WHAT EXACTLY ARE YOU ASKING ME TO DO?
We are asking everyone who calls Crossroads.TV their church home to participate in our Build the House campaign. We can only accomplish this vision together. This isn’t just for adults; this is for families— including kids and students. We are looking for 100% participation in our church. Don’t miss out on what God wants to do in you through this journey.
Parents, include your children in this campaign. We want the next generation to understand what generosity is and why we trust God with our giving. They might want to give up some of their piggy bank funds or special gifts to help others. Invite your teenager to consider how they can contribute to helping our church reach 10,000 people. Let them be part of The Generous Journey.
We ask that you pray about your level of commitment to Build the House. For examples on how to fill out the commitment refer to “The Generous Journey” portion of the Build The House Book
CAN I GIVE NON-CASH GIFTS TO HELP BUILD THE HOUSE?
Yes. There are often major tax savings when gifting investments such as stocks, real estate, businesses, etc. It is possible that the best way to maximize your Build the House commitment is to give a significant non-cash gift.
We encourage you to contact us before you liquidate to maximize the gift and realize the tax savings. We would be happy to assist you during this process—please contact our Financial Office at 614.829.5800 to make this kind of gift your next step.
CAN I GIVE ONLINE?
Yes! We encourage people to use our online giving and make it very easy to do so. Simply visit www.crossroads.tv/give and setup an account. We have found that online giving helps us remain faithfully committed to honoring God with our giving.
We also have made it easy to give via cell phone. Simply text any dollar amount (eg. $100) to 614.524.5373. The first time you will receive a text to setup a safe and secure account. After that, you simply text the dollar amount, and you are done!
WHAT IF I’M NEW AROUND HERE?
We are excited that you are here! This is an exciting season for our church. God is doing incredible things in our church. We invite you to watch these stories of life-change. We believe that you will find Crossroads.TV to be a community where you can belong and find a purpose for you and your family.
We invite you to attend one of our All Access experiences that are hosted monthly at our campuses. In this experience you will get an opportunity to learn more about our mission and how you can become part of this two-year journey.
WHAT IF I HAVE NEVER GIVEN TO CROSSROADS.TV BEFORE?
We understand that giving part of your income to a church might seem intimidating. This might seem like a big step to you because it is. We also believe that learning to trust God with your finances will be a significant step in your growth spiritually and financially. All throughout the Bible, we see God calling people to give back 10% of what they have been given to God for the work of building His House, the Church. In return, God promises to provide blessing in an even greater way (see Malachi 3:8-10; 2 Cor 9:6-12).
We invite you to read through “The Generous Journey” section of the Build The House Book. Find your place in this process and take your next step. We believe that God will honor your step of faith, and it will change your life.
HOW LONG IS MY COMMITMENT?
We are asking everyone to make a two-year commitment toward Build the House. This commitment runs from June 2016 through June 2018.
WHAT’S A “ONE-FUND” CAMPAIGN?
If you have ever been part of a traditional capital campaign, then you know that most campaigns ask people to give “above and beyond” their regular giving. They use these funds to accomplish initiatives like building new facilities or paying down debt.
We are taking a different approach that we are calling a “one-fund.” We believe that this next step is so vital to our vision of reaching 10,000 people that we are putting all of our efforts into one fund. We want to simplify this process and encourage everyone to prayerfully consider what they will commit to give over two years. That means that every time you give to Crossroads.TV, you are giving to Build the House. We don’t want to confuse people with multiple giving options.
We encourage you to look through “The Generous Journey” section of this website for how to fill out the commitment cards. The most important thing in this process is to figure out what you are committing to do over the next two years and put that in the bottom box.Make your commitment