Making An Impact For Christ In The World
The Crossing has been giving to ministry partners since our earliest days. Learn more about our history of giving in graphic form. It’s pretty amazing to see how our congregational generosity has grown through the years.
We give to:
- Local Ministry Partners
- Ministries Around the US
- International Missionaries & Ministries
The Wenigs serve with Athletes in Action (the sports ministry of Cru). Partnering with FCA at Mizzou and Columbia College, they especially focus on ministering to the athletes, coaches, and athletic department support staff.
Much of their ministry with AIA is made up of leading Bible studies, evangelism, discipleship, pre-game chapels, and small groups. Each summer, they also have an opportunity to join other college athletes by sending them around the world to use their platform through sports for sharing the ultimate message: Life’s greatest victory is found in a relationship with Jesus Christ!
Kyle & Jayne Wenig
Cru is an on campus spiritual resource for college students at Mizzou, Stephens College and Columbia College. Cru’s focus is to help college students know Jesus, be built up as leaders and impact the campus and the world. Their weekly gatherings are on Thursday nights in Jesse Wrench Auditorium at 8pm and they also offer small group Bible studies throughout the week.
RUF works with college students at the University of Missouri. Through Bible studies, one on one relationships, conferences, and retreats, they seek to help students develop the kind of faith that lasts a lifetime.
Ross & Jenny Dixon
The mission at FCA is “To present to athletes and coaches, and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church.” As Regional Director, Scott oversees the four “C’s” of ministry (Campus, Coaches, Camps, and Community) in 17 counties of Mid Missouri as well as works with the athletes at the University of Missouri. At Mizzou there is a Tuesday night weekly meeting and Bible studies specific to each sports team.
K-Life is a community wide interdenominational Christian ministry of discipleship and fellowship for youth and their families. Through a variety of activities (weekly clubs, small group Bible studies, mission trips, ski trips, and monthly events), K-Life kids grow in their faith and have lots of fun in the process. They learn that following Christ and discovering His plan for their life is the most exciting adventure of all, and that they can count on friendship and support from leaders and peers who care.
Young Life in Columbia is part of a world-class organization for teenagers. YL staff and volunteers enter the world of kids, focusing on what matters to them—fun, adventure, friendship and a sense of significance. In doing so, we earn the privilege of talking to them about something that we think matters most of all—the truth of Jesus Christ.
Cor is a non profit organization which helps male student athletes in Columbia with educational, experiential, athletic and relational support. Our hope is that through quality resources and caring relationships, Cor will give young men hope for the future and a way to a productive and redemptive lifestyle.
Rob was born in St. Louis to Hungarian immigrants and graduated from the University of Missouri in 1990, where He became a Christian through Campus Crusade. While on staff with Crusade, during a one year mission trip to Hungary, he met his wife Tündi. She then joined Rob and they attended Covenant seminary in St. Louis together. After being ordained in the PCA church in 1999, Tündi and Rob returned to Budapest, Hungary and have been there ever since. Rob taught in a Bible School and led a film club and outreach for singles in Budapest for the first fourteen years. He is now pastoring a new church in Budapest, which they planted in the fall of 2015. Rob and Tündi have two daughters, Hajni and Csenge who are 16 and 14.
Rob and Tundi Futo
ASELSI’s two-fold mission is to provide Bible and ministry leadership training and compassionate outreach tailored to the unique needs of the Mayan and other hispanic cultures of the Americas. In addition to providing local pastors with Gospel-centered theological training, ASELSI provides a variety of care ministries to help meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of those living in the mountains of Guatemala and beyond. A clinic provides care to those with health concerns along with a milk program designed to combat malnutrition in an area with the western hemisphere’s highest infant mortality rate. ASELSI also offers a school and physical therapy clinic for children with special needs, a discipleship program, and a variety of community outreach programs.
Ron and Sally Widbin, two members of The Crossing, left Columbia in 2012 to work as missionaries at ASELSI. In addition to working with the school for children with special needs and the media/communications department, Ron and Sally coordinate the short term missions team program.
