Eleven years ago, my friend Pete and I went to Starbucks just a few miles down the road from our office. We were on staff at a church together and were discouraged by some of the things we were experiencing in ministry. We asked questions of each other and of God about our future.
Should we get out of ministry all together?
Should we look for other jobs?
As we sat there that day, both of us felt a prompting from God that would change our lives.
Pete said, “What if God is calling us to start a church?” I said, “If we started a church, what would it look like?” We began to talk about core values and vision statements and the future God had in mind for us. Excitement and anticipation started to replace our discouragement.
About 8 months later, we both resigned our positions and Trish and I moved to Noblesville to start a church; and Pete and Brandi started Cross Point. It has been an amazing thing to see God’s favor and grace lived out and poured into Cross Point over the past ten years. For the first seven years it was from a distance, but the last three years I have gotten to witness it up close. God is so good.
I love Cross Point, because it is a place of second chances. We have a saying at Cross Point: Everyone’s Welcome, Nobody’s Perfect, Anything’s Possible. That isn’t a cliche.
Four years ago, Pete said something to me that changed my life. “God isn’t done with you yet. You have failed but your failure doesn’t define you.” Cross Point believes in second chances because God believes in second chances. I am the receipient of an undeserved second chance.
I am so excited to be a part of Cross Point’s 10th Anniversary Celebration this weekend. It is a celebration of God’s grace. A celebration of God’s provision.
For me personally, it will be a celebration of God’s amazing goodness: he wasn’t done with me. I’m eternally grateful for that!
We’d love to have you join us for this historic day in the life of our church. For more info on the service go to 1church1location.tv
What is one thing in your life that is a result of God’s goodness?