Dear Church Family,
We are SO PROUD of our Hayward campus and the ministry team there. They have been under-resourced from the beginning, but that has not stopped them from serving their hearts out. We have seen baptisms, and so much spiritual growth and maturity in the team. There is a spirit of love among the team that is contagious.
Unfortunately, ministry takes money, and we don’t have the funds to hire a pastor and secure a better facility to meet in right now. The housing boom has led many of our families to leave the area. The lawsuit with our building contractors has dragged out 3 years.
So with great reluctance and sadness, we are putting the Hayward campus on pause for the time being. We believe that Hayward and the surrounding area desperately needs a church like Crossroads. Please be in prayer for our Hayward sisters and brothers. They love the Lord, each other, and Hayward, and their hearts are heavy. We need them to join us in Fremont as we work to regain momentum in leading seekers to love Christ, love others, and live life on purpose.
We are exploring some exciting options to strengthen the church, to enable us – with God’s help - to move forward carrying out our vision. Our goal is to press play and relaunch a campus in Hayward in 2021, with a new campus pastor, a new location, and a team of over 100 old and new partners! Please join us in prayer for the Hayward area, that God would open doors for us to resume His ministry there.
The last weekend service in Hayward (for now) will be Sunday, July 28. We will celebrate what God has done there and also honor our Directors Team at the 10am service in Fremont on Sunday, August 4.
Thank you to all who faithfully tithe and give to the Lord through Crossroads! If you haven’t joined in worshipping God and investing in His work through giving yet, pray about what God would have you to do. Your faithful giving matters now more than ever.
With love to you, our church family and partners in ministry,
Paul and Dwayne