CrossPurpose is our church’s non-profit organization whose mission is to abolish relational, economic, and spiritual poverty through career and community development.
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God.
The CrossPurpose journey began in 2008 when we as a church set out to learn what it really meant to “love our neighbor.” While we started multiple ministries working with ex-offenders, single moms and foster families, over time, we realized that our efforts were providing short-term relief but not making transformational change in the lives of our neighbors. So, we learned to stop asking, “How do we help someone in poverty?” and began asking instead, “How do we help get someone out of poverty?”
In 2012, we launched what is now known as CrossPurpose, a workforce development nonprofit, that provides soft & hard skill training to people in poverty to help them gain long-term careers. To date, we’ve seen over 625 neighbors find new growth-oriented careers with wages upwards of $18.50/hour.