YOU ARE WELCOME HERE
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 ONLINE
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CROSSLINE WOMEN FAQ’S
IT’S OKAY TO HAVE QUESTIONS
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!
Latest Blog Posts
What Moms (Really) Need for Mother’s Day
“What should I have done differently?” It was an odd question, mainly because it came from my mother–a terrific mom in every respect. Her question got me thinking: why do those who are the best moms worry most they are not? If I had a dime for every woman I’ve heard express some form of… Read More
How to Live Well in the Midst of Stress
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Why Jesus can Relate to You
It’s odd–surreal really–to think that one person’s sickness, on the other side of the globe, has affected every person on our planet. Life as we once knew it has changed. As a result, we’re fearful, we’re lonely, and we’re isolated. We worry and we wonder, how did this all happen? Why did it happen? When… Read More
Why Self-Care Isn’t Optional
“Take care of yourself!” How many times have you heard that phrase? How many times have you said it yourself? Probably more than you can count. But now, more than ever, self-care must be a priority. I know what you’re thinking: I’m busy taking care of everyone else. I’m busy working from home. I’m so… Read More
How to Help Myself and Others When Life Spins Out of Control: Dealing with COVID-19
I walked into Trader Joe’s just before 9am, in plenty of time to beat the crowds. Or so I thought. Lines of people, with grocery carts heaped high, stretched from the cashiers to the back wall. Shelves were bare and, in some cases, empty. There was not one item in the frozen food section. Not… Read More
Big Hope Days & Little Hope Days
Hope. Life is joyless without it. But how do you get it? How do you maintain it? Occasionally, a friend peels back the layers of her life and allows us to peek inside the inner workings of her heart. In doing so, she unearths a way of thinking, or doing, or living that allows us… Read More
Your Life in the Middle of “This”
“God didn’t come through and I’m not sure I can’t believe anymore.” The confession broke my heart. I found myself wishing I could reach across the table, take her sweet face in my hands, and take away all her pain, hurt and confusion. Can you relate? How do you respond when you feel like God… Read More
Are You a Prayer Worrier or a Prayer Warrior?
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God’s Gifts to You: Six Gifts You Need Today
“Mom, why do we give gifts at Christmas?” I was driving down the highway when Ashton asked this question from the backseat of our black SUV. She must have been six or seven, tops, and every Christmas, from that one to this, I replay our conversation in my mind. Because while we’ve been planning, shopping,… Read More
Where Is God When I’m Hurting?
Where are you, God? You’ve asked the question. So have I. The question of where God is when we hurt is a universal cry–one whispered by all humanity in the face of pain, heartache and suffering. Oh sure, we may never ask the question aloud, but inside our fragile souls, we wonder. We wonder in the… Read More
Thankfulness: Why We Aren’t and Why We Should Be
Kylie sat snuggled in a circle of 8thgrade girls. As their youth leader, she was eager to hear how each would answer the ice breaker question: Name three things you’re thankful for. “Food, family and friends” the first girl declared boldly. “Food, family and friends,” said the second girl, too. As did the third. Not… Read More
When You Wrestle with God
If this is your first time here, welcome! Hundreds of you have recently subscribed and I couldn’t be more excited for you to join this community. I hope you’ll pull up a chair, make yourself comfortable and find the wisdom you need for the life you want! So today, I thought I should simply be… Read More
How One Shift in Our Perspective Can Bring Us Peace
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“Should I Give Up?” Three Questions to Ask Before You Do
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I Didn’t Think It Would Be Like This (when life throws you a curve ball)
We never saw it coming. I expected this kind of behavior from a non-believer, but from a Christian? Never. The gap between my expectations and my reality left my tender soul shredded into tiny little pieces, like the bits of paper you throw as confetti. Except this was no celebration. I wondered how a heart… Read More
4 Ways to Handle Friendship Hurt in a Healthy Way
“I AM SO MAD AT HER!” The tears in my daughter’s eyes told me she was more than mad. She was hurt. There’s not a female alive who hasn’t been hurt by a friend at least once. We might be 10, or 20, or 40, or 60, but it happens; a friend’s actions or words… Read More
The #1 Struggle for Christians (do you know what it is?)
Today’s post is one of the most important I could share. Please read until the end. Share it with someone who needs the truth it contains. I’m pretty sure I know the single biggest issue Christians grapple with. How could I possibly know our biggest struggle? Because I’ve heard the same universal thread whispered by… Read More
How to Talk to Your Kid, Teen or Young Adult About God
Several years ago a friend asked how she could broach the topic of God with her teenager. She was a new Christian, so church attendance hadn’t been part of their family routine, although her kids had joined her recent visits and liked it. Then, out of the blue, her eighth-grader complained that he no longer… Read More
I Know I Should Confidently Trust, but HOW?
Congratulations Jody Landon! You’re the winner of the book giveaway! I know you’ll enjoy reading Exhale. ________________________________________________________________ I hate it when someone tells me I should do something without telling me how. A “should” without a “how” is like a cake without the frosting–simply not worth having. When we know we should do something, but we don’t… Read More
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How to Handle Stress Well (and what happens if we don’t)
My southern relatives had a saying I remember to this day: “She’s running like a house-a’fire”. Translation? That person never stops. It was not a compliment. Because they knew something we often forget: A house-a’fire eventually turns to ashes. We are a culture that runs like a house-a’fire; sometimes as a result of our choices,… Read More
How to Have a Great Life: Wisdom from a 90 Year Old
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If You Feel Far from God (even a little)
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Do You Notice the Cross?
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