In March of 1982, Crosslines Churches of the Joplin Area began with the mission of "Concerned volunteers working together across denominational lines to meet human needs in the name of Jesus." We started with the support of 10 churches desiring to eliminate the duplication of services while providing a centralized location to operate a food pantry and clothing bank.
As the community need for services grew, so did Crosslines Ministries. Today, we have more than 60 supporting churches, over 200 volunteers, and 9 part-time staff members. We just celebrated 35 years of service to the Joplin, Carl Junction and Webb City communities. We are looking forward to many more years of "Serving God's people in need through church and community partnerships."