Care & Help Ministries

Care Ministries at Crossroads exist to uplift and strengthen our church and community to become fully devoted followers of Christ. We do that by touching lives in greatest areas of need as we seek to encourage progress in connecting, growing and serving. Find a ministry below that meets your specific need.

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    Adoption & Foster Care

    Chosen By Grace
    Adoption and Foster Care Ministry

    There are over 143 million orphans in the world today and over 400,000 children in foster care in the United States of which over 100,000 are adoptable. God holds a very special place in his heart for orphans and adoption.

    As believers, God adopted each of us into his family...

    • John 1:12 - But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.
    • Galatians 4:4-5 - But when the right time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman, subject to the law. God sent him to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so that he could adopt us as his very own children.

    And God calls each of us to care for orphans...

    • James 1:27 - Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.

    The mission of the Chosen By Grace ministry is to...

    • Educate and Inform the church body about the need for orphan care.
    • Support families through prayer, personal contact, and encouragement, and offer mentoring between families who have already adopted/fostered and those who are interested in or already in the process.
    • Resource families with information to evaluate agencies, funding options and the home study process.
    • Network with other churches, agencies and groups around the world to spread the message of adoption, foster care and global orphan care.

    Sunday Morning Connect Classes: 
    *Due to the necessary precautions surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the in-person meetings described below have transitioned to online. Contact the ministry leaders listed below to learn about their Zoom group.

    Do you have children that are adopted? Are you a current or upcoming foster parent? Come meet with a group of families who have adopted, provided foster care, and/or are currently serving as foster care parents and talk openly and honestly about the parental issues that exist with children who have experienced abuse, neglect, and other trauma in their lives. Join us twice a month to fellowship and encourage one another.

    Millbrook Campus - Chosen By Grace Adoption & Foster Care Group
    9:15am  |  Rm 732 
    Led by Josh and Susan Northington
    Meets every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. For more information about this class, contact Josh and Susan Northington.

    Wake Forest Campus - Chosen By Grace Adoption & Foster Care Group
    11am  |  Rm 206
    Led by Kurt and Carey Koenig
    Meets every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. For more information about this class, contact Kurt and Carey Koenig.

    Upcoming Events:

    Adoption & Foster Care Informational Meeting:
    6pm  |  Sunday, March 7
    Virtual on Zoom, Click the REGISTER button below!

    Have you ever considered supporting a child through foster care, or adding to your family by adoption? Or, do you already have children that are adopted? Or, are you a current/upcoming foster parent? If so, please join Kurt & Carey Koenig for an informational meeting where you will learn about...

    • Foster Care & Adoption
    • Chosen By Grace Ministry
    • And about groups for families who have adopted or who are fostering


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    Career Connections

    Career Connections
    Career Connections is a Crossroads Fellowship ministry that networks job seekers, employers, recruiters, trainers and organizations. Connect with important resources and networks as you continue your job search. If you are looking for a job or are an employer in the Triangle NC area, reach out and we will be happy to help you get connected.

    Are you a Business Owner or Hiring?
    Connect with us by clicking the button below:

    Are you seeking Employment?
    Connect with us by clicking the button below:

    Why Career Connections? 

    • Benefit from one-on-one career coaching
    • Take a personal inventory (Proverbs 25:2)
    • Learn about the current job market and emerging trends
    • Team up with others—it's important! (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10)
    • Learn about the benefits of time management and establishing a routine (Psalm 90:12, Proverbs 6:6-11, John 10:10)
    • Develop a "survival plan" (financial, basic needs, emotional, spiritual)
    • Connect with community businesses and non-profit partners.

    Weekly Meetings

    Career Connections is currently offering limited in person coaching and career support.

    • Fridays from 9:15am - 10:30am in Rm 737
    • Sundays by appointment 9 – 10am in Rm 763. To Schedule an appointment, please complete the Job Seekers form and indicate that you would like to schedule coaching.

