Dear Friends of CrossPoint,
Greetings to each of you. We are grateful for you and so thankful, that along the way God has brought you into our lives. God, in his faithfulness, has over these years blessed and used CrossPoint in amazing ways as we sought to provide care for the souls of Christian leaders, and equipped others to do the same. CrossPoint’s work is more extensive than ever before and we are thankful for the opportunity to provide such a Christ centered and relationally focused ministry.
As I approach my 70th birthday this coming August I am very pleased to announce that the Board of CrossPoint has appointed Rev. Clif Roth as the new Executive Director of CrossPoint Ministry. Clif will be assuming the Executive Director responsibilities of CrossPoint on July 1, 2019. All of us at CrossPoint are excited about Clif’s taking the helm of the ministry. We have known Clif and his wife Sally for many years as they have shared directly in the leadership of the ministry.
Clif comes from a pastor’s family, is a graduate of Southern Seminary in Louisville, has been an active lay member and a pastoral staff member at Sojourn Church in Louisville, KY. Clif’s responsibilities have been numerous at the church, but recently he has led the church’s extensive community group ministry. Clif is recognized in the church as one of the key pastoral care givers to the church lay leadership and to others in their community of faith. Clif is also certified as a Pastoral Sex Addiction Professional and his wife Sally has been trained in the same program. Along with their ministry at Sojourn they have served as life coaches in the area of their expertise. We are thankful that Clif and Sally bring a strong Christ-centered, biblically based, psychologically informed, and relationally focused approach to ministry. These are the essential categories that define the work and ministry of CrossPoint. We are especially thankful for Clif’s ministry focus in human sexuality, in light of the current challenges facing the church of Christ and the culture at large.
As I step away from the Executive Director role and responsibilities I am mindful that these past 24 years have proven to be a wonderful journey of God’s grace, faithfulness and provision. I am thankful for so many, especially my wife Sallie who has been a faithful encourager and participant in CrossPoint’s work, as we traveled the country. Sallie’s presence in my life has enriched my entire journey of faith in ministry. I am as well, thankful for my co-worker and colleague, Jim Cofield and his wife Joy. Both of whose labors have supported and strengthened CrossPoint in numerous ways. It is also appropriate for me to acknowledge Marilyn Moore, our long-time administrator, whose labor behind the scenes has advanced CrossPoint’s work immeasurably. She is a true friend and prayer warrior. A thank you is in order as well for Sally Roth, who in recent years has proven to be a reliable and indispensable assistant in administering our retreats and Enneagram profiles.
As you well know, all transitions bring challenges. Sallie and I, along with Jim and Joy, will continue to participate significantly in the ministry and we look forward to our continued relationships with many of you along our journey of faith. We are thankful for the opportunity to continue to serve at CrossPoint and to work with and under Clif’s leadership. I look forward to having additional space and time with family, and for reading and writing.
One of the unique challenges for most ministries in a time of transition is financial. CrossPoint is no exception in this regard. I will be writing to you all again in the near future, to ask for your financial assistance to support CrossPoint so that Clif and Sally can have a strong start to their ministry. Many of you have been faithful to CrossPoint and we thank you for your generosity and prayers.
I make this announcement of Clif’s and Sally’s leadership of CrossPoint with a glad heart. I invite each of you to join me in prayer for CrossPoint, for Clif and Sally, and their three girls, Violet, Caroline, and Laurel as they begin a new adventure in ministry.
Richard E. Plass
The Soul Care Institute is an experientially focused training in a relational modality of soul care. Relational challenges as well as internal personal obstacles are examined from a distinctively Christian understanding of the soul. The developmental trajectory of the soul is considered along with the reality that we are embodied souls. Family of orgin dynamics are reviewed thoroughly alongside an Internal Family Systems model of fostering spiritual and psychological integration. The Soul Care Institute provides Christian lay leaders, pastors, counselors, and spiritual directors the opportunity to explore and develop more fully the basic categories for providing soul care from a distinctively Christian worldview. At Crosspoint we believe that effective soul care is dependent upon the quality of the presence of the soul care giver, therefore, attention is given to participants personal growth as well.
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What was your relationship like with your mother as you were growing up?
Was she emotionally present to you or did she feel mostly distant? Was life typically all about her? Were you neglected or abandoned? Did she pass away during your childhood or young adulthood? These are only some of the mother wounds that women have suffered all through history.
Wounds from our mothers can come to us as children, as teen-agers and as adults. Many times, the wounds that our mothers pass on to us are what they experienced themselves. In fact, these kinds of wounds can also come from other matriarchal figures such as grandmothers, aunts, teachers, and mother-in-laws.
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The Mother Wound: Why We Need the Nurturing Presence of Christ. It is an experience of being mindful of your wound in a safe place in the company of other women who have their own stories of mother wounds. If you have attended before and would like to attend again, I encourage you to do so. We all pray for continued healing of our individual mother wounds as Christ continues His work in us to be more like Him.
No matter your age, life circumstance or role I invite you to attend the next Mother Wound Retreat at Country Lake Retreat Center. The cost is $225 (there is scholarship help available if needed). You will experience the healing and hope that the nurture of Christ brings to our souls. The deadline to register for this retreat is March 21st.
Authored by counselor Dr. Richard Plass and spiritual life coach Jim Cofield, The Relational Soul brings together the study of psychology and spiritual formation in a synthesized, easily understood format.
Each chapter includes introductory stories and practical “If this is true what about you?” questions to help readers engage in relationships in more life-giving ways. When the presence of Christ and community connects with a soul that is open, aware, and curious, we witness the miracle of transformation.
CrossPoint specializes in one-on-one coaching. We have three distinct areas of coaching–Personal, Organizational, and Sabbatical. Our coaching includes spiritual direction, personality assessment, crisis intervention for couples and family systems work. We approach our coaching from a relational model of care.
CrossPoint depends on the generosity of those who help us care for the souls of leaders. We are a 501c3 organization and offer tax receipts for gifts to the ministry. We sincerely appreciate your financial help.