OUTREACH


If you want to make a difference and impact others in a positive way, Outreach at The Crossing Church is for you! Our goal is to empower, equip and encourage you to show and share God’s love with others in real and relevant ways.

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LOVE IS AN ACTION

We believe love is an action and we demonstrate our love for others by serving in our church, in our community, and our world.

We support partners, ministries, and churches that are engaged in healthy and impactful outreach to help restore relationships between: self and God, self and self, self and others, and self and creation. Our service is rooted in learning, encouraging, and fellowship with people inside and outside the church. God uses your service to help others and grow you.

Be a part of something bigger than yourself! Discover your next step in how to have a greater impact with others. Explore our outreach opportunities for both local and global impact or reach out to our outreach department today.

ON OUR CAMPUS


The Crossing is proud to host a “check-in center” for homeless people to “check in” their belongings for the day – located on the bottom level of The Crossing Church parking structure.  This is a ministry for those experiencing homelessness in our community, providing them with a safe place to “check-in” their belongings, allowing them to travel, attend interviews or appointments, prevent theft or damage to personal belongings and ease health issues from transporting belongings.

Participants have access to their “check-in center” during the following times:

  • Monday through Friday from 6:00am – 7:30am and 6:30pm – 8:00pm
  • Saturday from 7:00am – 10:00am and 6:30pm – 7:30pm

If you are ready to take the next step in serving your community, then contact the Check In Center today!

Fristers is dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty and abuse within the teen mom population by providing education, access to resources, role models and support to teen mothers and their children.

Fristers offers the LifeCoach program for pregnant and parenting teen moms, ages 13-24, and the Kidsters Childcare and School Readiness program for children of teen moms, ages 0-7.  LifeCoach provides weekly education, access to resources, role models and support, within a unique curriculum that takes into consideration the age and maturity level of teenage mothers.

The program utilizes a variety of means including one-on-one case management, classroom teaching, group projects, field trips, and relationship-building activities, to equip and empower young moms for life.  The Kidsters Childcare and School Readiness Program is designed to nurture and teach at-risk children while giving teen mothers a safe childcare option so that they can fully devote themselves to learning and growing during LifeCoach.

Day: Wednesdays

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Location: TC Kids building of The Crossing – 2115 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Contact Terrilee Stevenson today to see how you can get involved.

This is a ministry that helps those experiencing homelessness in our community. Our focus is helping retain and maintain their dignity by providing showers, laundry, mending and support. We work to establish intentional relationships with the ultimate goal of demonstrating Christ’s love and helping them to reconnect with their families and society.

Day: Saturdays

Time: 7:30am – 12:30pm

Location: Back parking lot of The Crossing at 2115 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Contact Shawn today to see how you can get involved.

People in our community are eager to learn and/or improve their English. This provides an amazing ministry opportunity for you: Share your English! It’s easy and fun and you don’t have to know Spanish. We provide a teacher to lead the class, and as a tutor, you work one on one with a student to help them practice their English. Students in the class are Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels.

We invite you to serve your community and make new friends. There will also be childcare available to all tutors.

Day: Wednesdays

Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Location: The Crossing – 2115 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Contact Walter Garcia today to see how you can get involved.

IN OUR COMMUNITY


Broken Hearts Street Team exists to meet the relational, spiritual and physical needs of the broken-hearted living and working on the streets.

We go out into our Costa Mesa street community to build relationships with people on the Street, Pray on the street, offer client discipleship, connection to services, and ongoing supportive fellowship.

Day: Tuesday & Thursday

Time: Early evening

Location: All around Costa Mesa

Contact Crystal today to see how you can get involved.

Over 1200 international students from around the world study less than two miles from The Crossing at one of our local community colleges. They need American friends to help them get settled here and get acquainted with our culture. Join us a couple of Saturday evenings a month and for major holiday events to engage in meaningful English discussions and/or befriend a student. Events include playing pool, ping pong, or foosball with students, dinner, and meaningful planned English discussions.

Day: Saturdays (bi-monthly) – Beach Party

Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Location: Easton Home – 19432 Surfdale Lane, Huntington Beach, CA 92648.

