Hi Everyone! What a wonderful Easter weekend we had! I can’t believe it’s already been a week as of this writing. The Good Friday service was an amazing time learning about “the cup” that Jesus drank for us and that our cup is “empty”. And Easter Sunday was just spectacular! We baptized 15 people and that never gets old! Seeing the power of the Christ at work in people’s lives is truly a blessing to witness. We had a little over 900 people with this us this past Sunday, which is our highest attendance ever! To all of you who served, it is truly an honor to be partnering with you in this mission. And to all of you who invited people, GREAT JOB! God uses people to reach people! So many that came where guests who typically don’t attend church and they were able to be welcomed by a loving community, hear music proclaiming Jesus as the savior, see people go public with their faith through baptism and hear God’s word proclaimed that Jesus is Alive!
This Sunday we will kick off our brand new series “HEROES AND VILLAINS”. This will be study of the book of Judges found in the Old Testament. We typically cast people in one of those roles in stories and sometimes even in our own lives. Through this series we will see that the scripture doesn’t categorize people as heroes and villains but as sinners needing a Savior. This is going to be a great series that I believe will encourage your faith.
If you invited someone to attend Easter, even if they didn’t make it, I would encourage you to touch base with them this weekend, see how their experience was and invite them back for the start of this new series.
I love you Crossbridge and I believe the best is yet to come!
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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW!
NEW SERMON SERIES BEGINS THIS SUNDAY - "HEROES AND VILLIANS" A study of the book of Judges found in the Old Testament.
DATE NIGHT WITH MICHAEL SMALLEY - Sunday, April 26 at 6:00 PM Cost - $25 per couple until April 26 and then $30 at the door! Join us for the most awesome experience you can get as a couple! Seriously, one of the most valuable things you can do for your relationship is get out of the house and simply have a good time together. This is what Date Night is! A great evening of comedy, encouragement, and food. Michael is the CEO of Smalley Institute who is a weird combo of being a comedian with a M.A. in Clinical Psychology form Wheaton College! There is no childcare at the event but we will reimburse for childcare. Register for DATE NIGHT HERE.
AUTHENTIC MANHOOD: "A Man and His Traps" - $15.00 Monday nights 7:00 PM beginning, April 13 A 6 week study that will help men understand what lies behind the manhood traps and beneath the heart idols that can distract them from the truth and the power of the Gospel. Then it unfolds a biblical battle plan that helps men replace specific temptations and struggles men can relate to with God's better promises. Register HERE!
MOTHER'S DAY BABY DEDICATION - May 10th Parents are invited to participate in the Mother's Day Baby Dedication for children, birth to twenty-four months. This is a time for families to be recognized on stage, publicly committing to raise their children according to God's biblical design. Go HERE to sign up.
COMMUNITY GROUP - Life is Better Connected Community Groups are the primary place where you are known and cared for at Crossbridge. They gather in homes and apartments throughout the area on different nights of the week. We see our groups as a place where people can grow in their relationship with Jesus, share life together, and impact the community in which they live. Get more information HERE!
CROSSBRIDGE STUDENTS (6TH-12TH GRADES) - Student Life Camp June 28-July 2 - Cost $350 Student Life camp is a time to get away from everything and spend a week with friends, have fun, and be saturated in the Gospel. This is going to be a week that your student(s) will not want to miss! A non-refundable deposit of $60 is due by April 12. Find out more and register HERE!
CROSSBRIDGE KIDS CAMP (3RD-5TH GRADES) - July 11-15 - Cost $225 A truly life-changing time filled with friends, action packed days and faith filled adventures and discussion, your child won't want to miss Kids Camp! They will be begging to go back each year! A $30 non-refundable deposit is due by May 31, 2015. Get more information and register HERE!
PRAY FIRST - APRIL 2015 - PRAYER POINTS Get your copy of the "Pray First" Prayer Points for March 2015 HERE.