The Challenge in today’s society is that the Church is no longer a Stakeholder in the Community. Society and the progression of the church has removed itself from being a vital part in communities. Looking at the Bible we see examples of the church leading in areas such as: Orphan and Widow Care, Food distribution to the poor, and Education. It is our desire to fill the GAP between the Church and Community Stakeholders. The Stakeholders include Schools, Police, Fire, Social Services, Mayor and City Government Offices, etc.
Why are stakeholders important? Typically these are the people in the populace that are in tune with the needs of a community before the church has a notion of the local distress. It is the goal of Crossroads Assembly Outreach Ministry to established relationships with these stakeholders so when the needs of our community present themselves we are knowledgeable to reach out and fulfill them.
How do we connect stake holders and meeting the community needs? Our Facebook Group “Group 7:12” (Matthew 7:12 Doing Unto Others) is a powerful tool to do just that! Here we are able to have members post any needs they are currently experiencing as well as items they wish to donate to anyone within the group. This platform is an impactful way to get out information on food distributions, our free meal program and other outreach related projects. If you are interested in becoming part of this group please click the logo.
Foster Care Ministry
Our belief is that Foster Care is very close to God’s heart. We are very passionate about this community need. We currently have multiple families that have adopted children through the foster care system and we wish to create an atmosphere to activate our members to support foster families and foster children in the foster care system.
How can you help with these needs? We are in partnership with the Global Orphan Project through a “CarePortal”. What’s CarePortal? CarePortal is an online platform that brings the needs of hurting children and families in your community to your attention. Caseworkers uncover the needs. CarePortal makes local churches aware, giving them a real-time opportunity to respond. Click Here to request access and connect with this initiative, or if you wish to donate directly to Crossroads Assembly you can do so HERE. (From the dropdown menu select Foster and Orphan care as the fund to contribute to. All funds will go directly to Foster and Orphan Care.)
It is our understanding that prayer also plays a very important role in meeting not only physical needs of children in foster care but also meeting their spiritual needs. With that in mind, Crossroads Assembly is the host for the Missouri Foster Care Prayer Call. Coordinated by CAFO and hosted by local churches or organizations we seek to provide more than enough for kids and families in foster care where we live, our most important task is to pray. Join with other passionate advocates in our state each week for a 15-minute weekly prayer call! With only 15-minutes per week, each call will start and “officially” end on time. Participants will spend 15-minutes in prayer together. However, hanging out on the line afterward is definitely encouraged! A community of like-minded people in unity and collaborating are necessary for real movement to take place. We want each state prayer call to exemplify this value. Join the Missouri Foster Prayer call happening Thursdays from 6:30 to 6:45AM. Sign up HERE: (prayer focus is emailed to you upon completion of the sign up)