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At The Crossing, we know that God has called us to make a bold impact in our broken world. This means, not only will we serve and love those who are part of our church, but we will leverage our resources intentionally and strategically outside of our walls. We are passionate about the global work God is calling us to while at the same time, we know that there is significant work to be done in our own backyard. We love St. Louis and we believe God has big plans for our city. We host serve days, backpack and food collections, and countless other opportunities both monetary and personally.

IN the Neighborhood

They are the cultural experts who have already established in their geographical location and specialized to build relationships with the people of God in their own unique way.

IN our calling

They are serving the geographic locations and social issues that we feel God is calling us to impact.

IN Jesus’ name

They have a heart for the local church. They are serving not out of their own goodness, but in His name and for His glory.

Meet Our Partners

Living Water International

Partners with local leaders in communities to provide desperately needed clean water and hygiene education in the name of Jesus.

HOPE International

A holistic, Christ-centered organization providing discipleship, training, savings, and small loans to families in 16 underserved countries.

World Vision

Serves children, families, and communities by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. They are uniquely situated to address humanitarian crisis and disaster relief.

Bridge of Hope Ministries

An organization in North City who serves their community in extremely practical ways. They offer a community garden, shower, laundry facility and literacy program.

Helping Hand Me Downs

Enhances the quality of life for children and families in the St. Louis area by meeting their immediate needs while giving resources that foster independence.

Oasis International

A Christian organization that serves refugees who have been placed in St. Louis. Because most of these men and women have come from refugee camps, Oasis International helps them settle in by providing furniture, household items, clothes, English classes, and most importantly, friendships.

Crisis Nursery

The St. Louis Crisis Nursery works in the area to help prevent child abuse and neglect. They provide emergency intervention, respite care and support to families in crisis through short-term care for children, parent education, community outreach and awareness and advocacy for children and families.

Bierbaum Elementary

Part of the Mehlville School District and located within walking distance of our Grant's Trail Campus. There are close to 600 students and about 50% of them are refugees.

Lee Hamilton Elementary

Part of the Ferguson-Florissant School District and located in Ferguson. Students range from Kindergarten through 5th grade and about 70% of students utilize free and reduced lunch. Several rooms are devoted to students with special needs.

Nahed Chapman New American Academy

Part of St. Louis Public School District and located in South City. There are about 360 students in K-8th grade. All refugee children begin their education here upon arriving in St. Louis. There are over 30 countries and languages represented here.

Walbridge STEAM Academy

Part of St. Louis Public School District and located in the Walnut Park Neighborhood of North St. Louis. There are about 260 students in pre-k through 5th grade. 100% of students utilize free and reduced lunch.