Crossings Summer Missionaries2019-05-30T10:37:03-04:00

This past summer has been such an incredible experience. I have watched kids be completely transformed by the gospel but along with that I have formed such a strong bond with other missionaries. This job isn't the easiest in the world but it's one of the hardest jobs I will ever love. There has been good days and bad days, but through it all I have seen the Lord change so many lives. The Lord has also opened my heart to a lot of things. It's crazy to think this summer has come to a close but our jobs do not stop here. They continue as we head back to our lives. I have loved this summer and these people.

-Olivia Robertson

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"The Lord has grown me and my fellow staffers..."

For the students who experience Crossings for a week, they participate in fun games, exciting activities, and hear biblical teaching. As a Summer Missionary our days consist of early mornings, long afternoons, and late nights. We are trained to clean toilets to perfection and expected to give our all every moment. And, ultimately, the task before us is to share the Gospel with the hundreds of souls literally bused to us. By our own power, this would be impossible. But this summer, I witnessed the power of the Gospel like never before. The Lord has brought together the most unified, ministry-minded, and Gospel-focused group of people to work for the common goal of proclaiming the Gospel this summer. The Lord has grown me and my fellow missionaries in countless ways. Each day he molds us more in Christ-likeness. Though the days are exhausting, just seeing how God has mercifully worked in the hearts of students and staffers alike makes it all worth it.

-Buddy Anderson

Becoming a Crossings Missionary

Step 1: Apply

Fill out an online application to get started.


Applying is fast and easy! Just take a few minutes to fill out an online application. Apply above!

Step 2: Interview

Schedule an interview with our full-time staff.


After applying online, a full-time staff member will contact you to set up a skype interview.

Step 3: Prepare

Prepare for radical life change while serving.


Get ready to experience a life changing summer at Crossings!

So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. 

2 Corinthians 4:16-18

I have spent three summers as a summer missionary at Crossings. Each summer the Lord has grown me in my walk with him and shown me his glory more and more. Night after night, week after week I get to watch students trust Jesus and understand the gospel for the first time. I have the opportunity to proclaim the gospel during small groups and POI's. I am amazed that God chooses to work through a messy sinner like me. I am so thankful for all I have learned while serving at Crossings. I pray that I continue to use what I've learned here every day when I go home.

-Abigail Warren


Do Summer Missionaries live with students?

Crossings on property camps and Crossings on Mission are non-residential camps. We work primarily with church youth groups. Youth Pastors and group leaders bring and chaperone their students while at camp. Our missionaries live in housing provided by Crossings. Day Camp ends by 4pm.

What is the daily schedule?

The day begins at 7:30 AM with breakfast and ends at 11:00 PM at camp curfew. Missionaries have responsibilities ranging from leading small group discussion, lifeguarding, setting up activities, facilitating activities, and spending time with students in the evening after worship. Every day of camp is full of activities and responsibilities. Daily schedules will be different for Crossings on Mission and Day Camp.

What are first aid, CPR, and Lifeguard requirements?

At Cedarmore and Jonathan Creek most of our missionaries are required to get Lifeguard, CPR, and First Aid Certified through the American Red Cross and YMCA. No exceptions. There are some jobs such as administration, videography, food, and facilities that are not required to be lifeguard certified. You do not have to be lifeguard certified to work for Crossings on Mission and Day Camp.

What are the maintenance and kitchen responsibilities?

All Crossings Summer Camp Missionaries will have the opportunity to spend at least one week each summer serving in the kitchen preparing meals or on the grounds crew taking care of the property. Crossings on Mission and Day Camp teams will not be required to work kitchen or maintenance.

What is the compensation?

Compensation includes lodging the entire summer, food while programming is occurring, and a competitive salary. Day Camp missionaries that lives in Louisville will house themselves.