NEXT – 2 Year Update

Hello Crosspointers –

What an exciting season for our church right now! Not quite a year ago, we moved into our current facility and held our first service on Sunday, May 6. Then on Easter of this year, we launched our second Sunday service, in order to create more space for more people. It was just two years ago, that we walked through the NEXT teaching series as a church family, and saw God do incredible things as we followed Him and His leading.

On March 27, 2011, 89 households committed to give over and above their current financial giving to go toward the vision of NEXT. Then on April 10, 2011, those who had pledged began to give. Some households gave a one-time gift, others committed to give weekly, monthly, or annually over the course of the 3 year campaign. In the past two years, we’ve seen 94% of the pledge amounts be given, and we’ve been humbled to see new households jump in and partner in the vision of NEXT. If you would like an update on your pledge giving, feel free to contact Krista at the church office. In the first 24 months of NEXT, over $736,258 has been given, or 65% of the overall pledge amount of $1,125,034. What a blessing, and to God be the glory!

Crosspoint, thank you for giving sacrificially and generously. Thank you for not giving out of compulsion or guilt, but cheerfully and faithfully. Thank you for giving so that the Gospel can go further and so more and more lives can be changed by the power of the Gospel. The Lord is at work and doing great things!

If you’ve started to attend Crosspoint over the last couple years and aren’t currently giving to the NEXT vision, I would ask that you pray and respond as the Lord would lead you. My challenge to you is to partner with us over the next year, as we finish the campaign strong, hitting the finish line at full speed. HERE, you will find a pledge card that you can fill out, sign, and drop in the offering sometime in April, or mail back to our office. Then on May 5, you can begin giving to the NEXT vision in our regular offering time. So it is allocated properly, we encourage you to give your NEXT dollars in either NEXT envelopes (located at Guest Connections) or by marking your checks with ‘NEXT’ in the memo. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact the church office (309-467-4968 or

May we be reminded that the vision of NEXT is ultimately about God’s glory and people, not about the building. The building is simply a tool that God has been using the past 11 months to help us pursue the vision of building 3D relationships, and seeing a community of people devoted to Jesus, dedicated to one another, and driven to reach more with the hope and love of Jesus Christ. Psalm 115:1 says, “Not to us, O LORD, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness.”

So humbled, so grateful, so excited to see the Lord at work –

*The above letter was sent in the mail to Crosspointers on April 9, 2013.  If you are a Crosspointer, but did not receive this letter in the mail, please let us know so we can update and correct our database.  That will help us keep you in the know on what is happening around Crosspoint, beyond just the NEXT campaign.