FaithDiscipleship

Adult Ministries are a collection of ministries focused on providing opportunities for adults to grow stronger in their faith. This is accomplished through discipleship, mentoring, encouragement, and instruction in God’s Word, all while building lasting friendships along the way! A variety of Adult Ministries meet not only on Sunday but throughout the week as well. In all these ministries, adults are challenged to dig into God’s Word, learn truth, and become more like Him in everyday life, while being compelled to introduce others to Him. We invite you to explore the life Christ has for you as we grow together in these ministries.

Be sure to join us in a small group setting for Faith Groups for Adults on Sunday mornings, Wednesday nights or throughout the week – there are ways to get involved and go to the next level available for every life stage and age level!

Sunday Mornings — Fall 2021

These Sunday classes are designed to deepen your knowledge of the Bible. Also, they are to help you get to know who we are and how you can get involved at Faith.

Pathways

A class for those interested in becoming members of Faith, or for anyone interested in learning more about our church, baptism, or how to get involved at Faith.  This class is offered at various times throughout the year.  Watch for an announcement of upcoming classes, or contact the church office to find out more.  Meets Sunday mornings.

When: Meets Sunday mornings, at various intervals
Where: TBA

Baptism/Child Dedication Class

These classes explain the process of baptism and child dedications and are offered throughout the year at various times. Watch for an announcement of upcoming classes, or contact the church office to find out more.

When: Meets Sunday mornings, at various intervals
Where: TBA


Wednesday Night Is Family Night 

The goal of Family Night is to help families grow as disciples of the Lord Jesus, and it all starts at 6:15. The objective is to develop our Christian worldview, to live out those truths and to communicate the Good News to others. We will be working through the book Christian Beliefs: Twenty Basics Every Christian Should Know by Wayne Grudem.

  • Interactive Bible Study & Discussion time in the sanctuary, led by Pastor John Kimber
  • Youth Group for teens in grades 7-12
  • Zip Nite + AWANA for children ages 5-12

Faith Life Groups

In addition to Sunday morning groups and Wednesday nights, we have many other small groups meeting throughout the week. Some meet in homes, some meet at church, and a few meet in other locations or online at various times.

Healy/Moritz Life Group

Small group for men and women ages 50+.  Continuing in Galatians using the Navigator’s LifeChange book

When: 2nd & 4th Sundays at 12:15
Where: Room C10 or the Fireside Area
Leaders: Steve & Lucille Healy, Becky & Ken Moritz


Koinonia

Married couples and adult singles. We encourage group participation as we watch a Bible lesson video or do a Bible study with discussion and a time of prayer and fellowship. Currently we are continuing in Galatians using the Navigator’s LifeChange book.

When: 1st & 3rd Sundays at 4:00-6:00 pm
Where: Room C10 & via Zoom
Leader: Hal Miller


Iuliano Life Group

Small group meeting in Burnt Hills one Sunday a month. We are an over 50 group still having fun enjoying each other as we share a meal and feast over the Word of God.

When: Monthly Sundays at 5:00-7:30 pm
Where: Rotating locations
Leaders: Blase & Barbara Iuliano.


Wadsworths Life Group

Good discussion and a meal, ages 15+. Focusing on building our families closer to each other and God. Using material from RightNow Media.

When: Sundays twice monthly
Where:  Rotating locations
Leaders: Wade & Rhonda Wadsworth


College/Young Adult Study

This is a group for those in and out of college, who enjoy exploring faith and community with others at a similar stage of life.

When: Sundays at 8:00-9:30 pm
Where: Youth Room or Room C01
Leaders: Jon Werthmuller, John Schultz


Men’s Prayer Group

Men meeting weekly for prayer. We pray for the requests submitted by members of the Faith Family.

When: Mondays at 6:30 am
Where: Room C10 & via Zoom
Leader: Hal Miller


Moms in Prayer

Be encouraged as you are surrounded by other women who have a heart to cover their children, grandchildren and schools in prayer! Our children NEED our prayer, whether in public, private or homeschool; from preschool to college and young adults.

