Missions

Local Outreach

Local Outreach


Crossings strategically leads and partners with ministries that care for our community. Crossings Local Outreach exists to equip people to demonstrate the love and compassion of Jesus to a broken, hurting community. We believe the key to transforming lives for Jesus is through the context of the relationships we build in our neighborhoods.

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Ephesians 2:10)

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For questions or more information, email missions@crossings.church.


Crossings-Led Ministries & Initiatives


These ministries have been strategically developed, led, and funded through the Missions & Outreach Ministry of Crossings Community Church.

The mission of Crossings Community Center is to humbly proclaim the message of Jesus by meeting the physical and spiritual needs of those in our community. We strive to partner with those in surrounding neighborhoods to build a more spiritually, physically, and relationally healthy community.


The mission of Crossings Community Clinic is to humbly proclaim the message of Jesus by serving the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the uninsured. The scope of Clinic services includes medical, dental, and vision healthcare provided by clinic staff, licensed professional volunteers, and other dedicated volunteers.


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The vision of Crossings Prison Campuses is to live by faith, be a voice of hope, and be known by love to the incarcerated. Whether we go to our homes in the evening or back to our prison cells, we remember that we’re all the same, and we all need a little help in our determination to become more Christ-centered people.


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You don’t have to live in Oklahoma long before realizing the weather can be beautiful one day and create a major disaster the next. Whether it’s an ice storm, flooding rains, wildfires, or even deadly tornadoes, the Crossings Disaster Response Team—which exists to restore hope and rebuild lives—is ready to be the hands and feet of Jesus to those impacted. 

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Starting in 2004 as an annual campus beautification event, the Crossings inner-city school outreach efforts have transformed to an ongoing, relational outreach where Crossings volunteers are in the schools interacting with students, teachers and leaders.

School Partners

Eugene Field Elementary (Downtown OKC Area)

John Marshall Middle / High School (NWOKC)

Shidler Elementary (SEOKC)

Stan Hupfeld Academy (NWOKC)

Sunset Elementary (Edmond)

The relationships look different in each school; all have annual, monthly, weekly, and daily connection and impact.

Volunteer Opportunities

Opportunities to serve include:

One time opportunities: campus beautification, Christmas backpacks, test monitoring, teacher appreciation

Ongoing opportunities: tutoring, partnering with a teacher, leading a book club, mentor an individual student, serve at The Club after-school outreach.

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For questions or more information, email missions@crossings.church.

The Vulnerable Children and Families Ministry exists to meet the needs of individuals and families in our community. This network of local partnerships, support gatherings, and educational forums, provides hope for the orphaned and marginalized child or family for restoration with Christ’s love offered by a caring church community.

Join the FACEBOOK page for updates


Safe Families

Safe Families Oklahoma is part of a nationwide effort designed to support vulnerable children and parents in need. Christian families engage in the spiritual practice of biblical hospitality by opening their homes to vulnerable children whose parents are experiencing a short-term emergency or crisis.

Parents voluntarily allow their children to stay in safe, loving homes while they seek to restore stability in their lives. Typically, the assistance to these families lasts only a few months.

Crossings is leading this community initiative and is dedicated to providing family support, stabilization and, most importantly, preventing child abuse. You can learn more about Safe Families at safefamiliesok.org.

Ready to get involved? Complete the volunteer form below to let us know you are interested in learning more.

Join the Crossings Safe Families Facebook page for regular updates.


Careportal

The CarePortal exists to help vulnerable children and families. Requests submitted through CarePortal come from caseworkers at child welfare agencies approved by CarePortal to vet needs. Often small things like a bus pass, electric bill, or a twin bed can be what prevents children from entering foster care, supports foster families and bio families, and allows families to be reunified.

The Care Portal is a unique opportunity to make a huge difference in the lives of families in our community! Click the link below to join the Crossings Response Team. By sharing your email address, you will receive a weekly email that lists the specific needs of children, families, and social workers in our community.

Join the CarePortal Response Team.


Chosen

Whether you are thinking about fostering or adopting or are already rooted in the journey, the tools and support you receive through this monthly class will help bring healing to your children. Chosen is a foster and adoption ministry focused on serving all families in the triad involved with kids in crisis.

Chosen is offered one time per month on OKC campus only.

Learn more on the Facebook page.

