S E R V E W I T H U S
(Mission work at cross roads church)
At Cross Roads, we do not exist for ourselves. In response to all that Christ Jesus has done for us, we are moved to make a difference in our community by the power of the Holy Spirit. Learn more about how we live and serve as a congregation below, and see where you might fit in!
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. - 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
Bridges to Care
Cross Roads is a Mental and Behavioral Health Friendly Congregation. We are committed to caring for the needs of the 1 in 5 Americans who experience mental illness each year and are working to break the stigma around mental illness. As part of the Bridges to Care program of San Antonio, our group of volunteers have undergone training to become Mental Wellness Champions and are prepared to walk alongside people with compassion through their mental and behavioral health journey. New training events are taking place all the time and more volunteers are always welcome.
Homelessness and Hunger Support
I know that the Lord secures justice for the poor
and upholds the cause of the needy. - Psalm 140:12
Lunch & Love (Monthly Outreach Ministry)
On the last Saturday of each month at 11am we provide a free community meal in our gym to all who are in need. All are welcome, and in addition to a hot meal, guests are provided with to-go bags, hygiene supplies, access to showers, prayer, and shoe vouchers. With a mix of regulars and new guests each month, we strive to create a true community where all are treated with equal dignity and respect and where God’s love is shared. Volunteers and meal hosts are always welcome.
If Lunch & Love serves a broad range of people with support for immediate needs, Open Table takes a deep dive of transformation through relationship, one person at a time. Open Table is a national program where local organizations form individual “tables” to work with an individual. A table is made up of 8-12 people who meet weekly for a year with a single person who is in need and is ready for change. The goal is to become a network of community and social capital for the individual and to support the person in defining and achieving their own goals for transformation. Open Table is a proven model. Nationally, 85% of graduates had a better job and/or were starting school as a result of their Table experience. New tables form annually.
A small closet of food supplies is kept available on weekdays during office hours thanks to the donations of volunteers. Anyone needing food can come in to select a bag of items, no questions asked. Food items are intentionally chosen to be useful to those who do not have access to kitchen facilities and can be eaten on the go. Donations are always accepted.
Agape Ministries, Inc.
Cross Roads Church is proud to provide volunteers and financial assistance to Agape Ministries, which provides food and clothing assistance to those in need in the Northeast region of San Antonio.
The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the Lord your God. – Leviticus 19:34
Afghan Refugee Support
Our team of volunteers, known as Loving Our Afghan Families (LOAF), currently sponsors five refugee families (including a total of 38 children) who came to San Antonio from Afghanistan in 2022. Our work includes helping these families adjust to life in a new culture (assisting with medical appointments, enrolling in schools, applying for benefits, finding jobs, learning English, etc.) while building relationships over shared meals and cultural exchanges.
Orphan and Widow Support in Kenya, Uganda and Congo
In collaboration with our partner congregation, IPCE, (themselves a group of refugee residents from the D.R. Congo who share space with us on our campus), we support the education costs of 50 elementary aged children who are orphans residing in refugee camps in Kenya and Uganda. We are also supporting peacemaking efforts attempting to address the root causes of violence against the Banyamulenge people in the D.R. Congo through peacemaking conferences and the construction of a school and resource center in Minembwe. These are all ministries that are led by the refugee community.