OUTREACH is an important part of the CrossWalk community. As CrossWalk continues to grow, we also continue to grow our outreach strategy as well. To do so, we have begun a collaboration with Loma Linda University Health, Southeastern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, and other local partners to see where the CrossWalk community can be most effective in it's outreach efforts.
For a more in-depth explanation, along with interactive maps, please follow this link: CROSSWALK OUTREACH STORY MAP
1. Assessment. CrossWalk is working closely with Loma Linda University's School of Public Health in order to assure that assessment of the local community takes place. We do this in order to make sure that our Outreach efforts are relevant to our neighbors. We are also working closely with the LLUH Medical Center and their Faith and Health Liaison to ensure that our assessment is geotagged in order to create robust maps that allow us to see where the work can most effectively be done. As well, assessing the community assets, the CrossWalk Community Assets, and the present resources already available for those living on the margins will create a better understanding of what gaps CrossWalk can fill.
2. Program Development. After the initial assessment phase, CrossWalk will partner with public health professionals, other not-for agencies, as well as other faith communities in order to develop programs that will target specific disparities in the region.
3. The Ecclesial Center. The dream is to build ministries that fill the gaps in service for those who are marginalized by lack of access to education, healthcare, and jobs. But through this work in the community, they begin to see our physical location as a place of hope, health, and happiness. We seek to be a community that is learning to love well in tangible ways, so that the Love of Christ can be seen through our worshipping community.