“He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:6

God is doing a great work in and through Crossbridge Church.

 

God has done so much in our 15-year history together. Over the last few years we have seen Him bring us to a thriving and healthy place like never before, but we are UNFINISHED. Jesus still has people for us to reach, character for us to develop, and new sights for us to see. We are not done. We have not arrived. We are an UNFINISHED piece of art in the hands of the Master.

 

While God has done a great work in and through Crossbridge, Fort Bend County is growing. More and more people are moving to this community, and we have an unprecedented opportunity to expand our capacity to make growing followers of Jesus here and now. They need Jesus. And He has sent us, UNFINISHED as we are, to show them His love - that He might receive all the glory and we might receive the joy.  

 

When we realize that we are UNFINISHED and God seeks to do more in us, it puts us in a position for God to change our lives and grow our faith. When we see that our mission is UNFINISHED, it empowers us to do whatever it takes to remove unnecessary barriers so that people can discover the rescuing and transforming grace of Jesus. 

 

We are UNFINISHED. Our mission is UNFINISHED. But God “who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.” (Philippians 1:6 NLT).

 

My challenge for you is to consider what it means to acknowledge that God is not finished yet with you as a disciple, to trust Him in a way you have never done before, to start thinking what it could look like if every single one of us participated in history-making, sacrificial generosity for the mission of making growing followers of Jesus Christ.

We can’t wait to see what God does in our hearts and in our church!

 

On mission with you!

 

Chuck

 

AS WE START ON THIS SEASON OF GENEROSITY TO DECLARE GOD AS NUMBER ONE IN OUR LIVES, WE’RE PRAYING AND ASKING HIM FOR: 

 

EVERY PERSON 

who calls Crossbridge their church home to make a declaration of generosity, resulting in 100% PARTICIPATION. 
 

$7.1M IN GENEROSITY

over the next year to further God’s Kingdom and navigate people to God.

The goal of UNFINSIHED is to follow the Holy Spirit boldly into new areas where we wouldn’t normally have gone. With one mission and one fund, we are determined to reach as many people as we possibly can who are far from Christ.

God is calling us to trust with faith, move forward without fear, and expand ministry for His glory. 

Join us on this journey as we delve more deeply into UNFINISHED and live out our faith in the following initiatives:

REACH

The Unfinished Initiative is a catalyst to move our mission of making growing followers of Jesus Christ forward even further over the next two years by continuing to aggressively build the ministries, gatherings, and groups that help us 1) reach kids, students, and adults far from Jesus and the church, 2) invite them into a relationship with Jesus, and 3) see their lives transformed by Jesus as we empower them to live as growing followers of Jesus.

 

WE ARE CURRENTLY CELEBRATING:

  • 80 baptisms over the last three years.

  • 286 people currently connected in a group.

  • 328 people currently serving on a team.

 

THROUGH UNFINISHED OVER THE NEXT 2 YEARS, WE WANT TO SEE…

  100 PEOPLE BE BAPTIZED

  372 PEOPLE CONNECTED IN A GROUP

  426 PEOPLE SERVING ON A TEAM

RENEW

In addition to our ministries, gatherings and groups, Unfinished will allow us to lay a stake in the ground to impact our community even more aggressively for the long term with our permanent facility on Harlem Road in the heart of Fort Bend County. This facility will be a powerful tool for spiritual renewal in our community by helping meet the needs of people throughout the week and will provide a gathering place for our church on Sundays. It will help reach more people far from God and see them become growing followers of Jesus through Crossbridge Church.  We are committed to the mission of our church, and the building is simply a TOOL to help us achieve our mission and dream for our community.

 

PHASE ONE OF OUR FACILITY WILL INCLUDE:

  • An auditiorium for worship gatherings, and other church and community events.

  • An inviting lobby where people can connect and take next steps on Sunday mornings, featuring an information kiosk, a welcome center, a next steps area and gathering space.

  • A designated kids space that is secure, safe, fun and where your kids will love to be to learn more about Jesus.

  • Smaller rooms, large meeting rooms and the auditorium will be flexible so that it can be used for meeting Crossbridge and Community needs.

  • A mom’s room to care for infants and watch the worship service.

  • Office space for our staff and teams.

REPRODUCE

Through Unfinished we will continue to be a conduit of God’s blessing both regionally and globally. We’ll continue to sponsor our Child Survival Program in El Salvador (Ministerio Internacional). We’ll continue supporting, serving and encouraging the launch of new churches in our city and country through our church planting partnerships. And we’ll continue to help, support and serve our community through our local ministry partners.

 

WE ARE CURRENTLY CELEBRATING:

  • Over 200 children being sponsored at Crossbridge through Compassion International.

  • 2 Global trips taken last year to El Salvador & Nicaragua.

  • 95 People serving in our community this year through our local ministry partners.

  • 12 churches have been supported in their launch in the last 15 years through Crossbridge.

  • 400 volunteers serving over 200 hours mucking 90 homes impacted by hurrican Harvey.

 

THROUGH UNFINISHED OVER THE NEXT 2 YEARS, WE WANT TO SEE…

  • 100 people go on a Crossbridge Goes trip to either El Salvador, Nicaragua or Jordan.

  • 200 people from Crossbridge serving our community through our ministry partnerships.

  • A continued impact through our partnership with Ministerio Internacional in El Salvador.

  • Help encourage and support a new church plant in a major Europen city through a partnership with Redeemer City to City Ministries.

ONE FUND INITIATIVE 

You may have previously been part of church campaigns where you were asked to give a second gift over and above your usual gift to make special initiatives like new property, buildings or new ministries possible.  Normally you would give that gift to a special “property fund” and you would also continue to give toward the “general fund”.

 

This type of giving is potentially confusing to people who either don’t have a baseline for their “usual giving” or who aren’t able to really celebrate the total giving they are engaging in at Crossbridge in one single number.