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Missions Opportunities

Opportunities to serve both locally and globally

Opportunities to Serve at Crossgates

Crossgates Baptist Church is involved in several areas of mission work both locally and statewide as well as nationally and internationally. Contact the missions office for more information and to get involved.

Prison Ministry at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility

Ministry at CMCF requires pre-qualification.

Is God leading you to minister to those in prison? We are given the opportunity to share the Gospel with inmates as well as provide discipleship to those who are followers of Jesus.

If you would like to be a part, download and complete the application below to begin the pre-qualification process. Applications received in Missions Office by Monday, August 28, will be forwarded to CMCF for screening. Approved applicants will be notified to attend an upcoming Orientation Class Saturday, September 30, on the CMCF campus.

For those already qualified, join us for these upcoming ministry dates:

Youth Bible Study: Weekly on Tuesdays
Youth Worship Service: 1st Sunday of each month (September 3)
Female Offenders: 4th Thursday of each month (August 24)
Men Offenders: 2nd Thursday AND 4th Tuesday of each month (August 22 and September 14)


Orientation Application Form
Download Orientation Application

Ministry at Rankin Juvenile Justice Center

Ministry requires pre-qualification.

Are you called to pour into the lives of young people who have made some wrong choices? We have been given a new opportunity to lead a monthly Bible Study at this facility with many who need to experience the redeeming love, grace, and mercy of Jesus.

Ministry times are the second Sunday of each month at 2 pm (September 10, October 8, November 12, December 10).

Several volunteers are already in place, but there’s also room for YOU! Contact us if you’re interested.


Intercultural Fellowship

Sunday, August 20

There are many nations represented in the Jackson Metro Area, and many Internationals living here have never heard the truth of the Gospel. This ministry bridges local churches with the international community.

Take part in a Bible study and fellowship among Internationals living in our area on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month. The next meeting will be Sunday, August 20, at 12:00 pm at Bass Pro Shop Restaurant in Pearl.

What an amazing opportunity to get to know folks from around the world while showing them God’s love!


Missions Training Initiative

Fall Semester: September 5 – October 24
Tuesdays at 6:30 pm

We want you to be better equipped to serve in God’s Kingdom! Our next class, Introduction to Christian Theology, will be offered Tuesdays at 6:30 pm, September 5 – October 24, and is accredited through Gateway Seminary. Deadline to register is Monday, August 21.

For more info, visit


Classes for Internationals

Do you know of an international living in our community who needs assistance learning English or preparing for the U.S. Citizenship Exam? Classes meet Tuesdays at 6:30 pm, beginning September 5. Childcare is provided for 5th graders and younger.

We are looking for teachers and volunteers to help with English and Citizenship Exam prep classes. If you are interested, make plans to attend our Planning Meeting on Tuesday, August 22, at 6:30 pm in 210. This meeting will be held for all current and new volunteers.

If you would like to know more, contact Frank or Mary Ann Mullins at or 601.540.8187.


Benevolence Ministry

The Crossgates Benevolence Ministry operates a Food Pantry and provides utility assistance to families in need. Each Thursday morning, a team of volunteers ministers to folks in our community with physical and financial needs. If you would like to be a part of this ministry, contact Charles Holmes at 601.540.3643.


Hands of Hope Ministry

Mission Statement

Hands of Hope Ministry was originally created to provide disaster relief but has expanded to also serve families and ministries with construction needs. People of all skill levels, ages, gender, and gifts join together to create a team to share God’s love in a physical way. Teams of volunteers will serve one Saturday each month (dates to be determined).


To seek assistance on your home or make us aware of someone that needs help, please contact Charles Holmes at 601.540.3643.

To join us or for more info: Contact Richie Lott at or 601.259.1931


God’s Haven Ministry

God’s Haven ministers to children and their families living in West Jackson. Activities are held each Monday night at Southside Baptist Church in Jackson.


Hands Up Outreach

Hands Up provides GED prep classes, job training, Bible studies, and transitional assistance for those being released from prison. Volunteer opportunities are available throughout the week.


We Will Go

We Will Go is based in downtown Jackson and serves the local community day and night by providing food and clothing to those in need, offering after school activities to children, and hosting a worship service every Sunday afternoon. Volunteer opportunities are available throughout the week.

If you would like more information on any of these opportunities, please contact Scott Ross, Ryan Wade, or Janet Lombardo at 601.825.2562.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. – Philippians 4:13 to Top


Las Vegas

Michael and Micah Horner: New Thing Church
August 27-31 – Church Planting



Randy and Kim Bridges: Exodus House International
October  14-21 – Evangelism / Community Outreach



Gallery 4
October  13-21 – Evangelism / Discipleship



Living Water International
September 16-23 – Cap Haitian



Corey and Lindsay Hughes
November 11-18 – Evangelism / Discipleship


Partnering with Colonial Heights Baptist Church
September 8-16 – Evangelism


North Africa / Middle East

November 17-25 – Evangelism / Discipleship


Parras, Mexico

Armand and Janet Lombardo: Mexico Outreach Center
August 13-20 – Construction
September 16-23 – Caregiving: Nursing Home / Down Syndrome School
October  7-14 – Medical / Dental
November 4-11 – Pastor Training



Click below to download an application to participate in an international mission trip.
Download Mission Trip Application
For more information, contact Scott Ross (Missions Pastor), Ryan Wade (Local Missions Pastor) or Janet Lombardo at 601.825.2562.