Posted by PaulCastelli | Posted in capital campaign, Crosspoint, land campaign, Leadership, seize the day | Posted on 08-09-2010-05-2008
Dear Crosspoint Family,
The last few years have been an amazing adventure in faith. We have seen God birth a new church in Hernando County with the result being over 257 people surrendering their lives to Jesus Christ. We have seen this church grow from 13 people to over 550 in weekly attendance. And the best is yet to come!
The growth and life change has been unbelievable. The only explanation is God; God moving in people’s lives and people responding obediently. And as we set forth on a new journey for Crosspoint Church we know it is going to take the Holy Spirit’s leading and the faithfulness of His followers. This fall we are kicking off a three year capital campaign to raise $1 million to purchase land for our future facilities.
In order to raise this money every one of us is going to have to give sacrificially above and beyond our regular tithes and offerings. $1 million sounds like a lot of money and it is, but not to God and not to those who trust and follow Him. God has already begun to bless us financially. Our church is stronger than we have ever been in the area of finances. We are above budget, we have a two-month emergency reserve built up and our per capita giving has increased over the last twelve months!
But more importantly we are reaching more people than ever before. This past month we saw more people come to know Jesus in our Sunday services, than in the last three months combined! We have had more first and second time guests this month than the last two months combined. We are having a greater impact than ever before. And that impact is changed lives! As this continues we will eventually run out of space. We are already keeping a watchful eye and planning to go to three services next year when needed.
We will outgrow Challenger in the next three years and we need to be ready to move to continue effective ministry. So now is the time to plan, prepare and give toward that future. We want to be ready to minister to your friends, family and neighbors; we want to have room for their children. We want to continue to have room for new people.
So will you begin to pray and seek God as to what he would have you and your family give towards our $1 million goal? On October 10th we are praying for everyone to start off our campaign with a first fruits offering and turning in their pledge cards.
A first fruits offering is an initial gift to launch our campaign with momentum. Our goal is to raise $100,000 in initials gifts, that day. Our second goal on that day is to have everyone turn in a pledge. The pledge card is a commitment to give a certain amount of money over and above your regular tithe each week, month or year for the next three years. Our goal for the pledges is to receive $300,000 a year in commitments for the next three years.
On September 12th we are going to “Seize the Day” by kicking off our campaign. I look forward to seeing you there.
In God’s Hands