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News in Spiritual Life

July 10th, 2024

The Heart of Our Work and The Relationships Formed


When I started working at Crossnore, I had zero idea how much “the kids at work” would become so…

March 28th, 2024

Who Will Roll the Stone Away…?


March 21st, 2024

Sprinkling Joy and Magic Amidst the Have-To’s


There are only 24 hours in a day for all of us. But have you ever wondered what a…

February 8th, 2024

What is love?


“Ms. Megan, I love you. I love you, even though you are a Christian.”  I can clearly hear those…

October 12th, 2023

Practicing Trauma-Informed Spiritual Life


Spiritual life at Crossnore is an inclusive program offering life changing experiences through transformative presence and learning. Although rooted…

August 24th, 2023

Connecting with “Host Churches” for Crossnore Cottages


When I began at Crossnore as the Winston-Salem campus's Spiritual Life & Recreation Coordinator, I learned that I would…

January 24th, 2023

Helping Children through Spiritual Trauma


At Crossnore we approach all of our work (with clients, staff, and other stakeholders) with a trauma-informed lens. We…

January 12th, 2023

Experiencing God Winks at Crossnore


I remember first hearing the phrase, "That was a God wink,” at summer camp when I was in seventh…

June 8th, 2022

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The Messy, Beautiful Work of Living Out Sanctuary


At Crossnore we learn and live and work through the Sanctuary Model of care. This model informs how we…

June 2nd, 2022

Tiny Theologians and the Goodness of God


On any given day I find myself learning all over again about the goodness and love of God. From…

April 14th, 2022

Focusing on Jesus


If you ask me to tell you about Easter when I was younger I would tell you all about…

December 16th, 2021

Present in our Communities


I miss standing around a tailgate on cold Christmas Eves with Hart men waiting for the heat of a…

September 29th, 2021

Sloop chapel with children out front playing

What It Means for Crossnore to be a Christian Organization


An old man once told me to never talk about religion or politics. He said they both are loaded…

June 3rd, 2021

Faith at Crossnore: A Path to Healing


At Crossnore we take team building very seriously. Recently, I was in a meeting where we did an activity…

January 7th, 2021

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A Novel Idea


Every winter my wife Caroline and I try to have a getaway, just the two of us. Typically, we…

August 27th, 2020

boys walking up a dirt road on a farm

Confidence in the Way Back


Every Monday morning at 8:30, we have a time for prayer in the campus chapel. Most Mondays, the same…

March 19th, 2020

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Running to Hope


I ran away two times in my life. Once for a couple of hours, another time for a solid…

December 11th, 2019

houses in the snow

A Lasting Impression


Growing up southern meant many things. In the summer it meant you grew tomatoes and green beans and collards.…

September 19th, 2019

photo of a child on a fence at the farm

Grace Around the Table


As a child, I especially looked forward to dinner time. If it was summer, I had been outside most…

August 23rd, 2019

Sloop Chapel Fresco by Benjamin Long

Tightly Woven Threads


On a daily basis, we walk a cultural, social, and theological field of land mines. Not the instantly explosive,…

June 28th, 2019

kids white water rafting

Whitewater Rafting and Love that Bears


The below letter was written by our Director of Christian Education & Campus Pastor, Jim Hart, after a joint-campus…

May 9th, 2019

kids on avery campus with the campus pastor

Seeds Planted in Love


Part of Cottage Parent training at Crossnore is learning about our Spiritual Life programing. Every Monday morning at 9am…

March 22nd, 2019

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Hope Springs Up


There's something about spring that makes me begin to reflect. After the cold, dark, rainy winter, it's beyond refreshing…

November 17th, 2015

Young Life at Crossnore


At The Crossnore School, community partnerships play a vital role in providing extra experiences for our students, who come…