God has been doing some amazing things at Crossbridge in 2015! From the beginning of the year we have seen that God is at work. Notably, the continued success of the BOLD campaign, our numerical growth this last spring, and we are about to have our third Sunday of CB3! The last two weeks have been amazing as new people are serving, attending, and taking steps in their relationship with God (we have grown by 20% in attendance from where we were last year), CLOSED on 14 1/2 acres (that’s right, we learned through our survey we are getting an extra half acre), hired a new full-time staff person (Jennifer Krupa who will be here, Lord willing, mid-October), and our normal day to day stuff of Community Groups, BOLD Campaign and much more. This would be a great time to stop and just THANK GOD for His grace on Crossbridge during this season.
We value excellence at Crossbridge. We believe it honors God and inspires people. We define excellence as doing the best with what we have. We are constantly celebrating what God is doing but as leaders we ask, “How can we make it better?” Our goal is to do everything with excellence. We have been working so hard on CB3, our fall kickoff, BOLD property closing, and keeping up with our growth that we have not given adequate attention to the Men’s Retreat that we had scheduled for November. We feel that we will not be able to make this event as excellent as it should be to honor God and inspire the men that will attend, so we will postpone the Men’s Retreat. We are planning some other things for men in the future to encourage and equip them to take a step as a Christ-Follower.
We haven’t arrived yet Crossbridge. Like we talked about in the message last Sunday, God is doing great stuff here but we are not home yet. Keep praying for our church as we are growing, that we will stay united under our vision of seeing the gospel come to every man, woman, and child in Fort Bend County. A great way to keep prayer for our church in front of you is to download our monthly “PRAY FIRST” guide HERE or pick one up Sunday.
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P. S. This Sunday we’ll talk about the uniqueness of scripture. Why should we trust the scripture? Can we take it literally? What a great Sunday to invite a friend as we talk about reasons to trust the Bible.
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW!
"INSPIRED" Why the word of God is the way of life series continues this Sunday!
- What is the Bible all about? Can we trust the Bible?
- How do you make heads or tails of the Bible when you are reading it?
- How can we experience a growing relationship with God through the scriptures?
Join us as we answer these and other questions about the greatest book in all of history.
TIME CHANGE SUNDAY - November 1st - Fall Back One Hour!
Join us November 1st for TIME CHANGE Sunday! Bring the whole family and join us for gourmet hot dogs, kettle corn, bounce houses and more for all three services
WOMEN'S FALL BIBLE STUDY - "CHASE: chasing after the heart of God"
October 7 - November 18
This fall join the Crossbridge Ladies as they study the life of David from the Old Testament and learn how God is the only one we can chase after that will satisfy us as we find Him. Register for the class and childcare HERE!
WOMEN'S RETREAT - October 8-10 - $180
Crier Creek Camp, Columbus, TX
Join us for a fun, relaxing and spiritually renewing weekend! Get more information and register HERE!
BABY DEDICATION - October 18
Parents are invited to participate in Baby Dedication for children birth to twenty-four month, a time for families to be recognized on stage, publicly committing to raise their children according to God's biblical design. Email HERE to sign up!
BAPTISM SUNDAY - November 1
Take your net step in following Jesus by going public with your faith through Baptism! Email HERE to receive a baptism packet with more information about this important step.
2015 GLOBAL INITIATIVES
Make a difference in Jesus' name this next year on one of our Short Term Trips. Make plans now to go on a faith adventure to make Jesus known. To learn more details and to sign-up go HERE.
- Nicaragua - Living Water - March 13-19 - $2,000 - Limited Space Available - Deadline, Nov. 1st.
- el Salvador - Compassion - June 18-24 - $2,400
PRAY FIRST - OCTOBER PRAYER POINTS
Get the October Prayer Points HERE!
sons we can trust the Bible.