He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

— Micah 6:8 (NIV84)

Cross Challenge

Cross #1
Girls: Light Pink | Guys: Blue

This should be given for memorizing the group verse. If one of the other 5 verses is the same as your group verse, substitute this verse for memorization:

For God so loved the world that He gave His only and only Son, that whoever believes in Him will never perish, but have eternal life.

— John 3:16

Cross #2 

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive our sins and purify us from all our wrongdoing.

— 1 John 1:9

Cross #3

Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’

— John 14:6

Cross #4

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother which is the first commandment with a promise.

— Ephesians 6:1-2

Cross #5

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

— Galatians 5:22-23

Cross #6

‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’

— Matthew 22:37-39


Jethro graduated from Ouachita Baptist University with a BA in Theology and Biblical Languages, and he is now pursuing his Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary. He would love to be a professor at the college or graduate level, but he would also enjoy working with young adults in the context of discipleship ministry. He is passionate about equipping young people to grow in their walk with God and effectively engage others for the Gospel. He has been married to Meagan for four years, and they live in Arlington.

Jethro loves to read, barbeque, camp, fish, and play sports. He attends Holland Road Fellowship in Mansfield where he and his wife teach children’s Sunday school and lead a young adults home group. This summer will be Jethro’s sixth summer at CT. He has also been serving with CT’s year round adventure program for three years. Jethro’s favorite thing about CT is its effectiveness in cultivating spiritual grown in staff members and participants through community and challenge.

Some people think that Jethro got his name from the band (Jethro Tull). Others think he got his name from some guy in NCIS. Still others think that he is named after Jethro Bodine. But he is actually named after an obscure character in the Bible—Moses’ father-in-law.