Exists to lead kids to discover and embrace a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.

252 KIDS! is the Children's Ministry of CrossRoads Baptist Church for grades Kindergarten through 5th grade. Through our weekly programs and partnership with parents, our goal is for every kid to know and understand these three principles of becoming a disciple:

  1. I need make the wise choice. (Wisdom)
  2. I can trust God no matter what. (Faith)
  3. I should treat others the way I want to be treated. (Friendship)


Luke 2:52, “And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man.”


Every Sunday morning kids will learn about a story or lesson that comes from the Bible. This Bible story will teach kids about our monthly virtue.

Each week, kids should go home with 2 things:

  1. God time card – this helps kids spend time with God everyday.
  2. Parent cue card – this tells the parents what their child learned at 252Kids!


Sunday Morning Schedule

9:00 am– Check –in. Parents must check-in their children in AREA 252.

9:15 am– 252 Story begins. This is a video segment that introduces the Bible story for the day in a unique way.

9:30 am– Kids are dismissed to their life groups. During this time kids will understand how the day's Bible Story and the "Life App" applies to them. They'll discuss real-life experiences, interact with a close-knit group of peers, and participate in a variety of activities that appeal to different learning styles. Life-application and memory-verse activities, as well as prayer, are always a part of this hands-on time.

10:30 am– 252Kids! begins. 252Kids! is a worship service designed specifically for kids. During this time, kids will again be taught the Bible story in a variety of ways such as: singing songs to the Lord, live skits, creative videos and through a message given by our Children's Pastor, all in a setting of a kids clubhouse. Parents are always welcome to attend.

12 pm- Dismiss. All kids must be picked up by their parent.



Welcome Parents!

Thank you for allowing us to teach your child! I am excited about how God is continuously growing kids at CrossRoads to be disciples of Jesus Christ. Our goal is: “to lead to kids to discover and embrace a growing relationship with Jesus Christ”.  For this to happen, it takes a partnership between parents and the Church.  Our weekly programs are designed for you to be able to go home and continue to teach your children. I believe that it is important for the parent to become actively involved in teaching their children the ways of the Lord on a daily basis. Imagine the impact we could have on the next generation, if the same thing they learned on Wednesday night and Sunday morning was the same thing you were teaching them everyday! This is the kind of family environment we are seeking to create.

Psalm 78: 2-4 says, “I will declare wise sayings; I will speak mysteries from the past – things we have heard and known and that our fathers have passed down to us. We must not hide them from their children, but must tell a future generation the praises of the Lord, His might, and the wonderful works He has performed.”

I look forward to partnering with you and watching your child grow into a disciple of the Lord.

For His Glory!

John Thornton, Jr., Children's Pastor



Wednesday Nights @ 6:30pm

AWANA is designed to help kids memorize God's word in a fun and exciting way. Every week kids memorize verses at home from a handbook and have the opportunity to recite those Bible verses during AWANA to earn points and prizes.  Kids have the chance to earn points in a variety of ways (see below). At the end of each semester (December and May), kids can cash-in their points at the AWANA store.

How can I earn points?

1. Attendance on Wednesday Nights

2. Attend 252 Kids on Sunday Mornings

3. Bring your dues ($0.50 a week)

4. Wear your uniform (shirt and tennis shoes – no flip flops)

5. Bring your Bible

6. Bring your handbook

7. Bring a friend

8. Pass sections in handbook by memorizing scripture.