The Crossing sends a team of volunteers twice a year to work with ASELSI.
Ron and Sally Widbin
Harmons, Jamaica is a remote village located in the Mid-Southern region of the Island (30 minutes south of Mandeville). Won by One has been serving the people of Harmons since 1988, beginning with the hurricane relief work of Henry Shaffer and sons of DuBois, Pennsylvania. The primary ministries in Harmons include building and repairing homes, other construction related services; food, clothing, and medical supplies distribution. In short, Won by One meets the physical and spiritual needs of the community with whatever resources are available. Throughout the year, teams of high school and college students from The Crossing serve with Won by One in Harmons through week-long trips. Find out more about Won by One through this promotional video.
Ricky and Heather Lundholm serve with Mission Aviation Fellowship and have one young daughter. Currently Ricky is finishing his pilot training. When he is finished, he will begin flying missionaries along with humanitarian and medical workers and their supplies to parts of the world that are inaccessible by roads. In addition, he will be able to fly people in medical emergencies to hospitals that they would not otherwise be able to get to. The Lundholm’s ministry allows missionaries to minister to unreached people groups and at the same time it is a tangible sign of God’s love to people with spiritual and physical needs.
Ricky & Heather Lundholm
The Scotts work with World Outreach Ministries and are planting churches in Auckland, New Zealand. Travis is the pastor of the new church plant, City Presbyterian Church, which has 13 adult members as of February, 2012. He also serves part time on the Teaching Faculty of Grace Theological College in Auckland.
Travis & Brooke Scott
The Roths work with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Musoma, Tanzania, East Africa. Tim is the Linguistics Coordinator for the Mara cluster project, and Jeana works in Member Care. They are currently working in nine languages in the Mara region, most of which are previously unwritten. Tim leads a team working towards creating an alphabet and writing rules for these languages so that Bible translation can begin.
Tim & Jeana Roth
Ashley lives in Ostrava, Czech Republic, a city of about 300,000 people. She works for Young Life, a ministry that focuses on building relationships with high school students, sharing the unconditional love of Christ and the truth of the gospel. She spends time volunteering in local high schools and has helped start a new YL club.
A member of The Crossing works with an East Asian college ministry in eight universities in one of the most influential cities in East Asia. The focus of the ministry is sharing Christ with students who have never even had an opportunity to hear the message of the gospel. During any given week, they are meeting and sharing Christ with new students, encouraging new believers, leading Bible studies, holding weekly meetings that are attended by both believing and not-yet believing students, and developing student leaders. Their hope is that God will raise up leaders that represent Christ in their areas of influence so that whole communities, both on the campus and off, would learn to follow Jesus.
Like more than 99% of the people of Japan, Seima grew up in a non-Christian Buddhist home. He had never even met a Christian until he was 17 years old, and it was through that first exposure to the gospel that he became a Christian. His life changed drastically. The Lord blessed him with a wonderful Christian wife, Naoko, and led them into seven years of college ministry in Japan under Mission to the World. He graduated with honors from Covenant Seminary in 2010 and was ordained as a gospel minister in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). Seima, Naoko, and their four children will be helping to plant Grace City Church Tokyo in the heart of Tokyo in partnership with Redeemer Presbyterian Church (NYC). With 34 million people, Tokyo has become the most populated city in the world and one of the most influential. Only 0.22% of the Japanese people knows Christ as their Savior and more than 95% of Japanese people never have a chance to hear the gospel, much less to accept or reject it.
Seima and Naoko Aoyagi
Foundation is a non-profit, educational organization focused on creating a Culture of Life by using research-based messaging and cutting edge media to inform women facing an untimely pregnancy about local Pregnancy Help Centers; educating the public about the value and sanctity of human life; and restoring the value of life as a core belief in the American culture.
