CrossRoads Teens Encounter Christ is an interdenominational youth ministry that holds three-day retreats in local churches across the Sioux Falls area. Our call is to share the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ. We tend to focus solely on this message and shy away from denominational issues and discrepancies.
The TEC mission is to present clearly the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the written word, spoken word, music and drama. This message is demonstrated through gifts of service so that, by the end of the weekend, a student will be given the opportunity to accept Jesus Christ as his or her Lord and Savior. If participants are not ready to make a commitment at that time, they will understand God's call on their life well enough to give it ongoing consideration until the time when God moves them to respond.
For those who have already made a personal commitment, TEC will challenge to make a deeper commitment in their walk with Jesus.
No student who seriously partakes in the weekend remains the same. As soon as the candidate walks through the door on Friday morning, he or she is surrounded by a team which provides love, prayer, friendship and much much more. All participants are challenged, and if they accept the message God has put on their hearts, they will walk away changed.
CrossRoads TEC Council Members
The CrossRoads TEC council oversees TEC weekends and facilitates relationships with churches in the local area. The current adult and student council members are: Adults 1. Lisa Doorenbos2. Randy Sasker3. Nikki Doorenbos 4. Morgan Smith5. Paul Funk 6. TiffanyVan Roekel 7. Mike Van Roekel 8. Glenn Bonestroo Students 1. Cody Sasker 2. Alyssa Mohning3. Dylan Hatting 4. Tyra King 5. Jacob Knopf 6. Cassidy Bollinger 7. Kameron Hinkel 8. Elise Visscher 9. Ryan Nasers 10. Kaylie Ossefoort 11. Lacey Sasker 12. Kelana DeRuyter 13. Maggie Grond 14. Paige Hurlburt 15. Tana Kitson 16. Tealeisha Rutledge 17. Hannah Boggs