Are you in need of support? Or are you interested in serving in the Care Ministry? Let us know by filling out the form at the bottom of the page.
The Prayer Ministry exists to support and encourage people in their prayerful dependence upon God.
This happens by praying for wisdom, grace, and mercy, with thanksgiving, for people in the church and for The Crossing's diverse ministries.
If you would like to join the Prayer Ministry sign up below.
When you submit a prayer request, it’s sent out to a large group of Prayer Ministry members who bring each request to God.
You do not have to be a member of The Crossing to receive prayer. All requests are treated with due privacy and discretion.
Equipping The Saints is a giving opportunity designed to help individuals give in a wise way to those most in need by supporting local non-profits who work with at-risk families all year long. Support these organizations by purchasing specific items for specific individuals, or by purchasing gift cards to be used all year long.This
year's highlighted organizations are Catholic Charities, City of Refuge, and
True North. Plan to pick up giving ideas in the foyer on Nov. 14,
21 and 28, and support of these three non-profits this holiday season.
Monday, November 1, 2021 @ 10:00 AM The Crossing Serve our city and beyond by donating blood. We're all in this together! Healthy donors who are feeling well are needed now. To donate, you must make an appointment. You can do so by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or visiting RedCrossBlood.org, and enter "TheCrossing" to schedule an appointment.
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Professional Christian counseling offers a safe place for people to be honest with themselves, others and with God about the deep broken places in their lives. We believe that God is ready to meet us in our struggles and restore us to life and health when we invite Him into our life stories so we can live with integrity. Counseling can help us understand how God has designed people and relationships to function and flourish and then apply the truth of the gospel so we have the internal resources to address the challenges of life. We depend on the illuminating work of the Spirit to guide us in God’s truth and grace and we are patient with the process of time needed to bring growth and transformation in the lives of those seeking help through counseling.
This is a monthly serving opportunity, serving a meal to the homeless community in our city. It's a great way to serve one time or every month - sign up with a small group, your family, or on your own. A team leader plans the meal and provides all the food and items needed for the evening.
This serving team offers practical assistance to individuals and nonprofit organizations in our community, delivering food and essential supplies to those who are isolated, elderly or in crisis; making meals or donating supplies; volunteering at local non-profits who are assisting others in our community, like food pantries and public housing areas; and more. This is a great way to serve if your schedule won't allow for regularly scheduled serving opportunities. Be kept informed of immediate needs and volunteer as your schedule permits!
The Crossing sponsors a men's addiction recovery support group that meets weekly at the church. This group exists to support men as they seek to walk free from addiction to drugs, alcohol, pornography, and other habitual, besetting sins. Through this group, men can share in a judgment-free environment wherein they are encouraged to walk more closely with Jesus Christ while discovering how the Lord meets us in the most difficult of struggles. The group is not open to walk-ins. For more information on this group, please fill out the contact form below.
This ministry works to foster authentic relationships within a community of single mothers. Functioning much like a small group, the Single Moms group meets weekly during the school year to support women as they raise their children and go deeper in their faith with Christ, by laughing together, learning together and praying together. The group welcomes single mothers outside of The Crossing membership as well, seeking to share their faith with the Columbia community.
This Care Team crochets and/or knits lap blankets to be donated to individuals who are suffering from physical health issues of any kind - are undergoing surgery, battling cancer or other serious health concerns, etc. Blankets are delivered as Care Ministry is made aware of situations in our church community and beyond. To join this team or to request a prayer shawl/lap blanket for someone going through health concerns, please contact us.
The Crossing’s Prayer Ministry seeks to support and encourage people in their prayerful dependence upon God. Through prayer, we acknowledge that God is in control of our lives and wants us to seek his help (Matt. 7:7). As a church, we are committed to loving each other by going before God and asking for his help on the behalf of others, not just ourselves. You can send prayer needs to us through email, web site form, or by texting PRAY to 65201.
One to One Care is a confidential one–on-one caring relationship with a highly trained volunteer who will walk with you during a personal crisis, providing the love, care, and support we all need when life’s realities get difficult. Whether you’ve experienced the death of a loved one, divorce, financial crisis, job loss or other painful situations, a Stephen Minister can walk with you as you journey back to wholeness. Stephen Ministers are individually matched with those who seek help, and meet weekly at a time that is flexible.
This active ministry provide meals for people during times of high stress or crisis such as the death of a loved one, surgery or illness, injury, emotional trauma or the birth of a baby. Volunteers can sign up to deliver a warm meal to a family in need, or can donate homemade freezer meals to be stored by the team leader for urgent needs.
GriefShare is a 13-week support group that uses curriculum developed by Church Initiative, a non-profit organization that specializes in equipping churches to minister to those in pain and grief. GriefShare uses a Christ-centered approach specifically designed to help those who have lost a loved one to death to cope with the loss and find healing and peace. This class is led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. It provides valuable resources to help you deal with what is one of life’s most painful experiences, as well as a community of individuals who are also experiencing the same loss.
GracefulWait offers support to women who are struggling with infertility or have suffered the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death. This group meets monthly, and is led by women who have also struggled with these painful realities. The group uses Christ-centered material to promote discussion and strengthen your faith during this painful reality/season of life.
The Funeral Ministry assists grieving families in our church community by offering assistance with planning memorial services held at The Crossing, including the offer of a funeral meal, if desired. This team works in conjunction with other Care Teams to facilitate ongoing meals and prayer support as needed.
FAM! (Foster/Adoptive Ministry) offers support for all current, previous, or aspiring foster and adoptive parents. This group gathers most months to connect families that are walking a similar path. Through these gatherings, the goal is to build an encouraging community, while also focusing on providing learning opportunities to grow and develop as foster/adoptive parents.
DivorceCare is a 13-week seminar created by Church Initiative, a non-profit organization that specializes in equipping churches to minister to those in pain and grief. DivorceCare is specifically designed to bring hope, healing and comfort to those who are or have gone through separation and/or divorce. This class is led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. It provides valuable DivorceCare resources to help you deal with what is one of life’s most painful experiences, as well as a community of individuals who are also walking the same path.
This group meets online monthly to offer support to women with a chronic health condition of any kind. The goal of this ministry is to offer a biblically-based community aimed at growing in how to live out gospel-driven courage & hope in the midst of chronic physical illness. Each month’s topic is stand-alone; we welcome women joining the group at any point.
Surviving the Holidays is a two-hour
seminar being held this year on Saturday, November 13 at 10 a.m. This seminar provides practical information and
helpful advice for people grieving
the loss of a significant relationship due to divorce or death. The
Crossing runs two unique events - one specific to those going through divorce
and another for those who have lost a loved one to death. These seminars each
address the changes and difficulties associated with the significant holidays
in the wake of a lost relationship. (The advice can certainly also be applied
to other holidays during that year that are significant to you.)
This ministry provides help with minor home repair, moving assistance, yard maintenance and/or minor car repair assessment for those in emergency or high-need situations. Examples include single moms, families in crisis and those in financial need.
This group meets monthly to offer support to women with a diagnosis of any type of cancer. This includes women who are currently going through treatment for this disease, as well as those living with the life-altering changes this diagnosis brings to daily life “on the other side of cancer.” Each month’s topic is stand-alone; we welcome women joining the group at any point.
Let us know how we can help you