For questions or more information, email missions@crossings.church.



Local Partner Ministries


Local Partner Ministries are ministries in which Crossings comes alongside an organization by providing monthly financial support, awareness, and active volunteer recruitment.

BritVil Community Food Pantry provides food to the hungry regardless of race, color, religion, or creed. The primary focus of this ministry centers on sharing God’s love by treating those who enter the pantry with respect and dignity.

OPPORTUNITIES:

Groups, families, youth and individuals are invited to participate in a variety of ways including:
  • Working a cookie and drink stand
  • Talking with parents
  • Participating in a food drive
  • Serving as the warehouse cre
  • Picking up food
  • Driving trucks
  • Providing donations
  Specific needs:
  • Fill food orders on Monday-Friday morning
  • Sort produce Monday-Friday mornings


Contact: Sue at suebutler1@cox.net or 405.842.1275 |  Location  |  helpbritvil.com 

Hope is Alive (HIA) provides Christ-centered mentoring homes for addicted individuals transitioning back into the world from treatment centers and correctional facilities. Residents leave HIA equipped emotionally, professionally, spiritually and financially along with a toolkit of life skills that enable them to contribute mightily to their respective communities. 

Finding Hope (Family) Support Groups

Finding Hope is a support group for loved ones of addicts. Through these meetings, you’ll find education, inspiration, and a community of other loved ones who’ve been impacted by addiction. Each week, you will have the opportunity to learn more about addiction, find tools to help those you love, and discover hope to help yourself as you journey down this road to recovery.

For more information: https://hopeisalive.net/finding-hope/ 

OPPORTUNITIES

  • Sunday Night Meal Provider
  • House Supplies Provider
  • Home Restoration/Improvement
  • Landscaping
  • Resident Transportation Assistance
  • Adopt-A-House Program

Contact us by email to volunteer.

Contact Andrew at andrew@hopeisalive.net or 405-822-5667 | Location | Website

Living Faith Ministry provides housing and assistance with educational opportunities, transportation needs, employment searches, money management, and career development for men recently released from prison. Upon release from prison, men arrive at Living Faith Ministry to find a safe, encouraging, structured environment where they have the opportunity to develop a mature walk with Christ.

OPPORTUNITIES

  • Groups and individuals are needed to:
  • Attend Tuesday evening praise and worship;
  • Prepare a snack following Tuesday night service;
  • Host seasonal celebrations;
  • Serve as mentors and prayer partners;
  • Send written notes of encouragement;
  • Speak on a Tuesday evening; and
  • Provide donations to help men transition into their own homes (items needed: gently-used washers & dryers, refrigerators, recliners, small desks, and cars).

Contact David at dmcbride@lfmokc.org or 405-226-3126 | Location | Website

Mid-America Christian University prepares students through a Wesleyan perspective to create, collaborate, and innovate to solve local and global problems for the glory of God through Jesus Christ and the good of society.  

OPPORTUNITIES

Crossings supports Maps Outreach, which provides scholarships for students pursuing a career in ministry. Please contact us using our information below and explore our website for opportunities!

Contact MACU at 405-692-3134 | Location | Website

Shepherds of Love Ministries offer Christ-centered assistance to families in crisis situations. Shepherds of Love Ministries provides financial utility assistance, Bibles, other books of encouragement, greeting cards, and friendship counseling. The gospel of Christ is shared and prayer is offered with each caller. 

OPPORTUNITIES

  • Adopt a family’s utility bill for one month;
  • Prepare Utility Giving Tags;
  • Pray for families;
  • Participate in speaking engagements/visits to show a short video–we love to share our testimony!

Helpline: 405-348-5195 | Contact Teresa at tkrountree@sbcglobal.net or 405-348-1167 | Website

Trinity Legal Clinic exists to answer God’s call to seek justice and mercy by providing free legal services to people of limited means in the Oklahoma City metro area. Trinity Legal Clinic is a Christian legal aid provider focused on quality legal advice and representation at no cost to those who are living in poverty.  

