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The Exchange is more than just a youth group, we are family! If you are new to The Exchange, Pastor Matt, Mariah and the Dream Team would love to meet you and help you become apart of all the incredible things happening right here every week. E-mail to schedule a meet-and-greet.

Here are 3 things we encourage all new students to take us up on.

Next Steps

We are so passionate about students reaching their God-given potential, which is why we would love for each student ages 16+ to go through our four Next Steps classes. These classes are designed to help you take the next step in your faith, and to share more with you concerning the vision and heart of The Exchange. If you’re ready to grow, it starts here.  Next Steps is offered every Sunday at 10:45 am in the Next Steps Room. 

Small Groups

Small Groups, aka “Hangouts”, provide a fun atmosphere for students to grow in their relationship with God and each other.

Middle School groups will meet on Wednesday nights at 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. High School groups will meet on days and times that will vary by season.

Be A Bringer

We will not be satisfied until every teenager in Acadiana has heard the message of God’s love! And every time you bring a friend or family member to The Exchange, you are partnering with us in this great mission! So invite your friends, and help us get the word out that God is doing incredible things in this house!



I'm Interested In Next Steps

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What Is The Exchange?

The Exchange is the student ministry of Crossroads Church, for middle and high students (6th–12th grade). Our vision is to see students connected to God and our community; discovering their purpose by serving; growing through discipleship, and leading by their influence.

What Do We Do?

Our weekly gathering starts with pre-service games where students can have fun, make new friends, and hang out with their peers. When the doors open, students are met with dynamic worship, followed by an impactful message designed to speak directly to the heart of young people. 

Is Middle School Separate From High School?

On our Wednesday night services, 6th-12th graders gather together by groups. Middle School students meet in small groups, while High School gather together for a worship service with a message specifically for their age group. The Middle School service is held on Sunday mornings. 

Middle School Exchange (Grades 6-8)

Sundays – 9:00am | 11:00am

Exchange Student Auditorium

Small Groups, Wednesdays 6:30pm – 8:00pm

The Exchange (Grades 9-12)

Wednesdays – 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Exchange Student Auditorium

Small Groups TBA

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Luke 11:1, One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray…”

Have you ever felt frustrated or unsure about how or what to pray?
You’re not alone! Even Jesus’ original disciples needed to learn how to pray!

Be encouraged! Most of us need to learn how to pray confidently and effectively!

We encourage people to start with “The Lord’s Prayer” as an outline for building a prayer life. (On this page, You can download a copy of “The Lord’s Prayer” as a prayer outline.)

We also know that prayer is often more easily “caught” than “taught.”
We encourage you to attend our prayer meetings to be in an environment of prayer.


Find your “posture” in prayer.
Extended periods of time kneeling doesn’t work for everyone. If standing works better for you, stand; if walking helps you focus, walk. Find a posture that works for you.
Pray with intensity!
Don’t pray passively—pray actively!
Pray focused.
Use a prayer outline, prayer list, background music, or anything else that helps you stay focused in prayer.
Pray in faith.
Pray knowing that God is intently listening.
Pray the Word.
Keep a list of God’s promises that you can pray in faith.
Pray consistently.
Luke 18:1, Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.
Set aside a time to pray and spend time with Jesus everyday. Don’t give up!

For those of you that want to participate in the Prayer and Fasting, but may be a little intimidated by the fasting aspect, here are some options that you may consider:

For those of you that want to participate in Prayer and Fasting, but may be a little intimidated by the fasting aspect, here are some options that you may consider:

This fast calls for drinking only liquids, typically water with light juices as an option.


This type of fast involves removing certain elements from your diet. One example of a selective fast is the Daniel Fast, during which you remove meat, sweets, or bread from your diet and consume water and juice for fluids and fruits and vegetables for food.

This fast is sometimes called the Jewish Fast and involves abstaining from eating any type of food in the morning and afternoon. This can either correlate to specific times of the day, such as 6:00 am to 3:00 pm, or from sunup to sundown.

This fast is common for those who do not have much experience fasting food, who have health issues that prevent them from fasting food, or who wish to refocus certain areas of their life that are out of balance. For instance, someone might select to abstain from using social media or watching television for the duration of the fast, and then choose to carefully bring that element back into their life in an orderly fashion at the conclusion of the fast.

The Lord's Prayer

Download the PDF that explains how to follow Jesus’ example in prayer.

How To Pray For Missionaries

Download the PDF guide about how to best pray for missionaries and their families.

Want to learn even more about the power of prayer?

Watch Pastor Jeff’s powerful 4-part message series entitled “The Prayer Request”.

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