NOTE TO CROSSBRIDGE!

Hi Everybody!

Our team is so excited about gathering together this Sunday!  We kick off our brand new series “OVERWHELMED” and celebrate 14 years as a church community with our “Lot Party”!

I want to encourage you to use this Sunday as an intentional opportunity to invite someone to join us.  My own spiritual journey is marked by the personal invitation from my cousin.  He must have invited me to his church and church activities a dozen times! Maybe like me you have invited people before and they had an excuse or just plain told you “no”.  DON’T give up hope!  Remember from Sunday’s message the gospel gives us a new outlook on people.  We look at people far from God with great hope, His hand is not too short to save.

So pray and make the call, send the text, stop by their desk, walk across the street, the yard or the hall and make the ask.

I want to make a special ask to those of you who attend our 10:00 service.  One way you can partner with Crossbridge in our mission to see people far from God become growing followers of Jesus Christ is by attending the 8:30 service and serving at our 10:00 a.m. service. The 10:00 a.m. service is the optimal hour that new people come to our church. Many who haven’t been to church in years choose this time to come. If you have noticed since school has started the 10:00 is our fullest service.  Study after study shows that if a room is 70-80% full then new people feel it is too full and feel like there is no seat for them. When they feel that way, they don’t come back.  And usually, it’s not that they try out another church, they just don’t come back to church at all.

Friends, our team from staff to guest services knows that every Sunday is somebody’s first Sunday.  We want to create an engaging environment where people can hear the gospel and encounter the God who made them.  The church is a place where broken people can come looking for answers.  People going through a crisis whether relational, vocational or financial and looking for hope come in our building every week and especially in the next several with this new series.

This is an opportunity to serve the people of Fort Bend and can have God-sized consequences as you open a seat for someone that needs to hear and encounter the liberating power of Jesus. So have an extra cup (or 2!) of coffee and join us at 8:30; join a team and serve people at 10:00.   This matters and you can make a difference by partnering with us in this way.

So what are your steps for this Sunday?

  • Invite friends, family, neighbors, co-workers - call them, text them, visit them, share things from our face book page, but INVITE!
  • 10:00 Service - move for the mission!  Join us at 8:30 and serve at 10:00!
  • And most of all let us pray that God’s Spirit does a mighty work in our midst and that we would see lives changed by the power of the Gospel!

I love you Crossbridge! It’s an honor to be your pastor and partner with you on this mission!

See-ya Sunday!!

Chuck

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW!

OVERWHELMED . . . New sermon series begins this week!

OVERWHELMED . . . New sermon series begins this week!

LOT Party | September 18 | After Each Service
Celebrate Crossbridge's 14th Birthday and the kick-off of our new series "Overwhelmed"! We'll have a BBQ lunch, bounce houses for the kids and much more! This is a great day to bring a friend to Crossbridge!

JORDAN TRIP I October 21-30 I $1,950 I Registration Deadline THIS SUNDAY 9/18/2016
We are excited to be taking a team from Crossbridge to serve Syrian Refugees in Jordan. Registration is underway for this short-term trip. For details or to sign-up, visit the Jordan Trip webpage HERE!

WELCOME LUNCH I October 2 i 12:45 PM
New to Crossbridge? Then this event is for you! We'd love to meet you and tell you about the history of Crossbridge, how to get connected and have some delicious food! Reservation is required for food and childcare. Please get more information and register HERE.

LADIES FALL GATHERING I Friday, October 14 I 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Ladies, you are invited to an evening of worship, teaching, conversation, some great appetizers and prayer. We'd love for you to bring someone. We're praying this would be a night where you can worship, learn and be together as we celebrate the power and greatness of Jesus. There will be no childcare for this event. Register HERE!

SEPTEMBER PRAYER POINTS

Access your copy of the September 2016 Prayer Points HERE!


BOLD UPDATE

BOLD Dashboard (3-1-15 TO DATE)

150    -    # of First-Time Givers to Date

380   -   # of Total Givers to Date

$4,089,378-  BOLD Generosity to Date

$6,075,443-  Total BOLD Generosity Goal

March 2015 - March 2017

Thank you for your generosity to Crossbridge as we honor God by making growing followers of Jesus Christ! Share your BOLD story HERE!