We are an interdenominational, international Christian organization based in South Sudan working to transform lives and communities through partnership with the global church, other organizations, and the communities we serve. Working with South Sudanese communities in a dialogue of equals, ACROSS seeks biblical transformation in all sectors. Through training programs and local resources, ACROSS works to understand and engage root causes of problems from the perspective of those affected. A holistic approach, one for the whole person and whole community, is necessary for creating meaningful relationships and authentic change.
Head Office is in Juba, South Sudan. Nairobi, Kenya Office is a
Liaison office. ACROSS works from rather than in program locations, which means even other areas can be reached with
our ministries. ACROSS has
a workforce of around 220 staff, the majority of which Are South
with a very small number of overseas missionaries serving as
ACROSS is a Partnership!
a para-Church organization, ACROSS is a central link in a larger
network of partners for transformation. A host of international
partners and donors support the ministry of ACROSS with funds and
human resources, while also offering a platform for dialogue and
strategizing. Local partners within South Sudan include churches,
local organizations and the communities where we work. ACROSS plays
a role in connecting the worldwide Church and the South Sudanese
An ‘International-South Sudanese’
has both South Sudanese and non-South Sudanese staff members. The
South Sudanese staff form the bulk of the staff in keeping with
ACROSS’ philosophy of local action. They remain connected to the
resources of the local community. Other staff include nationals of:
Ethiopia, Uganda, Australia, and Kenya.
ACROSS is an Implementer!
cooperation with our strategic partners, ACROSS serves communities
throughout South Sudan and Northern Uganda through a holistic
approach to community transformation. ACROSS currently serves as the
Deep Field Humanitarian Coordination Focal Point for greater Boma
region and also has projects in the following sectors:
Coordination (Gorom Camp)
& Human Rights
Shelter & Non-food Items
Security & Livelihoods
Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH)
& Capacity Building
Communities, listening to God
dynamics in South Sudan affect the nature and style of ACROSS’
work. Beyond security issues, refugee issues, and political
movements, the presence of international relief agencies has made
some people hopeless and others dependent, dampening some people’s
imagination for change. Over the years from the peace agreement in
2005 to the independence of the Republic of South Sudan and the
recent signing of peace in 2015 following civil clashes- ACROSS has
had to respond to new realities both helpful and challenging. There
is an urgency for communities to seek God’s direction in their
trajectories, identifying their needs, seeking a solution together,
and moving toward their envisioned destiny.
Some key characteristics of ACROSS:
clear holistic ministry approach.
integrated program approach.
partnerships with agencies from around the world.
reputation for program implementation and careful management of
locations throughout South Sudan and Northern Uganda.
involvement in rehabilitation and reintegration responses to
refugees and displaced people groups.