Crosslines Churches of the Joplin Area Inc

Serving People, Feeding Souls

aka Crosslines Ministries Joplin



Crosslines exists to serve God's people in need through Church and community partnerships.

Ruling Year


Executive Director

Rodney Rambo

Main Address

320 S. School Ave



pantry, food, clothing, basic needs, baby items, financial assistance, commodities





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Unknown (Z99)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Crosslines works to meet the needs of low-income families and individuals through crisis provision of food, clothing, household items, hygiene items, baby items, and rental or utility assistance. The organization works through the hands of gracious volunteers from local church bodies, businesses, and groups to address the issues of hunger, working poverty, poverty among children, and poverty among the elderly and disabled.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Client Choice Pantry

Clothing and Housewares

Hygiene Items

Rental and Utility Assistance

TEFAP (Previously Commodity)

Where we work

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

Crosslines seeks to serve people and feed souls. Serving through listening ears, referrals to community resources, basic need provision, and connection to the local church allow Crosslines' clients to build social capital while their basic needs are being met. Crosslines seeks to collaboratively serve clients through partnerships with Ozark's Food Harvest, Ozark Gateway Master Gardeners, United Way's Regional Health and Welfare, WIOA, and 60+ local churches and agencies. As an organization, Crosslines believes enough food is available for every person in the area to go to bed without feeling hunger pangs. Similarly, weather appropriate clothing is available and accessible for every member of the community. Simply put, Crosslines seeks to meet people where there are in their journey in the effort of building alongside them as they grow.

Crosslines strategically utilizes media, events, and awareness efforts to educate the community about the issues happening in the area. Crosslines also works alongside numerous agencies to ensure that service duplication is at a minimum. Caseworkers at Crosslines and multiple other local agencies work together to best serve clients through best practices. For example, Crosslines houses a client choice pantry in which clients choose the food they would use and leave food they wouldn't use for another person in need. Furthermore, Crosslines regularly partners with local substance abuse treatment centers to provide clothing and hygiene items to those working toward a clean and sober lifestyle.

Crosslines is capable of meeting needs in the community because of our many supporters. The innumerable hours of volunteer work and the generosity of businesses, corporations, churches, families, and individuals are the foundation of Crosslines Ministries. The many hands required each day to run the programs are centered around the heart of the mission. People join together to make sure neighbors are clothed, fed, clean, and loved.

Crosslines' regularly runs reports on services provided, repeated services, and client progress. The reports show the quantitative data to see progress. Qualitative progress is seen by the improved stability of clients, their volunteerism, and growth in community support of the ministry.

Crosslines has operated for 37 years. The facility is an ideal home for the mission and vision of serving people and feeding souls. In 2017, Crosslines fed, clothed, and served 1900 people each month on average. Over $500,000 of volunteer hours were spent to make the services happen. New leadership and anticipated growth are on the rise at Crosslines. Improving current programs and meeting the needs of neighbors is on the heart of Crosslines. The board, staff, and volunteers are working to invest in the community to make lasting change.

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Crosslines Churches of the Joplin Area Inc

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Board Leadership Practices

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Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

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Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

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Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

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Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

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Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

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