6th Grade-8th Grade

Our Cross Training programming takes students on a three year journey through the Old Testament and the New Testament. Students also learn about the life of Jesus, explore basic Lutheran theology, and discuss the challenging questions where life and faith meet.


Cross Training meets on Wednesday nights throughout the school year.

What to Expect

Wednesday nights begin with an optional dinner from 5:45 pm to 6:15 pm. The students meet in the Worship Center at 6:15 pm for large group worship and a message. The students head into their assigned Small Groups from 6:55 pm to 7:45 pm.
Small Groups are created by grade and gender. The same Small Group Adult Leaders are present with these kids through all three years of their Cross Training experience. This nourishes relationship and trust.
Students are asked to provide food for at least three meals throughout the year. Parents are also encouraged to help serve.

Cross Training Curriculum

We run a three year rotation model. Students are welcome to join in at any point during the school year. If you child is joining at a later time, we will help him/her get caught up.
Old Testament Year – This year reminds students how God worked and was faithful in the Old Testament. The students will meet characters such as Adam, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Joseph, etc.
New Testament Year – This year connects students to the powerful message and life of Jesus Christ.
Ten Commandments, Apostle’s Creed, & The Lord’s Prayer Year – This year digs deeper into foundation doctrines, lessons, and prayers of the Christian faith.

Serving Requirements

All Cross Training students are required to participate in a serving team at Resurrection. Each student is asked to serve in a position of his or her choice three times during the school year. Please speak with our Middle School Director about serving opportunities.

Youth Worship Team

Students who like to sing or play an instrument are encouraged to be a part of the Youth Worship Team. This teams leads worship on Wednesday nights. Please speak with our Middle School Director about joining the Youth Worship Team.