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YTH Middle

YTH Middle

YTH Middle is the Middle School ministry at Crossroads. At YTH – we are ONE. We know that middle school can be filled with some of the most fun memories, but it also can be challenging at times. YTH Middle is here to help you discover who your real friends are, figure out where you fit in, who you are as a person, and who God has created you to be.

At Crossroads YTH Middle we believe that Every Empty Seat Matters.

Join us Sundays at 9:00 AM or 10:45 AM in the Student Loft at our Newburgh Campus. 

If you attend our West Campus, YTH services are held every Sunday evening at 6:00 PM in our West Campus Worship Center.

We also believe that Groups Are Where You Grow.

Groups are a way to break away from the larger group of our weekly service, into a smaller setting.  Our desire is for these Groups to form stronger relationships that provide accountability, and allow for mentorship and deeper Bible study.  For more information on YTH Middle small groups, check out the story below.

Our third belief at YTH Middle is that Saved People Serve People.

There are many opportunities to serve within Middle School services on the weekends.  Serving is a great way for students to get connected in the life of the church and develop leadership skills for the future.


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    YTH Summer
    Wednesdays in July

    Summer is just around the corner!! We are so excited about SUMMER CAMPS that are coming up but also we are going to be doing something extra special in July called YTH SUMMER!!

    Each Wednesday in July we will be combining our high school and middle school students from our Newburgh and West Campuses on Wednesday nights for a short service and then a fun activity afterwards!

    The evenings will start a little earlier at our Newburgh Campus. Here is a quick run-down:

    6:00p – Doors Open
    6:30p – Service
    7:45p – After Service Party
    9:00p – Done!

    Our evening events will include: Block Party, Game Night, Water Night, Scavenger Hunt, and Movie Night!

    Each students will need a liability form completed for our YTH Summer Events.

    Liability Form


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    Family Ministries
    2019 Summer Camps

    Registration available February 21
    For information about each camp and to register visit cccgo.com/camp


    3-7          Camp Alive (4 years old-entering Grade 5) Crossroads Newburgh Campus
    15           Charlie Brown Camp (Entering Kindergarten-Grade 1) Camp Illiana

    16-21     Middle School Camp (Entering Grades 6-8) Camp Illiana
    21-25     Kids Camp (Entering Grades 4 and 5) Camp Illiana
    26-30     High School Camp (Entering Grades 9-12) Camp Illiana


    Camp Illiana has made it easier than ever before to register!  If you want to attend with Crossroads you must register through the Crossroads links.  You can register all of your students at the same time, with a required $19 non-refundable deposit, made by a debit, credit, or ACH checking withdrawal, and the option to make payments through December 2019.  



    7-12       Louisville Mission Trip (Entering Grades 6-12)
    19-21     Louisville Family Mission Trip, for details visit cccgo.com/outreach




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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 throughout the school year.  These groups 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: Kathy Greaney, Lisha Pettyjohn
    Every other Sunday, 6:-7:30 PM
    Greaney Home

    6th grade guys
    Leaders: Mike Hirsch, Micheal Zuber
    Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM
    Crossroads, Room 222

    Leaders: Jon Albright, Keith Richard
    Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM
    Crossroads, Room 251

    7th grade girls
    Leaders: Tammy Silen, Halie Aders,
    Jackie Brooks
    Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM
    Silen Home

    7th grade guys
    Leader: Kevin Naas, Mark Silen
    Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM
    Crossroads, Room 250

    Leaders: Teresa Fruit, Lacey Vaught
    Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM
    Silen Home
    Leaders: Billy Boland, Caleb Lowe
    Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM
    Freeman Home

    Leaders: Veronica Boland, Janet Manning,
    Ally Thomas
    Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM
    Boland Home


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

    8th grade guys
    Leaders: Chad Walker, Mike Hirsch
    Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30 PM
    Crossroads, Room 222
    Leaders: Katie Janis, Cathy Satterfield
    Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM
    Crossroads, Room 201

    Leader: Dwight Silvera
    Every other Wednesday, 6:30-8:00 PM
    Silvera Home

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    YTH 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.

    Joel Hensley, Youth Worship Pastor

    Contact Joel at 812-518-1466.

    Ross Geiser, West Campus Family Ministries Director

    Contact Ross Geiser at 812-518-1882.

    Sara Kirkland, Youth Coordinator

    Contact Sara at 812-518-1406.

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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 Sara at 812-518-1406 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

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    Middle School Grade Promotions
    May 29 - 6th Grade Welcome Party at the Silen's
    June 2 - 6th Graders Join YTH Middle
    June 5- Freshmen Join YTH

    Incoming 6th Graders
    We were so honored to meet our 6th Grade families on Sunday, April 28 at the 6th Grade Welcome Lunch.

    We would also like to invite you to a WELCOME PARTY at the SILEN'S on Wednesday, May 29 from 6:00PM-8:00PM. The cost is $3 at the door. RSVP by Monday, May 27.

    Sign up to party

    We cannot wait to have our 6th Graders join YTH Middle on June 2!

    Incoming Freshmen
    Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Freshmen Welcome Lunch on Sunday, April 14. We are excited to have incoming Freshmen join YTH starting Wednesday, June 5.