REACHING OUT TO OUR COMMUNITY & CITY
“The light that shines farthest shines brightest at home.” —C.T. Studd
Luke records for us Jesus’ last words to His disciples when he writes, “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth” (Acts 1:8 NKJV). This verse in essence drives our approach to missions. Following this model for missions, we seek to reach our city, our nation, and our world with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
OUR LOCAL MISSIONS/OUTREACH FOCUS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING MINISTRIES:
Life Choices is a safe, confidential, and free pregnancy help medical center offering factual information about all options so that women in a crisis pregnancy situation can be educated and empowered to make the best decisions for their life. CBC helps raise funds through Bottles for Life, participates in the Walk for Life 5K, and assists with the annual fund raising banquet.
Memphis Union Mission ministers to the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of men, women and families who are homeless, addicted, and in crisis. Their four-fold goal is to (1) help them become mature disciples of Jesus Christ, (2) achieve freedom from substance abuse, (3) reunite with family and loved ones, and (4) reemerge as self-sufficient members of the community.
On the third Thursday of each month, groups CBC members meet at Memphis Union Mission to provide and serve dinner to the many homeless men who will be there that night. After the meal, they lead worship in the evening chapel service.
For over 40, Opportunity Camp has served the refugee communities of Memphis with a free, one-week camp each summer. Coming from war and poverty-stricken countries, many of the children and their families resettle in Memphis to begin a new life. There is no charge to any child to attend Opportunity Camp.
CBC in joined with the Vacation Bible School kids to help support Opportunity Camp this year by collecting personal care items for the campers as well as financial support.
Tennessee Baptist Children’s Homes ministers the love of Jesus Christ to children and families in crisis. They provide residential and foster care to Tennessee’s children regardless of race, creed, or socio-economic background. The Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home is near and dear to the heart of so many Crossroads members. In addition to offerings for financial support, CBC provides support through other activities and project each year.
High School Football Outreach
CBC reaches out to local high school football teams providing meals before games, building relationships, and sharing Jesus Christ .