It is a “helps” program. We have organized to improve our ability to serve others. Our mission is to show God's redemptive love at work by connecting the gifts, abilities and talents of Sarasota Baptist Church volunteers with the needs of the staff, the various ministries of SBC, our church family and our community. The people of Crossroads like to be the “answer” to a “problem”.
Crossroads is an all volunteer group of people who attend Sarasota Baptist Church and believe God meant it when He said “Do unto others as you’d have done unto you”. They are people who are willing to do what they can, when they can, to help others. They find joy in showing God’s love in practical ways.
Everyone at Sarasota Baptist Church is encouraged to complete a Crossroads survey. The survey lists 123 options in 8 categories including Home Care/Maintenance, Personal Care, Office Help, Technology, Education/Training/Ministry, Experience through a difficult life circumstance, and Work Environment/Methods & Styles. This information is entered into our Crossroads database. When a need is submitted to Crossroads we check our database for someone who has indicated a willingness to help in that area. The volunteer is contacted and asked if they are available to help. If not, it is OK. No one is pressured to volunteer.
Jesus went to the “Cross” and literally “reached out and did something” for all mankind. Crossroads comes from those two words combined. Also, sometimes in life people find themselves at a “crossroad” and could use a helping hand from someone who cares. Crossroads is a name that means a lot!
Download and complete a Crossroads Volunteer Opportunities or you can pick one up at church. Completed surveys can be brought to the Welcome Desk or mailed to the church. For more information contact Laurie McAllister.