Go Into All The World...
Mark 16:15 instructs us to "go into all the world and proclaim the Gospel to all creation." Crosspointe strives to reach as many for Christ as possible through partnerships with national and international agencies that send missionaries into all areas of the world as well as training and sending mission teams from the Crosspointe family.
The NAB Connection
Crosspointe is a member of the North American Baptist (NAB) Conference of churches. The desire of North American Baptist Mission is to equip missionaries for service at home and internationally. The NAB not only sends individuals but also partners with Christ-centered organizations that have "feet on the ground" serving and ministering to those in need. Crosspointe supports NAB Missions through conference giving and direct donations to NAB supported missionaries.
On Campus with Reliant Ministries
According to our ministry partners at Reliant, "One of the most strategic places for the church of God is on or near college campuses. As students are preparing for careers, they are also establishing a spiritual course for their lives." Through Reliant, Crosspointe supports Pastor Kevin Armstrong. Kevin is a campus missionary with New Life Church - Detroit at Wayne State University. He reaches out to college students, leads small groups and engages students in one-on-one mentorships to share hope and freedom found in a relationship with Jesus Christ.
A pioneer, by definition, is a person who is among those who first enter or settle a region, opening it for development by others. Pioneers USA builds on that definition in it's unique approach to missions and sharing of the Gospel as these missionaries focus on those with the least opportunity to hear and understand the gospel. Crosspointe supports Pioneers USA through planned giving but, because they focus on reaching people in difficult and isolated pockets of the world, it makes it impossible for Crosspointe to share specific names or locations of those we support as this could risk the work being accomplished in these areas.
Hispanics For Christ
Hispanics for Christ is a ministry focused on planting Hispanic churches. HFC provides vision casting, strategic planning and coaching for church planters in the Americas. HFC currently has church planters in the United States, Mexico, Paraguay and Argentina, and are initiating new works in the U.S., Mexico, and El Salvador. Through planned giving, Crosspointe supports the work and workers of HFC with a focus on missions rooted in Paraguay.
HFC director, Geoff Hartt co-founded Hispanics for Christ with Jorge Osorio in 2004. He has planted churches and trained pastors in Mexico, South America, and Africa. His wife, Lori, and his youngest daughter live in Wilsonville. He also serves as a pastor for The Table, a North American Baptist church in Wilsonville.
Alcides Gonzales is a field coordinator for HFC serving in San Lorenzo, Paraguay. Alcides completed studies at Word of Life Bible Institute in Buenos Aires in 1992. He started out overseeing local Bible clubs in Paraguay and became the pastor of Iglesia Cristiana Evangelica Florida in 1995. In 2010 he started an orphanage to serve a needy community, and is now focusing on planting new churches across Paraguay.
Maximo Toledo is a Pastor working out of Iglesia Florida, in Paraguay. Pastor Maximo uses training materials from the local Bible Training Center and takes the classes out to the rural areas to deliver training to pastors. Pastor Maximo is one of three teachers equipping the rural pastors. He works with Alcides and is able to do this with the partnership and support of Crosspointe. This is an example of the fruit these church partnerships can produce.
Cru was originally founded as Campus Crusade for Christ in 1951, when Bill and Vonette Bright began the ministry on the UCLA campus. Today, Cru offers spiritual guidance, resources and programs tailored for people from all cultures in every walk of life through many diverse outreaches, including: campus ministries, marriage and family outreach, athletic outreaches, military ministries and The Jesus Film Project. The Jesus Film, has been shown in over 1,300 languages on every nation in the world. To date it is responsible for 6.5 billion exposures to the gospel and 230 million indicated decisions for Christ. Gregg and Jennifer Tyrrell are missionaries for Cru working on the Jesus Film Project that are supported by Crosspointe. The Tyrrells facilitate the translation of the film into new languages and tirelessly pursue sharing the Good News to all in their own language.