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
January 2022 Events
- Sunday, January 2 – Flashback Sunday and Baptism Celebration (6:00-8:00 pm)
Join us as we welcome back the seniors who graduated last year to hear about their post-high school experiences thus far. Additionally, we will be celebrating the DOXA baptisms. If your child was baptized between May and December, please let me know what snack he/she would like for our celebration.
- Sunday, January 9 – Corporate meeting (6:00-8:00 pm – possibly games at 5:00)
We will have our annual pro-life message to coincide with the Right to Life March in January.
- Sunday, January 16 – Movie Night (6:00-8:30 pm)
One of DOXA’s favorite events; movie, popcorn, and candy with a post-movie discussion.
- Sunday, January 23 – UC Meeting at the Hannas in their new addition (Lord willing!)
This meeting will be immediately following church and go to about 2:00 pm.
- Sunday, January 28-29 – Friday night (4:00 pm) to Saturday (noon)
Please plan on joining us for our annual lock-in at the church building. We’ll have messages, snacks, games, and a midnight movie! Registration will open at 4:00 pm on Friday afternoon and the event will finish by noon on Saturday. More information will be coming in the near future.
- 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”