Urban Encounter Mission trips are a different kind of mission experience. We believe that before God can work through us in the mission field, He has to work in us.  It is our desire for you to have a fresh encounter with the power and presence of Jesus Christ through prayer.  Come and discover how to impact your community in a very new and different way! God Bless You! Michelle Gustin
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Urban Encounter is a ministry of Crossroads Compassionate Ministries, an outreach of Crossroads Tabernacle, designed to coordinate Urban ministries in the inner city of Ft. Worth, Texas.  UE is under the leadership of Rev. Corey Jones and the people at Crossroads Tabernacle.  The dream for UE grew out of a desperate desire to reach out and show God’s love to children and their families in low-income housing and government projects.


In the summer of 1999, the first youth groups were called and began urban mission trips in the city.  In the summer of 2001, 12 youth groups, with over 400 teens from 6 different states came to participate in Urban Encounter.  In 2003, A team from Crossroads Tabernacle organized the inner city children’s projects for the Nazarene Youth Conference in Houston, Texas with over 400 teens.  Crossroads Compassionate Ministries continues to host many youth groups each summer and gives them opportunities to have life changing  experiences!





Peanut Butter and Jelly Kid’s Club

Get on the Peanut Butter and Jelly Kid’s Club Bus and take the gospel to children in low-income apartments with puppets, music, crafts, stories, and snacks.


Feeding the Hungry

You will participate in an evangelistic worship service and help serve a meal to the elderly, homeless, and needy families in the Polytechnic community in Ft. Worth.  You may also be part of Beautiful Feet Ministries, a Bible-based ministry that serves lunch every other day, to some 200 homeless men, women and children of Fort Worth.


Street Evangelism

Your youth group will be trained in one on one evangelism.  This will then be used as they go out to the streets to witness and share their faith.


Rehabilitate a Women’s Shelter in the Community

Work on a shelter that is being rehabilitated for women who are in desperate need of a safe haven.  You may paint, scrape, hammer, tear apart or clean up a room to help in the process of rehabilitation.


Urban Multi Cultural Church Services

Participation  in worship with a multi-cultural congregation.  Experience diverse cultures, languages, and



Work and Clean up Projects

Help beautify the inner city by cleaning up empty lots, working around the church , mowing, and beautifying homes.





Urban Encounter is also another opportunity of ministry for members of Crossroads Tabernacle to support.


“Whoever is kind to the poor lend to the Lord and will be repaid in full”   (Proverbs 9:17).



CROSSROADS TABERNACLE    1470 MORRISON DR.    FORT WORTH, TX 76112    817.457.5211