Speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love. Ephesians 4:15-16
Crossway Church Youth Group (CCYG) exists to provide discipleship, teaching, and fellowship for teens at Crossway and to reach teens in the Keene community with the good news of Jesus Christ. CCYG strives to be a unifying entity within Crossway Church, embracing the discipleship model explained in Titus 2 where older, more mature believers disciple the younger. It is our conviction that ministry to teenagers is the responsibility of the whole church. With Christ as our head, it is the whole body that makes the body grow! (Eph. 4:16) Because of this, CCYG strives to involve teens in all areas of church life.
Our youth staff's goal is to make gospel deposits into the lives of Crossway’s teenagers through teaching, personal relationships/discipleship, singing, prayer, and service. As they minister the gospel to the teens, their admonition is like that of the apostle Paul when he tells Timothy to “guard the good deposit entrusted to you” (2 Timothy 1:14).