Stories


Testimonies from our First Class in
the Cross Church School of Ministry 

 


Alex Himaya
Pastor, The Church at Battle Creek

 


Brad Graves
Senior Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church


From Baptist Press: Church's ministry school prepares for launch

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (BP) — Cross Church in northwest Arkansas is launching in August what pastor Ronnie Floyd sees as a model for addressing the “experience gap” in ministry preparation: the Cross Church School of Ministry.

“The purpose of this new school is not to replace what our universities and seminaries do by way of theological education but to complement them,” Floyd said.

At any stage of ministry, from pre-college to post-seminary, a person can enroll at Cross Church School of Ministry for a one-year residential program that will provide... Click here to read more.



The Cross Church School of Ministry

Three years ago I began to have a vision for a ministry that would welcome God-called men and women from around the country and world onto the Cross Church campuses for a time of leadership training and hands-on ministry guidance.

This week, that vision became a reality! And now, for the first time on my blog I am introducing this newest vision, The Cross Church School of Ministry. For years, God has used our church to call, equip, and send leaders out globally. Now, beginning in August of 2013, we are going to put a structure with systems... Click here to read more.



15 Days - The Cross Church School of Ministry

Fifteen days ago I left a thriving pastorate of seven years at my home church in Fort Smith, Ark. Grand Avenue Baptist Church is where I was saved. It is where I was baptized. It is where I was called to the ministry. And it is where I preached my first sermon while on a youth mission trip. Last year at Grand we baptized over 100 people (for the first time in over 20 years), had one of the largest giving years in our 78 year history, ended the year $200,000 ahead of budget, were a top 200 church in giving to Lottie Moon, and sent over 10% of our people on a mission trip somewhere around the world. Grand is going and blowing. So why would I leave such a church? Some have wondered if there was a problem. There wasn’t. Some have probably (and privately) wondered if there was a scandal. Nope. I am sure some people just think I am crazy. Perhaps, that’s debatable:) The gut honest truth is that it’s all about the call... Click here to read more.



Press Release: Cross Church Northwest Arkansas announces School of Ministry; preparing for fall 2013 launch

The Cross Church School of Ministry is a one-year residential ministry experience that prepares leaders for life, ministry, and Gospel advancement globally.

In 2012, Cross Church Senior Pastor Ronnie Floyd announced his vision for the creation of the Cross Church School of Ministry. Dr. Floyd appointed Dr. Jeff Crawford as President of the Cross Church School of Ministry, a role he assumed Feb. 1, 2013.

After hosting a successful ministry internship program since 1987, the School of Ministry will provide a more in-depth, ministry-career driven curriculum... Click here to read more.