OPPORTUNITIES

  • Attorney: Christian attorneys are a core part of the Trinity Legal ministry. The attorney commits to one clinic time per month, typically two hours per clinic. Attorneys assess the client’s needs and create a plan to address those needs. Attorneys are also needed to lead educational seminars for the community.
  • Prayer Champion: The prayer champion commits to praying with the clients during clinic, or prays for needs shared by clients on their prayer cards included in the client help and hope packets.
  • Justice Champion/Volunteer Coordinator: This person communicates with individuals on the team, works with volunteers, sets up meetings, and is the lead person for communication with the partnership and Trinity Legal Clinic.
  • Recognition & Events Committee: This person helps with the planning and executing of fundraising events and volunteer recognition events.
  • Social Media/Publicity: This person updates the Trinity Legal website and Facebook page. Ideally, this person would also take and publicize photos of clinic events.

Contact Lori by email to volunteer.

Contact Lori at lyoung@trinitylegal.org or 405-410-4544 | Location | Website

Wings is a special needs adult community that exists to enhance the lives of adults born with intellectual and developmental disabilities through social, vocational and residential programming guided by principles of the Bible. Currently Wings has 60 members, ages 18-62, who participate in a day program Monday-Friday.  

OPPORTUNITIES

  • Day Program Volunteer
  • Corporate Group - one-time serve
  • Civic Group - one-time serve
  • Social Club Volunteer
  • Wings Serves Deliveries
  • Restoration and Landscaping Team
  • Fall Festival Volunteer (September-October)

Volunteer | Contact Cheri at cheri.weaver@wingsok.org | Location | Website

Member-led Ministries


These are ministries of special interest and passion that Crossings members lead and invite volunteer participation.

Chosen seeks to mobilize the Christian community to action in defense of the orphaned and fatherless by opening their homes, hearts, and arms to reach them with the love of Christ. We approach foster care and adoption from a biblical perspective; however, we welcome families of all beliefs.

OPPORTUNITIES

Not everyone can become an adoptive or foster parent, but everyone can do something for these children. There are countless ways to get involved and change the life of a child in foster care:
  • Register for Chosen at Crossings to learn more and get involved
  • Check out Chosen Facebook page
  • Explore Chosen website for additional information.


Contact Amanda: chosenokc@gmail.com or 405.823.1706  

Register  | Location  |  chosenokc.com 

Joy Bible Study at Mable Bassett was created for volunteers to be the hands and feet of Jesus and show women who are incarcerated at Mable Bassett Correctional Center that God does indeed have a wonderful plan and purpose for their life—both while in and out of prison—and they are not forgotten. 

OPPORTUNITIES

Individuals are needed to be a part of or help lead Bible studies, to pray for and with the women, and to write or send cards. Just being present on a regular basis can make a big difference.

Contact Ruth at JRBoyd@cox.net or 405-302-1247 | Location

Living Free Bible Study exists to share the love of Christ with the church at Oklahoma City Correctional Center and offer biblical principles and strategies for successful transition back into society.  

OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteers with Department of Corrections approval are welcome weekly on Thursdays from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Our ministry team leads Bible study, worship, prayer, Scripture memorization, Bible trivia, and showers the women with lots of love and encouragement. Living Free also offers help, as needed, for transitional housing after release.

Contact Gloria at dgwinokc@sbcglobal.net or 405-245-1695 | Location

Serving Our Savior Sewing Group (SSS) meets weekly for prayer, fellowship, quilting, sewing, knitting, and crocheting to provide items to local Christ-centered ministries including Hope Pregnancy Center and Peppers Ranch.  

OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteer to knit, crochet, and/or quilt items on your own, or meet weekly with SSS on Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

DONATIONS NEEDED:

  • Cotton fabric with baby or youth print
  • Thread (any color)
  • Yarn (any color or size)
  • Drop off donations at Crossings Missions office (administrative wing located in the north end of OKC Campus).

Contact Elaine Brown at elainebrown39@cox.net | Website


OKC Crafty Crusaders for Christ meets monthly for prayer, fellowship, knitting, and crocheting to provide scarves, blankets, and other “made-with-love” items to local Christ-centered ministries such as the Crossings Clinic, City Rescue Mission, and the like.

OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteer to knit or crochet items on your own, or meet monthly on the first Sunday, 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. and/or the first Wednesday, 12:30 p.m. - 3:00pm at Crossings Community Church in room 173.

DONATIONS

Yarn donations of any color or size are needed. Drop off donations in the bins located at the Crossings OKC Atrium entrance.

For questions or more information, email missions@crossings.church.