We believe God is raising up the Church in every corner of the world. We are committed to mobilizing both our people and resources to be a part of God’s global purpose.

We want to play our part in fulfilling the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) by taking the name of Jesus to the nations of the world. We do this most effectively by partnering with other Christ-centered organizations around the world.

Crossroads invites you to GO 2019! We are excited about our mission opportunities locally, nationally, and internationally. Please prayerfully consider how you can get involved in this year’s GO! 

Crossroads provides students and adults the opportunity to earn part of their mission trip funds by doing work for others. Crossroads will match the first 20% of all funds earned towards mission trips. What a great way to participate in impacting lives around the world.

Want to help someone earn funds for our 2019 Mission Trips? Hire a missionary for yard work, babysitting, pet sitting, house sitting, car washing, house cleaning, window washing, and minor household jobs.

Local Missions

Church in the Park - an intentional outreach to homeless people in downtown Houston.  Along with hot coffee and donuts, we offer a time of worship and a Bible message along with a sack lunch. You can volunteer to come and assist during worship along with providing the supplies and packing sack lunches. For more information or to sign up to help, please email or call Trent Shidaker 248-310-2504.

Hospitality House – provides support and lodging to the families of inmates incarcerated in the Huntsville, TX prison system.  The House welcomes and supports families for visitations and executions in addition to releases, marriage seminars, hospice visits, and funerals. Volunteers needed to provide nightly meals. For more information and to volunteer contact Hospitality House.

Moses Closet The Woodlands -  provides assistance and support to foster and kinship families in Montgomery County. Volunteers and donations always needed. To volunteer or to donate items contact Moses Closet.

Pregnancy Assistance Center North - a non-profit pregnancy center that offers free confidential services for women and men, particularly when facing an unplanned pregnancy or sexual health concern.  Volunteers needed to sort donations, work on the grounds, administrative assistance and trained advocacy consultants. To volunteer contact PACN

Prison Outreach - Make a huge impact with a small gesture! Donate gently used or new items for men immediately after release from prison. Suggested items: Jackets, Shirts, pants, belts, shoes, and socks. Collection bin is located at the Missions Center.

Tamina Ministry – created to minister to the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the people in the Tamina Community. To evangelize and disciple and empower them to “fish for themselves”.  Volunteers needed for our Tuesday night kids’ ministry to disciple and love kids. Volunteers needed to provide Tuesday meals. For more information contact Missional Living Ministry

ESL (English as a second language) – ESL is program for international adults who want to learn or improve their English speaking skills and our culture in a Christian environment. Volunteers are trained to teach our classes and build relationships with their students and share their faith. Volunteer leaders needed for teaching, supporting and leading weekly 10 minute devotionals. No experience or foreign language needed. For more information contact Missional Living Ministry


National Missions

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Builders for Christ (Port Barre, Louisiana)
Trip Leader: Scott Sanders.
Dates: Jun 17-21
Cost: $225-275

TRIP DESCRIPTION
BFC teams serve in the mission field of church construction by providing volunteer labor to help churches build their buildings. Our teams consist of volunteers from all walks of life and skill levels. Regardless of skill level, participants on the construction team help with a range of construction activities, such as interior framing, hanging drywall, roughing out electrical, carpentry, and other projects, with specific instruction and coaching as needed. Participants on the cooking team provide meals, snacks, and hydration breaks for trip participants. Other participants minister to the children of team members by leading Bible-based activities, crafts, and service projects. 

AGE REQUIREMENTS OR AGE RESTRICTIONS
This is a family-friendly mission trip! However, no one under the age of 18 may operate power-driven equipment or be on the roof at any time. Children under age 16 cannot be around any forklifts or cranes and must be accompanied by parent or grandparent while on the job. Younger children are essential in helping to keep the team hydrated and fueled with snacks, and there will be other activities for them as well.

For more information email bfc.south.texas@gmail.com 


International Missions

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Western Caribbean 
Leader:
Jim Lieto
Dates: June 8-15
Cost: approx. $2,600
Registration Deadline: March 31
Number of Participants: 10

PARTICIPATION INFORMATION:  
Anyone 18 years and over who feels God calling them to share their faith and present the Gospel to the lost. 

