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HOLY CROSS LUTHERAN CHURCH

Casting A Light In The Community

aka Central Florida Cross Network   |   Lake Mary, FL   |  http://www.hclm.org

Mission

Our mission is to serve the needs of our community and growing the faith of all who believe. We accomplish this through operating and starting churches, operating and starting private school, starting social ministries to fill unmet needs in the community. Our organization operates under the Central Florida Cross Network moniker and includes Holy Cross Lake Mary, Holy Cross Lutheran Academy, The Cross Orlando, New City Church and Wellspring Church. We also operate Cancerbank.org helping families struck with cancer.

Ruling year info

1941

Executive Pastor

Rev Ben Hoyer

Main address

780 N Sun Dr

Lake Mary, FL 32746 USA

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EIN

59-2520492

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

Primary/Elementary Schools (B24)

Kindergarten, Nursery Schools, Preschool, Early Admissions (B21)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We focus on mercy and justice -
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me. Matthew 25

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Holy Cross Lutheran Academy

PreK - High School Christian Education

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

Holy Cross Lake Mary is a Lutheran church in Lake Mary FL

Population(s) Served
Christians
Families

The Cross Orlando is a Christian Church gathering at 1010 West Church Street in Orlando

Population(s) Served
Christians

We are a community of followers of Christ gathering in the Southwest Orlando/Millenia area.

Population(s) Served
Christians

Our church gathers in Victoria Square on Sundays. Volusiachurch.com

Population(s) Served
Christians

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) 1984

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Meeting the needs of the community and growing the faith of all who believe.

We are seeing unmet needs in our community and we catalyze people into a life of service demonstrating mercy and justice.

We commit 10% of our church offerings to the community. We have established teams of volunteers to serve in the non-profit organizations we helped to establish to meet the community needs. We have started a grant making program to help social entrepreneurs begin non-profits focused on meeting community needs.

Since our inception, We have committed over $1 million to our local Food Pantry and Homeless Services non-profit partner- The Sharing Center and over $750,000 to Shepherd's Hope clinic for the uninsured. We have committed over $4 million to supporting Lutheran Missions worldwide. We have logged over 75,000 volunteer hours. We have delivered Thanksgiving day meals to over 4500 families. We gave financial support and mentoring to start 5 non-profits that are able to multiply the efforts we could do alone.

We are working on spreading the work we do further in our community. Since 2010, we have established 5 churches in service to the community around Central Florida. We will continue to Plant and Build community focused service organizations.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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HOLY CROSS LUTHERAN CHURCH

Board of directors
as of 06/07/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jordan Crandall

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/18/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/19/2023

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Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.