Middle School

For most of us, middle school was some of the most challenging years we faced. Discovering who your real friends were, figuring out where you fit in, and who you were as a person. We’re here to help your family through these next few years.

Join us for a service designed just you!

YTH Middle School
Sundays, 9:00 AM and 10:45 AM, Newburgh Campus Student Loft
Sundays, 6:00 PM, West Campus

NOTE:  Middle School Youth will not be having services August 12, at the Newburgh Campus. Please join us as we resume our regular schedule on August 19.

If you would like to volunteer in the Middle School Ministry, there are needs at various commitment and skill levels. Come join our team!  If you have any questions, please contact Sara Kirkland at


If you’d like to learn more about upcoming events, small groups, the Middle School staff, leadership, resources, check here regularly!


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    Middle School Small Groups

    Wednesday evenings, September-May
    Small groups are forming now!  We will begin meeting September 6.  Join us for student small groups that meet during the school year, to help students grow closer to God through accountability, Bible study, and mentoring. Small Groups provide a great atmosphere to learn more about God's word, meet people and have fun.

    I'm Looking for a Small Group

    6th grade girls
    Leaders: Tammy Silen, Halie Aders
    Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM
    Silen home

    6th grade guys
    Leaders: Billy Boland, Caleb Lowe
    Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM
    Freeman home

    Leaders: Teresa Fruit, Lacey Vaught
    Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM
    Silen home
    Leaders: Mark Silen, Kevin Naas
    Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM
    Crossroads, Room 250
    Leaders: Veronica Boland, Janet Manning
    Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM
    Boland home



    7th grade girls
    Leaders: Kim Long, Alison Steckler
    Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM
    Huber home

    7th grade guys
    Leader: Lynyrd Freeman
    Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM
    Freeman home

    Leaders: Katie Janis, Cathy Satterfield
    Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM
    Crossroads, Room 224
    Leaders: Dwight Silvera, Zach Vaught
    Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM
    Silvera home


    8th grade girls
    Leaders: Heather Clark, Regina Stephenson
    Mondays, 6:00-7:30 PM
    Clark home

    8th grade guys
    Leaders: Chad Walker, Mike Hirsch
    Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30 PM
    Crossroads, Room 222


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    Middle School Staff

    Mark Silen 
    Middle School Pastor 

    What can I say about myself… I’ve got a terrific wife, Tammy, and four children bursting with energy… we all think drinking chocolate milk every day is the real deal! I am an avid “Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader” buff, I do pushups before I go to bed & I think Mt. Dew is a legal addictive stimulant that makes the world go 'round. Other than that I believe everyone on the planet should sit at the feet of Jesus on a daily basis to soak up the best thing in life.

    Contact Mark at 812-518-1431.


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    Middle School Leadership

    Youth Leadership

    Attention Student Leaders: If you feel you have a positive influence over others and enjoy using that influence to point people towards Jesus, then you may enjoy being a part of this leadership team. In this leadership role students learn about ways to shepherd other students and set an example for their peers in their speech, life, love, faith, and purity. Applications are accepted each year through July, and interviews are conducted the first week in August.

    For details or questions, please contact Mark at 812-518-1431.

    Adult Leaders 

    If you have a middle school student, or just have a heart for middle schoolers, we'd love to get you plugged into the Middle School Ministry at Crossroads. There are numerous serving opportunities ranging from event set-up and teardown to one-on-one student mentoring. You just need to tell us where you're gifted and how "hands on" you'd like to be. Are You Ready will give you an idea what you're getting in to.

    For further information and next steps, please contact Mark at 812-518-1431.

    Download Volunteer Application

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    Middle School Resources

    Help, I'm Leading a Small Group!

    If you're leading a Small Group, please know that of all the programming we have available, you will have the most direct influence on a middle school student's spiritual development. Also, though, please know that you are not alone! We want to provide you with all the help, all the support, and all the resources you could possibly need. Please start with the Discipleship Plan below, and then contact Mark at 812-518-1431 if there's anything you need.

    Download Small Group Discipleship Plan and Resources

    Old Testament Reading Plan
    New Testament Reading Plan - Updated August 6, 2018