Mission Spotlight: in2Action

ExtraSmall-300dpi-WEB-300x108Dan Hanneken, LCSW is the founder and Executive Director of in2Action, a local ministry partner of The Crossing. in2Action provides Christ-centered residential transitional services to adult men recently released from prison and those at risk of criminal activity.

For more information, Dan can be reached via email: [email protected] .

The men served by in2Action mainly struggle with:

  • successfully gaining and maintaining employment
  • access to Christ-centered housing
  • relapsing into use of alcohol and/or drugs
  • being tempted to get involved with women in unhealthy ways



in2Action addresses these struggles by providing safe and drug free transitional housing, employment support and spiritual support. in2Action’s services also include transitional jobs, counseling, case management and provision of basic needs.




in2Action opened the doors of its first house on February 1, 2012 and is preparing to open its second house soon.

Dan Hanneken describes how in2Action got started:

in2Action was born out of the prison ministry at The Crossing. We always had a focus on those being released from prison and always sought to provide Christ-centered services to those we served. After years of trying to help people returning from prison in Columbia, we realized there were simply not enough resources – particularly Christian housing. I met with leadership at The Crossing and discussed expanding our prison ministry and they agreed this was much needed however it did not fall within the mission of the church. They suggested I move forward – with their blessing and support, to create a separate ministry. You might say The Crossing “planted” in2Action. in2Action-Trail-Run-19

My personal desire to serve this population stems from my own person experience, having been incarcerated three times and looking for but not finding Christian support upon my releases.”

Dan has been a member of The Crossing since 2007. He graduated from MU in 2008 with his Master’s in Social Work (MSW) degree. Prior to starting in2Action Dan served as the Reentry Coordinator for the Missouri Department of Corrections. He also previously worked at Phoenix Health Programs as a Substance Abuse Counselor.

The Crossing supports in2Action by:In2Action-Trail-Run-400x478

Prayer Requests:

  • That God would be glorified
  • That the community would be accepting

Donate by choosing the “Partner Now” button at: in2Action.org


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