TRIP FOCUS AND DESCRIPTION:   
Come with us to share the greatest message of all with hundreds of people! The heart of the mission will be to personally present the message of Jesus Christ as part of a long-term goal to establish “house churches” where none currently exist. You will be involved in God’s divine appointments as your work alongside local church partners to speak into the lives of those who do not know Jesus.

For more information email Jrlieto@aol.com


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Canada
Quebec City 
Leader: Barbara Pachman
Dates: approx. June 26 - July 3
Cost: approx. $1,400
Registration Deadline: April 1
Number of Participants: 12 Adults 

Trip Information Meeting: Thursday, April 11, C-115

PARTICIPATION INFORMATION:  
Adults with a heart for God and a passion for sharing God’s love and serving others are perfect for this trip. No special skills needed. Someone who speaks French would be a bonus, but not necessary.

TRIP FOCUS AND DESCRIPTION:   
Partnering with L’eglise 180, (a local QC church), to assist individuals with needs including moving into flats, hanging church service invitation door fliers, street evangelism, handing out water bottles and bike repair along bike paths and sharing the love of Jesus to the people of Quebec City.

For more information email jbrcolympia@aol.com


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Costa Rica
San Jose & Camp La Cumbre 
Leaders: Phillip Deprang and Shondarius Williams
Dates: approx. July 3-12
Cost: approx. $1,300
Registration Deadline: April 15
Number of Participants: 15-20

PARTICIPATION INFORMATION
Mature high school students through adults.  Helpful skills:  teaching and communicating. 

TRIP FOCUS AND DESCRIPTION  
Partnering and coordinating with International Baptist Church in Costa Rica, we will take 100 local students to a youth camp. This year we will also have a pre-teen camp. While at camp, counselors will teach their students from our training materials, worship with them at the evening services and participate in recreation with them to develop relationships that afford opportunities to share the Gospel. 

For more information email pcdeprang@gmail.com


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Germany
Eickhorst
Leader: Dana and Makio Kawata
Dates: July 12-21
Cost: approx. $2,200
Registration Deadline: April 1
Number of Participants: 20

PARTICIPATION INFORMATION
Anyone with a heart to see the lost come to Christ, who is willing and able to make relationships with people. Some walking will be required. Students 16 and up can participate without a parent.

TRIP FOCUS AND DESCRIPTION
We are heading to Germany for the 6th time to partner with a local church running a baseball camp. We will share the Gospel through short lessons during a fun-filled week of baseball and worship. No baseball ability is needed! You will stay with German  families within the host church, which allows you to  really immerse into the culture.

For more information email mkawata5@gmail.com 


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Mexico
Irapuato
Leader: Jose Rocha
Dates: July 20-26
Cost: approx. $1,200
Registration Deadline: April 30
Number of Participants: 20

PARTICIPATION INFORMATION
Any member approved by the mission trip leaders. Anyone with a heart for reaching the people of Irapuato with the good news of Jesus Christ. Youth 14 and older are needed to help with VBS. Women are needed to assist with our Women’s Ministry focus. Helpful skills: preaching, teaching, and leading. Spanish speakers are welcome. 

TRIP FOCUS AND DESCRIPTION
Our trip will include: Women’s Ministry events, youth conferences and construction.

For more information email jrochatwtx@aol.com


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Dominican Republic
Santiago and Santo Domingo
Leader: Ruth Ann Mitchell
Dates: July 25 - August 2
Deposit due by: April 2 - $100
Cost: approx. $1,800
Registration Deadline: April 2
Number of Participants: 25-35

Trip Information Meeting: Sunday, March 31, 3:00 p.m., Room C-121

PARTICIPATION INFORMATION
Teachers, adults, youth and college students are welcome.   Builders needed for work at the orphanage. Teens and Youth are welcome with their parents.

TRIP FOCUS AND DESCRIPTION 
Working with teachers and orphan caregivers. A construction team is needed to build furniture and other items the orphanage needs.  Participants also needed to spend time and love on kids while workers are in class. Training  will be provided during pre-trip meetings in the Spring and Summer.

For more information email jwmitchell2@comcast.net