No specific contact
Ewan & Jodi McFadden serve with Cru in Denver, Colorado. Before this, they served in Russia for 8 years reaching out to Russian college students with the gospel message. They will now be focusing on reaching out to Native American college students in the Denver area. Their ministry will focus on building relationships within the Native American community, sharing the gospel and discipling believers. A major part of their vision involves raising up Native American student leaders who will lead the movement and take responsibility to reach their people for Christ.
Ewan and Jodi McFadden
The Food Bank distributes free food to 138 elementary schools through the Buddy Pack program, sending back packs full of food home with the poorest children. The Food Bank also partners with 135 food pantries, shelters for the homeless and abused, soup kitchens, low-income children’s programs and senior programs in 32 counties in central and northeast Missouri. It’s one of few food banks nationwide that does not charge for the food it provides.
The purpose of the Center for Women’s Ministries is to minister to women who need someone to walk through a difficult time with them. CWM creates an environment where non-judgmental listening, sharing, encouragement and prayer support can take place. Staffed by volunteers who have received training in lay counseling, the center offers free counseling for women. Our volunteer mentors guide hurting women towards God’s abundant love and wholeness through Jesus Christ by use of scripture, a listening ear and God’s healing power.
Coyote Hill is a professional home for abused and neglected children; and also for children whose families just need a chance to regroup and get a fresh start. At Coyote Hill, children experience a safe and healthy place to grow, to learn, to laugh, to love, and to understand what it means to have a life that is full and complete. In addition, they provide licensed counseling and professional social work services.
Granny’s House is a safe, nurturing place where public housing kids can come each day after school to see values, manners and God’s love in action. We provide loving arms, a safe place to play or do homework and an atmosphere of hope and calm in a chaotic world.
Love In the Name of Christ (Love INC) brings Christian churches together, across denominational lines, to help the poor by meeting immediate needs such as food and clothing, to longer-term responses through relational ministries such as life skills training and transitional housing. Love INC operates a clearinghouse where we receive requests for help from individuals in need. The mission is to mobilize churches to transform lives and communities in the name of Christ.
We are a life-affirming agency that provides medical diagnosis and confirmation of pregnancy, education on abortion and alternatives, education on lifestyle and relationships, and education on sexual health. Formerly known as Open Arms, Life Network has offices in Columbia.
Bill serves with the Navigators in their Church Discipleship Ministry. His responsibilities include: overseeing the men’s discipleship ministry at The Crossing using the High Quest: Men on a Mission series; leading the local Navigators Business & Professional ministry called The Business Advantage; consulting with six churches in the Midwest, and churches throughout Guatemala—assisting them in developing an intentional disciple making process; and meeting with men one on one to help them personally in their spiritual growth.
City Church is a new church plant in the city of Saint Louis seeking to reach urban professionals with the gospel of Jesus Christ. We are excited to be able to worship in a 19th century Abbey in Soulard (the southern doorstep of downtown) on Sunday mornings (the church building is a catering business and event venue the rest of the week). We launched on Easter Sunday 2009. We have an energized core team and are excited to utilize this summer as a concentrated time of bringing and gathering folks as we gain momentum heading into the fall.
Kathleen Dunn serves through a ministry called Campus Outreach at Ohio State University after previously going to Mizzou. The vision of Campus Outreach is “Glorifying God by Building Laborers on the Campus for the Lost World.” The goal is establish laborers among the college sphere that desire to finish the Great Commission. She will be reaching students with the gospel and training them to become mature followers of Christ. Her desire is to see students leave college equipped to labor in the harvest field for the glory of God.
True/False is a documentary film fest that is nationally recognized for the outstanding films they present. We are very humbled to be a presenting sponsor of the “True Life Film”. This film is always one that shines light on an area of our lives that most people wouldn’t have given much thought.
The fest takes place every year in early March.
Sager | Braudis Gallery is in the heart of Columbia, Missouri’s North Village Arts District and features rotating exhibits of local, regional, and national artists. The gallery exhibits works of art in various media with represented artists ranging from Chagall and Bauer to contemporary, emerging artists. We provide both the beginning and established art collector a variety of acquisition services and we seek to promote the necessity of arts in our community.
Every month there is a new exhibit.