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3 10, 2019

By Thy Light We See… The Leaders’ Journey… a post by Jim Cofield

By |2019-10-07T17:45:10-04:00October 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

CrossPoint’s mission is to care for the soul of Christian leaders. All of our efforts focus on nurturing the souls of leaders and training others to do the same. To that end the blog posts this month will give insight as to how we cultivate soul care for leaders. I have the privilege of introducing (or reminding) you of ‘The Leader’s Journey’.  It is a 12 retreat experience where we go to a church staff (or the staff from multiple churches in a city) once each quarter for three years. During the day-long retreat held either on-site at the

20 09, 2019

A Story of Humble-Living & Freedom… by Rodney Vaughan

By |2019-09-20T11:41:39-04:00September 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

We decided to take the month of September and focus in a bit on what we believe is one of the main issues of our day, particularly as the church of Christ, and that is, Sexual Health.  We commend Rodney Vaughan’s story to both encourage you and exhort you to examine the culture of your church and your community around matters of sexual sin. The back story… Rodney and Rebecca asked Clif to do their premarital counseling and officiate their wedding ceremony.  As I remember it, they were in a bit of a hurry to get things tied up,

11 09, 2019

Leveraging WantPower on the Journey of Transformation… a post by Clif Roth

By |2019-09-11T21:27:41-04:00September 11th, 2019|Body, Character, Creation, Dark Night, Desire, Hope, Human, Imagination, Sexuality, Uncategorized|0 Comments

In her book The Willpower Instinct, Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal describes three aspects of motivation to change:  WILLPOWER, WON’TPOWER, and WANTPOWER.  The goal of the book is to help persons develop self-control.  I have found these categories extremely helpful.  I’d like to share my slight adaptation and an application:   Willpower speaks to our volitional capacity (decision making/personal agency), Won’tPower speaks to our evaluative capacity (controlled by conscience), and Wantpower speaks to our transformational capacity (connected to desire and imagination).  Recently I have used these categories to address problematic (unwanted) sexual behavior. As soul care providers, if we stop short of helping

3 09, 2019

Rhythm of Change… by Joy Cofield

By |2019-09-03T21:51:41-04:00September 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Life is full of continuous change and transitions.  During these spaces of moving from one place to another internally or externally, it can sometimes be difficult to find a consistent rhythm of life when we are in the midst of so much change.  And yet, maybe CHANGE and TRANSITION becomes the rhythm of life. The Holy Spirit can teach us to be grounded in Him moment by moment in the midst of whatever situation we find ourselves. Breath prayers such as:  “Lord, be with me,”;  “Be Still and know that I am God,”; or “Peace be still,”  are prayers

23 08, 2019

Celebrating & Welcoming Steve Watkins

By |2019-08-23T15:31:11-04:00August 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|1 Comment

The CrossPoint family is incredibly grateful to announce the addition of a new member of our team. Earlier this year, Steve Watkins began serving our ministry by helping us navigate a number of technical advances as well as helping us think through some of our internal systems and processes that needed updating.   Steve has been a lifesaver!  He has stepped into both the macro and micro level needs of the organization and ministry.  Steve brings an immense amount of Godly wisdom and organizational knowledge to our team (see bio below).  His love for God and God’s church is abounding. 

19 08, 2019

The Discouraging Yet Encouraging News on Change… a post by Jim

By |2019-08-19T22:30:25-04:00August 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|3 Comments

“And we all, … beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.” (2 Corinthians 3:18) Forty years ago I was a missionary bush pilot in northern Canada. I would fly to ‘First Nation’ Indian reserves with dear Indian brothers sharing the Good News. Flying in those days was ALL based on folowing a compass heading and reading a map that showed the outline of lakes (there are over 100,000 lakes in Northwestern Ontario). There were no navigation

29 07, 2019

Grateful Hearts… a post by Rich

By |2019-07-30T16:57:15-04:00July 29th, 2019|Beauty, Character, Community, CrossPoint Ministry Report, Gratitude, Responsibility, Stories, Thankfulness, Uncategorized|2 Comments

Along the way in our journey, God in his grace, provides a variety of gifts. One of the most valued gifts God gives is that of the presence of a grace filled person. CrossPoint Ministry began its ministry in 1996 following my 25 years of pastoral ministry. As our ministry grew, we were in need of an administrator to help us with the myriad of details that a busy and growing ministry must navigate. God in his grace, provided Marilyn Moore, who for more than a decade has served CrossPoint as our Executive Administrator. Recently, Marilyn announced that she

24 12, 2018

The Incarnation…a post by Rich

By |2018-12-24T16:45:31-04:00December 24th, 2018|Advent, Beauty, Body, Emmanuel, Grace, Holy Spirit, Hope, Incarnation, Particularity, Relational Design, Trinity|1 Comment

As we turn our minds and hearts to the birth of our Savior this Christmas season we are reminded again of the significance of the Son of God’s incarnation. The descent of God in assuming human flesh in the person of Jesus Christ is history’s game changer.  Malcolm Muggeridge expresses it this way, "Thanks to the great mercy and marvel of the Incarnation, the cosmic scene is resolved into a human drama. God reaches down to relate himself to man, and man reaches up to relate himself to God. Time looks into eternity and eternity into time, making now always

17 12, 2018

Baking Christmas Cookies…a post by Joy

By |2018-12-17T15:01:52-04:00December 17th, 2018|Advent, Community, Emmanuel, Fear, Future, Grace, Living in the now, Matthew 19:13-14, Now, Waiting|2 Comments

Baking and decorating cookies is a Christmas tradition that I have done with my children, my grandson, my great nieces here for Thanksgiving, and with other children throughout the years. Connecting with my own “inner child” while making cookies with the children brings a lot of delight to me. It’s wonderful that God created us with the ability to be child-like at times. It’s a way that we  can  “step into” exemplifying that part of Christ. Amazingly, God chose to send His son into the world as an infant to live and experience the life of being a child before growing

14 11, 2018

Meals of Communion…a post by Joy

By |2018-11-14T16:38:39-04:00November 14th, 2018|Beauty, Body, Community, Gifts, Human, Physicality, Sacramental Perspective, Thankfulness|1 Comment

From my own experience, It really is true that to share a meal with someone is an opportunity of reminding us that we are in communion with Christ. It’s interesting to me that a number of times in Scripture, including the story of the angels who appeared to Abraham to announce to him that he and Sarai would become parents in their ripe “old age”, this bit of news was delivered in a setting around the experience of a meal. The first miracle performed by Jesus was in the venue of a wedding feast, a celebration with others. Yet

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