Who’s Next Update from Pastor Matt

Hey CrossPoint,

Last May we began the process of making some necessary improvements on our campus–we called it our “Who’s Next?” campaign. Many of you prayed about it and committed to helping with those improvements. If you remember, the point of Who’s Next? was not to make our campus the best campus money could buy, but to humbly seek God about how to care for the people He’s sending now and how to prepare to care for those people He’ll send in the future. Our goal was to think beyond ourselves and invest in a way that would keep in step with what God is doing and what He will be doing in and through our church.

I want to thank all those who prayed and also those who gave to help us move forward. I am so blessed to be part of a church body where people take seriously the role that God has called them to play whether it’s praying, serving, or giving. Over the last couple of years, we have been able to remodel the lower level of the Pavilion and the upstairs of the Office Building, both of which helped us consolidate and increase effectiveness in ministry. We’ve also just begun to remodel the former Student Ministries offices into a new space where families will be able to watch the service together on those mornings where their child is unable to attend their regular class for whatever reason. This space will be completed by the end of June and is fully paid for already because of your faithful, sacrificial giving to the Building Fund. It’s the first step in the new nursery that will be developed in the rest of that building in the future.

As we’ve talked and prayed about next steps, God has made it clear that we should not launch another campaign this year. There are a couple reasons for that. The first is that we don’t want to be characterized by constantly asking people to give above and beyond their tithe. We don’t want to have a building program just to have a building program. Sometimes God does call us to give sacrificially and He often works on our character through that process, but we want to wait for Him to clearly direct the timing of His plan for this. Secondly, God consistently calls for rest after doing significant things. While there is more to do, God has laid it on our hearts to simply celebrate His faithfulness and enjoy the work that He has done through you already. We want to take the next year to rest and appreciate what He has done and seek Him as we move forward.

Now, I realize that there are some of us here at CrossPoint who want to continue to give to make capital improvements and, as I said, there is still much to be done. If God has laid this on your heart, then, by all means, feel free to continue to give! You may do so by simply designating the Building Fund option online or on your giving envelope. You may also contact Dennis Hurst with any questions and he will be happy to help you.

I am so excited about what God is doing here at CrossPoint! I know that many of us are being transformed by the renewing of our minds daily. I love hearing from people what God is teaching them and how He is changing them to be more and more like Jesus. While I don’t deserve to be the lead pastor at CrossPoint, I am deeply thankful that God has placed me here for this time of challenge and growth. I love my church and I love the people that I get to be in community with!

 

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