    *Disclaimer: By entering the church building where the COVID-19 virus may possibly exist, despite our best efforts and our best attempts at utilizing and employing CDC and North Carolina Department of Health guidelines and preventative procedures, you take full responsibility for the decision to attend our services and activities and for any future health conditions which result from placing you and your family in this environment

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    Crisis Care Response Team (CCRT) and Extended Care Team (ECT)

    Crisis Care Response Team (CCRT) and Extended Care Team (ECT)

    CCRT and ECT offer immediate short-term physical assisstance, of less than one month, to those in the church not yet in a small group or on a ministry team and small groups that are overwhelmed by long-term crisis. This team also provides supplemental long term care (3 to 6 months) to members or attenders who are sick, shut-in, widows, or have longer term medical needs due to illness or accidents. When your feet are tired and your hands are full, please call on us for help at 919.981.0222 x417 or email CCRT.

    When Should You Contact CCRT or ECT?

    When a need arises and...

    • you are a member or attender of Crossroads Fellowship, and the need involves you or a member of your immediate household
    • you are not currently involved in a small group or ministry team, or the need is greater than your small group or ministry team can support
    • your need is primarily physical and less than two weeks in nature such as: meals, hospital visits, and home bound visits
    • your need requires long term (3-6 months) supplemental care

    How Can I Serve on the Crisis Care Response Team and Extended Care Team?

    Download and complete this form and return via email or mail to Crossroads Fellowship Church, Attention: CCRT, 2721 E. Millbrook Road, Raleigh, NC 27604.

    Would you consider volunteering to check in on a person in need just once a month? Many people in our church are in a special situation, and we want to show them love and compassion. A kind word, a phone call, or a personal visit is all that is needed to let them know we care. Email Bob Cooke if you're willing to join us.

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    Celebrate Recovery

    Celebrate Recovery: A Christ-Centered Recovery Program

    During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Celebrate Recovery is here for YOU!
    **All leaders and participants are required to wear masks and practice 6ft social distancing.

    Celebrate Recovery is for everyone with a "Hurt, Habit or Hang up." This group is not just for those in recovery for addictions; it is for anyone who wants to have healthier relationships, reach their goals, and find God's purpose in life so they may serve Him more effectively.

    Celebrate Recovery is a program that Rebuilds your life, Restores relationships in your life, and Redeems your life with Jesus Christ. Click HERE to watch the Redeem video.

    Click HERE to listen to the Crossroads Connection, Episode 43 Interview with leaders Elaine and Gary about Celebrate Recovery!

    Want to join? Check out the groups below!

    7 - 9pm  |  The Chapel, Millbrook Campus*

    *Enter through the South Entrance off of E. Millbrook Rd. (Building Map) at the Chapel entrance.  

    Celebrate Recovery helps individuals connect to each other, find support and encouragement and grow in Christ as they meet together in Christian fellowship with biblical teaching, testimonies and joyful praise and worship. This ministry helps serve our church and community by providing a safe place where people in Raleigh and surrounding areas can come to heal from their hurts, habits and hang-ups. As they work through the 12 steps and the eight principles found in the Beatitudes, and humbly trust in the unconditional love of Jesus and His victory over the penalty and the power of sin, people find hope, healing and recovery. Free child care is available for 10 weeks to 10 years old. 

    Meetings are held in a safe, confidential environment with gender-based small groups dealing with: chemical dependency / eating disorders / workaholism / anger and anxiety problems / drug addiction / codependency and enabling / sexual addiction / control issues / relationship challenges and addictions

    Friday Night Schedule

    • 7pm-8pm: Worship & Teaching or Testimony in The Chapel
    • 8pm-9pm: Newcomers 101 (meeting for first-time visitors only)
    • 8pm-9pm: Open Share Groups

    12-Step Studies - For Men or Women

    • Men's Step Study *Begins March, 2021!
    • Women's Step Study *Begins March, 2021! 

    Celebrate Recovery offers gender specific support. Contact CR Ministry Leaders below:
    Men call Gary B: 919-631-2972
    Women call or email Elaine M: 919-539-8220,

    For additional information about Celebrate Recovery, please visit the national website:

    Crossroads Celebrate Recovery Leadership Team is here to support you on your road to recovery. You are not alone!

