The Time is Now
Non-Negotiables: go. love.
Jesus said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20)
Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” (Matthew 22:37-40)
God has uniquely created and undeniably called The Church at the Crossing to GO into our city, state, nation, and world to LOVE people into the
Living out this dramatic, Kingdom-growing vision in a new era is the opportunity God is giving us today. We are asking God to use us to reach, connect with, and impact the lives of children, youth, singles, and families – people of every age and stage of life. This is certainly true in our global partnerships, multiple mission trips, and local community impact ministries. This is also true here, on and through, the campus God has given us.
As the road construction continues God is giving us a unique platform. We are even more visible to the city than ever before and we have a greater Kingdom-sized opportunity than ever before. The city is literally at our doorstep. And we are asking God to use us to reach the people He loves in the Greater Indianapolis Area.
Our ReNewed Vision
The time is now and we are uniquely prepared to take the next giant step forward in the ministry of life-impact to which God is undeniably calling us. When our church family took the leap-of-faith to move to the Haverstick Campus in 1983 they believed God was leading them into the lives of many new people. And He did! People were baptized, children were taught, youth were led, marriages were formed, and eternities were impacted. We see this. We live this even today.
As CATC grew, so did the campus. The buildings facilitated growth and the growth demanded new facilities. Times changed and so did we. Yet what remained the same was the desire for God to use us to reach more people.
Twelve years ago, in 1999, a master-site-plan was created calling for a family life center – a center of outreach and impact in the lives of 100’s of new people. This plan was re-affirmed in 2005 with the design for a new multi-purpose facility. When INDOT changed those plans our calling did not change. Now we are asking God once again for a vision bigger than us and a plan to reach and impact a new generation of people of all ages.
We now have the opportunity to take that next giant step forward. We want to build a Community Center on the visible, North-side of our campus, facing the now-expanding I-465. This double gymnasium with 10 classroom/break-out-rooms and a welcome center café will provide us with up-till-now unrealized opportunities for outreach, new adult classes, and all-church events. The gymnasiums open the door into the lives of 100’s of families who seek wholesome environments, recreation, and relationships for children, youth, and adults. The classrooms have open doors for people to open their lives on deeper levels. The center would provide much-needed growth room for important outreach ministries such as our Women’s Candlelight Dinner, MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) Kid Stuff Sale, Angel Breakfast for children and their families, Early Childhood Center concerts and events, and all-church celebrations where everyone is welcome at one time in one space.
The Time is Now!
We have waited patiently upon the Lord. We have prayed, worked, given, and prepared. We have eliminated all previous debt. Now is the time for us to take this giant step of faith. We can move forward at the speed of our giving. The facility will cost $4.65M. Our 17% mission giving is $750K. This $5.4M goal is only achievable as we generously and sacrificially give. We need you. The Time Is Now!