Forward 200

Thank you for your interest in the Forward 200 Group.
Next Steps is our 3-step onboarding process to join a team.


Take a few moments to hear from our Director, Bob Stock.


What does the name “Forward 200” mean?
Several years ago Pastor Chad felt led by the Lord to send a tithe from the  church membership into full-time, global missions.  At the time, the Cross family was about 2,000, so a tithe of that family is 200.  The word “forward” is used in several of Cross’ local and global initiatives.

What is the primary purpose of the Forward 200 Launch Team (F200 LT)?
The primary purpose of F200 is to assist people in ascertaining whether God has called them to full-time global missions, and if so, assist them in overcoming hurdles to getting to the field.

What other benefits are available within this group?
F200 will helps people assess God’s call on their lives, gives them opportunities to fellowship with others who have a similar call to missions, and offers individual mentoring and coaching as they take steps forward to answer the call to serve in global missions.

What are the requirements to be part of this group?
The only real requirement is to be open to God’s call on one’s life for global missions some point now or in the future.  Joining the group does not mean someone will definitely be a missionary but that they are at least open to the possibility.

I’m not sure I’m called to serve full time in global missions.  Is this the right group for me?
Each person is at a different stage of answering God’s missional call on his or her life.  You may not be sure God has called you to full-time missions, but something (or Someone) is tugging on your heart to find out.  You may know you have been called, but you are not quite sure how to pursue that call.  You may have been called, but now you are facing hurdles to answering that call.  You may have been called and have already been approved by a missionary-sending agency.  Finally, you may not have a missions call on your life as of yet, but you want to volunteer to serve Him in this capacity, much like Isaiah: “Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?’  Then I said, ‘Here am I. Send me!’”

Are internship and short-term opportunities available?
Yes, short-term missions trip opportunities are available throughout the year.  Internships and other longer-term trips are also available at times depending on missionary host availability.

What if I’m not a member of Cross Assembly?
Cross Assembly values and encourages membership, but F200 is also available to those from other church fellowships who are called to global missions.

Can a minor join F200?  
There are no age limits as God can call someone to full-time global missions at any age.  However, to get the full benefit of the group, the lowest recommended age is 13.

When does the group meet?
The F200 LT currently meets as a group on the 3rd Monday of every month at the Yonkers Road campus.  Sometimes the meeting date changes based on visiting missionary guests.

Who leads F200?
Bob and Cindy Stock oversee the F200 LT.  They have been involved in global missions for over 25 years at Cross Assembly, have led multiple short-term missions trips, and have hosted visiting missionaries in their home for 25 years.  These experiences have allowed them to learn about missions from many different standpoints and have access to many missionary resources.  

Do you have additional questions?
Please email Bob Stock at [email protected] .

Is childcare provided?
Childcare is provided but requires preregistration.  

How do I apply to join F200?
If you are ready to apply to join F200, please begin the three-step process below.  This process includes a video from Pastor Vic Ronquillo, a video from Darla Harvey (Missions Director), and an online application.  Please remember to check your spam folder if you do not receive links and information in a timely way.  You can also email [email protected].

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