The great missionary David Livingstone said, “Sympathy is no substitute for action.” As we have called students year after year to give to missions and to pray for missionaries, we want them to translate this missional mindset into action. Crossings On Mission is about giving your students unique opportunities to share the Gospel, serve others, and grow in their relationship with Jesus. Crossings On Mission will bring the same robust biblical teaching and Christ-centered worship to our nightly worship services as you have come to expect every year at Jonathan Creek and Cedarmore. As your students seek to transform the world around them, we will make sure there is ample time for them to sit under the teaching of God’s transforming word. We will train your students to know the biblical imperative of missions and to think biblically about their missional approach. Missions tracks will include work projects, community service, evangelism, and children’s ministry. Our partnerships with local churches, associations, church plants, and community service organizations ensure that your students will make a kingdom impact in Chicago and eastern Kentucky. Then, we will equip them to apply in the field what they are learning each night.
In Partnership with the North American Mission Board
In partnership with NAMB missionaries and the Illinois Baptist Convention, students at Trinity will work through Chicago-area church plants to ensure that they have the opportunity to do real work and bear real fruit sharing and showing the love of Jesus.
Type of Work Students May Do
Home Repair — Painting, Construction, and Mowing
Community Service — Clothes Closet, Soup Kitchen, Nursing Home, and Assisted Living
Evangelism — Canvasing Communities, Putting Out Flyers, and Community Outreach
Children’s Ministry — VBS, Backyard Bible Clubs, and Community Outreach
*You may indicate track preferences beginning March 1, 2018
3:00 Registration begins
7:00 Opening Worship
8:30 Group Training/Overview
9:30 Church Group Devotions
11:00 Lights out
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday
9:30 Morning Celebration/Training
11:00 Pack for mission sites/free time
1:00 Depart for Mission Sites (sack dinner on site provided by the university)
7:00 Return from the mission site
10:00 Church group devotions
11:00 In Dorms
9:00 Check out
Dates & Rates
Monday – Friday
Chad Poe Bio
Chad, speaking in Chicago, is originally from Chattanooga, TN. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where he received a degree in Secondary Education. Following college, he attended Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, TX where he received a Masters of Divinity. After graduating seminary, God called Chad to a life of itinerant ministry. Chad and his wife, Hope, live in Chattanooga, TN with their sons (Shepherd and Charlie) and daughter (Magnolia Bea). He is an avid reader, aspiring writer, and infrequent visitor to the gym. He also serves as a teaching pastor at Ridgedale Baptist Church where he speaks for the Encounter Worship Service.
Where will we be staying?
Crossings on Mission will be hosted by Trinity International. We will be staying in Johnson Hall, which is a traditional style dorm with each floor having 12 rooms (2 per room) with campers sharing two bathrooms (each bathroom having 3 stalls, 2 sinks, and 3 showers).
How many chaperones can I bring?
Groups must have one chaperone for every five students.
Is there a refund policy?
All funds are non-refundable and non-transferable after February 28, 2018.
Can I participate in tracks with the group I am attending with?
Yes, all participants will participate in mission tracks with the group they are attending with.
Is food and lodging included?
Yes, food and lodging is included in the amount you pay to attend.
Can I register as an individual?
Yes, participants are able to register as individuals.
Other Camp Opportunities
Next summer at Crossings, we are going to dive into the Psalms and discover that we are wired for worship. In everything that we do, we are to worship God in our work, in our relationships, in our thinking, and in every area of our life. But, we are broken by our sin and we worship the wrong things—idols like status, material possessions, others’ praise, grades, Instagram likes, and ourselves. In a hyper-connected world, we all need to disconnect from our various distractions, idols, and sins so that we can reconnect to our Creator and Redeemer.