Congregational Care - Edmond
Congregational Care exists to come alongside those in the Crossings family in seasons of sorrow, sickness and setbacks. This shows up in a number of ministries that are largely unseen, yet significant. These ministries range from hospital and shut-in visits, to financial help and counseling for those in hard times, to fellowship for the retired and elderly, to a committed prayer team who prays over requests submitted on Sundays and during the week. We also take joy in ministering to those who are grieving, joining them in their immediate sorrow and following up with them weeks, and sometimes months, after their loss.
Caring for the congregation is a value rooted in the church’s formative years. Because this value continues, many in the Crossings family feel the same sense of intimacy felt by those in the early years, when our church was much smaller.
Stephen Ministers receive 50 hours of initial training in caring ministry skills and concepts, plus ongoing continuing education, support, and supervision. They are not therapists, problem solvers or casual visitors, but lay people trained to listen and lift hurting people to God, who is the Cure giver.
Prayer Ministry is composed of teams of people assigned to pray for weekly requests, immediate crises (prayer chain), or the weekly activities at Crossings. Dependence on God through prayer is foundational to our church and provides a solid base for all we do. The Prayer Ministry at Crossings helps put prayer into action.
A group of volunteers are available to pray for the congregation after each service.
For more information about prayer opportunities, please contact Scott Bartlow.
Financial Freedom Ministry
For families experiencing financial challenges, we have a full-time pastor ready to assess financial needs and offer support, as well as financial coaching. We also offer Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University.
The Financial Freedom Ministry helps address financial, employment, and money management needs within our church community. Financial assistance may be available on a limited basis to meet critical needs in crisis situations, and is available for those who have been actively attending Crossings for at least 6 months. Financial coaching provides one-on-one assistance with money management and budget planning skills.
Contact Scott Bartlow for more information.
When Crossings hosts funerals/memorials, a team of volunteers prepares side dishes for a family meal, while another team sets up and hosts the meal.
Edmond Campus Pastor