Crossroads Community Church has over 100 people trained to respond to a disaster.Many of our people are trained in multiple areas to provide greatest flexibility in time of need.Among the areas Crossroads people are trained in include:
Feeding - Preparing and serving hot meals to those on the front lines.Specific training is provided in maintenance, warehouse, sanitation, cooking and line serving.
Damage Assessment - Team members evaluate damage and inform follow-up teams on scope of each job, including equipment that will be needed.
Chain-Saw - Teams remove damaged trees and other debris.Experience in operating a chain saw is desirable, but not mandatory.Teams need people to assist operators.
Mud-Out Removal – Teams perform the difficult task of removing mud and other debris from flooded homes.
Showers and Laundry - This team gives aid to relief workers and others in need by providing showers and laundry support.Trailers have private shower stalls, washers and dryers.
Child Care - Teams provide a calm, loving environment for children providing parents the opportunity to salvage belongings, meet with helping agencies and insurance representatives.
Medical Reserve Corps – Provides medical support for disaster victims and relief team members.
The first step in preparing for disaster is to prepare your own home.If you are well prepared for disaster to strike, you will be better able to weather the storm and minister to others.For the Lowcountry, hurricanes and earthquakes are the most likely disasters we’ll face.A variety of guides to preparation are available at the links below:
Once you and your family are prepared, consider joining our team.The Crossroads Community Church disaster relief effort is Christian love in action, meeting urgent needs of hurting humanity in crisis situations in a timely response.To become a part of the team you’ll need to be trained in the specific area(s) you’re willing to work.Training is typically conducted twice a year by experienced volunteers at South Carolina Baptist Convention’s White Oak Conference Center.
Get news of volunteer opportunities and training schedules at the SCBC Disaster Relief web page.
To keep up with Crossroads specific opportunities and efforts visit our blog at:http://www.crossroadsdr.blogspot.com/
Read an article about the Team's trip to NJ in their efforts after Hurricane Sandy.
Jacob was a parent in the book of Genesis with grown children who gave him worries. Relationships in his family were strained because the personal boundaries of individuals in his family were not established and preserved. The Jacob's Family Ministry is a regularly meeting, intimate discipleship group which emphasizes Bible concepts of family in small group discussions. It is led by people who know how it feels to be in broken family relationships are ready with scriptural answers. Cost- $
Operation Christmas Child
Operation Christmas Child
Operation Christmas Child brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations worldwide through simple, gift-filled shoe boxes and evangelistic materials that tell the Good News of God's love.
Pack a box! (...or two or three!) Follow these simple directions; you can also print your labels and find out what to include in your boxes. Get your children involved!
If you would like to know where your boxes go, you may go to www.samaritanspurse.org and click on "Follow your Box Donation". You can pay the shipping there and be able to find out where in the world your box has gone.
Details on collection for Christmas 2013 will be given soon.
Royal Family Kids' Camp
July 8th-12th, 2013
Foster children have it rough.
More than half the foster children in South Carolina score below basic in math and reading. They are more likely to drop out of school, end up in jail or on the streets, and repeat the pattern of abuse and neglect that took them out of their homes. There are over 4,800 foster children in South Carolina. Some are in great foster homes with loving caregivers. Some have been moved around more times than they can count.
Imagine being only nine years old, having lived in ten different homes, with all your possessions fitting into a carry-on luggage bag. It’s not uncommon. These precious children need desperately to know the love of Christ, to feel valued and accepted, to feel special.
That’s the mission of Summerville Royal Family Kids’ Camp. Going into our third year, we hope to share the love of Christ with 36 special 7-11 year-old children. We’ll build on the experience of our first two years to make this camp even better.
Our campers feel the love and make memories as they swim, fish, tie-dye shirts and build birdhouses. Each day, they learn new songs and are entertained with Biblically-based drama that draws them in and teaches them life lessons. They learn to trust and build teamwork and they learn to encourage each other. That’s a lot for children that often come to us filled with anger and bitterness. They simply can’t resist the love of Jesus and our volunteers love to share it.
One of the highlights of camp is everyone’s birthday party. We make it special with piñatas, water slide jump castles, presents, and a birthday cake for each month. Many of them blow out birthday candles for the first time in their lives.
Thursday night’s talent show is entertaining beyond imagination with creativity that must be seen to be believed.
Pray for our camp this year.
Pray for the kids who will attend.
Pray our volunteers get the time off work and especially to have their hearts ready for this demanding week.
Pray for our funding and resources. And pray that July 9th-13th will be a little bit cooler this year.
It’s a demanding week for our volunteers but it’s also incredibly rewarding.
For more information, visit our website at: http://www.summerville.royalfamilykids.org
Or contact our director, Chuck Peterson, at 843-568-3352
Band of BrothersThe Band of Brothers is a construction ministry that helps people with household projects. If you'd like to help build up the body of Christ by serving others, or if you have a special construction or repair need, please contact Rod Bowersox at (843) 899-7550 or Charlie Satterfield at 851-0309.
The prayer ministry seeks to have an impact and to glorify God through faithful prayer. We know that God hears and answers our prayers, and as Christians we are called to pray earnestly and continually.
Blessing and Anointing The Home is a prayer minisitry that is offered to anyone who is a member of Crossroads or visiting in the congregation. We will come to your home to pray and anoint your home. Call Rob and Jacquie Jones at 873-8130 to find out more.
If you have a prayer request, you can email the request to
If you would like to join the prayer team and receive the prayer requests in your email,
Visit our Prayer Garden.
"Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving"
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Meal MinistryYou can help by cooking a meal for someone who needs encouragement. This can be an incredible blessing to people who are going through a difficult time. Call Teresa Wrenn at 875-0990 if you would be willing to help.
Keep our church grounds beautiful by helping our "Eden Keepers." They keep up with the weeding, watering and trimming on a weekly basis. If you would like to help, please contact Ed and Gwen West at 873-5183.
As Crossroads Motorcycle Ministry reaches out to our local and expanded communities with the gospel of Jesus Christ, we also grow spiritually and grow together to give all the praise and glory to our Lord. We meet at 6:30 p.m. on Friday night of the first full weekend of each month. We ride from Crossroads the following Saturday and ride to church on biker Sunday. We also ride any other time we can get free.
We send out all ride notices by email or Facebook . You can join us on Facebook at “Crossroads Motorcycle Ministry.” You do not have to be a member of Crossroads Community Church or the Crossroads Motorcycle Ministry to receive emails and ride with us. All are welcome.
Please see our Ministry Guidelines for additional information on our Patch Program.