At CrossWay we are committed to helping one another to be what Jesus said we are, – “salt” and “light” (Matt. 5:13-16). As His disciples, Jesus commands
us to go out from the church and into our world to make other disciples (Matt.
28:19; John 15:16; Acts 1:8). While everything we do as followers of Jesus has
an element of “outreach” in it, much of our outreach will naturally be done outside
the walls of our building. So, what does it mean to bear witness to Jesus in our
neighborhoods, our extended family, and in our vocations? And, if we have a
sense of what that means and may look like, how do we encourage, instruct,
and support one another in this calling? At CrossWay, while we will always look
for new ways to answer and implement these questions, currently we offer the
following . . .
Adult Education on Sunday morning offers regular teaching/training on this
core commitment of loving the world in Christ’s name.
Formation of outreach task-specific teams that focus on short-term “event”
An Outreach Ministry Team that to helps to provide oversight to these
areas and to encourage all ministries to embrace outreach, evangelism
and hospitality as an integral part of all that we do.
Missionaries . . .
“CrossWay Community has been quite active in the support of both
state-side and overseas missions for nearly forty years. We have been privileged
as a local church to send out and support many career missionaries during this
time. Our missions involvement has also included sending out short-term teams
to do work around the world. If you would like to know more about our current
areas/countries of focus, please give us a call or grace us with a visit. We’d love
to meet you and give you an update on how we are seeking to love the world in
Christ’s name in this vital area of outreach.”
Service . . .
We see ourselves as servants of Jesus Christ. Jesus said the greatest among
us would be the servant. He was among us as one who serves. That means
we, too, gladly serve others in his name. The forms of service may vary with
the ministry, group or individual. The following are just a few of the more recent
efforts of our community to serve others needs in the name of Jesus:
- Acts of Kindness
- Food Donations
- Kent Community/Spectrum Health Worship Service
- Samaritan’s Purse Project
- Grand Rapids Pregnancy Resource Center
- Women at Risk Support
- Meals for Members in need
- Benevolent financial support
- Women’s mentoring