We value not just growing in our faith but doing something with our faith! Serving within the walls of this church and (even more importantly) going out into the community and the world is a vital part of what God created us to do.
At Crossview, we have an ever-growing passion to serve in our community. We do this because it is our response to God’s love for us. Jesus tell us in Matthew 25:37-40
“Then these righteous ones will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink? Or a stranger and show you hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing? When did we ever see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ “And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’
Responding to God’s Word does not have to be complex, it is often very clear, however it does require effort. In our church, we are cultivating a heart for others because that is what Jesus did. Below you will see the four practical ways you can respond to Jesus’ words in Matthew 25 by serving in our community today!
How can I get involved in serving locally?
- Choose where you want to make an impact.
- Sign-up online or in the lobby or contact Community Life Pastor Aaron Thompson
- Or even better, grab a friend or two and sign-up together. Make it fun! Maybe even your small group could serve together!!
Use your gifts and talents at Crossview! We are all wired in a unique way to serve. Let us know what areas you might be interested in hearing more about.
Some of the places you can serve at Crossview:
All across the world you will find believers caring for the sick, fighting injustice and spreading the gospel. We believe in sending people into the world to make a difference.
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
In 2013, the Democratic Republic of Congo was named both the poorest country in the world (IMF World Economic Outlook) and the worst place to be a mother (Save the Children). One in five children dies before their fifth birthday, many of whom could have been saved with proper medical treatment that we in the US take for granted. Organizations like Covenant Kids Congo and The Paul Carlson Partnership are coming alongside our Congolese brothers and sisters in Christ and help bring sustainable, long-term solutions to the most over-looked province in the neediest country of the world. Learn more at paulcarlson.org and www.covenantkidscongo.org.
Team World Vision
Every day, over 1,600 children under the age of five die from diseases caused by unsafe drinking water. We believe that every child deserves clean water! By running one of the Mankato Marathon with Team World Vision - Crossview, and sharing your experience to help raise funds for World Vision's water projects in Africa, you can help bring life-changing clean water to children! Learn more..