NOTE TO CROSSBRIDGE! Hi Everyone!
I hope you are having a great week! So many great things are happening during this BOLD Initiative at Crossbridge! We're hearing great conversations about people becoming initial givers or taking steps up the Generosity Ladder! Great Community Group meetings are taking place with people wrestling through what it means to take a BOLD step of faith in generosity for them! And great Sunday services as well. Our attendance each Sunday has increased by 100 since we started BOLD! God is doing something special with us Crossbridge and I believe the best is still to come!
If you have missed any of the messages you can watch them on the BOLD website. Every week we are hearing from Crossbridgers of how God has changed their lives! We're watching some in our groups too! If you have missed those, go watch them all HERE.
This Sunday is week 4, can you believe it! Just two more weeks left in this life changing series. This week we will dive into the topic of “BOLD GIVING”. I am personally being challenged during my study time and am excited about the scriptures we are studying!
Remember March 1st is Commitment Sunday. I hope you’ll make every effort to be here on this momentous Sunday in the life of our church. Join me in praying that God’s Spirit does something far more than we can ask, think or imagine!
Our leaders and volunteers will be gathering this Friday for an Advance Commitment Night. In 1 Chronicles 29, David and the leaders of Israel went first in giving their offering towards the building of the temple. Jesus is our true and better temple now, but the example of leaders going first is something we think is honorable and worth following. Will you pray for our leaders and volunteers as they make their commitment to the BOLDEST step of generosity that they have ever taken? If you sense you and your family are ready to make your commitment, you are more than welcome to join us on Friday, February 20, at James Bowie Middle School at 7:00 p.m. Just e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org that you are coming, so we know to expect you!
These are great days Crossbridge! It’s such an honor to be your pastor and take this step of faith with you!
Going BOLD with you!
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW!
"BOLD" Series Continues This Sunday! We believe God will use this as a "game changer" for our church! We have a choice, we can play it safe or we can seize the life God has in mind for us. What's it going to be? Stop by the table in the lobby and pick up a Bold booklet and a t-shirt.
- Crossbridge Kids and Students go through the same series as the adults.
- Community Groups will study along with the series.
- Commitment Sunday - March 1st.
PARTNERSHIP CLASS - March 22 - 5-8 PM Discover more about our beliefs as a church, covering everything from theology to discipleship! Childcare (up to 5 yrs) and dinner will be provided. Register HERE. This class is a prerequisite to join the church.
BAPTISM SUNDAY - EASTER - April 5, 2015 Take your next step in following Jesus by going public with your faith through Baptism! Email email@example.com to receive a baptism packet with more information about this important step.
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 night 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 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 Registration deadline - January 25. 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 - FEBRUARY 2015 - PRAYER POINTS Get your copy of the "Pray First" Prayer Points for February 2015 HERE.