Dear Crossings Family,
This is a moment of great opportunity for our church. God is stretching us, opening doors we could have never opened on our own. Paul said in 1 Corinthians 16:9, “A huge door of opportunity for good work has opened up here …” It seems we may be having an experience similar to the Corinthian church.
God is at work in ways we cannot see, and he is inviting us to join him as he leads us to things we’ve never experienced before. Let’s GO! — Marty Grubbs, Senior Pastor
WHAT IS THE GO CAMPAIGN?
The GO capital campaign is centered on our call as Christians to “Go everywhere in the world and tell the Good News to everyone!” (Mark 16:15). This means we’re called to reach beyond our walls, share hope, and impact lives as we are being invited to GO into prisons, hospitals, neighborhoods, and the world. Click the arrows below to learn more about each initiative.PRISONS
BUILD A CHAPEL AT JOSEPH HARP CORRECTIONAL CENTER
Joseph Harp Correctional Center—a medium-security prison for men located in Lexington, Oklahoma—became an official Crossings satellite location in April 2018. Since Crossings Joseph Harp held its first service, the men imprisoned there have filled each Sunday service with over 230 men, and there is no longer room for each man who wishes to attend the service.
To address this need and continue supporting the Crossings Joseph Harp community, GO will allow us to build a new chapel. This expansion will include:
- New 4,800 sq/ft Chapel with 380-seat capacity
- Technological and media support for Crossings sermons and teachings which are shown for a 24-hour period weekly (Monday 6:00 p.m. – Tuesday 6:00 p.m.) on their TV channel.
“I started attending Crossings while I was incarcerated at Joseph Harp Correctional Center. Every Sunday, Crossings brought a group of volunteers who loved on us and made us feel like part of the family. It was something we looked forward to every Sunday, and something that impacted the prison system tremendously. God is doing something amazing at Joseph Harp, and I’m glad I was able to partake in it!”
ESTABLISH FUTURE PRISON CAMPUSES IN OKLAHOMA
I was a prisoner and you took me in. -Matthew 25:36
BEGIN A WEEKLY SERVICE AT BETHANY CHILDREN’S CENTER
Crossings is excited to offer a weekly worship service for families and children who are receiving care at The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital in Bethany, Oklahoma. This weekly service will include worship, a message, fellowship, and the opportunity for Crossings to serve the families, patients, and staff of The Children’s Center. A family’s stay at The Children’s Center lasts either 45 days or 2 years. Offering a service at The Children’s Center is an opportunity for Crossings to share hope and demonstrate God’s love to those who need encouragement and healing during a difficult time for their family.
“At The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital we understand the importance of spiritual care in the healing process. We have identified a need to provide a church service for the families of patients we get to serve. Crossings Community Church heard about this need and immediately wanted to help. We are grateful for the opportunity to have Crossings Community Church here to lift up our patients and their family’s spiritual well being.”
-Albert Gray, The Children’s Center Chief Executive Officer
Let the little children come to me. -Matthew 19:14
PURCHASE LAND FOR NEXT SATELLITE CAMPUS
We know God is calling us to establish another Crossings campus. While we do not yet know where that campus will be located, we are confident God will make those details clear to us. A crucial facet of the GO campaign is to prayerfully consider and acquire land for the next satellite campus. GO reminds us of the importance of reaching beyond our walls, sharing hope, and impacting lives so God can transform them, and we will prayerfully consider where God is leading us to further carry that out in our community.
EDMOND CAMPUS: PAYING IT FORWARD
In 2019, Crossings Edmond underwent an extensive transformation of the kids and students spaces to include a new 8,500-square-foot addition. The Edmond Expansion, which officially opened in August 2019, has allowed many new families to become a part of the Crossings family and enjoy expanded programming opportunities for infants, toddlers, children, students, and even adults. GO offers the opportunity for Crossings Edmond to pay it forward and contribute to the creation of the future satellite campus.
“When we found out Crossings Edmond was opening, my wife and I knew God was calling us there to serve and get involved. We have been active members since 2016 and can’t imagine our lives without the support and encouragement of the Edmond family. As we prepare for this new chapter, we’re excited to help any way we can so others can experience the same love we’ve experienced.” -Jordan L.
Go out into the country lanes and behind the hedges and urge anyone you find to come, so that my house will be full. -Luke 14:23 NLT
EXPAND CROSSINGS DIGITAL MINISTRY
An essential foundation of the GO campaign is investing in digital discipleship, which includes the creation of a production studio to support many new and existing forms of digital outreach to the Crossings community and beyond.
Expanding our digital ministry will include the purposeful creation and implementation of resources and technology to help people find and follow Jesus—at Crossings, in our community, in our country, and across the globe.
Key Elements Include:
- New sound and video recording and production equipment
- Dedicated space for recording content
- Creation and production of unique content (i.e., podcasts, blogs, sermons, Bible Studies, etc.)
- Enlarging current reach in the community by helping over 2,400 small congregations in our church family across the country by providing them with Crossings free resources
CURRENT REACH (PAST 12 MONTHS)
- 1,869 – average number of people watching weekly livestream
- 1,017,888 – media plays across all platforms
- 151 – countries reached
- 11,253,282 – unique views across devices
You are the light that gives light to the world. -Matthew 5:14
We exist to help people find and follow Jesus. We do this by being examples of what Christ-followers do … Live by FAITH, be a voice of HOPE, and be known by LOVE. These words imply action. Let’s GO!
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Pray for Crossings, for our community, and our ministries. Pray about what God would have you do, personally, to spread the message of God’s love beyond the walls of Crossings.
Thank you so much for committing to the GO campaign. At this time, we are no longer taking commitment cards.
Though we never know where God may lead next, we do know for certain he will lead. We are asking for $10 million because we know that is what we need right now. Any funds given beyond the $10 million simply give us a launchpad that prepares us for things yet unknown and unseen. We ask you to prayerfully consider your part in this significant moment for our church.
Have any questions about the GO campaign? We’d love to connect with you! Contact Blake Bastin for more information.