Dear Crossbridge Family,

 

Our story, as a church over the past twelve years has been marked by bold steps of faith in God, faithfully trusting Him as we have sought to make growing followers of Jesus Christ.  It took bold faith to start a church at a time when 80% of new churches were failing. It took bold faith to raise money to build out 15,000 square feet to be a mission base for us in 2009.  Everything we have tried to do to see people meet Jesus, meet needs in our community, plant churches, and grow together has taken bold faith.

 

The Elders believe that God is calling us to another bold step of faith, perhaps our boldest yet.  We believe that because of the gospel our best days are ahead of us. Studies show that once church plants get about 10-12 years old they can get comfortable and begin to plateau.  We believe God has more for us as a church and now is not the time to get comfortable, but to step out again boldly trusting Him. We believe Jesus is still building His church (Matthew 16:18) and that He has more He desires to do in us and through us.  

 

BOLD is a two-year spiritual journey that will mean relying on God to transform us into radically generous people. God is calling all followers of Jesus to boldly trust Him in every area of life and to boldly proclaim Him in our words and deeds.  As we begin this journey, pray that God would do a work in you and our whole church that only He could get credit for.  We boldly want to step out in faith and boldly give Him all the glory.

 

I am personally excited about growing in my boldness for Jesus.  He boldly came to offer Himself in our place and because of His great love I want to be bolder than ever in my prayers, my speech, my love and my generosity. I am so thrilled to go on this journey with you!

 

Because of His bold grace!

 

Chuck