We call our youth ministry “Doxa” which is a Greek word that means “glory.” It is our desire to see young people strive towards the chief end of glorifying God and enjoying Him forever. At the center of glorifying God is trusting in Jesus Christ for salvation. Each time we get together for a corporate meeting, discussion groups, a fun activity, or service project, the Gospel is at the center of our teaching and mission.
Crossway Church is deeply committed to the view that parents play the primary role in the spiritual upbringing of their sons and daughters. We believe this responsibility does not stop with childhood, but continues as they become teenagers. Doxa is designed to assist parents as they help their teens navigate these critical years of their lives. The focus of Doxa is to see our teens grow in their appetite to follow Jesus and teach them about the deep truths of the Christian faith. To achieve this our parents play an active role.
Doxa is open to all youth in 7th to 12th grade and their parents. We meet an average of 3-4 times a month on Saturday or Sunday Nights at 6pm. Monthly corporate meetings form the backbone of our schedule which is punctuated by events like our Kickoff Party, Reformation Party, Winter Lock-In and Senior Send-Off. See our calendar for upcoming meetings.
Once a year, in June, we host a 4-day Youth Camp event, which is also attended by 8-10 other churches. Youth Camp provides a fabulous opportunity for our youth to grow as they experience biblical preaching, provoking discussion groups, memory making activities (like our one-of-a-kind Carnival) and camping on our very own 76-acre property! Watch the 2021 Youth Camp video here!
Director of Parent & Youth Ministry (DOXA)
Quay has been married to his wife, Shannon, for 17 years. They have 4 children and have been members of Crossway for over 10 years. Quay has served as a Caregroup leader and many other roles in the church, and he has been Director of DOXA since June 2017. In addition to his part-time role at the church, Quay has been a public speaker on race relations for over 20 years.
If you are interested in finding out more about Doxa, contact our Director of Youth Ministry, Quay Hanna, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DOXA Calendar of Events
October 2021 Events
- October 10 – Corporate meeting at Crossway Church from 6:00-8:30p
October 17th – UC meeting at the Hannas from noon to 2:00p
October 24th – Hayride and Bonfire at the Ebys from 5:00-7:30p
- Details: Hot dogs and smores and a few other snacks will be available for dinner. DOXA members will take turns on the hayride since the wagon may not be able to hold everyone. People who aren’t riding will be able to eat and fellowship around the bonfire. If the Eby home is a long drive for you, parents are welcome to stay.
October 31st – Reformation Party 6:00-8:30p
It’s our annual Reformation costume Party! Come as your favorite marvel characters, celebrities, homemade personalities, or whatever else you think is fun and entertaining. Please avoid immodest or inappropriate clothing or gory costumes. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place. Parents are also encouraged to dress up and compete for the grand prize in their division. If any younger siblings come out that night, they will have a chance to come up front, too, to receive some candy. Looking forward to this great Crossway tradition!
- 9/27 – “Defending and Contending for the Faith”
“Lies My Culture Tells Me” Series:
- 10/11 – “You Must Love Yourself Before You Can Love Others”
- 10/25 – “Believe in Yourself. You Can Do Anything You Want”
- 11/8 – “You’re Perfect Just the Way You Are”
- 11/22 – “Love is Love”
- 12/13 – “Black Lives Matter”
- 2/28 – “Science is Real”
- 3/14 – “The Wrong Side of History”
- 3/28 – “Cancel Culture”