Small Groups

Join Us!

Crossroads has existing groups which are always open to new members and are described below.

We encourage you to think about a small group that might fit where you are right now. Whether you decide to join an existing group or start a new one we want to encourage you to see the value and power of meeting with others to speak out loud your spirituality, to talk about your faith, to listen to others to better understand where they are, and where they are in their faith.

Casey Akers

CONNECTIONS & ENGAGEMENT DIRECTOR

I recently graduated with my Master’s in Divinity at Drew University. I also have a Bachelor’s in Religious Study and a Faith Seeking Justice Leadership Certificate from Shenandoah University. I enjoy spending time with my cats, sugar gliders, and partner of six years. I look forward to connecting with Crossroads as we continue to move forward together. I’ve been working and attending Crossroads since August 2022. I love to read, connect with others, and spend time with family.

Something I’m trying to get better at: Knitting with my partner. It is their favorite hobby and all that string continues to confuse me.

My favorite vacation: Going to the beach with my family or going camping during the spring and fall months.

My favorite Bible verse: Romans 8:18-21

Email:cakers@crossroadsnova.org

Phone:(703) 729-5100 Ext 115

Our Small Groups

The Caleb Club

The Caleb Club- Health & Fitness Ministry

The Caleb Club is a ministry that focuses on health, food, and fitness in a God-honoring way. “Why Caleb?” you might ask. Well, in the Old Testament, Caleb was one of the spies sent by Moses on a mission to take the promised land. Along with Joshua, he took the land at the ripe old age of 85, when he was just as strong as he was in his 40s!

This ministry is led by Rudy Fenner and the story of Caleb for him was life-changing. The words confirmed to him his belief in how our lives should look. His cancer diagnosis this spring launched him from thought to action. God doesn’t cause adversity, but he uses it to guide us to our purpose. His purpose is creating caring communities – Caleb Clubs – where we all strive to be like Caleb, and live in excellence, being physically strong and vigorous, to an old age.

At Crossroads, we have guest speakers, activities, and a lot of fun together. We hope that we all live just like Caleb, and we invite YOU to join us!

The Caleb Club includes:

  • Health education sessions
  • Nutrition discussions, demonstrations and tastings
  • Fitness introduction sessions to include strength, cardio, flexibility and yoga
  • Fitness walks (indoor and outdoor)
  • Introduction to Blue Zones, and more!

Calendar of Planned Events – 2022

(Some dates or activities could change. Please be sure to check here for the latest information.)

October 16 – AssessmentWelcome Session Presentation
October 30 – Your Health & Fitness Team Includes Your DoctorFinding Your Why
November 13 – Holiday Eating Strategies – Links to references discussed:
Ingredient Substitution Chart – www.PCRM.org
Plants based-eating Simplified – https://www.forksoverknives.com/
*Stay-tuned about the field trip to GreenFare Organic Café in Herndon!

November 27 – Considering A Blue Zone Lifestyle
December 11 – Nutrition Part 1: Getting Started
December 25 – January 1 – Christmas/New Year’s Break – No meetings

2023
January 8 – Fitness Planning Strategy Part 2: This Year Let’s Stick to It!
January 22 – Cancer Panel: Surveillance/Screening/Treatment/Recovery/Cancer and Families
February 5 – Yoga Workshop
February 19 – Food for Thought: Ideas on Health & Fitness: Screwtape Letters / The Bible
March 5 – Navigating the healthcare system panel
March 19 – Nutrition Part 2: More Plants, Less Meat (Possible demo)
April 2 – Help Your Heart Panel: Caring for Your Heart, Preventing Heart Attacks and Strokes
April 16 – Fitness Planning Strategy Part 3: The Mind and Body Connection
April 30 – Diabetes in America Panel: Preventing and Living with Diabetes
May 14 – Mother’s Day – No Meeting
Blood Drive / Community Health Fair (Possibly? Date TBD)
June 4 – First Year Celebration Awards – A retrospective of our first year, what we did right, areas for improvement, lessons learned

Questions? Please email Rudy and Robin Fenner at rfenner07@yahoo.com.

Pub Theology

Pub Theology is group of men who are open, honest and supporting of one another. Meeting weekly by Zoom now, but originally meeting in pubs, this is an open and welcoming discussion group. They pick different readings or subjects prior to the meeting and then come together over beer/wine/water/snacks/etc. to discuss in a casual conversation about the subject.
Always open to new members.

Moms Connect

A Moms group for Moms of school-age children (elementary school and up). Meets the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month.

The group will meet outside in the courtyard when weather permits, and will move indoors at a later date.

Tuesday Evening Small Group

We are an inclusive, multigenerational group of men and woman. New participants are always welcome.

Weekly small group meeting that includes sharing praises, prayers with a study that includes an ongoing series of books for discussion. This all-inclusive multi-generational small group provides an environment for contemplation of our everyday walk with Jesus.

This group is currently watching and discussing “The Chosen”.

Men’s Tuesday Study

This group of men meets at the beginning of the day. Using prayers and praises, they offer mutual support in an honest and safe environment. They journey together as they follow in the way of Jesus.

Always open to new members. The book currently being read and discussed is “Jesus, The God Who Knows Your Name” by Max Lucado.

We will be meeting by Zoom.

Tuesday Women’s Zoom Group

We meet weekly and are trying to meet in person once/month outside seasonally, weather permitting.

A group of women and mothers committed to helping each other along their faith journey as well as their life journey. We are currently reading two books, both “Daring Greatly” and “The Women of the Bible Speak” which will likely continue through the end of the year. We sometimes also focus on devotions between book selections.

Women’s Bible Study

The new study is “Acts: Awakening to God in Everyday Life” by Melissa Spoelstra. Join us as we journey with the first followers of Jesus and witness the power of God’s Spirit, message, grace, direction, and mission.

Upcoming Small Groups

Recurring Event Women’s Bible Study

Women’s Bible Study

Crossroads UMC 43454 Crossroads Drive, Ashburn, VA

We will be studying:  "Encountering God - Cultivating Habits of Faith Through the Spiritual Disciplines".  Join us as we unpack the biblical foundation for these habits and learn how practicing […]

Recurring Event Moms Connect

Moms Connect

Crossroads UMC 43454 Crossroads Drive, Ashburn, VA

A Moms group for Moms of school age children (elementary school and up). Meets the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month at noon starting Friday, September 16th. Please complete the […]

Recurring Event Women’s Bible Study

Women’s Bible Study

Crossroads UMC 43454 Crossroads Drive, Ashburn, VA

We will be studying:  "Encountering God - Cultivating Habits of Faith Through the Spiritual Disciplines".  Join us as we unpack the biblical foundation for these habits and learn how practicing […]

Recurring Event Women’s Bible Study

Women’s Bible Study

Crossroads UMC 43454 Crossroads Drive, Ashburn, VA

We will be studying:  "Encountering God - Cultivating Habits of Faith Through the Spiritual Disciplines".  Join us as we unpack the biblical foundation for these habits and learn how practicing […]

Recurring Event Moms Connect

Moms Connect

A Moms group for Moms of school age children (elementary school and up). Meets the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month at noon starting Friday, September 16th. Please complete the […]

Recurring Event Women’s Bible Study

Women’s Bible Study

Crossroads UMC 43454 Crossroads Drive, Ashburn, VA

We will be studying:  "Encountering God - Cultivating Habits of Faith Through the Spiritual Disciplines".  Join us as we unpack the biblical foundation for these habits and learn how practicing […]