Frequently Asked Questions
How did we arrive at this decision? Next Chapter has been the result of more than a year of praying and planning. Since last summer, our Leadership Team has been actively searching for potential areas to relocate into. The specific decision to move to Oak Ridge has been one made not just by our Leadership Team, but also as we've sought advice and feedback from many leaders and actively involved contributors at Crossbridge. We're excited to finally be able to share it with our church as a whole!
When is the Next Chapter initiative happening? We'll share about Next Chapter at our Sunday worship services in October, and make commitments on October 28th.
When is the actual move happening? Our plan is to host our first worship service at Oak Ridge on Sunday, December 23rd. We also plan to host a Christmas Eve worship service for the community the following evening. Crossbridge will begin meeting at Oak Ridge regularly every Sunday following the 23rd.
What's our goal? Our current goal is to raise an extra $15,000 in financial commitments from people for 2019 and to have 50 people contributing by serving as a part of Crossbridge. Your financial generosity will enable us to purchase new equipment needed for the move as well as to upgrade existing equipment that's due for a refresh. Your decision to contribute by serving will make us poised for impact from day one as we move into Oak Ridge!
Are we doing anything to reach out to the community? We want to announce ourselves to the community as great neighbors who are here to love and serve people, just as Jesus did. Our plan to accomplish this is to host six events for the community in our first six months at Oak Ridge. We'll have opportunities to participate in a Trunk or Treat event, provide Thanksgiving meals to needy families, host an Easter egg hunt, and several other ideas. We'll fill you in on details as those events get closer. But rest assured, we want to be a place that loves and serves our new community well.