Growth Groups


Here at Crosswind, we believe that relationships play an important role in growing as a Christian. We are not just on our own journey to follow Jesus, but we recognize that God has given us companions for that journey. Together we can laugh, cry, sweat, snack, learn, play, fail, succeed, and grow - not on our own, but together. We like to call that community, and that’s why we encourage everyone to get involved in one of our various Growth Groups.

So what exactly are Growth Groups?

They are small groups of 8-12 people that meet together routinely (for about 12 weeks at a time) in homes throughout the Carroll County and Hanover areas.  Through these groups, we build healthy new relationships while focusing on a particular area of interest or study.  Each semester we offer numerous topics or book studies to choose from.  We try our best to make sure that there’s something for everyone, so that no one needs to be left out.  If you are new to our church we always encourage you to sign up for Growth Track to get you started; Growth Track is offered a few times a year on Sunday mornings.

Check out the list below to learn about the current groups that we are offering this semester and then simply sign up on Sundays through our Connection Card, call directly, or Register Here


Growth Groups - Fall 2015


  • Adult Bible Study- 9:15am- Paul and Jennie Cushing- meets in the Oasis Classroom at our Westminster Campus
  • Study on Prayer- 11:00am- Lou Enoff- teaching and practice in prayer-meets in the Science Room at our Westminster Campus


  • Living Room- 7:00pm- Will Cave - Young adults’ group- meets at Will & Lauren Cave’s in Hanover- see Crosswinds Young Adults Group on Facebook for more info!
  • College & Young Adults- 7:00pm- Pastor Chris & Elyssa Kaskel - Young adults’ group- meets at Chris & Elyssa’s next to our Westminster Campus- 443-605-2039
  • Walk the Talk- 7:00pm- Chris & MaryJo Kraft- Sermon discussion- meets in Westminster- 443-465-3119


  • Westminster Prayer Group- 9:30am- Dora Benbow and Paula Deithorn- intercession for the prayer requests of Crosswind Church- meets at the Westminster Campus
  • Tuesday Night Prayer- 7:00pm on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, Sept.15 - Nov.24- Come out for a night of worship and prayer at the Crosswind Church Westminster Campus!
  • Gifts of the Holy Spirit- 7:00pm on 1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesdays, starting Sept.29- Bob Trazkovich- meets in the Oasis Room at the Westminster Campus
  • GriefShare-7:00pm- Mary Jane Wilt- Grief recovery support group- meets at the Westminster Campus
  • Hanover Prayer Group- 7:00pm every other Tuesday- Rick & Barb Cook- teaching and practice in prayer- meets in Hanover- contact Barb at


  • Young Families- 6:30pm- Jeremy & Rachel Demby and Matt & Heather Diehl- meets in the sanctuary at our Westminster Campus- childcare available
  • Courageous Men- 7:00pm- Joel Nupp- meets in the High Tide classroom at our Westminster Campus
  • Crocheting for Jesus- 7:00pm- Norma Smith- meets in the Guest Services room at our Westminster Campus
  • Women of Prayer & Action- 7:00pm- Diane Berry, Deb Trazkovich, Susan Gartner, & Mary Jersild- a gathering of ladies to share the Word and pray for the needs of our families, church, country, and more- meets in the Conference Room at our Westminster Campus
  • Ladies Walk the Talk- 7:00pm- Sharon Crouse- sermon discussion- meets in the Oasis Classroom at our Westminster Campus
  • The Good & Beautiful Life- 7:00pm - Herb & Emily Reisig- Study on The Apprentice Series by James Bryan Smith- meets in Hanover- 443-895-5149


  • A Jewel in His Crown- 6:00pm- Jaime Barberry- Ladies’ study on A Jewel in His Crown by Priscilla Shirer- meets in Littlestown


  • Conversation Peace- 10:00am- Daena Cox- Ladies study on Conversation Peace by Mary Kassian- meets in Manchester- 443-244-2468.

  • Coffee with the Guys - 6:30am- David Berry- fellowship and devotional time at Panera in Westminster 


  • Men’s Breakfast- 7:00am- Anthony DuBiel- Sermon discussion- meets at Dutch Corner in Manchester
  • Hanover Men’s Breakfast- 7:30am- Tim Harrison & John Rinaolo- Sermon discussion- meets at Dutch Country in Hanover, PA