May 10, 2022
For over 50 years I have attended Sunday School classes at East White Oak. At some point along those years, classes became known as Adult Bible Fellowships, and the group I attend was named Crossroads.
Whatever the title, the times of teaching and fellowship have always been a huge blessing and encouragement to me.
CROSSROADS is a name to remind us that every minute of life can be considered a crossroads . . . a time to decide which direction to go, what to do, what to say, how to react. By studying God’s Word and praying (together and individually) and seeking His will, God gives guidance and strength to make decisions which honor and glorify Him.
Crossroads ADULT Bible Fellowship meets at 10:30 on Sunday mornings and is currently attended by long retired worshipers. Even in our older adult years, we seek to be growing in Christ and serving Him—no retirement from living for Jesus.
BIBLE is the focus of Crossroads. Together we choose a book of the Bible to study; and during the next months, we read the book chapter by chapter. Our teacher, Harlan Schad, expounds on each verse and that along with group discussion gives us opportunity to gain new understanding and applications from the Scriptures. Isn’t it amazing that no matter how many times a Bible passage has been studied, new insights can be revealed each time?
FELLOWSHIP is vitally important as we have the privilege and joy of meeting together as friends. Each week Wes Hill leads us in meaningful times of sharing and praying about our concerns and praises. A weekly offering is also collected giving us the opportunity of sharing monetary help plus encouragement to others as needs arise.
Crossroads Adult Bible Fellowship. To God be the glory!
Joan Rich lives in Normal and is grateful for her two sons (Jay and Joe), their wives, and her 5 grandchildren—and for 53 happy years with her late husband John. She is involved with the East White Oak Library Team, Senior Saints, Mission Circle, and hosting home Bible studies. Interests include walking, music, traveling, cooking, genealogy, and sitting in her rocking chair.
May OakLeaf Articles:
Join the Journey by Pastor Scott Boerckel
Faith Nurturing Communities by Pastor Traig Whittaker
Sunday Mornings: Strategic Discipleship by Pastor Walt Baertsch
Maturing Young Worshipers by Kris Seifert, Children’s Ministry Director
Jumping Into ABF by Mark Heil
The Fellowship in ABF by Ashley Deal
History of ABFs by Pastor Jeff VanGoethem
Crossroads ABF by Joan Rich