designed you to be – so your son can grow to become everything he is meant to be.

Whether you already have a son, are planning on becoming a dad or you are the primary father figure in a boy's life, this workshop is for you.

Taking Risks with Your Gifts and Abilities – Pastor Jordan Polson

We all have strengths, gifts and abilities, be they given to us from God or developed over time from your vocational experiences and life happenstances. This discussion will motivate you to explore those things at a deeper level and even begin taking new risks with them. It’s all about learning and growing in the tough times and good times, resulting in an increase in personal effectiveness at home, on mission, and in the work place. Based on Matthew 25:14-23.

Thriving in the Pressure Cooker of Marriage - Pastor Jordan Cavanaugh

This last season of marriage has been full of all types of pressures in my marriage: raising children, grieving the loss of a young adult who lived in our home for two years, navigating an unmanageable workload, struggling with the life and health of our 2nd child because of a heart defect, and journeying with my wife as she gave up her dream job.  As I have journeyed with Jesus this last year through these hardships and challenges, I have learned a few valuable lessons from the book of Psalms and the life of Christ that have given me direction, hope, and stability in the midst of crisis. In life, we all face different pressures that have the ability to cripple the health of our marriages. During this seminar we will look at a few principles that can help us as we navigate any season of marriage.

Blessing Your Little Children - Pastor Tammy Grobe

Parents come and get easy and creative ways to bless your preK children! We will also explore a few creative ways for storytelling, songs, puppets and fun activities! Can you keep up? PreK is a challenge … are you ready?

Forgiveness - Pastor Shawn Hubert

How do we respond when we experience injustice in our lives?  What do we do when we have legitimate expectations that are unmet? What do we do when people we trust end up hurting us the most? We usually know the right answer is forgiveness, but it isn’t that easy is it? Would that even be fair? What if this person hurts me again? If I forgive them do I need to pretend everything is back to normal?  These are the difficult question we need to wrestle with when looking at what it means to live out Biblical forgiveness.  Join me for this challenging conversation and learn how you can walk away free today.


Session #3

Boys Going Nowhere - Pastor Rob Mudde

“He was wild, adventurous, and full of energy but now my son doesn’t want to do anything. He is bored, unmotivated, and sits around the house doing as little as possible.”

Come discover what’s going on with our boys, and learn how you can best understand and motivate him in a way he will respond positively too.

The Changing World of Missions: Mission Trends and How Our Church is Responding - Pastor Tracy Minke and Chantelle Schmidt

Have you ever felt a nudge to step into cross-cultural missions or offer support to missionaries or mission organizations? Or perhaps you simply want to understand what missions means here at your church. This is a great place to gather. We will look at the changing global trends in mission and unpack more of how CrossRoads’ engages in mission. There will be time specifically to ask questions and join in discussion. If you have a heart for giving or participating in mission in any way please join us.

What Does it Mean to be a Disciple? - Pastor Denise Snyder

We talk a lot about discipleship and following Jesus. But what does that mean, exactly? What does that look like? Come explore what discipleship meant during the time of Jesus, and how understanding the topic correctly can make a huge impact as we follow Jesus today.

Seeing God at Work Through Coaching Conversations, Part 1  - Pastor Verna Verity

We’re often a culture of ‘tellers’ vs. ‘askers.’ But what would happen if we learned to ask great questions that create curiosity about God and His activity around us? Join us as we discuss effective coaching skills and explore the ways these conversations help people grow in faith and confidence in God.

Thriving in the Pressure Cooker of Marriage - Pastor Jordan Cavanaugh

This last season of marriage has been full of all types of pressures in my marriage: raising children, grieving the loss of a young adult who lived in our home for two years, navigating an unmanageable workload, struggling with the life and health of our 2nd child because of a heart defect, and journeying with my wife as she gave up her dream job. As I have journeyed with Jesus this last year through these hardships and challenges, I have learned a few valuable lessons from the book of Psalms and the life of Christ that have given me direction, hope, and stability in the midst of crisis. In life, we all face different pressures that have the ability to cripple the health of our marriages. During this seminar we will look at a few principles that can help us as we navigate any season of marriage.

Spiritually Alone in the Home - Pastor Stu Krogman and Pastor Shawn Hubert

Sometimes it’s a struggle when you’re the only spouse in your home who cares to grow spiritually and foster your family’s faith in Jesus. Come explore this challenge with us and learn more about ways you can encourage your spouse and family toward spiritual growth. We will discuss, ask questions, and work through this struggle together.


Session #4

Boys Going Nowhere - Pastor Rob Mudde

“He was wild, adventurous, and full of energy but now my son doesn’t want to do anything. He is bored, unmotivated, and sits around the house doing as little as possible.”

Come discover what’s going on with our boys, and learn how you can best understand and motivate him in a way he will respond positively too.

Caring for Missionaries: Our Task and Our Joy - Pastor Tracy Minke, Nicole Nowochin and Chantelle Schmidt

At CrossRoads, we desire to take care of the missionaries we have committed to support. Currently we have 30 missionary units under our care. We have a new strategy that will seek to provide more direct, personal care that will impact the ministry of these servants. The new plan includes and needs you! Please come and hear more about how you can be on a team that is in relationship with and involved in the care of our missionaries serving here in Canada and around the world.

What Does Biblical Manhood Look Like? - Wes Giesbrecht 

 What does it mean to be a man in today's society? The answers very to this very important question in our society today tremendously. We want to dive into that question a little deeper and discover throughout various parts of scripture, what the biblical definition of Manhood is. We’ll briefly touch on where the complacent, checked-out, dis-engaged, apathetic tendencies each one of us face, stems from. But more importantly, how we can truly walk in the power God has provided and become the Man HE has created you to be.

Seeing God at Work Through Coaching Conversations, Part 2  - Pastor Verna Verity

We’re often a culture of ‘tellers’ vs. ‘askers.’ But what would happen if we learned to ask great questions that create curiosity about God and His activity around us? Join us as we discuss effective coaching skills and explore the ways these conversations help people grow in faith and confidence in God.

The Art of Natural Discipleship - Stacy Mattheis

Mentoring and discipleship do not have to be scary or intimidating to the average lay person.  This session will give you tips and encouragement on what it looks like in your everyday life to disciple and mentor those around you, especially those younger than you.  We will discuss what natural discipleship can look like, how you can equip yourself for it and how to listen in order to discover where mentorship is happening. 

Song Writing - Dave Grobe and Jeff Lehman

We are made in the image of a creative God. What does that mean for us as artists and more specifically song writers? Do we go sit on a mountain somewhere and God gives us songs? Does He inspire us and we employ the tools of good craftsmanship to create something? In this workshop we will talk about song vision, song form, lyrics (God’s truth and our truth), melodies, chord progressions and co-writing.

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