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For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.
— Jesus
For to me to live is Christ and to die is gain.
— The Apostle Paul


noun \ 'krəks , ˈkru̇ks \

(1) The youth group at Living Hope

(2) an essential and decisive point, pivotal

(3) a difficult problem to resolve

(4) a cross

Crux meets Wednesdays from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Every week, we get to the heart of the cross in our discovery of truth. Studying Scripture in its context, we find its power for today.

We like to eat, laugh, learn and serve. We look at current events and wrestle with big questions. The crux: How can God save sinners and still be holy? The answer: the cross of Christ.

Crux exists to be a supplement to parents seeking to raise godly kids, not a substitute. Discipleship starts in the home. We're another voice echoing the gospel and praying for your kids!

Together, we're building a community of relationships and responsibility. We interact across the generations and encourage everyone to serve the church. Youth contribute not just consume.

The Bible is our guide, Christ is our theme. The gospel is our hope.


Fall is here, and Crux is BACK! 

We're putting the spotlight on Christ in the Old Testament this fall at Crux (our Jr. & Sr. High youth ministry). As we do that, we'll trace themes and plot lines through the Scripture, culminating in New Testament revelation and fulfillment in Jesus. Consider it an aerial tour of the sweeping story—a helicopter ride from Genesis to Revelation, touching down at key landmarks along the way. This is about a broad horizon, a big picture. 

The Bible is a unified story. One book, composed of many parts, with one central message that links it all together: the revelation of God's glory in the person and work of Jesus Christ. 

I want our students to see the development of the drama, characters, and crises which intensify anticipation for the fulfillment of God's promises; how the threads of creation & new creation, offspring, priesthood, king & kingdom, temple, judgment, redemption, and others are woven together into a tapestry which presents Christ for us to see from many perspectives. 

As we survey the big landscape, we will also consider its parts. Where do the prophets fit in history? Why is Leviticus in the Bible? What was the exile and why does it matter? Maybe even more important, why does any of it still matter?

If you're feeling left out, I'm bringing similar content to the adult Bible studies (women's in the fall and men's in the winter). Don't miss out; this is a journey you want to take!


*Youth safety is a top concern. All staff working with youth and children are thoroughly screened and go through a background check before serving.

+ If you have any questions, feel free to contact pastor Heath Jarrett at