When: Mondays at 9:30-10:45 am
Where: Room C01
Leader: Karen Slisher


Monday Night Women’s Bible Study

This is an ongoing online Bible Study.  Every few weeks, Barb introduces a new topic.  Currently we are looking into how Jesus fulfills the feasts of the Lord listed in Leviticus 23.

When: Mondays at 6:30-8:00pm
Where: Online via Zoom
Leader: Barb Iuliano


Sowers of Faith

Meeting for fellowship, and to use our talents for the Lord, we make quilts for people who are ill or need comforting, and dresses for children in Romania.  Bring your own handwork project on Thursdays.

When: 2nd Tuesdays & 4th Thursdays at 9:30 am-3:30 pm
Where: Youth Room
Leader: Maria Rao


Fellows of Righteousness

A group of men who come from diverse backgrounds, and who are interested in fellowship, prayer, and bible study. Currently finishing up a study of the book of Matthew.

When: Wednesdays at 8:30-9:30 am
Where: Room C10
Leader: Rich Ward


Wednesday Morning Women’s Bible Study

A weekly Bible study and prayer time for women. Currently finishing up Woman of God, which we started in the spring, and then beginning a study of the book of Colossians.

When: Wednesdays at 9:30-11:00 am
Where: Fireside area
Leaders: Lucille Healy & Ruth Lightcap


A Gathering of Knitters

Meeting for fellowship and to use our talents for the Lord. Contact Maria Rao for the most up-to-date information.

When: Wednesdays at 12:30-2:30
Where: Maria Rao’s home
Leader: Maria Rao


Burnt Hill Guys

A small group for retired men. working through Psalms.

When: 1st & 3rd Thursdays at 8:30-9:30 am
Where: Room C04
Leaders: Jim Stekeur & Barry Relyea


Reasonable Faith Chapter Meeting

A group to embolden Christians to share their faith via scripture and Christian apologetics. We delve into natural theology to learn the evidences for the existence of God.

When: 1st Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm
Where: Room C10 & via Zoom
Leaders: Tom Salamone


Twardy Home Group

Study focused on engaging our community and world with a mission viewpoint.

When: 1st & 3rd Sundays, 4:00-5:30 pm
Where: Burnt Hills
Leaders: Joe & Joy Twardy


Families with Teens Group

A group focused on prayer and fellowship. Members have high school-aged children.

When: Sundays at 4:30, Bi-monthly
Where: At Church
Leaders: Denhams, Slishers & Sealings


Norris and Bird Home Group

Meeting at the home of Dale Norris, and led by Tom Bird. Studying a book of the Bible.

When: Sundays at 6:00 pm, Bi-Monthly
Where: Clifton Park
Leaders: Tom Bird

FaithStudents

The mission of FaithStudents  ministry is to equip and encourage students (Junior High, Senior High, College and Career) to love and know Jesus.  We connect with Jesus through the Bible and then apply what we are learning by living out our faith. (Colossians 1:9-10)

FaithStudents 7-12th grade meets on Sunday mornings at 9:00 for teaching, fellowship and breakfast. We also meet on Wednesday nights 6:15-8:00 pm.

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FaithKids

In Deuteronomy 11:18-19 God instructs us to “fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds: tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up…” God has mandated parents to provide a Biblical foundation for their children. It is through that foundation that children are enabled to stand firm as they grow in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ and prepares them to live and serve with a transforming influence within their communities. We desire to partner with families on this journey, helping to equip and train children to think and act Biblically in all areas of life within a safe and loving environment.

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me….” (Matthew 19:14)

Children truly are a gift from God and we as parents are obligated to love and fear the Lord. We at Faith believe even the youngest ages can learn about God’s love and grace.

