Summer 2012

In the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains, the congregation at Crossfire United Methodist Church practices “extravagant generosity and hospitality” to help neighbors in need.

But that’s not the only reason the rural North Carolina church has made a name for itself. The sanctuary is in an old trucking terminal – and its members come from all walks of life.

“It’s not about what the building looks like or what you look like,” says associate pastor Dwight Smith. “It’s about your heart for God and for people.”

Watch a video to meet the congregation and learn more about Crossfire’s unique ministry.

Summer 2012

As part of our continuing series, our latest Profile of Service spotlights David Liu, a Duke University student who spent the summer making a difference in the lives of children–and learning life-changing lessons about himself. An interview and video shares David's story.

A continuum of services at the Carolina Youth Development Center supports at-risk young people on the road to independence. Learn more through this Q & A with the center's leader, Barbara Kelley Duncan.

A free online service makes it easier to apply for benefits that might otherwise go unclaimed. Learn more about how this "one-stop-shop" program is helping families in need.