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Authentic Manhood

Authentic Manhood is all about setting men up to live lives of truth, passion and purpose. Their resources offer clear and practical Biblical insights on God’s design for manhood that is both refreshing and inspiring. They point men to a gospel-centered vision of life that sets them up to enjoy God’s grace as they pursue the promises of His Word.

Every man’s life tells a “story.” In the pursuit of Authentic Manhood, every man must understand and come to grips with the defining moments and key relationships that have shaped his unique “story.”

Work and career play a major role in the life of every man. This volume of 33 The Series begins by recognizing the obstacles and tensions that men can experience in their work-lives and then unfolds a process that helps men move beyond the conventional perspective of work that can lead to dead ends and frustration. It leads them to a bigger, biblical vision of work that goes back to God’s original intentions.

Volume 4, “A Man and his Work” will begin either on Saturday, September 8th, 2018 at 6:30 AM in the back room of Lake View Grille in Yorkville and ending at 8:00 AMOR on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 6:30 PM at the Cross campus in the Parlor and concluding at 8:00 PM. Sign up in the Fellowship Hall.

Mom 2 Mom

The “Mom 2 Mom” ministry is for all Moms!  There will be a kick off on September 17, 2018 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.  Following that, they will meet the first Monday of the Month, October through May, from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Mom2Mom's is a place where Mom and Mentor come together to interact with God's word in an environment that fosters relationships. This new ministry seeks to connect multiple generations of moms with each other and the Lord.

For more details on this new ministry, please contact Chelsea Himes at or register at this link.


Kids 4 Christ

Kids 4 Christ is our Wednesday evening ministry for children in preschool through 4th grade.

On Wednesdays we:

  • Worship God through songs, dances, and prayers.
  • Hear a Bible story that relates to the theme and bottom line for each week.
  • Play games that reinforce the lesson learned during the Bible story.
  • Talk together in Small Groups where we can share how the message relates to our lives and we can pray for one another.

Parents of Wednesday night attendees will also receive weekly updates in the form of a Parent Cue Card and tips for extending each lesson into the family's everyday activities.

For current topics and upcoming Kids4Christ events, visit our Facebook page:

Club 56

We strive to meet part of our youth ministry mission of Inviting - Equipping – Sending. We also will add variety by offering events that will focus on discipleship, fellowship, evangelism, worship and areas to serve the church and community. We meet in the  Food Court of Cross from 6:30 PM to 8PM. The leader of Club 56 is Mrs. Julie Schlichting.

Junior High Ministry

The Junior High Ministry (JHM) models a Purpose Driven Youth Ministry; which includes discipleship, ministry, worship, evangelism, and genuine fellowship. This is a FUN ministry that also includes retreats, opportunities for concerts, and gets to partake in worship nights with the High School teens one time each month. JHM also introduces small group ministry during Wednesday nights, which we refer to as Family Times. We meet  in the West Lobby of Cross  at 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm.  The leader of JHM is Mr. Andy Winkelman.

High School Ministry

Our high school ministry exists to lead people to the Source. HSM meets year round in the Youth Center and meets from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on Wednesday. The activities are creative and usually experiential and follow a Purpose Driven Youth Ministry Model as stated above.  The leader of HSM and all youth ministries at Cross is Grant Riehle-Moeller.

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Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church and School
8609 Route 47 • Yorkville, IL 60560 • (630) 553-7335 (Church) • (630) 553-7861 (School)