Contact Valerie Easton today to see how you can get involved.

We are committed to helping children at Pomona and Rea Elementary Schools learn to read. Our goal is to fill the schools with local heroes reading to kids every week of the school year. Are you ready to step up and say yes?

Day: Monday – Saturday

Time: 8:45am – 11:45am


Locations: Pomona Elementary School – 2051 Pomona Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92627; Rea Elementary School – 661 Hamilton Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Contact Walter Garcia today to see how you can get involved.

The mission is to end the cycle of youth homelessness. We carry out our mission through our volunteers who go to the streets in order to find, stabilize and otherwise help homeless and street kids improve their lives.

StandUp For Kids Orange County provides four programs addressing youth homelessness in Orange County:

  • Street Outreach: occurs on a weekly basis in 5 cities, 5 nights a week.
  • Mentoring: one on one and group mentoring
  • Outreach Centers: provides homeless and at risk youth ages 12-24 a safe place to come for mentoring, homework assistance, basic necessities and life skills training.
  • Apartment Support: offers homeless young adults (ages 18-24) the support they need to find, furnish, and maintain a home while working with StandUp For Kids mentors to achieve the educational, career, and personal goals necessary to live independently.

Contact Justine Palmore today to find out more and get involved.

AROUND OUR WORLD


Children are the hope for the future, and they are also the most vulnerable on our planet. In each country we’re involved in, there are opportunities to sponsor children giving them hope in the midst of dire circumstances.
Sponsorship helps provide:

  • healthcare
  • education
  • spiritual development

You can develop a relationship with a child through writing letters, sending gifts and even one day going to visit the child you are sponsoring. If you have ever wondered how to make a difference this is a very powerful way to do so.

We have child sponsorships available in El Salvador, India, Mexico, Uganda and Vietnam.

Contact Kelly Boaitey today to find out how you can sponsor a child.

In El Salvador, our country partner Enlace connects us with churches that are actively engaged in healthy and impactful outreach to help alleviate poverty in rural communities.  Our team goes to work, learn, encourage and fellowship with the church and community members.  Team members help each other process the experience in order to understand what God desires them to do in terms of next steps in deepening their Faith and commitment to serving God.

For more information: Please contact Sue Swerdfeger to learn how you can engage and support this valuable ministry.

Follow us: You may follow along with our journey and lasting impact in El Salvador by connecting with our mission’s Facebook page today.

We work with two Partner Churches in the fascinating, but very poor and oppressed State of Bihar, India where Christians are about 3-4% of the population. Bethel Church Association in Katihar and Calvary Church ServLife in Raxaul both lead Churches, Train Pastors, Plant Churches, Operate Mission Schools and Orphanages and are growing their impact on thousands for Jesus Christ.

Our team goes to work, learn, encourage and fellowship with the church and community members.  Team members help each other process the experience in order to understand what God desires them to do in terms of next steps in deepening their Faith and commitment to serving God.

For more information: Please contact Steve Cooper to learn how you can engage and support this valuable ministry.

Follow us: You may follow along with our journey and lasting impact in India by connecting with our mission’s Facebook page today.

In Mexico, we have teamed up with Calvary Chapel Rosarito. Together we are working to show and share God’s love in the Rosarito area.  We work to build churches, homes for families in need, and other various projects through the church to serve the community as a whole.  We also work with the local children’s home to assist with projects at the home and fun, loving activities with the children.

For more information: Please contact Jeanette Dickerson to learn how you can engage and support this valuable ministry.

In Vietnam, we partner with Giving it Back To Kids, an organization dedicated to impacting the children of Vietnam through medical care, education, and ensuring that they receive the necessary nutrition to stay healthy.  This organization also supports and develops pastors through the Global Leadership Summit, helping to spread the Gospel around the world.

For more information: Please contact Outreach to learn how you can engage and support this valuable ministry.

APPLY TODAY

Ready to go and make a difference, then fill out our mission experience application today!

MISSION EXPERIENCE APPLICATION

If you have any questions or want more info please contact Outreach.