Welcome To CrossBridge Kids - Early Childhood Ministry!
4 Months up to Kindergarten

At CrossBridge we want children to fall in love with Jesus, to become grounded in God’s Word, and to understand that God gave us a helper, the Holy Spirit. Our desire is for children to become courageous disciples for Christ that boldly and unapologetically share the gospel of the truth. We seek to partner with parents and their children in the pursuit of Jesus Christ, and to honor Christ as His faithful servants.

We believe that even the youngest children can begin to learn about Christ and can experience His love. In this ministry we have taken great care to provide a loving, nurturing, safe and developmentally appropriate environment that is conducive to a child’s spiritual, physical and social growth. Our nursery is staffed with professional, caring adults who have met required background standards. Our desire is to partner with parents to lay a strong spiritual foundation for their children!

Lisa Craven
Early Childhood Minister
Meet “Miss Lisa.” 
“I have connected with children all of my life. Being one of six, there were always children around and I often wanted to be their Mommy. My youngest brother remembers me studying the subject of parenting/children throughout my youth! I guess you could say children are my passion in this life.”
She is a life-long learner and an Honor Graduate of JSCC.  She has many years of experience providing and advocating for children, and those more advanced in years. She currently serves as a volunteer in the community, delivering for Meals on Wheels to our neighbors in Shelby County. After a three-and-a-half year break, Lisa has restarted her journey with CrossBridge Kids, now serving as Early Childhood Minister. She is working with children aged four months up to kindergarten, parents/guardians, caregivers and teachers.
Lisa also enjoys traveling and experiencing different cultures. It was when she first traveled to Honduras with Mission Lazarus that Lisa began a desire to continue traveling with the purpose of helping others, where they are. “Our spoken languages are different but the games we play, the giggles we share, and all of the sweet hugs are a universal language. In 2019, I traveled to Ethiopia with the organization Hawassa Hope, and met our sponsor-child. Praying over Andu and her mom was something I did not feel worthy to do, but the Spirit of God spoke for me. Even with our language barrier, it was so intimate. I simply cannot begin to explain my heart. I often hope for God’s guidance back to Africa.”
Lisa and her husband, Darrell, have celebrated 40 years of marriage. They are charter members of CrossBridge Church of Christ, where they raised their three children. They have two daughters-in-law, one god-son and one grandson.
“It is rejuvenating to be in CBK again. I am grateful to God and for Leaders who have entrusted me to do this work. Please continue praying that my heart is aligned with God’s in all things and at all times.”