Warm and friendly faces, real and encouraging conversation, inspiration to make God number one in your life… this is what you will find at Heartline Bible studies and events. The women of Crossline are all about heart connections~ with God and with each other. There is a place for women of all ages, at every stage of life. Small groups are always open, so please feel free to join our Bible studies or MOPS (Mother’s of Preschoolers) at any time. We look forward to meeting you!
Crossline Women’s Calendar
Monday Night Bible Study
June 3rd – July 1st (no meeting June 24th): Fierce Faith by Alli Worthington (7 – 9pm) & July 22nd- August 19th: 30 Days to Understanding the Bible by Max Anders (7-9pm)
Tuesday Night Get Healthy for Women
July 2 – August 6 (no meeting July 16th): Get Healthy: Friendship or Get Strong (6:30 – 8pm)
Wednesday Morning Precepts
On break for summer. Will resume in the Fall.
Thursday Morning Bible Study
May 30th – June 20th: Fierce Faith by Alli Worthington (9:30 – 11:30am) & July 25th- August 22nd: 30 Days to Understanding the Bible by Max Anders (9:30-11:30am)
Friday Morning Women’s Prayer
Weekly: Meets in the Chapel (9 – 10am)
Crossline Women’s Ministry FAQ’s
Q: “What’s Heartline?”
A: Heartline is the name of the women’s ministry at Crossline Church. Simply put, if you’re a woman and you come to Crossline (or want to start), you’re a part of Heartline at Crossline! We’re a community of gals that desire to do life together as women of God. We’re all about connections of the heart—connections to God and connections to other women. Whether you’re plugged into a weekly Bible Study with us or can only come to church on Sundays, we want you to know you’re a part of this community, so always count yourself in!
Q: “I’m new here! What should I do first?”
A: Get plugged into a group that meets weekly—this is where you’ll study God’s Word daily and find community with other gals that will encourage you in your walk! Choose from Bible Study (recommended), Get Healthy, Prayer or MOPS. Visit our Bible Studies page on our Heartline website. Don’t worry if it’s not the start of a study, we’ll catch you up in no time! Then keep an ear out for Heartline events like Radiate, Heartline Goes Out, and A Little Bit Of Coffee, and bring your friends or come alone to meet some people. Be sure to attend Sunday services where you’ll be encouraged and equipped weekly, sign up for a monthly Belong Class, and be praying about how you can use your time and talents to serve here at Crossline.
Q: “I recently accepted Christ! What’s next?”
A: Congratulations! Please tell us so we can celebrate with you, pray with you, and make sure you’re plugged in! We desire to walk this journey alongside you! Contact our office to grab a copy of “Seek”, written by our Pastor’s wife, Donna Jones. It’s a great, comprehensive, girlfriend’s-guide style book that will help get you excited about your walk with Christ and equipped with foundational truths about the Christian faith. Lastly, don’t be shy—jump straight into a Heartline Bible Study where you’ll meet women who will come alongside you in your journey.
Q: “I need a Mom’s Group… Do you guys have one of those?”
A: We sure do! Have you heard of MOPS: Mothers Of Preschoolers? If you’re the mom of a child between the ages of 0 and 6, you fit the bill to be a part of the MOPS community. MOPS meets Tuesdays mornings from 9-11:30 with childcare for those precious, little ones, allowing you time to rest, refuel, make some new friends, laugh together, cry together, ask tough questions and gain insight and tips on this unique season of motherhood. We think every mom should be a part of an encouraging community like this one, so don’t keep this to yourself—invite your mom friends to join, too!
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A snapshot of the fun…
Heartline groups begin this week! After summer break, it is at last time for Crossline women and friends, gals of all ages and stages of life, to be back on campus for MOPS and Bible study groups. Yippee! We did not formally meet over the summer, but many groups got together~ to stay connected, to… Read More