DEACON MINISTRY

JIM LOMBARDI, DEACON MINISTRY LEADER

“If anyone has this world’s goods and sees his brother in need but closes his eyes to his need—how can God’s love reside in him?  Little children, we must not love with word or speech, but with truth and action.” – 1 John 3:17-18

Through our 'Crossroads Cares' program, the deacons help to mobilize the church family to provide meals, transportation, child care and other practical needs for families and individuals who are experiencing unemployment, sickness and other short-term crises.

To initiate a referral to the Deacon Ministry, please contact the Crossroads main office 

(Monday - Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm) 508-877-7733 or contact Jim Lombardi.

DEACON MINISTRY

CORE VALUES

The Deacons of Crossroads Community Church are ministers of mercy who come alongside people who are in crisis or challenging circumstances and offer help in assessing needs and working to find solutions.

“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up as you are already doing.”    – 1 Thessalonians 5:11

ASSESSING THE NEEDS

RESPONDING WITH CARE AND CONCERN

HELPING FAMILIES ALONG THEIR WAY

DEACON MINISTRY IN COMMUNITY

Deacons are responsible for:

  • Administering benevolence with generosity and discretion.

  • Mobilizing the congregation for works of justice and mercy both within and outside of the church.

  • Cultivating compassion and mercy and promoting Biblical Stewardship within the congregation.


Some of the ways the Deacons help Crossroads members and regular attendees are:

    • Assistance with bills (rent, utilities, medical, etc.)

    • Assistance in finding temporary or long-term housing

    • Assistance in paying for Counseling Services (or by providing free counseling through the pastoral staff)

    • Assistance for those who are looking for employment

    • Assistance with personal budgeting

    • Prayer, spiritual guidance and accountability

    • Emergency Food and Gas Gift Certificates

    • Referrals to support services throughout the community and region

    • If you are a regular attender or member at Crossroads, and are in need of practical help, please contact your deacon

     

         Your Last Name Initial:       A - K Jim Lombardi            L - Z Tom Miller