    *Disclaimer: By entering the church building where the COVID-19 virus may possibly exist, despite our best efforts and our best attempts at utilizing and employing CDC and North Carolina Department of Health guidelines and preventative procedures, you take full responsibility for the decision to attend our services and activities and for any future health conditions which result from placing you and your family in this environment

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    Offering a Safe Place to Heal

    *You will be asked to adhere to the guidelines for safe practices regarding COVID-19.

    DivorceCare Classes - Millbrook Campus *Begins January 11, 2021!
    DivorceCare is a biblically-based, Christ-centered, 13-week DVD-based ministry program. (View the "What is DivorceCare?" video) It offers a safe place to help people who are experiencing separation and divorce find help for the hurts, hope for the future and to experience God’s healing power. Many issues will be addressed, such as: facing your anger, loneliness, financial survival, kid care, and forgiveness—to name just a few. Whether you've been separated only one day or divorced for 20+ years, this is a great place to start your healing.

    Each week your DivorceCare group will watch a video seminar featuring nationally recognized Christian experts in the field of divorce and recovery. You will receive a guidebook to be used while viewing the video presentations; and you will be connected to a small group for discussion time following the video. 

    We meet on Mondays, 6:30 - 8:30pm |  West Entrance, Millbrook Campus*
    *Begins January 11, 2021! Interested? Click the REGISTER button below.

    A one-time fee of $20 is required at registration for the cost of the participant's guide. 
    (Scholarships available.)
    Childcare will be available for children 10 yrs. and younger, and we will have in place social distancing requirements, expecting each person to maintain a distance of six feet from each other, wear masks, and sit with three seats between each participant / family unit.  The area will be cleaned and all leaders will wear masks. 

    *View our Parking Map for options closest to the West Entrance.

    Click HERE for Frequently Asked Questions.

    Foundations Track "Graduate Course"
    The Foundations track follows a similar schedule as DivorceCare. If you are divorced and have completed two rounds of the 13-week DivorceCare course, this growth oriented series will help you take the next step toward better relationships in all parts of your life. Beginning January 2021, we will be studying How People Grow by Henry Cloud and John Townsend. Foundations requires prior approval—email Deanne Schlegel.

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    Getting Married

    Getting married is an exciting time in life and we are very happy to guide you through the process of how Crossroads can be a part of your great day, and help shape the marriage that follows.

    Crossroads is committed to helping couples enter marriage in a committed and Biblical way. It is our desire to help couples create a solid foundation that will make a lasting covenant.

    STEP 1 – Select a Pastor to Officiate Your Ceremony
    If you are not using a Crossroad’s Pastor to marry you, but you would like pre-marital counseling through Crossroads or to use our facility, then you must still select a Crossroad’s Pastor to sponsor you through this process. You can contact any of our pastors by phone by calling 919.981.0222.

    STEP 2 – Complete A Wedding Questionnaire
    Each person getting married must complete a, "Crossroads Wedding Questionnaire," Click Here. The form will be electronically sent to the Pastor you have requested to officiate your wedding, or to your Sponsoring Pastor.

    STEP 3 – Secure the Date & Location of the Wedding
    If you are planning on using our Church Building on your wedding day, your sponsoring pastor can work with our facilities department to secure a particular room for the ceremony or reception. Contact Debbie Delaney in the Facilities Department at 919.981.0222 x119.

    STEP 4 – Complete a Premarital Counseling Process
    All couples getting married at Crossroads are asked to participate in a premarital counseling process. The typical process for this is through our Pre-Marriage Mentoring Team. This is a team of trained mentors who meet with you several times prior to your marriage and often continue this mentoring relationship through the first year of marriage. You must be referred to the pre-marriage mentoring team by your Sponsoring Pastor.

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    GriefShare: When You've Lost Someone You Love

    Offering a Safe Place to Heal

    **You will be asked to adhere to the guidelines for safe practices regarding COVID-19

    Offering a Safe Place to Heal

    Loss of a Spouse Seminar
    Sunday, March 7  |  2 - 4pm
    North Lobby, Millbrook Campus
    Do you dread the lonely days and nights? Wonder what to do with your spouse's belongings? Feel like your brain is in a fog? Unsure of how you'll go on? 

