Crosspoint Missions

Missions


Our mission of connecting people to Christ begins locally and stretches around the globe. We serve supper to build relationships in our community, and provide help in ways that honor the God-given dignity of every person. We support missionaries all over the world, and love taking short-term trips. We have a thrift store that turns donations into support for mission projects. We look for God at work, and we jump in!

“Missions home base” is upstairs in the Community Life Center (Niceville Campus). Follow us on Facebook or contact Tyler Fuller.  The Bargain Box and Supper on Saturday also have fantastic Facebook pages.


Contact for more information:

Tyler Fuller

Tyler Fuller
Missions Pastor
850-678-4411, ext 153
tfuller@yourcrosspoint.org

Community Serve Day: Niceville and Bluewater Bay campuses are teaming up to make a difference in our communities on March 30! Join us on your own or bring your family/life group. We need folks who love physical labor and relational work. We can find a great way to serve for everyone!  Find out more and sign up here!  

Mission Trips: This year Crosspoint will be going on trips to Guatemala, Mexico, Ecuador, Budapest, and more! Find out more about any of our trips in the “Trips” tab below! The first step to participating on any of our trips is an application, you can find one here!

 


  • Mission Serve Day
Transformations Ministry
Supper on Saturday
Missionaries and Agencies
How to Sign Up For a Trip:
1. Fill out a Trip Application (paper copies available at your campus)
2. Send application to TFuller@yourcrosspoint.org
(After filling out information, save it to your device, then attach it to an email)
3. Turn in a Deposit – see your trip’s information for deposit amount and schedule
4. Attend Team Training
5. Go with your team to be a part of what God is doing around the world!

Food For The Hungry, Guatemala
Dates: July 19-29, 2019
Deposit: $500 by February 3
Total Cost: $2,000
What will we do: We are in the 5th year of our partnership with Food For The Hungry in Canton Morales, Guatemala. Once again we will put on a vacation bible school and assist with some construction projects for the community. We will also observe and celebrate the work of the community council by participating in a “baby weighing” encouraging a women’s small business co-op, and sharing meals and worship together!
Contact: bbenshoof@cox.net for details

Summer English Camp, Budapest 
Dates: July 18-30, 2019
Total Cost: $2,300 (estimate)
What will we do:
For the 4th consecutive year we will provide a band and a few “English Tutors” for the Summer English Camp in Budapest. We are recruiting folks who play or sing, know how to run A/V equipment, or have a photography/videography skills.
Contact: Agardner@yourcrosspoint.org for details

Puerta Vallarta, Mexico
Dates: October 5-12, 2019
Total Cost: $2,000 (estimate)
What will we do:
We will return to beautiful Puerta Vallarta, Mexico to help our friends (and missionary partners) the Martins run programs for children and construct homes for folks in need. Bonus, this trip is lead by Brice Early!
Contact: Cburnett@yourcrosspont.org for details

HURRICANE RELIEF EFFORTS:

Crosspoint Hurricane Michael Response 3.0

Here we are again friends, I hope you had a great Christmas, now let’s talk hurricane relief.

In addition to the Lynn haven Partnership, we are still going on direct relief trips through our partners at Samaritan’s Purse. We’d love for you, your family, your office, your life group, and whoever else you can convince – to pick a week and get out there once again! Crosspoint will be organizing caravans, if you’d like to meet some of our folks and ride together we have some dates and structures ready for that. Or, just pick a day – any day Monday-Saturday, use all of the same information we are giving you below – and GO!

We believe our partnership with Lynn Haven and these Samaritan’s Purse trips will take us effectively through Spring Break, then we will talk about what our next next steps look like!

Hurricane Michael Relief Trips:
Crosspoint is still going at it with Hurricane Michael Relief. From now through Spring Break we will be organizing all of our relief trips through Samaritan’s Purse. You can serve with them any day Monday-Saturday, but we have a few dates that we want Crosspoint to organize caravans to serve together. If you haven’t heard, we are hard at work with our partners at Lynn Haven UMC as well; we’re excited to see what God does in and through them as they remain faithful to God’s call in their own backyard!