Our nurseries serve children ages 3 months to 3 years. We separate children into 5 different age groups and provide age appropriate activities and instruction during both church services. For the 2 and 3 year old children, a Sunday School lesson is taught involving a Bible story and songs. We are committed to providing a safe, friendly, healthy environment for all workers and children.

We have a wonderful group of volunteers who are assembled to serve your children. What a blessing it is to love and nurture the next generation of God’s people.

FaithWorship

Adoration is love given with deep affection. The Latin word adōrātiō, means “to give homage or worship to someone or something”.  Worship expressed through music and corporate singing is one of the ways we show our adoration for God and His Son Jesus Christ.

Worship is our response to God for what he has already done for us. We come together as a family to worship God corporately, and to experience His presence. This gathering results in a refreshing time where we can look at what God has done for us and how He has changed our lives.

We have two 70-minute Sunday services that are designed to give God glory through music, offerings, preaching and other forms of media, all centered in God’s word.

If you are interested in sharing your musical gifts or being a part of the media team at Faith, please contact Paul.

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FaithHelps

When we serve others we have the opportunity to be the hands and feet of Christ in our world.  Whether it is helping in our children’s ministry or going on a missions trip the experience will deepen our relationship with Jesus and at the same time help others deepen their relationship with Jesus. Helping is a connecting point ministry. Our focus is on being a bridge to help people from all walks of life grow closer to Christ. Our prayer is that those with whom we come into contact feel that God loves them and that we at Faith want to come alongside them. As we minister to those who have need, whether material or spiritual, it is as an act of worship.

If you are interested in serving, please stop by our FORMS page and fill out the serving form.

Need Help?

When you are facing a challenge, complex life situation, or you just need someone to talk there are services and people who want to help. We are here to encourage you as you walk though this life as you strive to be like Jesus. You can find help through the programs below as well as other places Youth and Small Groups.

If you have additional questions, please feel free to reach out to Bob at pastorbob@faithcrossroads.org.

Faith Food Pantry is a local outreach ministry providing food, paper products, detergent, and personal hygiene items.  Everyone in the area is welcome to visit the pantry when they are in need.  The Pantry is open every Friday from 9am-12pm and is staffed by our friendly volunteers.

This group supports adoptive and foster families as they answer God’s call to help waiting children.  Whether you are an adoptive or foster family or would just like to come alongside, this may be of interest to you.

This ministry helps fund people in need of financial help and aid.

Faith provides people to serve the evening meal, the third Thursday every other month.  One person does a brief devotional prior to the meal then the meal is served.  This is a wonderful way to show Jesus’ love to those who receive a meal at the mission.

This ministry exists to extend care and encouragement to those who are not able to connect as readily in fellowship due to health, age, or special circumstances.

This ministry offers a meal, daily or every other day for a specified period of time when there is a hospitalization or other serious need within a family.

Grief ministry’s goal is to support those who have lost a loved one by supplying support, reading materials and notes of encouragement to family members.

Knitting Ministry meets to fellowship while using their knitting talents to make items for area ministries. Two groups meet once a month to sew dresses for orphans and to make quilts for those in need of physical or emotional comfort.

FaithMissions

We are a “great commission” church.  Jesus commanded, “Go into all the world and preach the Gospel!”  We have the best news.

Our Lord describes the sphere of outreach to “Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and the uttermost part of the earth.”  This means we are responsible for local impact and global outreach. Our ministry style is “partnership” (Philippians 1:4-6).  We do not serve alone, but in relationships with others who share our mission and vision!

Our family, neighbors, friends and co-workers are our “Jerusalem.” Our “Samaria” encompasses our neighboring Schenectady where we partner with the City Mission, Youth for Christ, Alpha Pregnancy Care Center, Hope Prison Ministry and local churches.

However, our mission does not stop there. We are passionate about sharing the Good News around the world with missionary partners in Europe, Africa, Asia and South America.  Jesus said, “ALL THE WORLD”!

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Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion – it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.

Billy Graham

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.

C. S. Lewis

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