    At a Loss of a Spouse seminar, you'll discover: 

    • Other people understand and have found ways to make it through
    • Why it won't always hurt so much
    • Reasons for hope
    • Practical tips for coping with the death of a spouse

    Childcare will be available for children 10yrs. and younger, and we will have in place social distancing reguirements, expecting each person to maintain a distance of six feet from each other, wear masks, and sit with three seats between each participant/family unit. The area will be cleaned and all leaders will wear masks. Click the button below to register!

    GriefShare Classes - Millbrook Campus *Begins March 15, 2021!
    GriefShare is a biblically-based, Christ-centered, 13-week DVD-based ministry program for anyone who has lost a loved one due to death. At Crossroads, we offer a safe place for you to receive comfort and caring support as you walk through the Valley of the Shadow of Death on your grief journey. 

    Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring nationally recognized Christian experts on grief and recovery subjects followed by a time of discussion and sharing with others who have also lost a loved one. Each session is self-contained, so you may join at any point.

    We meet on Mondays, 6:30 - 8:30pm |  North Lobby, Millbrook Campus* 
    *Begins March 15, 2021! 
    A one-time fee of $15 is required at registration for the cost of the participant's guide. 
    (Scholarships available.)
    Childcare will be available for children 10 yrs. and younger, and we will have in place social distancing requirements, expecting each person to maintain a distance of six feet from each other, wear masks, and sit with three seats between each participant / family unit.  The area will be cleaned and all leaders will wear masks. 

    *View our Parking Map for options closest to the North Entrance.

    Click HERE to listen to the Crossroads Connection, Episode 44 Interview with Suzanne Weldy about GriefShare!

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    Hospitilization/Pastoral Care

    Looking for pastoral support for you or your loved one in the hospital? Fill out the form below and we will be in touch.

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    Marriage Mentoring

    Marriage Mentoring

    Pre-Marriage Mentoring is designed to help engaged couples begin their marriage with a Biblical foundation. A mentor is a more experienced couple who empowers an engaged couple through sharing resources and relational experiences. A Pre-Marriage Mentor is neither a Pastor, or marriage expert! They are hand selected, well trained couples who are key leaders at Crossroads Fellowship with a heart for marriage and helping couples honor God in their marriage. Completion of the Pre-Marriage Mentoring program is typically required of anyone who is getting married by a Crossroads' Pastor.

    Marriage Enrichment Mentoring
    The purpose of the Marriage Mentoring Program is to provide appropriate guidance, help, and support to couples who are in need of ministry in their marriage, and in their walks with God. The Marriage Enrichment Mentoring Program is part of a System of Care that uses all the existing support networks within the church.

    The Marriage Enrichment Mentoring Program involves a team of Marriage Mentors who are trained and equipped to mentor a couple through a time of difficulty. This team will be hand selected by key leaders based on maturity, experience, spiritual gifting, and desire for ministry. They will be people who are themselves in a small group or fellowship, and who are established members at Crossroads.


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    One-On-One Support

    Crossroads Care Encouragers

    For Difficult Times

    Crossroads Care Encouragers offer care, support and encouragement to people whose lives have been disrupted by divorce, death, grief, loss of a job, retirement changes, health problems, loneliness, discouragement, childbirth, questions about God and faith, and so forth. This ministry trains and supervises lay caregivers to provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to people in and around our church. Men meet with men and women meet with women.

    Crossroads Care Encouragers support people who for the most part have their basic coping skills intact, their thinking in order and their emotions under control. These care receivers need someone to walk beside them, to encourage them, to pray with them and for them, and to bear their burdens with them. The Care Encourager offers his or her support through attentive, active listening and a caring presence.

    If you are interested in learning more about the help Crossroads Care Encouragers can provide, please call us at 919.981.0222 during business hours.


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    Do you need prayer?

    If you would like our Pastors and Elders to pray for you: 

    Email your request to or fill out the Prayer Request Form.

    (Emergency prayer requests should not be sent to the email address. Please contact your pastor or ministry leader for more time-sensitive prayer requests.)

    Other methods for submitting prayer requests: 

    • Crossroads Elders are available to pray with you after Sunday morning services at the front of the Worship Center.
    • Write your prayer request(s) on the tear-off flap in the bulletin and drop in the offering basket. Pastors and Elders will be praying for you throughout the week.

