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Contact Us

  • Phone: (616) 301-2904
  • Email: 
  • Address:
    800 Scribner NW | Grand Rapids MI 49504

Gathering Times

  • Saturdays: 6 PM
  • Sundays: 9 + 11 AM

Public School Partnerships

Stocking Elementary is a Westside school, located just down the road from Crossroads. The connection between Stocking and Crossroads began a few months prior to Crossroads moving into our current Westside address, back in February 2014. This connection was one that basically fell into our laps and since those beginning conversations, God has opened many doors, leading our church to embrace and serve Stocking School as our collective street corner.

Crossroads’ heart is to humbly walk alongside the community at Stocking Elementary, through prayer, mentorship and caring for the needs of students and teachers in various capacities. Our desire is to start small and focus on building and establishing relationships.

We use the Kids Hope mentoring program at Stocking Elementary. This pairs one student with one church member, to meet for one hour per week during the school day (8:00-3:30). Mentors provide social and academic support, and serve as a positive and consistent adult role model. Mentors commit to one school year, but are welcome to continue on for as many years as they would like. Contact for an application.

Wanting to get involved at Stocking, but not able to mentor? Email Bethany to let her know how you’d like to get involved. Other opportunities include:

  • One-time events: 
    • Halloween Parade: October 31, 2:00pm-3:00pm
    • November Attendance Celebration: November 20, 6:30pm-8:00pm
    • Christmas Store: December 18, All Day
    • Christmas Giving: By November 1st, Donate small gifts to put in stockings. (Each Stocking student will receive a stocking for the holidays)
  • Prayer and Encouragement for Teachers
  • Meals to Teachers
  • Volunteer at Breakfast/Lunch/Recess
  • Other (tell us your passion and we'll find a place for you!)

*All volunteer opportunities that directly engage with children require the completion and approval of the GRPS volunteer application. CLICK HERE to print the application.

More Public School Mentorship Opportunities!

Bridge Street Ministries
Discipleship | Community Outreach | After-School Programs
| www.bshop.org

First Tee of West Michigan
Discipleship | Sports Ministry / After-School Programs
| www.thefirsttee.org

New City Kids
Discipleship | Empower At-Risk Teens | After-School Programs
| www.newcitykids.org

Youth for Christ
Discipleship | Evangelizing Among Youth
| www.wmyfc.org