I am so excited to be back preaching God’s word to you this Sunday! Every summer I take a preaching break to focus on seeking God for my heart, the next phase of family and church, and rest. So, over the last few weeks I have gotten to preach at one of the church plants we support, went to El Salvador on a Crossbridge GOES trip with some amazing people, and had a brief getaway with my wife celebrating 24 years of marriage! I am so grateful for teamates like Jason Bollinger and our Elders who would step on the platform and bring God’s word to you over the last few weeks. What a great team of people God has brought here!
This Sunday I am starting a brand new series simply titled “PRAY”. This will lead into our “21 Days of Prayer” season as we head toward a new school year and the start of a new ministry season here at Crossbridge.
Friends, a new series is a great time to invite someone to join us. I know there are just a few more weeks till school starts, I know it’s hot, you’re busy and people are busy but this just might be the invitation that leads them to a fresh start with their creator! Remember, we don’t exist as a church just for ourselves. We exist for the mission of Jesus to lead people to know God, grow together and make a difference in the world through Jesus! So let’s shake off the summer slump spiritually and gather strong this Sunday.
I can’t wait to see you and see what God is going to do in our midst!
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW!
NEW SERMON SERIES BEGINS THIS SUNDAY | Pray
Prayers aren't empty words hurled at the sky. They're conversations - in fact, they're the most important conversations of our lives. God has made it so that through Jesus anyone can connect with Him through prayer. Join Crossbridge for this back to basics series that will encourage you, that no matter who you are, you can pray.
BAPTISM | August 20
If you are ready to take your next step in following Jesus by going public with your faith through baptism on August 20th, click HERE and we would love to connect with you, send you some information and answer any of your questions.
21 DAYS OF PRAYER | August 7-28
We are kicking off the Fall with a season of prayer. We have a prayer guide for all 21 Days and other resources to help you grow in prayer. On August 16 we'll gather for a Night of Worship and Prayer. Childcare is available for Birth-4th grade. Go HERE to register.
NIGHT OF WORSHIP AND PRAYER | August 16 | 7:00-8:30 pm
We will gather for extended worship and prayer in the middle of our 21 Days of Prayer. This will be a night you don't want to miss! Childcare is available for Birth-4th grade. Go HERE to register.
NEXT STEP: What's Yours? August 20 & 27
God has an incredible purpose for your life, and Next Steps is designed to help you connect with that purpose. You will spend two sessions looking at what it means to be a growing follower of Jesus that knows God, grows together and makes a difference with your life. The class is immediately after the 3rd service with lunch and childcare provided. For more information go HERE and register for the class and childcare.
Promotion Sunday is August 20th for Kindergarten - High School. They will be moving up to the next grade level.
August 13th we have opportunities for children moving into a new ministry area:
8:30 am - Upcoming Kindergarten Donut Breakfast in the Family Building for kids and their parents to learn about the Elementary Ministry and preview our small and large group environments
12:45 pm - Upcoming 5th Grade Pizza Lunch in the Family Building for preteens and their parents to learn about our Fifty6 Ministry and meet their new leaders
4:30-7 pm - Upcoming 7th Grade Connexus Open House in the Main Lobby for students and their parents to preview Connexus and meet their new leaders
Back to School with Bowie | August 6th - August 20th
This year we are excited to partner with our future neighbors at Bowie Middle School for our Back to School Supply Drive. These supplies are the ones that Teachers end up having to purchase themselves. This is a great opportunity to help them start the year with everything they need while also serving students in need. The chocolate and Starbucks cards are a small token of appreciation for all of the Teachers & Staff at Bowie.
Please bring your donation of the following items to the Crossbridge lobby on Sundays between August 6th and August 20th:
Pencils (No. 2)
Colored Copy Paper
Washable Markers (Thin or Wide) - Used by Students
Post-It-Notes (various sizes)
Dry Erase Markers/Erasers
Liquid Paper (White-Out)
Various Office Supplies
$5 Starbucks Gift Cards
JORDAN MISSION TRIP | September 29 - October 9
We are taking a team to serve Syrian Refugees who have fled to Jordan. We will be working in Mafraq where we will visit around 250 refugee families to provide necessities, hope, encouragement and support. Visit HERE for more information and to register.
GENEROSITY AT CROSSBRIDGE
Year-To-Date Giving Dashboard
NEW GIVERS YTD - 102
GIVERS YTD - 552
GIVING YTD - $1,073,865.68
Thank you for your generosity to Crossbridge as we honor God by making growing followers of Jesus Christ!