Feet on the Street
Feet on the Street is a Cross Pointe outreach to the homeless of Hurt Park in metro Atlanta. On the fourth Saturday of each month we meet at Cross Pointe Sugarloaf at 11:00 a.m., load supplies, and serve the homeless for several hours. We distribute lunches, Bibles, socks and hygiene kits. We talk to them about Jesus and show them we care about them as we distribute supplies and interact. Jesus said in Matthew 25 that when we minister to the poor and those in need in His name, we are serving Jesus Himself. This is an outdoor ministry and we serve rain or shine. We do hear and see things that are inappropriate for children under the age of 14.
Gwinnett County Jail
Cross Point is currently ministering to men and women at the Gwinnett County Jail and at Phillip’s Prison (men only). Bible Studies are conducted at Gwinnett County Jail every other Thursday and at Phillip’s Prison the fourth Wednesday of each month. More than 100 inmates receive Bible teaching each month from Cross Pointe volunteers, but more are needed to expand this ministry in 2020!
Volunteers must be 21 years of age and older. To serve, you must complete an application, submit to a background check and fingerprint scan. There is a mandatory class that is legally required for serving at either location which must be completed prior to serving on a regular basis.
Students. Did you know that 75% of International Students studying in the U.S. never enter an American home? 80% will never enter an American church. (Source: International Students, Inc.). What an opportunity to impact the nations through college students God has brought to the U.S.!
In 2020, Cross Pointe will be seeking to conduct special events for International Students in partnership with the Baptist Collegiate Ministry at GSU, as well as enlisting Friendship Families that will commit to have a student to their home 3-4 times a semester to build relationships, share the gospel, and disciple these young people.
Refugees. In 2020, Cross Pointe will also be enlisting volunteers to work among refugees in Clarkston and in Gwinnett Country as God opens the door. This is a God-given opportunity for us to impact the nations as we minister to people who have suffered and been displaced due to war, persecution, and other crisis. Could God use us to show people that they are loved and have dignity through Christ who died for all of us?
Navigate Recovery is a new Cross Pointe partner that exists to aid those suffering from addiction and their families, while bolstering the community support needed to transform the landscape of addiction care in Gwinnett County. In 2020, Cross Pointe will be defining roles and recruiting for those interested in helping with addiction care.
CEF Good News Clubs
Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) brings the love of Jesus to children around the world. Cross Pointe has partnered with CEF to sponsor two Good News Clubs in the area. A Good News Club is a volunteer after school Bible club that meets each week on a public elementary school campus. It provides Bible lessons, songs, Scripture memory, and missions stories focused on a lesson theme. Numerous volunteer opportunities are available.