Local Ministry Partners & Opportunities

ARISE2Read

Through church partnerships with local schools, volunteers make a difference in the lives of children by using a simple sight word program to strengthen their reading skills. Help tutor children weekly on Tuesday or Thursday from 9 AM to 10 AM at Bates Elementary School in Jackson and StoneBridge Elementary in Brandon.
If you are interested in serving as a volunteer tutor, email scharlton@crossgates.org to learn how to begin!

Baptist Children’s Village

Help meet needs of vulnerable children and their families, while pointing them toward Christ.
baptistchildrensvillage.com

  • Plan an activity for the children, such as a birthday celebration or fun day
  • Perform a work project or clean-up day

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 and childcare is provided for 5th graders and younger.
Volunteers have the privilege of befriending individuals from other nations by serving with English as a Second Language and Citizenship Test Preparation classes.
If you would like to know more, contact onehope@crossgates.org.

Center for Pregnancy Choices:
The Cline Center

Give your time to encourage women and men facing pregnancy decisions.
clinecenters.org

  • Volunteer with office work at The Cline Center (receptionist desk and/or data entry)
  • Pray outside the abortion clinic in Jackson
  • Collect baby items for mothers who choose life

Crossgates Food Pantry
& Benevolence Ministry

Each week, volunteers from Crossgates help meet tangible needs in the community by providing food and utility assistance.
  • Volunteer on Thursday mornings, weekly or monthly
  • Coordinate a food-drive for non-perishable items
  • Assist with sorting, organizing and delivering Christmas packages to local families and senior citizens in our annual Arms of Love and We Care holiday gift distribution in December. 
  • If you would like to be a part of this ministry, contact Charles Holmes at 601.540.3643.

Embrace1

Founded by members of Crossgates, Embrace1 advocates for orphans and vulnerable children, and also mentors and encourages adoptive and foster families.

Find out how you can help serve children and families in our church and community by contacting embrace1more@gmail.com.

God’s Haven

This ministry is committed to demonstrating the life-changing Gospel of Jesus by meeting the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of men, women, and children who are homeless or on the verge of becoming homeless.
gods-haven.com
  • Volunteer each week at God’s Haven’s Monday night ministry to children in Jackson.
  • Help provide sack lunches for Jackson students who would otherwise not receive lunch during school holidays such as Spring Break, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
  • Help instill Biblical principles and values in the lives of young girls living in south Jackson during a weekday summer camp

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).
More info: Richie Lott | 601.259.1931

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 richie@ase-inc.com or 601.259.1931

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.

HIS Heart

Share the love of Christ with inner-city children, youth, and families in West Jackson.

hisheartforjackson.org

  • Volunteer at weekly tutoring or Bible-club classes

Intercultural Fellowship

Come build relationships with people from other cultures and nations living in the metro-area in hopes of pointing them toward Christ. Get more information about the monthly gatherings by contacting interculturalfellowship2018@gmail.com.

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

Missions Training Initiative

We want you to be better equipped to serve in God’s Kingdom! Our next course, Introduction to Christian Theology, will be offered at Crossgates and is accredited through Liberty University.

Registration required.

For more info or to register, visit preparetogo.org

Project 6.3.9

Started by members of Crossgates, this ministry shares the love of Christ with trafficking victims located in the metro-area by meeting physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs.

Find out how you can help by contacting project639ministries@gmail.com.

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. Approved applicants will be notified to attend an orientation on the CMCF campus.

For those already qualified, join us for these upcoming ministry dates:
Female Offenders: 4th Thursday of each month
Men Offenders: 2nd Thursday AND 4th Tuesday of each month

Teen Challenge

Members of Crossgates have the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with individuals battling addiction in our area through monthly gatherings for worship and encouragement.
WOMEN:
Ladies from Crossgates minster on third Wednesdays each month at Crossgates and have special events..
Become part of a group of Crossgates ladies who welcome women from TCWM’s Brandon center to a meal, time of worship and Bible study once monthly. The Lord has encouraged each group of women through this special ministry partnership. Regardless of background, life circumstances or past addiction, Jesus is able to bring unity among believers (Ephesians 4).
If you are interested in becoming part of this ministry contact Sydney Charlton at scharlton@crossgates.org.
MEN:
Men from Crossgates travel to Georgetown on first Wednesdays each month for ministry.
If you are interested in becoming part of this ministry contact Ryan Wade at rwade@crossgates.org.

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.
Help this team of missionaries living in community among the poor bring hope to people in Jackson.

wewillgo.org

  • Mentor children in an after-school tutoring program
  • Form relationships with teens and young adults in the basketball ministry
  • Volunteer with the food and clothing ministry or work in their grounds and garden ministry
  • Serve with Crossgates at We Will Go’s Camp Hope, a weekday summer experience similar to VBS for children in Jackson

Wingard Home

Help meet needs of individuals and families staying at the Wingard Home, a place of refuge for homeless adults, children and families who have experienced abandonment or have been displaced due to challenging circumstances.

wingardhome.org

Connect with us to stay informed on these opportunities and other opportunities that will arise.

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