At Cross & Crown we don't only believe that youth are the future of the Church, we believe they are the Church now! Read below about our different age-appropriate groups that help children and youth of all ages explore their faith and come to know Jesus.


Christ Quest is our christian education program for children ages 2 through 4th grade. It uses a lectionary-based curriculum, where the bible story taught in class each Sunday matches what the children will learn more about during the worship service. Children are split into age appropriate groups and parents volunteer to help guide two of the three groups each week. Our Christ Quest year runs from the first Sunday after Labor Day to the Sunday before Memorial Day. 

Contact Pr. Michelle Stramiello if you have any questions: 727-505-2806,


PULSE is our middle school ministry for youth grades 6 - 8.  During the school year, PULSE meets every Sunday at 9:00 am for confirmation class and throughout the week for fun and fellowship and service projects. We focus on the following goals: 

  • Bible study for spiritual growth & faith development 
  • Understanding of scripture & catechism
  • Developing Christian community 
  • Teaching and providing opportunities to serve others  

If you have any questions about our Middle School group or confirmation, please contact Pr. Michelle Stramiello: 727-505-2806,


RISE is the name for our senior high school youth group. We get together for a varitey of other social and service activities throughout the year. Our Youth Ministry exists to challenge high school students to be radically devoted to Jesus. And in their devotion, take their faith into the world, boldly sharing the Good News.

Contact Pr. Michelle Stramiello if you have any questions: 727-505-2806,


Our church has a fully staffed nursery available for parents of infants and toddlers (up through pre-K). Our goal is to provide a place where parents can leave their children during church events, allowing them to worship and learn with us knowing their child is in a safe place. 

In the fall/winter/spring, our nursery attendant and volunteer assistants can be found in the nursery from 8:45 am until the end of the worship service (about 11:30). In the summer the nursery is staffed 9:15 to 10:30 am.

NOTE: The nursery will not be staffed for June and July, however it is available to use if you would like to stay in there with your child. Please remember that children of all ages are welcome in the Sanctuary. 


ROAR!  Life is Wild | God is Good

Cross and Crown is teaming up with First Friends  for a joint Vacation Bible School (VBS) adventure. This year, VBS will be held at First Friends Quaker Meeting on 3030 Kessler Blvd E Drive, 46220.

Free admission! 

Sunday, July 14: 12 noon - 2:00pm

Monday-Thursday, July 15-18: 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Families are invited to join us for our VBS kickoff at First Friends on Sunday, July 14 at noon. All who attend will be provided lunch. Everyone is also invited to service on Sunday, July 21 at 10:15 am, when we will share pictures, music and lessons we learned.

Click here to read or print the VBS flyer. Registration forms are available in the church narthex in the Fun Zone. For any questions, email Michelle Stramiello.

5233 E. 79th St.

Indianapolis, IN 46250

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Ph: 317.849.4500