During life’s good and sometimes difficult times, our hope is to come along side of you, to assist, to restore and encourage you with the love of Jesus Christ.  These life moments may be weddings, funerals, stays in the hospital, depression, marriage or family difficulties, or other challenges of life.  Care Ministry offers church members and regular attender’s services; such as a pastor to officiate your wedding, a pastor for the funeral of a loved one, biblical counselors, hospital visit support, financial or job hunting coaches, classes to break from addictions and benevolence help in time of need.


The Crossing Church, offers pastors and wedding service coordinators to officiate your wedding if you are a member or regular church attendee.  Wedding services are provided on a “fee” basis.  At the Tampa campus, small weddings can be scheduled and performed at the outside garden café area next to the main lobby.  The church does not permit weddings or receptions to be held inside of the Tampa campus.  The South Shore campus offers an inside wedding venue for a fee, however, receptions are not permitted inside the South Shore campus venue. 

To inquire about availability of the church wedding venues, a pastor and service coordinator, please contact Teri Bartus at: tbartus@crossingonline.org


Members and regular attenders of The Crossing Church can request availability of the Tampa or South Shore campuses for funeral services.  The availability of the sanctuary, or other church rooms for funeral services is dependent on other scheduled services or events.

Additionally, short notice funerals may be difficult to accommodate because of the unavailability of an officiating pastor, adequate support staff such as media technicians, or other essential facilities personnel.

Members and regular attendees can inquire about funeral service availability by calling (813) 626-0783 or emailing tbartus@crossingonline.org

Biblical Counseling 

Care Ministry can guide individuals to discover Christ-centered answers for a wide range of life events to include; marital, personal, or relationship challenges, loss of a loved one, financial problems or other life events.  

Our biblical counselors are not professional counselors, but are pastors, select church staff members and volunteers that can offer biblical guidance and prayer.  Our biblical counselors offer a free service. Biblical counselors will encourage you with God’s Word and direct you to attend life changing church support groups and classes.

Pre-Marriage Class

The Crossing Church offers a pre-marriage class for those planning to wed.  The curriculum meets the Hillsborough County guidelines for pre-marriage classes and a certificate issued upon completion of the course can be used to obtain a reduced fee when applying for a marriage license.  This one day class requires a small fee for materials and a provided lunch.

The class helps you understand the role God plays in your marriage.

Hospital Visits

Care ministries has a team available to visit church members and regular attendees who have been admitted into local hospitals.

“…I was sick, and you looked after me…”
-Matthew 25:36

Would you like to Join the Pastoral Care Team as a Servant Leader?

Do you feel you have a God given desire or gift to provide biblical counsel, visit the sick, financially coach, or care for others that are hurting?  You can make a difference by becoming a Pastoral Care volunteer.

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