Local Outreach

Church at the Crossing is committed to engaging both locally and globally. We know that validity of our global outreach is connected to the vibrancy of our local outreach. In that way we are committed to partnering with many different kinds of local ministries that are working to make an impact and be a light in the city of Indianapolis.

See a list of our local partners.

Want to get involved with some local opportunities to serve? Here are some ways you can!


Every 3rd Saturday of the month, there are ways you can serve with one of our local partners: Nora Elementary, Wheeler Mission, and Shepherd Community Center. These are great ways to serve together as a family, a weekend class, or on your own! Click here for more info!


Gardening:  "Green thumbs" are invited ot help with transitioning Shepherd's greenhouse and garden from summer crops to winter crops.

Medical Clinic:  Additional medical personnel are needed to donate their time and skills for the free medical clinic, some Saturdays each month.

Food Pantry:  On Saturdays, help with setup and distribution of food, or pray one-on-one with Shepherd's neighbors.

Contact Phil Merki at philm@shepherdcommunity.org  


After-School Program:  Join with kids from the Bates/Hendricks neighborhood in this after-school program, Labor Day through Memorial Day, Monday-Thursday, 4-6 p.m.

Community Dinner:  Volunteer to help prepare and/or serve a meal every Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m., starting in September.

Contact Shelly Clasen at sclasen@golove.org 

TRUNK-N-TREAT  //  Friday, October 21, 2016

A fun opportunity to engage with our community, CATC will provide a Trunk-n-Treat experience at Nora Elementary. Host a trunk, donate candy, and/or volunteer on-site.

Contact Shelly Clasen at sclasen@golove.org 


Be paired with a student from Nora Elementary School to work one-on-one throughout the school year, focusing on reading. Tutoring times are flexible.

Contact Beth Etherington at bethetherington@yahoo.com

NORA COAT GIVE-AWAY  //  October 6-7, 2016

Help with this project to provide coats to students in need at Nora Elementary. Volunteer to collect coats from donation sites, sort and help set up on Sunday evening (October 16), or assist with distributing the coats on October 17.

Contact Shelly Clasen at sclasen@golove.org 


Wednesdays, Aug. 17, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16, Dec. 21

Help the families and local community of Nora Elementary School to shop for food, household products, personal hygiene items, and more.

Contact Pam Lange at pam.lange@comcast.net 


Volunteer with Northside Mission Ministry to sort food, help with data entry, or serve as a greeter or client liaison.

Sign-up is online with multiple times each week: secondchurch.org/northside


November, December

Cru is a ministry to college students, seeking to win them to Christ, build them in their faith and send them to the world to tell others. Find out more at cru.org/campus

Help with administrative tasks or organizing and cleaning childcare supplies to prepare for the Cru fall staff conference in November.

Volunteer to help with IndyCC, Cru's Winter Conference in Indianapolis. IndyCC draws over 2,000 Cru staff and students from surrounding states, seeking to stir college students' imaginations and footsteps to Gospel Action. Dozens of serve opportunities available during the week of Dec. 27 - Jan. 1, with a wide range of time slots and interests.

Contact Peggy Linn at peggy.linn@cru.org 


Aug. 20, Sept. 17, Oct. 15

Go on a prayer journey, taking a guided driving tour in Indianapolis during which you will learn about human trafficking and pray for survivors, teens at risk, and those working against trafficking.

Contact Stacie Ballard at stacie.ballard@ascent121.org 


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