Dear CrossPointe,

Paul’s first letter to Timothy is more than just instructions on how to organize and lead a local church. Beyond the practical instruction is a glimpse into the purpose and plan of God to display his glory to an onlooking world through the church. So, the ‘how’ and ‘who’ of church leadership is critically important. That is the issue at hand in our text this Sunday, 1 Timothy 3:1–13, in which Paul gives instructions on the qualifications for elders and deacons.

Take some time to read the text before Sunday a few times and come ready to worship our great God and King. Looking forward to it!

Grace and peace,


Children’s Ministry Training (Sunday, 9 a.m.) || Volunteers serve once every five weeks in a variety of ways. We are also hoping to add more buddies for children with special needs. E-mail Cristin Wise to sign up!

“One Another” Member Meeting (Sunday, 6–7:30 p.m.) || Every other month, CrossPointe’s members gather to discuss matters pertinent to church life, pray for one another, and affirm new members. Childcare is always available, and non-members are welcome to attend.

Sunday Morning Classes (Sun., 9 a.m., starting Sept. 18) || There will be two classes offered this Fall: “Foundations of the Faith” (taught by Reuben Moyana) and “Pursuing Joy” (a study of D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones’ Spiritual Depression, taught by Robert Ward and Joseph Davis). Both classes will last 8–10 weeks, and childcare will be available. E-mail Molly Copley to sign up!

Ladies’ Lunch (Sept. 20, noon) || Join us for lunch ($5 Chicken Salad Chick) and fellowship as we study Jerry Bridges’ The Transforming Power of the Gospel. Childcare will be available starting at 10 a.m. RSVP for food and/or childcare by contacting Molly Copley.

Connect ‘16 (Sept. 23, 5:45–10 p.m.; Sept. 24, 9 a.m.–12:45 p.m.) || All women of CrossPointe are invited to our annual retreat weekend. Friday night we’ll participate in a simulcast of Cry Out, a nationwide prayer event for women. Then on Saturday we’ll return for break-out sessions on various topics. There will be a meal at both sessions, and childcare will be provided for those who need it. Registration costs $25 for the full weekend. Sign up online today!

KidKeepers Needed || KidKeepers are paid volunteers who care for the church’s children during various events. If you’d like to serve contact Molly Copley. Volunteers must complete Children’s Ministry training before serving.

Women’s Study: Colossians (Mon., 9:30–11 a.m., starting Sept. 12) || The group will use a study by John MacArthur as a guide. Contact Melany Raborn to sign up and request childcare!

Men’s Study: Knowing God (Thurs., 7–8 a.m., starting Sept. 15) || Meet at CrossPointe to study J. I. Packer’s classic book, Knowing God. Cecil Cheves will be leading the group. Sign up by contacting him.

Women’s Study: Missional Motherhood (Thurs., 9:30–11 a.m., Sept. 15–Oct. 20) || Study Gloria Furman’s helpful book on the “everyday ministry of motherhood.” Workbooks will be available for purchase ($13). If you’d like more information, e-mail Amy Ward. To sign up for the class or request childcare, please contact Molly Copley.