At CrossLife, we have adopted a missions approach based on Acts 1:8.
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the Ends of the Earth. Acts 1:8 NIV
Witness in Jerusalem / the Elkridge Community:
Friday Fish Fry – Let us do the cooking!
CrossLife Community Church partners with Green Valley Marketplace to provide delicious fish fry dinners at a low cost to the Elkridge community. Next Fish Fry will be in the summer of 2017. Typically the hours are 4:30 – 7 PM. Proceeds are always directed to a mission or community need. Click on Fish Fry for more information.
For over eleven years we have held a low cost, high quality camp for children ages 6 to 13. This week long – half day camp provides physical and spiritual training for kids through the sport of Track & Field. The kids learn high jump, running, long jump, discus, shot put, javelin and God’s Word! Friday Night culminates with a Track and Field Meet where the kids show their best to family and friends. The camp runs (hahaha) from Monday through Friday with a track meet on Friday night. For more information, pictures and videos about this great summer camp go to www.CrossLifeEvents.org
Our community Yard Sale is a great time to donate items to a worthy cause, and buy something that you need. Yard Sales occur at the Green Valley MarketPlace in Elkridge.
Habitat for Humanity
Every Sunday we have a collection bin for aluminum cans at the entrance to the school (Rockburn Elementary, 6145 Montgomery Rd, Elkridge, MD. All proceeds are donated to the local Habitat for Humanity of Howard County.
Elkridge Food Pantry & Garden ~ Blessings In A BackPack – Harvest Sunday’s
Every month with a 5th Sunday will be a month of Harvest Sundays. Everyone brings in food and toiletry items for the Elkridge Food Pantry and Garden & the Blessings In A BackPack program. Look for announcements and share in your blessings. Go to food donation list to see what you can bring.
Witness in Judea and Samaria/ Our Nation:
CLYMB Mission Projects
The CrossLife CLYMB program works with youth who are in 6th grade through 12th grade. They are currently involved with gathering coins for Abner, a student living in Pimental, Dominican Republic. The money they collect goes to support his education.
CLYMB is also actively working with Captivate Church in Baltimore. This involves ongoing support to their GEM (Gospel/Education/Mentoring) Program.
We are directly involved in Church Planting. We continue our sponsorship of Church Planter Rob Stevens and his wife Denise. They have started Aletheia College Park, MD at www.aletheiacollegepark.com . We help through financial support and onsite mission opportunities. Take a look at the most recent video from Pastor Rob at https://vimeo.com/192255520?utm_source=email .
Broken Wall Project
We are directly involved in Church Planting. We will begin to pray with The Broken Wall Project as they minister to southeast Baltimore. Church Planter Ron Willoughby his wife Barbara live in the community and work closely with North Bend Elementary School. Look for more information at http://brokenwallproject.org/. Also, here is a link to an interview one of our missionaries, Scott, did with one of our new friends, Terell. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2U3Bo_t-dE
The Church on The Point
We are directly involved in Church Planting. Jon Brewin and his family have been called by Edgemere Baptist Church in Sparrows Point, Maryland where they,together with the members, closed the existing church, reorganized, and relaunched with a focus on the community.
North American Church Planting
We are associated with the North America Mission Board (NAMB) www.namb.net and Baptist Convention of Maryland /Delaware (BCMD www.BCMD.org , and Mid-Maryland Baptist Association (MMBA) www.wecare.org/home) Through these organizations we partner and financially support planting churches and the spreading of the Good News of Jesus at home and around the World.
Ongoing Disaster Relief
We have been on the ground working and sharing God’s love with Katrina Relief in Gulf Port, MS. and Sandy Relief in Long Island, New York. These trip have been in cooperation with MMBA www.wecare.org/home
Lunch with the Homeless
Once or twice a year our CLYMB youth travel to either Washington DC or Baltimore to share lunch and the Good News of Jesus with the homeless. (See more on the CLYMB page)
Witness to the Ends Of the Earth/ into Our World:
Davoll Family Church Plant in Ecuador
CrossLife supports the Davoll Family as they work to plant churches, preach Christ, and prepare other Christians. Connect with their website to see what they are currently up to!
CrossLife has been involved in international mission since its beginning. We have sent teams to Hananneel, Mexico; to Chile; and currently we have a partnership with MIVA (Ministerio Infantile Viva Amor – Children’s Ministry Love Alive) in Pimentel, Dominican Republic. Their school CERINFA (Center of Education, Restoration, and Nutrition) teaches children in grades K-8 and has over 200 students. Here the kids receive basic education, the love of Christ, and two meals a day and at no cost to them. If you would like to sponsor a child at CERINFA please click the following link: www.pimentelproject.org. MAP OF PIMENTAL, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
CrossLife has been partnering with Metro Maryland Youth For Christ (MMYFC) for over 8 years, sending mission teams to the city of Pimentel.
Some of the students having breakfast A mission group discussion with Pastor Radhames
Operation Christmas Child
In 2016 CrossLife put together shoe boxes and sent them on with prayers for each child who will be receiving one.