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January 27, 2014

Harnessing Creativity in the Church

Today’s guest blogger is Gareth Patterson. Gareth is a student in the CCSM and is training in the area of church planting.  It was a typical Fall midnight in my sculpture studio. The almost deathly stench of silicon filled the air as my friend Sarah and I were creating plaster molds for our next sculptures which […] MORE


January 11, 2014

CCSM On Mission: Portland, Maine

 Hello from Portland Maine! The Cross Church School of Ministry has been here in Portland, Maine since Thursday partnering with Aaron Werner who is planting Cross Church Maine in the Greater Portland area. Portland has the population size of about 66,000 people but has the highest percentage of atheists per capita and Maine overall is the […] MORE


December 30, 2013

What is going on in the CCSM for 2014?

With the New Year approaching, I wanted to give an update on what is coming up for the Cross Church School of Ministry in 2014. Most of the guys are still on Christmas break, but many will be returning this week. Our first event on the calendar is a quick trip to Portland, Maine from […] MORE


November 26, 2013

Lessons from Venezuela

 The CCSM returned from our missionary journey to Venezuela last week. While we were there, we saw God do amazing things in the lives of the people. The congregation of the First Baptist Church of Guanare were gracious and so hospitable to us while we were there. As we discussed the trip in our weekly […] MORE


September 4, 2013

Have We Lost Honor?

by Perry Gagliano Perry Gagliano is the Minister of Connections at Cross Church Pinnacle Hills. He is guest blogging for the CCSM today. You can follow Perry at his blog . “Do not rebuke an older man but encourage him as you would a father.” (1 Tim 5:1) I believe this is one of the most […] MORE