The Grow Together Initiative
Grow Together Introduction
Watch this short video and then keep reading to learn more!
It's a New Season
At CrossPointe we are immensely grateful for all that Jesus has done in and through His church during 2020-2021, but we also recognize loss has occurred and we have not been left unscathed. So after navigating nearly two years of changes and uncertainty, the time is now to look ahead to 2022 and beyond! We are entering into a new season in the life of our church and we are asking everyone to engage. Though the world looks and feels different, our mission remains the same: Pointing our community to Jesus so that all people may Know God, Find Freedom, Experience Belonging, and Seek Renewal.
The Grow Together Initiative is a campaign to ready our church for all that Jesus has for us in the next year. Keep reading to learn more about each area of focus and how we can Grow Together.
We are asking that Grow Together Pledges be submitted by no later than December 31, 2021.
Goal 1 - Joyful Generosity
In order to be the faithful and fruitful witness we desire to be in our city, it’s going to take all of us engaging in Joyful Generosity.
- As we emerge from the pandemic our church finds itself approximate down $10,000 per month (25%) in congregational giving.
- The staff and elders have worked hard and creatively to reduce our monthly expenses by approximately $4000 per month.
- This leaves us needing to make up $6000 per month in congregational giving.
We are asking anyone who calls CrossPointe home to give joyfully and sacrificially to the mission of our church. To raise the $6000 additional per month it will take some people giving for the first time or resuming their giving, while others commit to increased giving each month. Thank you for your Joyful Generosity!
Joyful Generosity: Kaylyn's Story
Each person should do as he has decided in his heart — not reluctantly or out of compulsion, since God loves a cheerful giver.
Goal 2 - Vulnerable Relationships
C.S. Lewis once wrote, To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.
If the pandemic revealed anything, it’s that we need one another. We crave connection. To be seen, known, and loved. But it’s far easier to wear the mask. To pretend “I’m fine”. What if 2022 became the year you opened yourself up to be known and know others? Sure it will feel risky and vulnerable, but this is where the beauty is found. Community doesn’t just happen. So make a pledge and a plan to get connected into a CrossPointe Community in the new year.
Goal 3 - Sacrificial Service
Curt Thompson, in his book Soul of Desire, writes: When asked what action he would recommend if a person were to sense an impending emotional crisis, renowned psychiatrist Karl Menninger famously replied, “Lock up your house, go across the railroad tracks and find someone in need, and do something for him.” When we are broken, one of the most important elements involved in our healing is the opportunity to be of genuine help to others. It is in a community of common need that we are given the opportunity to do that necessary work.
Our church is a family, each of us members, gifted with skills by our creator. As in every family, we all play a vital role within the church. We NEED each other in order to be the Body of Christ here on earth. CrossPointe needs your sacrificial serving in 2022. Not only have finances been impacted by the pandemic, but so too have serving teams. Make a pledge to join a team and find healing as you serve others.
Jeff and Taylor's Story
We cared so much for you that we were pleased to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own lives, because you had become dear to us.
Though there have been some unexpected expenses with the move to our new location, we are actually spending less money on Facility costs than we were when we rented space at the YMCA and The Branch. We see God’s providence in granting us a new home, that better suits are ministry needs, and is overall less expensive.
Given that there are numerous variables, no exact decision has been made ahead of time. However, it is likely that our Plan B would involve reduction in staff compensation and Plan C would involve loss of staff roles.
Visit cp.church/budget to learn about our budgeting process and details for our 2022 budget.
Send an email to email@example.com and one of our elders will follow up with you!
Full Town Hall Presentation
Looking for more information? Watch the Town Hall from December 1, 2021 where we introduced and explained The Grow Together Initiative.