Africa Inland Mission
Africa Inland Mission (AIM) began in 1895 when a handful of men and women set out to spread the Good News to unreached people groups in Africa. To date, there are still over 1,000 African people groups that are without the Gospel. Missionaries working with AIM perform many vital tasks in this Kingdom work, such as training and equipping indigenous believers to lead their own people, Bible translation work, “Jesus Story” film production in local languages, church planting, and even Ethnomusicology (helping African believers craft worship music in their own distinct musical style, rather than simply translating “Western” worship songs or hymns).
Crossroads is privileged to partner with a particular family of AIM in their ministry. Please join Crossroads in praying for their safety and positive influence in Africa.
For the Nations (DC)
For the Nations DC www.ftndc.org (FTN) is a nonprofit ministry founded in 2018 serving English language learners (immigrants, refugees, and asylees) and their children in the Washington, DC, area. We teach English to adults three to four days per week and offer childcare and preschool activities for children ages 0 to 5 years old. We love engaging with students outside of class, whether it is sharing a meal or helping them navigate life in the United States.
We unashamedly proclaim the gospel as the only hope of healing for the brokenness we all experience.
Dorothy Carroll’s husband Tim served as the Crossroads Youth Pastor from 2004 to 2007, and came on staff again in 2011 as the Assistant Pastor after completing his MDiv. Tim accepted a new call in 2016, and Dorothy began her missionary work with FTNDC in January, 2020.
German-American-Russian Partnership Mission
Since 2014, Crossroads has partnered with a Baptist church in Gera, Germany, and another in Rostov-on- Don, Russia. This unique partnership serves the goal of promoting understanding between three very different cultures that were once World War II enemies, all while demonstrating the reconciliation that comes through a relationship with Jesus Christ. Each year, a church takes its turn serving as the host for the three mission teams and organizing local mission projects.
Our faith in Christ has been enriched through these friendships and in learning to communicate (even via Google translate!) how we live out gospel truths in very different cultures.
Hope to the Hill
Hope To the Hill is a donor-funded non-partisan evangelical Christian ministry to our highest elected and appointed officials in Washington, DC. We practice relational evangelism in sharing the gospel by building true friendships with our leaders in order to bring them the Good News of Jesus Christ. Our ministry’s tag line is “Ministering to the Capitol Hill Community,” and that is a good summary of what we do. Specifically, we host events on Capitol Hill at which Christian Members of Congress share their faith with those in attendance. The majority of the audience will usually be Hill staffers—those young people that work for Members of Congress. We host Bible studies and prayer sessions. We even sponsor an emergency prayer chain for Members of Congress to get out urgent prayer requests to prayer warriors around the country. We meet with Hill staffers for prayer and counseling. We pray regularly with Members of Congress. We train Hill staffers on how to share their faith. Every three months we distribute the latest Christian movie in DVD format to every Member of Congress. We are even developing spiritual inroads to the staff of the Supreme Court.
George has been ministering on Capitol Hill for over 15 years. He serves as the ministry’s ambassador. He is assisted by Linda, his wife of 45 years. They have five grown children and twelve grandchildren. They have been members of Crossroads Presbyterian Church for over 14 years. George is the current Missions Committee Chairman. The Rollers are grateful for Crossroads’ regular monthly support!
Please join George and Crossroads in prayer for our appointed official and staff members as they deliberate on policies that impact our lives.
The leading cause of death in our nation is abortion, where annually over 1.2 million lives are lost. We are called to protect the lives of the preborn. Join us in defending, rescuing and delivering these precious lives.
Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed. Rescue the weak and the needy; Deliver them from the hand of the wicked. —Psalm 82:3-4
Life First’s Services include
• Pregnancy tests
• Ultrasound sonography services
• Education on pregnancy
• Education on abortion and abortion alternatives
• Spiritual counseling, Bibles, Jesus videos, and Christian literature
• Referrals for medical care and housing, food, financial assistance, and adoption services
• Material support for program participants, including diapers, formula, baby, and maternity clothing
• Post-abortion healing and recovery Bible studies
• Men’s Ministry: One-on-one peer counseling, fatherhood program “Dad U,” Men’s abortion recovery
• Sexual Integrity program for men and women
• Presentations to churches, schools and civic groups on abortion, sexual integrity and outreach ministry
Mission to North America Chaplain Ministries
Mission to North America https://pcamna.org/ministry/chaplain-ministries/ (MNA) Chaplain Ministries is dedicated to supporting PRCC Chaplains worldwide in a variety of ways. We provide this support by primarily focusing on five main areas:
1) Care: We provide pastoral care to Chaplains and their family members (Shepherd the Shepherds)
2) Credentialing and Ecclesiastical Endorsement : We work with the local Presbyteries to raise up strong Teaching Elders and Civilian Chaplains
3) Cover and Protect: We work to make sure all our PRCC Chaplains are granted the freedom to proclaim Christ and to do so without being restricted
4) Catch and Counsel-Mentor: We help every PRCC Teaching Elder or Seminarian who is interested in the Chaplaincy alongside their Presbytery to process their calling, mentor them, pray with them, and coach them through any issues that might surface through their Chaplain journey
5) Connect Local Congregations to the Chaplaincy: We work to make sure local PRCC congregations understand that our Chaplains are missionaries that need to be prayed for and need to be adopted or sponsored by the congregation
Dr. Don Sampson began serving as an Associate Endorser with PRCC/MNA Chaplain Ministries on July 1st, 2020. He previously served as the pastor of Crossroads Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Woodbridge, Virginia, having led the effort to plant Crossroads in 2002.
Next was founded by Eric and Rebecca Larsen in partnership with Mission To the World (MTW), the mission-sending agency for the Presbyterian Church in America.
This includes recruiting, training, sending, and sustaining next-gen ministers around the world. Their goal is to develop next-gen ministry movements by equipping missionaries, national leaders, and local churches to reach the global “10-30 Window” (10-30 year olds). The Larsens also invest in mission kids by providing resources, training and care for these Third Culture Kids (TCK, formerly known as “Missionary Kids”) and their parents. Because Eric is a TCK himself, and because he and Rebecca grew up as children of ministry leaders, they understand the unique challenges these families face.
Please pray for the Larsens and their vision of “Reaching the Nations and Next Generation.” The Larsens have 4 daughters. Their “home base” is in St. Louis where Eric also teaches a NEXT Institute course in partnership with Covenant Seminary.
Reformed University Fellowship International
Reformed University Fellowship https://ruf.org/ministry/george-mason-university-ruf-international/ (RUF) International at George Mason University is a campus ministry with a focus on serving international students. We believe that each one of these individuals is created in the image of God, and it is a privilege to serve them. We do this through meeting physical needs (airport pickups, grocery shopping, etc.), building community (weekly dinners, cultural events, etc.) and providing a safe environment to explore the foundations of the Kingdom of God. While we are a resource to these students who are far away from family and friends, we also seek to be a resource for the local community, promoting international friendships and cultural exchange.
Matthew Delong started RUF International at Auburn University in 2014 and was the Campus Minister for International Students there until 2018 when he transferred to George Mason University. Matthew and his wife Sherrene have one son, Isaac (2016), and they enjoy servingthe international community together.
Tun Tavern Fellowship
Tun Tavern Fellowship (TTF) is a network of Christians in and around the Marine Corps. It is a Biblically based non-denominational ministry. Believing that church oversight is crucial, TTF is an integrated auxiliary ministry of Crossroads PCA of Woodbridge, VA, which provides financial accountability and oversight. Crossroads’ involvement began with a Crossroads member, James (Chris) Braddy and his wife Sheri. Chris Braddy, LtCol, USMC (Ret) has a huge heart and boundless enthusiasm for the Lord, His Gospel, and the US Marine Corps. Chris began TTF while attending Crossroads PCA and continued to lead it for some time after he and Sheri moved away. TTF is currently headed by another retired Marine, LtCol (Ret) Mike West. Their ministry spans the globe—wherever there are US Marines. We praise God for His ministry among these military leaders. The name, “Tun Tavern Fellowship” derives from the name of a tavern in Philadelphia. On November 10, 1775, Robert Mullan, the proprietor of Tun Tavern was commissioned by an act of Congress to raise the first two battalions of Marines. Those first Marines were under the leadership of Samuel Nicholas, the first appointed Commandant of the Continental Marines.
Please pray for the safety and wellbeing of those who defend our freedom.