Magnify the Lord with me, let us exalt his name together.
As we look back at our history, we can see defining moments in which Crossroaders responded with faith to opportunities God presented to us.
Today we’re at another such crossroads. In this pivotal moment, God is calling us to reach the next generation in greater measure. Like the decisions of those who planted our church, our response will impact lives for many years to come and position us to fulfill our mission in our region and beyond.
As we magnify God with our response, God will magnify what we offer to make it resonate more broadly and make its impact greater than we can imagine. As we seek to honor God in every area of our lives and partner with what He is doing, we believe He will magnify our contribution to make a lasting difference on the world around us… for generations.
Your Guide for the Journey
Our team made this guide for your Magnify journey. It’s a tool for you to use, and it will be a record of what God is doing in your life.
For Kids and Students
Magnify is all about investing in the future of Crossroads Church, and we’re going on this journey together as a family. Our kids and student teams created these guides for your elementary, middle, and high school students.
First and foremost, we are about discipleship. This initiative, above all else, is about trusting and following Jesus more deeply than ever before. We want everyone who calls Crossroads home to go to another level as we seek to hear God’s voice and obey what He says.
$11 million for generations
Continued ministry investment:
We will continue to invest in our core ministry functions: Making disciples. Equipping and sending everyday missionaries into the areas where they live, work, learn, and play. Celebrating what God is doing as we come together to worship.
Expanded facility investment:
We will expand our reach to young families through the creation of kids’ academies. These academies will serve families with young children and, according to feasibility studies, generate enough cash flow to allow us to focus our ministry dollars on ministry, rather than buildings.
We will add and remodel classrooms, create new connection spaces for kids and students, as well as reorient our worship area at West to facilitate a more relational atmosphere while simultaneously expanding our seating capacity by approximately 100 seats.
Pursuing spiritual awakening
The needs, division, and pain of this world are too great to be healed by human ingenuity. We need a spiritual awakening that changes us and touches the world. God comes where He is wanted, and we will be a people who pursue His presence.
Worship at Crossroads will be marked by encountering the presence of the living God, and those attending our Life Groups will know Jesus has drawn near.
Reaching and discipling our region
Crossroads began with a sharp focus on reaching the unreached. Reaching the lost has been our primary mission. We will recommit ourselves to that. Through Magnify, we will invest in fresh ways of equipping every believer to make a difference where they live, work, learn, and play. We are not gathering an audience, we are equipping an army to demonstrate Jesus’ love and to declare His good news of new life.
Investing in the next generation
Pittsburgh West and South
We will expand our reach to young families through the creation of Kids Academies which will provide daycare and preschool. As we reach and teach children in a Christ-centered environment, we will create relational bridges that help us to connect with their parents and to share God’s love. Magnify will allow us to create needed classrooms, reorient our worship area at West, and upgrade spaces for students.
We will develop children’s and student ministry leadership, and arrange sufficient space for enhanced weekend children’s ministry.
We will develop children’s and student ministry leadership, with an aim of launching student ministry. We will also begin to explore options for a permanent building.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Magnify generosity initiative will be from December 2023-2025. Unlike traditional building campaigns in which people give both to a ‘General Fund’ and a ‘Building Fund’, Magnify is a one-fund initiative.
We believe that it is all ONE MISSION that we’re on – the mission to change the world by making disciples who make disciples. So we have decided that our gifts to Crossroads go into one fund, even in these seasons of ministry expansion – to celebrate the totality of our generosity growth as disciples of Jesus.
- First and foremost, we are asking you to pray and seek God’s leading on what He is asking of you. Prepare your heart to hear Him, and then listen to what He says.
- Engage in a Life Group during this season, if you are not already.
- Spend time in personal reflection with God in the Magnify Workbook.
- Have great conversations with your spouse, your family or others who are on this same journey as you.
- Pray over what God would have you experience in this season.
- We are asking that you make a sacrificial commitment to gospel-centered generosity— whatever it is that God leads you to do. Follow His leading.
- Finally, we ask that you prepare to be amazed. It is an awesome God we serve. He is moving in huge ways, and we anticipate an unprecedented impact from our collective Magnify commitments—something only God can do. Please mark your calendar for our Advance Commitment Night, November 9, and prepare to experience a life-changing worship service that will forever be remembered as a defining moment for our church and for our own faith.
We are asking that everyone make a two-year commitment. The fulfillment period for your commitment will begin with our “First Big Give” on the Sunday of December 3, 2023 and will culminate in December of 2025.
Magnify is a one-fund initiative meaning all of our giving is united, just like our mission for Jesus. However, we have region-specific projects that will be designated as priorities for each location. The Board will determine exactly when and where funding will be allocated to accomplish Magnify’s goals, though we all get the benefit of joined giving with the ability to fund projects at each location that might not otherwise be possible. We call this the family win.
If you are someone currently seeking to make payments to pay off debt right now, we commend you for making progress on that. And you should continue to do so. We would be happy to help you in this journey and/or to get you signed up in our FreedUp class. Please contact us if you need assistance with this or if you would like to speak with a budgeting counselor, and we would be honored to help.
Magnify was crafted specifically with you in mind. Magnify is a “one fund” generosity initiative, meaning that it is different from a traditional capital campaign where you are called to give an extra gift above and beyond your normal giving. Magnify is a simple call to sacrificial, gospel-centered generosity for absolutely everyone. If you have never given before, this is your chance to get in the game with a committed sacrifice.
Welcome! Magnify is about the vision for our church and our personal discipleship in giving as followers of Jesus. We believe that the local church is one of the most compelling missions to give towards, and we would really love for you to make us your home and join us in Magnify. If you are ready for it, this is a perfect time for you to put a stake in the ground and make this your church. We want you to join in on this adventure of living out the mission God has for us.
We have several options for giving. One is our giving envelopes that are provided each Sunday in all of our services. You can also give online at www.xr.church or give through the Crossroads app that is available on both iOS and Android devices (search “Crossroads Pittsburgh”). There are many other Crossroads Churches in the U.S., so double check you are giving to yours! To explore other non-cash ways to give, visit our website at www.xr.church/give or email email@example.com. Thank you for your generosity!
Be creative as you explore ways you and your family can give towards the Magnify Initiative. You might have some stocks, property, or even some stored resources that God has blessed you with and just might be calling you to give.
To give stocks, simply give the following information to your broker:
Organization Name: Crossroads Church
Tax ID/EIN: 25-1782080
DTC: 0221 (UBS)
Account Number: 8G-13136
Prior to your stock transfer, please contact our Finance Office at (412) 494-9999 or firstname.lastname@example.org and inform us of the Stock Type and Number of Shares.
To give other non-cash gifts, email email@example.com, and we’d be happy to help.
We need to reach the next generation for Christ; and feasibility studies show there is a large need in North Fayette and Upper St. Clair for high quality child care centers.
The cash surpluses from these academies will help pay our building costs and debt, allowing general offerings to go to other ministry opportunities.
Great! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’d be happy to help!