Caravan Dates:
Saturday, January 26     Saturday, February 9       Saturday, February 23     Saturday, March 9

How To Participate:
Meet in the back parking lot of our South Crestview Campus, or the “Dirt Lot” in front of the community Life Center on Niceville Campus at 5:30 Am.
 
At 5:45 the Caravan should start the 1.5 hour drive to:
City Church
530 Airport Road | Panama City, FL | 32405

At 7:30 the Samaritan’s Purse team will lead a safety briefing and send teams to sites. If you have already been briefed (a previous week), they may send you early!

Teams will do manual labor through the afternoon, led by Samaritan’s Purse “crew chiefs.”  Plan on returning back to Niceville in the early evening, but remember you have your own car and work hours are flexible.

Samaritan’s Purse will also have chaplains visiting sites and teams should be prepared to chat with, listen to, pray for, and talk about Jesus with homeowners.

How To Prepare:
Meet the caravan in your own car, or ride with a friend, but know how you’re going to get there.

Bring your own sack lunch and all the water you need for a day

Dress for outside work (check the weather. hats, gloves, and sunscreen are a good idea)
      Long pants and “sturdy” close toed shoes are non-negotiable.

If you love your own tools bring them, but you will not need to bring any tools, and I cannot guarantee what kind of work you will be doing on any given day. Yard tools are always appropriate.

The caravans will be organic, there is no ‘official leader’ of our weeks. You’ll need to chat with each other in the parking lot, and leave when it’s time to leave! Once you arrive at City Church, Samaritan’s Purse will provide all of the leadership and logistics needed.

Can Students Serve?
No one under 14 years old can serve.
14-15 year old students must have a parent or guardian with them.
Anyone14-17 who is not serving alongside a parent must have a parental consent form (see website below)

What if Crosspoint’s Caravan Dates Don’t Work For You:
No problem!  Use all of the same times and structures listed above, and serve with Samaritan’s purse by yourself, or with a group you organize any Monday-Saturday!

Need More Info?
spvolunteer.org        850-704-7297
or TFuller@yourcrosspoint.org 

God bless you and keep up the great work!
-Tyler Fuller, Missions Pastor

How does this all work:
There is a lot to know when it comes to foster care, adoption, and all of the ways we support kids. Tyler Fuller, Crosspoint’s mission pastor has written extensively on his personal blog about these sorts of issues. These three posts may be a helpful introduction for you:
Ten Ways to be Involved in Orphan Care
How Adoption Works
The Fuller Family Story

Free Lunch and Info Meeting:
The October 14 (Niceville and South Crestview) and October 21 (Bluewater Bay) meetings will include representatives of the Guardian Ad Litem Program, Foster Care, Domestic Adoption, Foster and Adoptive Support Team, and Short Term Trips. After a short introduction we will have two 30 minute breakout sessions with all of our representatives. You can attend the sessions of your choice to learn more about where you may fit into the world of Orphan care!  No Reservation Necessary! Come ready to explore what role you could play in the lives of vulnerable children.

Foster and Adoptive Support Team:
Crosspoint is establishing a formal support system for families who have taken in children and teens through the foster care system, or adopted. This team will be a network of folks connected by email and social media available to meet needs and encourage caretakers. Help cook meals for a family who just got a new child, help locate and deliver baby supplies for an unexpected new arrival. Send encouraging cards or gift cards, bake cookies – be part of the ‘village’ it takes to raise every child. Even when that child arrived in a quick or unexpected way.  Every need will be offered to the entire team and met on a first-come first serve basis — an ‘opt in’ system. Help how you can when you can!
Contact Tyler or come to the lunch to find out more about the support team.

Short Term Trips and Child Sponsorship:
Crosspoint Mission trips to Haiti and Guatemala include an opportunity to sponsor a child in a community we have an ongoing relationship with. It’s more than just sending a monthly check, it’s about a long term relationship – you can meet the family you sponsor! You can see your letter posted on the wall of their home!  Our 410 Bridge trips to Haiti include this opportunity, both of these trips happen every summer. You can learn more about the Guatemala trip at the Lunch and Info meeting!

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