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.
2019 Mission Sites
Dennis Conner — Dennis is planting Advent Church in the South Loop. Dennis has planted churches and served as a catalyst for the North American Mission Board. Those who work with Dennis will participate in community events and engagement, street evangelism, and children’s ministry in south loop parks.
Dave Anderson — Dave is the pastor of Resurrection City Church in the Avondale neighborhood of Chicago. Those who work with Dave will also participate in community events and engagement, street evangelism, and/or community projects.
Bryan Coble — Bryan is the pastor of the newly planted Sow Community Church in the Irving Park neighborhood of Chicago. Groups working with Bryan will participate in street evangelism and surveying, cleaning and building relationships at the Independence Park Community Center, and perhaps some light construction projects.
Elmwood Park Bible Cburch — Work with Pastor Dave and Sean to reach the community of Elmwood Park. Elmwood Park is a predominantly Polish neighborhood. Those who work with Elmwood Park will help with painting and clean-up projects, ministry in the parks with children, street evangelism, and surveys of the neighborhood.
Slingshot Ministries — Work with Bob and Rob to reach and train inner city kids in Irving Park. Slingshot Ministries is an after school program that provides basketball, games, and other fun while integrating job skill training and Bible teaching. Groups working with Slingshot ministries will help build relationships with inner city students while participating in work projects in their beautiful facility.
(Sample from On Mission 2018)
Dates and Rates
Summer 2019 Session 1
4-Nights | Monday-Friday
Starting at $340 per person
Summer 2019 Session 2
Trinity Christian College
June 17-21, 2019
4-Nights | Monday-Friday
Starting at $340 per person (Extra Night in Chicago +$23per person)