Think about the innovation of Rev. David Mainse in 1977 to establish Crossroads’ 24/7 Prayer Centre, so people watching 100 Huntley Street could have a direct way to respond to the program and the Holy Spirit’s prompting in their lives. This has been a vital lifeline for 41 years, where callers can connect to a live person to receive comfort and wisdom in their loneliest hour, desperate moment or in their spiritual questions. The original social media! We answer about 30,000 calls for prayer every month,
plus additional requests for prayer via email and social media.
While many younger generations may be attached to their phones, they aren’t primarily being used for voice calls. Texts, Facebook messages and conversations online have become the communication mode of choice for many. In response, we’re making an intentional investment in digital discipleship with our new Walk of Faith Pastor, Junior Smith!
In his own walk of faith, Junior has embraced this key role at Crossroads to pray with viewers in our digital, online and text communities. He has been a Ministry Care Representative on the Crossroads phone lines and is equipped and called to minister in these innovative ways. He is also helping Crossroads launch the new Walk of Faith online mentorship program. This unique program will help those who have reached out to Crossroads for prayer grow in their Christian faith through intentional and ongoing digital discipleship. You can learn more about this new initiative on our website at crossroads.ca/247prayer.