    Important information regarding prayer requests: 

    All prayer requests are distributed weekly to our Pastors, Ministers & Elders. All prayer requests are handled confidentially and Crossroads Fellowship reserves the right to edit or disregard requests as we see fit before passing on to our intercessors.

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    Safe Families for Children

    Safe Families for Children 

    Informational Meeting:
    12pm  |  Monday, January 25 
    Virtual on Zoom, Click the REGISTER button below!
    Could you open your home to help a child whose family is going through a crisis? Join us to learn more about this organization, and how to help children navigate through a family crisis. For more information, contact Pastor Anthony Thomas.

    Why Do We Exist?
    ​Founded in 2003, Safe Families for Children (SFFC) surrounds families in crisis with caring, compassionate community. We are a volunteer-driven nonprofit that provides hope and support to families in our local communities. Our vision is to create a world where children are safe and families transformed through radically commpassionate communities. Our mission is to host vulnerable children and create extended family-like supports for desperate families through a community of devoted volunteers who are motivated by commpassion to keep children safe and families intact.    

    What We Do
    SFFC is a movement fueled by compassion to keep children safe and families intact. Through Host Families, Family Friends, and Family Coaches, we temporarily host children and provide a network of support to families in crisis while they get back on their feet.
    We open our hearts, open our arms, and open our homes.

    Interested in learning more about serving with Safe Families for Children? Contact Jeff and Jennifer Grote. 

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    Special Needs

    Abilities Enabled

    Dedicated to ministering to those among us who have special needs by:

    • Creating a church home enviroment for persons of all ages with disibilities to worship learn and connect to God
    • Providing support to individuals, children and their famlies as they navigate the waters of the special needs community
    • Reaching the  Raleigh community to witness God's love and grace lived out through the lives of famlies as our wonderful volunteers.

    Sunday Morning Connect Classes & Volunteer Opportunities: 
    *Due to the necessary precautions surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Abilities Enabled is postponing all meetings until further notice.

    AE (Ages 6-12)
    11am  | Rm 360
    A Sunday School class (Sunday Morning Connect) for children with special needs, ages 6-12. We embrace each child's special needs and provide a safe environment where they can learn about Jesus in a more sensory-integrated environment. Children worship through music, prayer, crafts, and play. We also provide shadows for children who are able to participate in their main-stream classes as needed.

    AE Teens (Ages 13-17)
    11am  |  Rm 764/765
    A Sunday School (Sunday Morning Connect) class for teens and preteens with special needs, ages 13-17. This class is a more structured environment. Teens can worship, do crafts, pray, and develop a relationship with Jesus. We also provide shadows for teens who are able to attend youth main-stream programs as needed.

    AE Adults (Ages 18+)
    11am  |  Rm 732
    A Sunday Morning Connect (Sunday School) class for adults with special needs, ages 18 and up. Group homes are encouraged to attend. We offer worship, prayer time and a Bible lesson with discussion. It is a great time of learning and fellowship in a relaxed and safe atmosphere. For more information about this class, contact Leigh Sawtelle at 919.981.0222 x161.

    Shadow Buddies Needed
    The Abilities Enabled Ministry needs fun loving volunteers to serve as Shadow Buddies Sunday mornings during 11am service and Friday night Respite. No experience or special skills necessary, just a heart for the special needs community. Volunteers must fill out an application and background check form and be at least 8th grade to adult. For more information, contact Leigh Sawtelle at 919.981.0222 x161.

    Click HERE to fill out a volunteer application and background check.

    Respite Care

    Friday, TBD
    6 - 9pm  |  Rm 359, 360
    Once a month our Respite program provides a break for families with children with special needs. This typically occurs on the second Friday of the month. Respite includes crafts, snacks, playground time, movies, and plenty of games. Both children with special needs — from 6 to 15 years of age — and their siblings 12 and under are welcome!

    Below you will find the necessary forms for Respite Attendance. Please print and fill these out prior to attending Respite in 2020.

    Upcoming Respite Dates for 2020:
    November, TBD
    December, TBD